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10 Ways to Help those with ADHD

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Vitamins for Perimenopause

Perimenopause – what vitamins are working for me!

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ADHD AND MENOPAUSE

ADHD and Menopause

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10 Ways to Help those with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is still incredibly misunderstood. More often than not symptoms are still mistakenly perceived as bad behaviour, lazy, disrespectful, rude, careless and self-absorbed.

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ADHD AND MENOPAUSE

ADHD and Menopause

Trying to deal with possible ADHD on top of menopause is proving tough. The more I go on, the more I realise that it’s trying to do everything that I struggle with. The simplest decision becomes too much.

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5 ways to reduce stress

5 ways to reduce stress

Stress is something that everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that are part of daily life. So this stress awareness month, here are 5 ways to reduce stress…

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Books for Tweens

How To Change Your Parents Into Superstars – Book Review

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Books for Tweens [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59225″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I’m not sure about you but I haven’t found Lockdown the easiest?! The boys on the other hand seem to have taken to it without complaint (well bar homeschooling).  From X-Box to Nintendo Switch; Netflix to Disney […]

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How to create a new balance in your family life post Covid19 – Guest Post

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59218″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Family Life Today [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Covid-19 has upended most of our lives. If we are lucky, we have been able to stay home, reconnect with family and enjoy some serious downtime, safe in the knowledge we have still been paid the majority of […]

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What is Dyslexia | How Felicity Finds

What is Dyslexia?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59194″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] What is Dyslexia? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The NHS states Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty.  People with dyslexia will have issues with specific abilities used for learning. Specifically reading difficulty and written language, but possibly also with word reading maths. Dyslexia does not […]

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Day 132 – Is it Okay to be Anxious?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59160″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 45,752 UK Cases: 299,426 Worldwide Deaths:  649,933 Worldwide Cases: 16,293,234[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Developments this week… So this week Face Masks, or should I say face coverings, became compulsory in all shops.  There are some exceptions, including age and […]

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Signs of a Panic Attack

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59151″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Panic Attacks [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I had had panic attacks before, but quite mild and actually initially I didn’t realise that was what they were.  I always assumed that a panic attack was severe, kinda like the ones you see on TV and […]

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60 Ways To Improve Family Life in 60 Secs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Meee in a Family Minute [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ position_vertical=”middle” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59114″ media_width_percent=”80″ media_ratio=”one-one”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Family Support Sid Madge is the author of ‘Meee in a Family Minute’ and founder of The Meee Programme.  In 2009, Sid chose to relocate from London to a remote corner in […]

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10 simple ideas for good mental health

Good Mental Health Updated March 2022 The pandemic and events ongoing as we speak, mean that we are more conscious than ever about mental wellbeing and looking after not only those around us but also ourselves. So what exactly is good for our mental health? There are some pretty obvious tips, but maybe there are […]

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When Healthy Behaviours Turn Dark – Guest Post

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Mind & Body Intertwined [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59082″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text]Lisa, of Mind and Body Intertwined, started her blog whilst studying for her Bachelors in Psychology.  She has now received her Masters degree. During her studies, she found that the body and the mind are […]

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Super Simple Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Yorkshire Pudding Recipes When I was wondering what recipe(s) to share this week, I suddenly realised that I had never shared the go to, all year round, awesome recipe that is my hubby’s Yorkshire Pudding Recipe.  I can’t believe I’ve never shared before! Back in the early ‘noughties’ when I met my OH, […]

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Day 119 – Another Anxiety Attack…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”59044″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 44,830 UK Cases: 290,133 Worldwide Deaths: 573,304 Worldwide Cases: 13,135,134[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Another Anxiety Attack passes… I’m a day late in posting so my apologies.  After losing a filling back at the beginning of lockdown and having no […]

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Keep Calm and Bake Pie – 3 Perfect Pie Recipes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] 3 Savoury Pie Recipes [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When I first realised I was gluten intolerant, pies quickly went off the menu, but I missed them a lot.  A bit like pasta, gluten-free pastry has come on leaps and bounds in the past 5-10 years.  Therefore pies are no longer relegated to special occasions only.   Below […]

