What would you do with an hour?

An hour. Sixty Minutes. Three thousand-six hundred seconds. A period of time which can go by in the flash of an eye, or can feel like a luxurious eternity. My appreciation of the humble hour has increased dramatically since becoming a parent. I have always been someone who endeavours to use time as efficiently as possible – to the extent where sometimes I have to be told to stop and switch-off for a bit. But children have a wonderful way

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Time to clean-up our cleaning behaviour?

I have always been a bit of a neat-freak. As a teenager I would clean my room every weekend. At University, the cleaner in my halls of residence wouldn’t just come in and clean; No she would come in and ask if what bits were left for her to finish. As I’ve got older and acquired more space to clean, my standards have lowered slightly. But we tidy our house at the end of everyday to keep it neat: putting

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What does “Work/Life balance” actually mean?

I’ve been back at work for two months now (has it really only been that long?!) and it has been a real rollercoaster of emotions. Normal post-Maternity Leave anxieties aside, I had always been looking forward to going back to work; But I also knew it wouldn’t be easy. I haven’t yet regretted my decision to go back. I am enjoying seeing my work colleagues again and using my brain more. H also really, really enjoys nursery so I am

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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.

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Blog Post 14-04-2011

I learnt a long time ago at work that there are some tasks / jobs / burdens which are never complete. I don’t in a repetitive type of job either – my job involves doing a lot of similar things, but the content and approach changes and evolves over time. So how is it, when I learnt this lesson (in many cases the hard way) in my professional life, I seem to forget this at home?! One could even argue

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Time – again…

Time seems to be a recurring theme of my blogs – specifically the fact there is never as much of it as I would like!  As is often the case, the reason this has come to mind again is because of rowing.  Yesterday, four of the girls in my squad won at Lea Spring Regatta.  I’m really pleased for them but it got me to thinking about how I still haven’t won anything – in fact I have won very

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Where did the time go?

Time goes too quickly, as it seems to disappear faster and faster as I get older.  I read something in a book named Blink (reviewed on the reviews page) which said that the reason every day feels like a year when you are a child is because you are constantly learning new things, seeing new things etc.  Whereas, as an adult, so much of what you see if familiar.  I hate that!  This bank holiday felt like an eternity whilst

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. 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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