Time to learn like a baby?

The phrase ‘sleep like a baby’ has been around for goodness knows how long and is usually used after a wonderfully delightful nights sleep. Clearly the people who use this phrase are not parents because let’s be honest, I don’t really want to sleep like a baby. They spend a lot of the night huffing and puffing, waking and sometimes crying, feeding or at worst dealing with the discomfort of teething. Sure babies get a lot of sleep but their

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Look how far we’ve come…

I was recently talking to a work friend whose first child is due any day now. He was finding it hard to get his head round the fact that he would imminently have a little person that was his. It made me reflect back on that time before H was born; When she was an oh-so-familar stranger in my tummy affectionately referred to as ‘Mini’. Thinking about who I was then and who I am now, I’m the same yet

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Top 5 reasons why I am anxious about going back to work

As mentioned in a previous post, I am going back to work mid-January, after what will have been 13 months off work. Having never taken more than 2 weeks off in a row before that point (and I’ve only done that twice at that!) during the entirety of my 10 year career, it was and still is a long time to be away in my mind. I was very good at my job and hopefully will find I remain so. But

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Taking the time for some Slow Parenting

Over the summer I came across a blog post from parent blogger Jo Goddard (acupofjo.com) on the topic of Slow Parenting. It wasn’t something I’d heard of really but I was intrigued. Only 10 months in to ‘being a parent’ I know that I don’t subscribe to religiously following any type of parenting methodology. But I do think that help and guidance can be lifted from most things. Jo’s post certain struck a chord with me.

Learning something new – not so easy?

I was reading a back issue of Stylist the other day and came across an interview with Gemma Arterton. It told of how she had moved to Paris 4 months ago to learn French, in advance of shooting a French movie. In the interview, they referenced a direct quote in which she said “Every year I like to have something that I learn and this is the challenge this year – learning French.” It got me thinking, is it really

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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