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Mental Health Facts

Day 111 – A Mental Health Emergency

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Mental Health Facts [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58994″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 44,220 UK Cases: 285,416 Worldwide Deaths: 534,861 Worldwide Cases: 11,448,554   Source: worldometers.info[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] This Week So this week has seen lockdown relax even more in the UK. Although Leicester is the first place […]

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5 Ways to Help – Dyslexia and Maths

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58973″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Dyslexia and Maths A common misconception about Dyslexia is that it just affects reading & writing, but it can also affect Maths too. Dyscalculia is a learning difference that means a child has a difficulty understanding numbers.  It should not be assumed that all children with dyslexia suffer from dyscalculia […]

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Improve Your Mood

Day 103 – 5 Tips To Improve Your Mood Everyday

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58933″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 43,514 UK Cases: 310,250 Worldwide Deaths: 498,284 Worldwide Cases: 9,965,869[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Improve Your Mood Everyday [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Some days life is easy, life is good and everything seems bright.  But during ‘lockdown’ and/or suffering from a mental disorder then […]

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Top 5 Lotus Biscoff Bakes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Lotus Biscoff Bakes I’m not sure about you but bar going to the hairdressers (what’s that again?) up until a couple of years ago, Lotus Biscoff was not on my radar.  However, these gorgeous biscuits are now widely available and have become a huge favourite in this household. Not only that but you […]

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Day 97 – Not An Easy Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Father’s Day [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58892″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 42,632 UK Cases: 304,331 Worldwide Deaths: 467,555 Worldwide Cases: 8,958,945[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] This Week It’s Father’s Day today, and the weather is so changeable, so no golf today.  This week has seen Dominic Raab make […]

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Reluctant Readers – Dyslexia Resources

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58868″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Reluctant Readers Another week has passed, another struggle with Samuel and his learning.  As I said I’m determined to educate myself so I can fully understand his struggles, figure out his learning style and aid his development as much as possible. His ergonomic pencil arrived on Tuesday.  When I […]

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Summer Chicken Breast Recipes

5 Super Simple Summer Chicken Breast Recipes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Summer Chicken Breast Recipes [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The weather is working up to summer now, and I for one can’t wait.  There are so many benefits to the sun being out.  It makes everyone smile, we can spend as much time as we can outdoors and BBQ’s (OH’s favourite).  The good weather also makes me start […]

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Reluctant Writers

5 Top Tips to Encourage Writing in Dyslexic Children

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58796″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading]Reluctant Writers[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Unfortunately writing for dyslexics doesn’t always come easily.  The ideas are all there, it’s just the ability to get them down on paper which seems daunting. With Sam being at home with me, it has become really apparent that he […]

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lighthearted relationship advice

Day 90 – Together in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58767″ media_width_percent=”80″ media_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rosiemadeathing.co.uk%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 41,662 UK Cases: 294,375 Worldwide Deaths: 429,713 Worldwide Cases: 7,795,965[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] This week The weather has been atrocious this week and what a difference that makes.  Just when people are told they can meet up in […]

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Early Signs of Dyslexia

Don’t Call Me Stupid! – Early Signs of Dyslexia

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Early Signs of Dyslexia [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58723″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] Don’t call me stupid! I remember the day I told S that he was Dyslexic.  I know that some will argue we shouldn’t label, but for S, it gave him an identity, it gave […]

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Motivation in Lockdown

Day 85 – Where Did It All Go Wrong?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58643″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 40,597 UK Cases: 287,399 Worldwide Deaths: 407,353 Worldwide Cases: 7,144,072[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading] Where did it all go wrong? [/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]This week certain non-keyworker kids went back to school, and some businesses were allowed to open. Lockdown has relaxed across the […]

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Day 80 – Explaining Race & Racism To Kids

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58632″ media_width_percent=”85″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 39,728 UK Cases: 279,856 Worldwide Deaths: 383,994 Worldwide Cases: 6,500,866 News This week saw the shocking death of George Floyd at the ‘hands’ of a police officer, which has prompted the #BLM movement to take action not only in the U.S but also in the UK.  […]

