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It is time to stop keeping mum

Thursday seems to have flown round so it is time for my weekly Striking Mums post. Can I just say how delighted I am with how people are responding to the whole concept of Striking Mums? It is great to see very diverse mums taking part sharing their stories and

Win a baby changing bag

Aldi have some great news for mums and mum-to-be. From 18th September they will have a range of lovely goods in store while stocks last as part of their Special Buys range. Maternity When you are expecting, you want to look great but don’t want to invest huge amounts in clothing


What are my reasons for cheerfulness this week? 1. We went to see the BoxTrolls film in Leicester Square Odeon on Saturday. The whole family loved it so it comes highly recommended for 8 to 57 year olds! Very cute, funny and with a great message too. Living

I’m a Striking Mum!

I have set up an online support groups for mums to help us all make positive changes in our lives. It is time to seize the day, take baby steps if that is what we can manage and change our lives. So what about me? What do I need

Mum power

Are there changes you wish to make in your life? Do you feel you are stuck in a rut? Would you like to take up new interests but lack confidence to do so? Do you yearn for the you of yesteryear and want to get that person back? Perhaps you have a poor self-image? Or

Proactive is my word of the week

I am joining in with the Word of the Week linky for the first time in months. It is one I really like as it is about language and life. My Word of the Week is proactive. "The adjective proactive can describe a person who get things done. If you are

Support for mums

Where do you find support for mums? Have you heard of or do you remember Groovy Mums? It was an initiative I set up when feeling down on myself to pick myself up and hoping that along the way I could off support for mums too, We had Twitter parties, the mums who

What are my reasons to be cheerful?

What has made my soul sing this week? 1. I have spent a lot of time this week evaluating where I am and where I want to be. Too often, mums can focus on the needs of everyone else and lose sight of their aspirations. There are things I

Feminism – what is wrong with it?

The F word as in Feminism seems to cause some women so much angst and I struggle to work out why.   I became aware of the word in the mid-to-late Eighties.  It seemed to involve women getting or fighting for a positive deal and as a big fan of fair play,

What I learned at BritMums Live 2014

What I learned at BritMums Live 2014. I was keen to be in room 4 for all the workshops on offer at BritMums Live. I want to become a published writer. I know that video is probably the way forward but have bottled it to date. I know

When you’re smiling – my reasons to be cheerful

So they say when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you. I have so many reasons to be cheerful this week and they appear in no particular order. 1. My husband and children collected me from BritMums Live. They were a bit late and I chatted to a Brewery member

Blogging – it’s a kind of magic!

When I think about blogging I think it's a kinda magic! Many bloggers are heading to BritMums Live at the weekend. There will be useful sessions on clever ways to attract and keep readers. There is little doubt there is a science of blogging. Howvever, let's not forget the magical

Walking on sunshine

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week? Am I walking on sunshine? 1. Nearly two months after moving, I have the upstairs of our new home sorted. Everything is unpacked and put away sensibly. I do need a bedside cabinet for my teen's room and

I’m going to BritMums Live 2014

I am going to BritMums Live. It will be my third time so I guess I am hoping it is lucky for me. I am joining in the linky where delegates get to know each other in advance. Name: Kate - as well as my own blog, I handle

Happy thoughts

What are my happy thoughts this week? 1. We had a fantastic weekend. We got the back garden sorted with lawn mowed and new hanging space for laundry sorted. We were pleased to pick up new glasses for all the children ready for the Back to School. We bought