5 TOP TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR WITH CANCER

Going through Christmas and New Year when you have cancer can be a strange thing. It becomes more poignant, more emotional, more lovely, more sad, more everything… I know from first hand that heightened emotions that come from big occasions and family get-together can therefore become a little stressful and require a lot more planning. [...]

Coping Strategies – Cancer When You Have Children

I was recently emailed by a lady asking if I had any specific coping strategies that I could share for attempting to fight cancer and be a present parent for your child, that you want to be the best mum ever for? It really got me thinking.  I don't know if you can fight cancer [...]

#100ActiveDays – Day 39

These boots are made for walking! A wonderful day walking today with all the family around a national park, full of deer, lakes and beauty.  Am hoping to do more than walking soon but if you are walking…. this is worth visiting!! Just check out these pics...

#100ActiveDays – Day 5

I have had a lovely active afternoon today.  A long walk around the park and then lots of playing kick-about with the children (more tiring than I would have suspected) including even more walking to get there and home. It's not always easy to stay active when you have children, but it's obviously good for them [...]

Kiddie Friendly Green Juice – AKA Dinosaur Juice

I never thought in a month of Sunday's I would be able to get my children to drink Green Juice, they seem to have built-in aversions to any vegetables so hiding them is key for me. I actually can't take all the credit for this, as the starting block came from Peppa Pig (don't all [...]

Clean Cocoa Coconut Bites

This is based on a recipe from Honestly Healthy a fabulous cookbook full of healthy clean recipes that I can't recommend enough.  What I love most, especially during my 100 Healthy Days and since giving up processed sugar is the snacks and desserts section.  Yes they can be clean and here is one of my [...]

This Too Shall Pass

I am having a tough day.  I have hay-fever so bad it is making my head foggy and I am struggling to write this post as just looking down is making my nose run.  My kids are doing everything they know they shouldn't and completely ignoring me when I try to retain some semblance of [...]

Thoughts on mother’s day- just because I am a not a mum…

With Mother’s Day approaching tomorrow I thought I would reblog this fantastic post. I hope you find it as insightful as I did.
With love xx

Gladstone Bag

 

So how are the cats June, have you decided to add to your litter?

 It was this seemingly innocuous question by a lovely mother of twins, at a recent birthday party for a friend’s little girl that stopped me in my tracks. I suddenly realized that not being a mother immediately made me a crazy cat lady in her mind.

Did all other women see me like this?

It also drove home the point that because I wasn’t a mother the only other thing women who are lucky enough to be mothers, could think to ask me about, was cats.

Don’t get me wrong as everyone who knows me will tell you I adore our cats. In fact I love all animals. I also love my wonderful siblings, my gorgeous nieces and nephews, my very handsome husband, my dad, and I miss my lovely mum every day.

I love…

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