Year: 2019

ultimate oxymoron
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Thoughts on the UK General Election (and why my best mate calls me the ultimate oxymoron) #GE2019

For a leftie like me, the UK General Election results were nothing short of devastating. To think that people would rather have proven liars in control of our country baffles me, but it would appear that people are ‘sick of facts’. They want to feel something. Oftentimes I have a different stance on societal issues […]

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last minute Christmas gift ideas
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

I’m usually one of those annoyingly smug people who has all their Xmas gifts wrapped by the 1st December. As an avid charity shop buyer, I usually pick up pressies all year round and stash them. But distractions have well and truly got in the way recently, hence this list. Truth be told, it’s more […]

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kids are resilient
Mental Health

Is “Kids are Resilient” the Biggest Lie Parents are Sold?

My first inkling of the “kids are resilient” myth came from my own mother, when I was 23 years old. I was travelling in Asia and took a phone call about my half brother who had been sectioned. He was a classic case of a drug addict who started young. Smoked his first spliff at […]

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how to be sober
Mental Health

How to Be Sober Without Losing Your Friends or Your Sanity

When I embarked on my latest sober adventure in May, I actively decided against AA and saying one day at a time. Rather than jumping head first into online sobriety communities, I have spent less time on social media. Immersing myself instead in the things going on inside my own four walls. Many people have […]

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sugar and teeth
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Sugar and Teeth: Just One of the Devastating Consequences of a Neglectful Childhood

Having joked many times in the past that I grew up on a diet of sugar and neglect, I didn’t think writing this piece would evoke such emotion. Yet here we are. They say toothache is the next worse pain to childbirth and now I’ve experienced both, I’m inclined to agree. The photo below is […]

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