Growing Older Is Actually Wonderful. Here’s Why…

A few days ago I turned 33. I feel like the natural inclination when it comes to acknowledging birthdays as an adult is to recoil in horror. "Oh my god I'm so oooold" Or "Please, I don't even want to think about it" Why? Why are we like this? Life Is So Damn Precious Last…

Meet The Mum Who Quit Her Day Job To Become A Tarot Reader

I first met Lauren when we studied literature together at university. We were both undergrads at the time which meant two things; we knew everything and nothing at all. There was always something special about Lauren. She was the kind of person you just liked being near. There was something calming and reassuring about her…

How time flies: Ten things I have learned since becoming a mother two years ago

And just like that she's two. Over the weekend we celebrated my daughter's second birthday. It was an event filled with a myriad of emotions. Elation, joy, relief, excitement and stress. She was two. TWO! We had made it, well... kind of. For the past two years my husband and I have managed to nurture…

Guess what? I’m a neurotic mum and I’m completely fine with that

I am not a cool mum by any means. I'm a neurotic mum, a worried mum, a paranoid mum, a 'worst-case-scenario'mum and hey, I'm OK with that. This is my first baby and, like riding a bike, I'm nervous and trying to figure it out as I go along. It's a balancing act.   As…

Why does my husband find parenting so easy?

A few months after giving birth I asked my husband how he thought I was doing at this whole motherhood thing. "I always knew you'd be a good mother. You're good at everything you do, you're such a perfectionist". He complimented me. He comforted me. He stroked my ego. But (me being me) I didn't…

Why working mother guilt may not be such a bad thing after all…

The guilt, my god the guilt. The confidence and conviction exhibited in first-time mothers about how they will cope/react/adjust when their baby arrives can only be compared to that of a 16-year-old teenager and their approach to, well, just about everything. They pretty much know it all, okay? They've read the books. They've watched the…