13 simple yet effective self care tips

Do you know self care can be simple and not expensive. Do you know that self care doesn’t have to take hours if you don’t have the time. Self care has to work around and with you. Yes you. It can take 5 minutes or 5 hours – it depends on what you can do. I personally love the idea of a spa or a nice long soak in the bathtub filled with bubbles and relaxation music but being realistic – it’s just not possible for me with my lifestyle. I am more regular 5-10 minutes a few times a…

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What does your child want to be when they grow up?

What does your child want to be when they grow up? I was having a conversation with LB this morning and she asked me want I wanted to be when I was growing up. I had to think for a moment, what did I want to be? A teacher A vet A horse riding instructor A stable hand in the Police (looking after the police horses). A spy and probably many more After telling her everything I could remember I asked LB why, she replied. “Because I want to be so much I can’t decide”. “I want to be…. A…

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Why it is okay to relapse with anxiety

I am struggling to write this. I am gutted, I truly thought after 2 weeks being off anxiety medication that I was beating it. I had a reaction to Citalopram (the old meds I was on), I started these at Christmas but they were causing daily banging headaches which would lead into migraines. Yes I wasn’t snappy or tired or grumpy, but I certainly wasn’t me. After the doctors gave me beta blockers to stop the migraines I suffered with vertigo and had to come off all meds completely. That was horrendous – I was so ill. Truth is –…

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8 tips on planning days out to help reduce your children’s anxieties

I have to plan ahead when we organised days out with my daughter’s. Both of my girls are on the autistic spectrum. My teen BB, deals with travelling and days out differently to LB. BB worries silently while LB is loud and in your face. It’s often easy to overlook BB in times like these. BB and I visited a youth center where we saw a family support worker who specialises in Autism. The family support worker was pretty helpful, however at first I was reluctant to meet with her myself and be grilled over. I am not someone who…

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My kids summer bucket list 2018

I was reading a post by Laura from Laura’s lovely blog who has written a bucket list of all the things her children would like to do over the summer holidays. I thought it was a really good idea to actually have a list so I asked my two what they want to do. Now I can get some dates booked in over the summer holidays. M&M world in Leicester Square London. Make a cinema at home, watch a movie, eat popcorn and sweets, duvets on the sofa and lights off (all ideas from LB). Go to DisneyLand Paris (booked).…

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