A couple of months ago I decided to treat myself to a little something. Nothing too big, just a little pick me up to land through the letter box that I could play with and maybe find some new products that I like. Because let’s face it I don’t have the time or loads of pennies to spend on tons of new product. So I decided to subscribe to Birchbox and have so far recieved a couple of boxes. I enjoyed this months Birchbox May collection so much I thought
I am a huge believer in teaching our kids life skills, they are paramount to their growth and future contributions to society. I also believe there is only so much we can teach them as parents before we need to let them go and gain a few skills for themselves without our influence. Having grown up abroad I had the privilege of experiencing many diverse cultures first hand, and this is partly why I am so pleased to have been asked to share my thoughts on the NCS programme. It
The past few months have been intense. Like really intense. I wrote a could do list a few months back and to be honest is kind of got lost a little in the chaos of the ‘to do’ list fulfilling. I did manage to check a couple of things of both lists mind, but nowhere near as many as I wanted to do. Still the point of the ‘could do’ list is not how many you check off but more that you make the time to do any at all.
Quite often I get so lost in the list of things unticked but still to do instead of taking stock of what I have actually achieved. It is a downward spiral that leads to anxiety, self-doubt and the deterioration of self-care. I lose sight of the ‘all done’ list that is a mile long, filled with amazing accomplishments that could purpose to encourage me to keep going. I give up on tooting my own trumpet, I won’t buy flowers or treats in favour of bashing myself over the head with
It is ridiculous. When I say it out loud it sounds even more ridiculous. I berate myself so often with what are you worried about weirdo, there is nothing to be anxious about just pull yourself together. And yet there I am, cemented to the spot, trembling, short of breath like someone’s choking me. In all honest something is choking me and it’s called anxiety.
I am learning that more people secretly suffer in silence with this mental health issue than I ever thought possible. People who look like they have
Well after the first meal plan went out I had lovely feedback from some of you fabulous people. So I thought what theck, I do a meal plan regardless every single week and it doesn’t take too much to get it up on here to share with you. If it means one Mummy has one less thing to dothis weekend then I will be more than happy with that.
For those who signed up to my newsletter, you will have already had the meal plan and shopping list land in your
So this is my first tagged post and I was quite looking forward to getting stuck in to it. I was tagged by Alana over at Burnished Chaos to complete the following 100 questions as truthfully as possible and I think I have achieved that. So without further a do here are my 100 Truths for the Blogger Tag.
1 What’s your name?
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
Yes – Sunshine, Duffa (don’t ask me why though haha)
3 Your gender?
4 Your star sign?
5 How old are you?
6 Your relationship status?
Married 7 years
I have shared previously how we do our meal planning. To be honest this is one area we saved the most money over the course of a month. We set a budget of approximately £120 per week, which may seem a lot but trust me when it comes to being ‘free from’ it is not come cheap! We also make most of our meals from scratch, because my hubby is allergic to MSG. You would be amazed at how many foods contain it in some form or another.
Anyway, enough waffle,