children, family, step parenting

A guide to becoming a step parent and weekend parent.

Ok, I am by no means an expert on parenting and this is just my view but for anyone that is seeing someone with children, you might find my steps useful if you find this whole new experience a little daunting. Firstly: take you time to meeting your partners children. I met my step children… Continue reading A guide to becoming a step parent and weekend parent.

anxiety, awareness, health, mental health

World mental health awareness day. My stories.

You see this photo, this photo means so many things to me but the one that sticks out most is how far I have come, you see when my marriage to Edwardo ended, like many today admitting this, I tried to end my life and it’s not something that I have openly told my children… Continue reading World mental health awareness day. My stories.

children, family

The blended family

Picture the scene; you come across a party of four, in a restaurant talking absolute bollocks and then hitting Brighton pier on the 2p machines, the four of them look like they are just double dating and enjoying the evening, for the most massive part you would be right but when you see these four,… Continue reading The blended family

anxiety, depression, family

Coping with depression.

Does anyone else have a coping technique for anxiety and depression? It appears I do and it's one that brings me right out of the darkness I find myself in and that, as silly as this sounds is listening to the Mamma Mia Here We Go Again soundtrack, I find when I finally find the… Continue reading Coping with depression.

children, daily life, family

The working mum

Being a working mum has its advantages and disadvantages, on the one hand you get peace and quiet most of the day and you have a life outside of work but the other side is you miss those little milestones that your kids do, they run to the other parent if they hurt themselves and… Continue reading The working mum

family, step parenting

The different beats of parenting.

I see lots of blogs about motherhood to babies and toddlers but not many for teenagers and especially those for mums that don't live with their kids, how do you raise kids that don't live with you full time? How do you deal with different parenting styles to those of your ex partners? It's a… Continue reading The different beats of parenting.

daily life, mental health, Uncategorized

Life is passing by

For the past few weeks I have found myself wasting the days away in the comfort of my bed, when I don't have some other place to be, I could rival a pensioner that is bed bound quite frankly and I always get to the time of day, around an hour before nerd boy finishes… Continue reading Life is passing by

family, step parenting

Becoming a step parent

Step parenting is not easy, you come into this ready made family who have bonds from before they were born and it's hard to try and find a place to 'fit in', these kids have known their parents their whole lives and the parents have loved that child or children since the pregnancy test showed… Continue reading Becoming a step parent

health, weightloss

Weight loss journey. One month on.

A month ago I posted a couple of pictures that I took of my body around 3 weeks into the diet myself and nerd boy are on, I've since done another one, almost a month later and the change is obvious to both of us. This was me a month ago This is nerd boy… Continue reading Weight loss journey. One month on.

entertainment, food, health, Money, Uncategorized

Comfortable v’s Money

I'm reading a lot about fat shaming recently, more so over the last couple of weeks with Piers Morgan and Tess Holliday, for those that don't know who she is: she makes a lot of money for being clinically obese and while the phrase 'big is beautiful' should be banded around a lot more than… Continue reading Comfortable v’s Money