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5 best bobs

Day 74 – 5 Best Bobs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 37,460 UK Cases: 267,240 Worldwide Deaths: 354,762 Worldwide Cases: 5,741,807[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58538″ media_width_percent=”75″ alignment=”right”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Lockdown Luck? I decided a little before the pandemic broke that I wanted to grow my hair.  I do this, I constantly change my hair; whether it’s my actual hairstyle/length, the colour, or the age-old […]

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5 things to be thankful for

Day 71 – 5 Things To Be Thankful For

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 36,793 UK Cases: 259,559 Worldwide Deaths: 345,009 Worldwide Cases: 5,451,584[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] This Week It is the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, and to mark the end I thought I’d do a little positive post about the 5 things I’m thankful for in lockdown, after my honest and open letter to […]

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OPEN LETTER TO MY BOYS

Day 64 – Letter To My Boys

A Letter To My Boys Figures UK Deaths: 34,636 UK Cases: 243,303 Worldwide Deaths: 314,683 Worldwide Cases: 4,771,676 This week So lockdown restrictions were relaxed slightly in England and the ‘message’ changed to ‘Stay Alert’ rather than ‘Stay at Home’.  Scotland and Wales have stuck with the original message, at least someone is being sensible.  […]

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Foodbanks in the UK

Day 60 – 5 things you need to know about Foodbanks

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Foodbanks in the UK [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58743″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 33,186 UK Cases: 229,705 Worldwide Deaths: 295,072 Worldwide Cases: 4,386,821[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Foodbanks in Lockdown As the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, foodbanks in the UK are working hard to ensure that no-one should be without food.  In the first two weeks of the pandemic, […]

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The Lockdown Diaries

Day 57 – Losing My Identity

Figures UK Deaths: 31,855 UK Cases: 219,183 Worldwide Deaths: 281,454 Worldwide Cases: 4,139,732 It’s Maternal Mental Health Week this week and seeing all the posts have reminded me exactly what I’ve come through and what others are still going through right now, every day.  Made even more difficult this year by us currently being in […]

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top 5 online buys

Day 53 – 5 Awesome Things I’ve bought in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 30,076 UK Cases: 201,101 Worldwide Deaths: 261,205 Worldwide Cases: 3,777,569[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]So a lot of my posts recently have been quite heavy, or to do with my struggle during the lockdown.  Now I’m not saying that I’m no longer struggling (still on that COVID coaster as I heard it referred to #lovethat).  […]

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Get in touch

Day 50 – 5 Things I’ve learned in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 28,446 UK Cases: 186,599 Worldwide Deaths: 246,943 Worldwide Cases: 3,533,921 Follow my blog with Bloglovin[/vc_column_text][vc_separator sep_color=”color-xsdn”][vc_column_text] 5 Things I’ve Learned in Lockdown There is a lot of time to think during lockdown, a lot! So as the week’s pass there are things I’ve learned…[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] 1. I quite like lockdown I know […]

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life goes on

Day 45 – Life goes on…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 26,097 UK Cases: 165,221 Worldwide Deaths: 225,138 Worldwide Cases: 3,183,992[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Life goes on… So 10 days have passed since I last wrote.  My anxiety seems to have calmed quite a bit, the hand scratching has pretty much stopped.  I still watch the news but do switch it off to do […]

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is it just me

Day 35 – Is It Just Me?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures Deaths UK: 16,060 Cases UK: 120,067 Worldwide Deaths: 161,904 Worldwide Cases: 2,358,351[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Is it just me? It’s been a difficult week for many reasons, but I do feel like 4 weeks in and I am losing touch with reality.  The more time I spend indoors, the more I forget that actually we […]

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Easter Holidays

Day 30 – Easter in Lockdown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 12,107 UK Cases: 93,873 Worldwide Deaths: 125,018 Worldwide Cases: 1,980,856[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Easter It’s been a strange week.  The Easter holidays mean that structure has gone out of the window.  On one hand, it has been nice having a break, but as each day passes, it becomes harder and harder to stay […]

