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5 Ways To Deal With Emotional Overwhelm As A Mother

Alongside the joys being a mother can be difficult; dealing with emotions of others whilst also having to manage our own issues and emotions can be challenging and lead to overwhelm.
A classic sign of this can be fight, flight, freeze or fawn: wishing we could be somewhere else, feeling like we are wanting to get away, change the situation, wirthdrawing into ourselves or excessively putting others needs before our own. 
So what can we do to support ourselves as mothers when our children feel challenging and time, privacy and external support may not be readily available?
Here are 5 things you could try:
Take a Break
The to do list can feel endless, the children are in overwhelm and every sense bit of patience within feels like it’s escaping. This can be a good time to stop, take a pause and re-group. Take a break with a cup of tea, step out for a walk, go to another room and do something that’s about you. 
Ask for Help
A partner is not always available but where else can we get physical and …

Buying a House and Home? A RICS Survey isn't Enough, Here Are My Tips From Experience

Here I am 18 months after we bought what we thought was our dream home.  We sold our smaller house as we outgrew it with growing kids and to be honest we always intuitively felt that the house layout was not the right overall for our family.  So we made the decision not to go through extensive building works which would lead to spiralling costs and upgrade to a larger house, where the work has already been undertaken even though we may pay a little more for that finish.

We found the house we thought ticked all our boxes.  The layout was perfect, the location great and the price worked.  We put in an offer that was kept on hold until our house was sold.  The following week our house was on the market with Purple Bricks (be wary of the conveyancing charge if you opt to pay after the sale) and a week later we had an offer, so we were off!

Armed with a mortgage offer (which is a mission in itself to secure) we thought all was good, despite the slighly odd arrangement with the tennant who…

Getting Married After Children

After 9 years together, 2 children, a house purchase and watching all our friends get married, Scott & I got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. We had a lovely year from Proposal to Honeymoon.

Having watched and spoken to many friends who had got married before having children, I could see that whilst some aspects to planning a wedding day where the same, getting married with children does have some particular aspects to consider. These are the main points I discovered:
Everyone Loves a Wedding
This didn't change when we got MAC (Married After Children), actually the support and enthusiasm from those around us carried us through that period and supported us in having a magical time throughout the whole period.
Whilst I had comments from others about when we would get married or why we weren't (and my own inner-critic at times) before we were married, no one mentioned the fact that we were having a wedding after having clearly been living together and created a family after o…