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.

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

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

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

family, love, Uncategorized

The pin in the universe of life.

Do you ever live your life and think is that you? I see my life and sometimes when I'm out in the garden I look into our room and see what I've built the last few years and think how the fuck did I get here? Did I really want to be here? Is this… Continue reading The pin in the universe of life.

family, housing, Money, Uncategorized

Happy as a pig in shit

One thing I am fucking proud of in my life is I don't blame others for my mistakes, I think of myself as a survivor of my mistakes and troubles. Quite often I get asked about what's it like living in a room or trying to give me tips on how to move but the… Continue reading Happy as a pig in shit

awareness, daily life, health, mental health, Wedding

I do and I don’t love my perfect life….

I am not one of these strong women who hide their problems from their partner, family or the world, quite frankly I don’t know what good comes from hiding problems, whether it be financially, emotionally or just plain right ‘meh’, I am not one of these bloggers that plasters a fake smile over her face… Continue reading I do and I don’t love my perfect life….

awareness, family, health, mental health

Sunshine and rainbows, not dark clouds and puddles.

I love my life, I really do but if this is what life is for the rest of my days I'd sooner not be here to be totally honest with you, I'm a trooper though and I'll carry on but in the pit of my stomach there is this overwhelming feeling of 'fuck it', it's… Continue reading Sunshine and rainbows, not dark clouds and puddles.

family, mental health

Mums without their children

There is a massive stigma when it comes to mums that 'choose' to live away from their offspring and I have had funny looks and questions asking me why and normally when I explain the situation almost everyone understands but I can still see the look on their faces as if to say I was or am a bad mother.