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The norm

Day 22 – The Norm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 5,373 UK Cases: 51,608 Worldwide Deaths: 73,759 Worldwide Cases: 1,328,437[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The Norm? So it’s over 3 weeks since we as a family started isolating and 2 weeks since lockdown became the norm.  We are slowly getting used to the restrictions.  Meanwhile, around the world, the situation develops.  Some countries are […]

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silent killer

Day 16 – Silent Killer

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58818″ media_width_percent=”85″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”2″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 1,789 UK Cases: 25,150 Worldwide Deaths: 40,633 Worldwide Cases: 823,200[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Silent Killer We’ve officially finished ‘Household Isolation’! However, the ‘geek’ and I have still not left the house as we are vulnerable.  I did manage to walk up the lane to fetch the bin this […]

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Clap for Carers

Day 11 – Clap for Carers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 578 UK Cases: 11,658 Worldwide Deaths: 23,670 Worldwide Cases: 524,007[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]It’s been a funny 48 hours – bad choice of words really. I have now officially finished ‘work’ for Easter, which takes some of the pressure off.  Likewise, the ‘monkey’ is now on Easter hols.  The older two still have a […]

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Online Resources

Day 9 – Help

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 422 UK Cases: 8,077 Worldwide Deaths: 18,262 Worldwide Cases: 409,054[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Help Oh my god seriously, how the heck am I actually meant to homeschool 3 kids (14, 13 & 8 – who’s severly dsylexic) as well as work from home; deal with a dog who is barking all the time […]

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Lockdown

Day 8 – Lockdown?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 335 UK Cases: 6,650 Worldwide Deaths: 16,313 Worldwide Cases: 372,592[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Lockdown Boris Johnson is to address the nation at 8:30 pm, I guess we might be going on lockdown, or at the very least much tougher measures and closing our borders.  Definitely some stronger measures need to be taken after […]

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Mothers Day

Day 7 – Mother’s Day

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 281 UK Cases: 5,683 Worldwide Deaths: 14,456 Worldwide Cases: 338,092[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Mother’s Day Possibly the strangest Mother’s Day ever, where the best gift we can give is to not visit our Mothers.  Where Danish flower growers have asked their government to help, as with an unprecidented drop in sales, they will […]

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Day 5 – Schools Out!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Figures UK Deaths: 184 UK Cases: 3983 Worldwide Deaths: 11,194 Worldwide Cases: 267,871 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In news today, the virus is killing 1 person every 10 minutes in Iran.  The Olympic torch arrived in Japan, who are still insisting the Olympics will go ahead.  65,000 retired NHS workers are being urged to return to work.  627 […]

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Social Distancing

Day 4 – Stark Reality

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Figures UK Deaths: 144 UK Confirmed Cases: 3,269 Worldwide Deaths: 9,844 Worldwide Confirmed Cases: 237,912 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We woke this morning to the news that 40 stations on the London Underground will close. 20,000 military staff are on standby to help Police and NHS.  Italy recorded it’s highest numbers of deaths in a day (higher than […]

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Household Isolation Credit: https://theconversation.com/surprising-ways-to-beat-anxiety-and-become-mentally-strong-according-to-science-77978

Household Isolation

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading] Day 3 [/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]So with everything as it is at the moment and the world changing literally in front of our eyes, I kinda thought it might be time to start writing again. Current situation… We are currently on 14 day household isolation after our middle son (The Jock) woke on Monday morning with […]

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Summer Holidays

Summer Summer Summer Time

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Summer Holiday! [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] No of times I wanted to kill my husband: 7 (the exact number of nights we were on holiday!) No of accidents by Daisy: lost count! No of times Daisy escaped the garden: 0 (the chicken wire has done the trick) No of times Samuel escaped the garden: lost count! […]

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My Depressing Life

My Depressing Life

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Tuesday 14 August 2019 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Times that… I went to the toilet alone: 2 (woohoo!) Daisy had an accident: 3 Daisy escaped the garden: 0 (hence the 3 accidents!) Samuel escaped the garden: 1 I burst into tears: 2 I wanted to run away: 1 (miracle) So today wasn’t too bad in normal terms.  […]

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Social Anxiety Triggers & Coping Mechanisms

