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Is Society Sleepwalking into Oblivion, and Do You Even Care?

I’ve had a fair few conversations recently which have ended with me saying “…but we’re sleepwalking into oblivion, and no-one even cares!” Needless to say it makes me pretty unpopular at parties. I have only a teeny tiny amount of people in my life who are willing to openly discuss this topic. Which feels largely like preaching to the choir. So I’m being bold and sharing this piece. I’d love to hear your own thoughts on it all.  I feel the main problem with our society is that “we” largely place too much value on the wrong things. The way …

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How to Win at Instagram Without Being Attached to Your Phone

Having recently breached the elusive 10k follower mark, I’d like to share my tips on how to win at Instagram (when you’re a busy parent who doesn’t have the time to engage 24/7/365) Juggling the spinning plates of parenting and running an online business is bloody hard work. I’m not only a busy mum of three children, I also have a blog and write books. In between home educating the kids, cooking all our food from scratch and my writing, I also have to find time to promote said writing. No mean feat!  Engaging on social media to build a …

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About Blogging

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About Blogging

Yesterday I put a plea on my Facebook page asking if my followers would help me do a little test. After finally getting round to making and photographing the Paleo Caramel Slice recipe that I’d been promising for over a week, and putting it up on the blog and sharing on Facebook, it was shown to just twenty two people between Friday and Monday, and had gathered just one like. So I pinned the post to the top of the page, and asked if people could like it to show that they had seen the original message asking them for …

How to Achieve the Elusive Life/Blog Balance

How to Achieve the Elusive Life/Blog Balance

I was under the illusion that I had it all under control. I thought my life/blog balance was a-okay, but last December it was rather off kilter. When my husband and I sat down over the Xmas holidays to discuss our home education plans, he told me in no uncertain terms that the blog was distracting me. He said that if I wasn’t prepared to make some changes, and it prevented me from putting 100% into home ed, then I’d be losing him as my biggest cheerleader. Not only that but I would kick myself for it in the future. As always he was right! …

One Thing After Another

One Thing After Another

I pride myself on my togetherness. My normalness. Some people consider the N Word to be as dirty as the C Word, no not Christmas. I don’t though. With my background, being as normal as I am now is a wonderful thing. Lately though, I don’t feel very together. I can’t seem to shake my sadness. It comes and goes, and comes back again. Sadness at the state of the world. Sadness at what human beings are capable of doing to each other. Sadness at the big picture. Sadness at the small picture. It feels like we take two steps forward …