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A week without WiFi: 5 things I learnt

A week without WiFi: 5 things I learnt

It doesn’t seem so long ago that if you asked someone for their WiFi password they would have looked at you as if you had two heads but now, now it’s almost up there with the air we breathe. This past week I have had […]

#meetoo: How A Gymnast Made Me Flip

#meetoo: How A Gymnast Made Me Flip

I feel compelled to write this blog. Never before have so many words and thoughts flooded my synapses- like a blur of how the blog should look, what I need to say. It’s a tough subject matter and it starts with me sharing views I […]

The Only Girl in the House

The Only Girl in the House

I am wholly outnumbered in my own home. It is an entirely unfair 4-1 divide of the sexes. There is my partner Colin, my two sons Ruairidh and Harrison and even our pet rat Remy is a boy. Yes there are times where I would […]

How do we raise them to be healthy strong independent individuals confident in their own skin?

How do we raise them to be healthy strong independent individuals confident in their own skin?

Inspired by international women day and the fact that I am raising two girls aged 6 and nearly 10. My youngest recently told me watch the Little Mix music video for Black Magic. I actually couldn’t believe what I was watching!! Now maybe I am […]

A Who’la?!

A Who’la?!

The doula, one of the many enigmas of birth. Who is she? What does she do? Why should I consider one? The idea of a doula can initially pose more questions than answers but once you’ve broken through the unknown aspects the role begins to […]

Combination feeding: The best of both worlds?

Combination feeding: The best of both worlds?

Thinking back to when I first became a mum one of the biggest things I remember is feeding for hours on end which is understandable considering that takes up what feels like 90% of your time with a newborn. I remember being asked “breast or […]

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right when working, juggling looking after children and trying to get that home cooked meal on the table for everyone can sometimes feel impossible. My girls are ages 6 and 9 1/2 (that 1/2 is VERY important!!) since their arrival in our […]

You can’t always get what you want…

You can’t always get what you want…

The title of this post could refer to an awful lot of things in life but as our February theme is Work, I’m talking about flexible working and maternity discrimination and frankly it’s more what we need than want that isn’t being made available. What […]

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

When I was 12 I was given a school project to write an autobiography. One of the chapters was, ‘my earliest memory’, and so as a big sister I wrote about the arrival of my wee brother when I was 3. But it wasn’t my memory, […]

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

First of all being a mother is being a mother – working or stay at home, we are all still mums. We are all struggling (if you are not, please tell the rest of us what you are doing differently) but I wanted to set […]

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

I’ve often heard mums discuss how guilty they feel going to work and leaving their babies behind in the care of others. I don’t remember feeling this guilt when I worked. After my first baby, I took a full year’s maternity leave from my job […]

The Choice

The Choice

OK, so this is a bit of a personal one… THE MAMA I’m Ellen, I’m 34, married to my best bud and Mum to our glorious wee boy, Drew.  I’m a certified over sharer. I don’t really think there’s such a thing as too much information […]



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