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Social Anxiety Triggers I watched the BBC documentary by Nadiya Hussain with anticipation. Despite recently realising that my insecurity was actually a little more than just insecurity and actually social anxiety, I hadn’t actually spoken to anyone. Neither had I read/watched much about personal experiences with social anxiety or thought about my social […]

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Household Isolation Credit: https://theconversation.com/surprising-ways-to-beat-anxiety-and-become-mentally-strong-according-to-science-77978

Social Anxiety – The Hidden Curse

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Since my PTSD diagnosis and subsequent recovery via EMDR therapy, I have been more and more aware of just how it affected my life.  However, what has also interested me is just how much anxiety affects us and isn’t spoken about.  And also how much of my own behaviour has and is affected by […]

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Working Mothers – Can we really have it all?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Yesterday’s article in the Daily Mail showing that two thirds of mothers struggling with the to-do list really hit home.  With it being the Easter holidays I felt like I was invisible.  I had three weeks off and lots of chores/tasks to do.  Working five days a week, I must admit it does feel like […]

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Self Harm & Self Love

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When I initially looked at writing this blog, it was because I had self harmed during my PND/PTSD.  Having listened to Sally from @Mumsback, I realised I wasn’t alone.   However it was something very rarely talked about and I wonder how many more of us there are.  This was only brought home by the […]

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High Street Fashion

Right up my street!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As you will no doubt know from my feeds, I love nothing more than a little bit of high street fashion.   Now this comes partly from ease (literally my social life practically revolves around the weekly shop at Sainburys and checking out the Next app on my phone in my lunch ‘1/2’ hour) and partly […]

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Who me? Imposter Syndrome…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] An invitation On Sunday morning I was very kindly invited by Kate @Avocado Events to attend the Bump and Baby Expo at York Racecourse. Now before you all call me out, yes I have not got a bump or a baby (and it ain’t gonna happen so don’t be getting excited, I’m 44 you […]

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Easter Holidays

Communication

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Okay so I’ve been trying to write this blog since Friday and actually i’d been trying to write a previous attempt since the week before. Honestly it’s been a mare of a week and i’m so glad last week is over, but interestingly the weekend brought to a head something that has been bugging […]

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Mental Health Sad eye drying a tear. How Felicity Finds About Me

What is PTSD

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Battling, hard, fighting, struggling, alone… just some of the words that I’ve heard over the last week since my last post.  The reaction has been quite overwhelming to be fair.  Not only with the support from you all about my battle with depression and PTSD, but also with how many of you have reached […]

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It’s good to talk

Updated May 2022 Struggling with mental health issues In 2018, after years of struggling with mental health issues from bullying, I was finally diagnosed with PTSD and underwent EMDR therapy. As you know I care passionately about mental health awareness. Furthermore, I love the fact that more and more of us are now starting to talk openly about our […]

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Easy No Bake Recipes

5 Easy No Bake Recipes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The weather has become so changeable this weekend.  And the boys, so used to being able to go outside and play have become quite irritable shall we say (okay okay I mean down right argumentative and annoying LOL).  So what to do on a rainy day…  What better than baking (it’s messy, it’s fun […]

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OPEN LETTER TO MY BOYS

The truth about kids’ mental health

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]According to the Mental Health Foundation, nearly one in 10 children and young people aged five to 16 are affected by a kids mental health problem. I think we all agree that the emotional well-being of kids is just as important as their physical health.  However, despite the knowledge and awareness of mental health […]

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Teacher Gift Ideas

Top Teacher Gift Ideas

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]It’s that time of year again, as the end of term draws near and the summer holidays are fast approaching, the question of ‘what do we buy your teacher this year?’ arises.  It’s an age old question and one that I think gets harder and harder every year.  Gone are the days when an […]

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Superhero Crafts for Kids

5 Awesome Superhero Crafts for Kids

Superhero Crafts for Kids I think it’s pretty safe to say that I love Superheroes, in fact as a family we all do.  I’m also pretty crafty, and my youngest Samuel loves making anything, so check out these 5 Superhero crafts for kids.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”57694″ media_width_percent=”75″ […]

