become the best you

My Childhood: Excerpt from the About Me Chapter of Become the Best You

This is a direct excerpt from my book Become the Best You, for a more detailed version of this you can listen to it on podcast.  “I was mostly dragged up. My mother had an unhappy childhood and had a baby (me) aged 18 because she wanted someone to love her. By the time she was 25 she had three kids. I had a different father to my siblings, but she felt it was best to tell me their dad was also mine. The official lie being that he was in prison when I was born, explaining why he wasn’t on my birth …

what marriage means to me

What Marriage Means To Me aka True Love

Although I originally took some pointers on how to make a relationship work from Jerry Hall, I think it’s safe to say that you need more than sex, drugs and rock & roll to make a marriage last the distance. Sure those things can be fun, but I feel other ingredients are required to make it long term. Namely compassion, kindness, patience and above all else the ability to communicate. Apparently we only truly learn anything through failing miserably first. I know that I have learnt my biggest lessons in life through making mistakes, as well as watching the mistakes of …

The Beauty of a Good Friend

On Friday I spent the most beautiful day with one of my best friends. She had her third baby a couple of weeks ago, so I took the day off work to go and visit while my girls were at nursery. Hubby kindly agreed to work from home and do the pick up, witching hour and get dinner sorted for when I got home. That in itself was a huge treat! We spoke about the baby and I told her my news, but this was only a brief part of our conversation. I don’t think a [poor hard done by] third …

what class am i

If Only I had Three Wishes…

  Regular readers will know that hubby and I welcomed our third baby into the world recently, and that our eldest (4½) has been thrown particularly off kilter by the new arrival. She’s been what most would describe as a challenging child for some time now, and if I’m honest I knew the baby would hit her hardest. This train of thought leads me to my first wish… Wish one: happiness Our biggest challenge with 4yo is that she doesn’t sleep well, and this affects her ability to behave. We have been up, down and round the houses, but ultimately …

Desert Island Discs/Ultimate Mixed Tape

The lovely Mel over at Le Coin De Mel kindly tagged me for this Desert Island Discs meme – you can read her own post here. Essentially you need to compile a mixed tape of your fave tunes, and choose them well because it might be the only music you’ll hear for a very long time 😉 Here we go… Muse – Feeling Good This does not need an introduction. Most people reserve it for the end of a compilation but I think it’s more appropriate to kick things off on mine. Even on a really crappy day, it will put …