What self-care for me will look like.

I don’t actually like the term “self-care”. I think it is overused and can be said in a way that implies things have to be done a certain way. However, the care of self in the next few months, for everyone will be important. Coronavirus has hit the world hard, badly and won’t be going […]

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Things that have made me happy this week.

Life can be tough, but as my therapist says, there is always something to try and see in a good light. So welcome to Things That Have Made Me Happy this week. Sharing the good things amongst the tough and sometimes hamster wheel slog that life feels like. This week has been hard. I am […]

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Make Instagram what you want it to be.

Ah, Instagram. We love to hate it. My teenager tells me that it’s only for old people and that TikTok is where it’s at now, but I can’t get to grips with sharing videos and coming up with funny content so I can’t be bothered with that. I joined years ago and got sucked into […]

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I am your friend – a book of hope.

*This is a review post* Mental health awareness is a passion of mine. The book “I am your friend, a book of hope” is a little book that fits into a bag or a pocket and is filled with simple but meaningful quotes and words to encourage and lift someone up. The author, artist, and […]

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Managing me time as a working homeschooling Mum.

As a busy mum who works almost full time, I often found me time hard to come by. Now we have added homeschooling into the mix, juggling working, family life, and making sure our son gets the education and input he needs means there isn’t much time for me. I often think we are very […]

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Helping teens take exams in their stride with Mindzest

*This is a review post written by the teen with feedback from me at the end* Mindzest kindly sent me some of their downloadable resources to have a look and see if I found them helpful. I’m in year 8 and I’ve been doing tests/exams since I was 6 years old. Since year 7 the […]

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Mental Health Challenges in Schools today.

There are many mental health challenges in schools today. There is a lot of pressure on children, with the rise of social media use, substance abuse, bullying, exam pressure, and lack of support systems to help parents navigate and manage their children’s needs. Education experts and mental health specialists are working together to try and […]

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Beating the January blues.

*This blog post contains an affiliate link that if you click and make a purchase earns me a small amount of revenue* I find January the hardest time of the year. I generally feel like British winters want to kill me, or at least try and break me, and for me, winter has become all […]

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Taking a year. Taking time for us.

From May last year we declared that we were “taking a year”. We took time out. Why? Last year, we faced 2019 hoping that after what had been a brutal few months ending 2018, we would have a peaceful and gentle few months. Some issues we had dealt with had left us feeling bruised and […]

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