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Bedroom ideas for Twins

Time for Twins

Bedroom Ideas for Twins – where do you start? When they are little it’s easy isn’t it, they don’t have an opinion, their beds are only small, it’s fairly simple… But what happens when they get that little bigger, they are in big boy/big girl beds, they have favourite colours – not always the same, […]

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Kids trends 2018

5 Top Trends in Kids Interiors

As you know I love kids’ interiors, and 2018 doesn’t seem set to disappoint. With some exciting trends that have been emerging over the last few months.  Check out Kids Interiors for all the latest trends and to find out about new emerging products and brands.  But for now here are my top 5 kids’ […]

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National Tea Day

Time for Tea

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] National Tea Day [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I don’t know about you, but I love a cup of tea. It’s the first thing I think about on a morning.  For me it has to be Yorkshire Tea with skimmed milk (not too much, not too little). Today is National Tea Day is observed in the UK every […]

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small business

Where Does Time Go…

[vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ back_color=”color-181932″ overlay_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”25″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column_text]So I got up at nine this morning – yes I know a lie in for a lot of us now, when did that happen! I had all intentions of getting a good bit of work done […]

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Easy Easter Recipes

5 Easy Easter Recipes

[vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ back_color=”color-901831″ overlay_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”26″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ override_padding=”yes” column_padding=”3″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]It’s Easter so what better excuse to share some fab baking recipes!  These easy Easter recipes are perfect for getting the kids involved over the holidays.  Here are my top 5 for this Easter, let’s […]

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Fancy a nice hot cuppa?

[vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ override_padding=”yes” h_padding=”1″ top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”2″ back_color=”accent” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column_text]So excited to share some of the new products that I’ve launched over the last few weeks and give you a little sneak peek at some of the products that are coming soon… So […]

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Spring Clean

Spring Clean for Easter

Since the end of November last year I now work 4 days a week at my new day job.  Boy does that extra day make all the difference, especially around the house.  I did very ‘gently’ remind the OH that he may need to help a little bit more around the house now that I […]

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Boys Bedroom

My Boys Bedroom – Shopping List

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwYXN5bmMlMjBkZWZlciUyMHNyYyUzRCUyMiUyRiUyRmFzc2V0cy5waW50ZXJlc3QuY29tJTJGanMlMkZwaW5pdC5qcyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRnNjcmlwdCUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Those of you who follow me, know that concerning Fred’s room (specifically his bed) we’ve been back and forth.  However we have finally made a decision together on his ‘Boys Bedroom’ and so it’s time to get a shopping list going.  And time for me to get saving, making and up-cycling![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGRhdGEtcGluLWRvJTNEJTIyZW1iZWRQaW4lMjIlMjBkYXRhLXBpbi10ZXJzZSUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cucGludGVyZXN0LmNvbSUyRnBpbiUyRjQ2ODIzMzY5MjUwMzAyNDQxNiUyRiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmElM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Bed We […]

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mince and doughballs

Family Recipes Mince and Doughballs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When I was growing up, family recipes mince and doughballs (otherwise know as dumplings or doughboys), were a staple of the Scottish diet.  I may not always have agreed with the vegetable choice (always carrot or peas!) to go with, but it still remains one of my fondest meals! NB: Did you know that […]

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Easy Fridge Cake Recipe

Easy Fridge Cake Recipe – Baking with my boys

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Can someone tell me where weekends actually go?! Whether I pack in loads or just take it easy, it always seems to fly by and before I know it, it’s Monday again.  What I really want to do is one weekend just lock all the doors, switch off the phones, stay in my pj’s with […]

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Beds for Boys

Time to pick a new bed…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]So Fred was really happy with the mood board I showed him, and was actually really excited by some of the bits I’d found.  He was especially excited about the Egg Chair (that’s gonna take a while to locate) and the gaming artwork/prints.  However we had a bit of a spanner thrown into the […]

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Fred's Bedroom Mood Board

Fred’s Room – Mood Board

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So when Fred gave me his brief (brief as it was… see what I did there #hilarious) I must admit I wasn’t surprised in the slightest and am pretty happy with the design ideas based around gaming etc.  However I was slightly disappointed with the colour choice.  It’s still basically the same colours as he […]

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