I Had Anorexia And I Am Terrified My Daughter Will Inherit The Disorder

I cringe when I hear other parents complain about their "little fatties" and how their children will just "gobble everything up". Lucky you, I think. I hope they retain that same reckless enjoyment when it comes to food forever. As for my three-year-old... well, we like to joke that she has the diet of a…

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…

Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Mum 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…

I Hope My Daughter Always Loves Herself As Much As She Does Right Now

I know I'm not alone when I confess that I struggle with self love. It doesn't matter how many #positive Instagram images I come across, or how many self improvement books I read or how many inspirational speakers I watch - when I'm left alone with my thoughts I bring the hammer down on myself.…

You Will Never Be Able To Plan The Best Memories Of Childhood

The other night I was lying in bed with my daughter and husband. Yes, we bed share and it works for us. No, thank you, I'm not interested in why this might be the wrong decision. By force of habit I like to rest my hand on her back (she's a tummy sleeper). Slowly, slowly…