I just ordered an iron and ironing board and it really got me thinking. Sounds dull right?! You see, I haven't ironed in years. I just wash, hang up to dry and hope for the best. I have been known to pay local laundry services to do ironing, but they aren't always reliable and it's… Continue reading The rubbish housewife?
Being a mum of 4 I literally get no time to myself. By the time they're finally in bed, the tidying, never ending washing and dishwasher duties means it's not long til bed for me. In a world full of technology, when I eventually sit down, I find it far too tempting to settle down… Continue reading Summer bookworm
Last weekend we celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary. It feels like a huge deal to us and we had a special romantic evening with dinner and drinks followed by a stroll along the beach as the sun was setting. A rare child free night out. A lovely couple we met and got chatting to had… Continue reading A perfect marriage?
When I left school I went straight to college to train as a hairdresser. Something I had wanted to do for as long as I could remember. I loved my college years, made some lovely friends and really enjoyed myself. Fast forward 2 years and I started working at a local salon. Life was good.… Continue reading I have a dream…
It wasn't until a Myers Briggs personality assessment at work defined me as an INFJ - the rarest personality type - that I realised why I am like I am! In a nutshell, the INFJ: Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging... is a complex character. We are generalised as 'doers' and 'dreamers' that are deeply concerned with… Continue reading Living with an introvert
I worked for many years. In fact, I got my first part time job at 13 and was employed right up until the ripe old age of 31. My last employment was as a Human Resources manager at a large company employing over 40,000 people. I was made redundant in 2012. It was one of… Continue reading Being a ‘stay at home mummy’
When our little Esmie was 6 weeks old the doctor found she had a heart murmur. Hospital tests and scans followed and thankfully Esmie was given the all clear. So many babies at not so fortunate and every two hours a baby is born in the UK with a serious heart condition. Congenital heart disease… Continue reading Tiny Tickers BBC Lifeline Appeal
Hi I'm Riley, I'm 10 years old and I am Natasha's son. I have been badgering my mum for ages to write on her blog, so today, for my first attempt, I'm going to talk about moving up to high school in September and also my wonderful mum. Firstly I'm a bit nervous about going… Continue reading A guest post by Riley, aged 10
I have been offered a 'Coping with your teenager' course from the High School my eldest will join in September. Do I need a course to face the issues that come with being a teenager? Do I need a course on how to cope with my own son? What pressures and changes will we face… Continue reading A Teen of my own
A controversial post, sure to divide opinion. Smacking. Is it ever ok? The subject has been on my mind for weeks. I witnessed a very hard smack on the bottom of a 3 year old at the park and it shook me to my core. It's the hardest I have ever seen an adult hit… Continue reading Is it ever ok?