Some of you may realise from my social media that my current car situation is dire. I have a car that costs me about £500 to drag through its MOT each year (and usually about another £200 in miscellaneous repairs throughout the year too). As someone who has a child at school across town, a… Read More Buying a New Family Car
While accidents cannot be controlled, we can however, control the impact of them. When we talk about the impact, we tend to imagine physical injury and vehicle damage. But an accident, whether its a big one or a small one, usually involves many factors in it, including a chance for you to recover your loss… Read More 4 Things to Do After a Car Accident
My dad died when I was twenty-five. Twenty-five is supposed to mean you’re an adult. Twenty-five is supposed to mean you have your own life and you don’t need your dad any more. Twenty-five is too soon. We knew it was coming; he’d had cancer for a while, but nothing really prepares you. I don’t… Read More For My Father (Who is no Longer With Us)
I was originally going to call this post “Online Bingo: My Secret Shame”, but that would have been silly. Bingo is awesome and everyone knows it! I feel like I’m a bit of a stereotypical 30-year-old mum, sitting around in my leggings and playing online bingo, but my love for the, er… sport(?) started about… Read More I love online bingo!
So you’re about to have your first beautiful bundle of joy — Congratulations! And welcome to a few years of non-stop nursery rhymes, baby feeding every 3 hours, and figuring out what each little coo and cry means. Despite the fact that these are going to be some challenging times, you’re going to love every… Read More Car Buying Tips for New Families
This morning we awoke to news that can’t have made anyone happy; whichever way they voted. A hung parliament means another government situation that nobody actually asked for. Political beliefs aside, the turnout yesterday was pretty awesome. Normally my generation is known for its apathy; low turnouts are expected and accepted. Yesterday the tides turned… Read More What Does Voting Mean to You?
All parents find that they are constantly worried about the safety levels in the home. After all, the last thing you want is for your children (or yourself) to be injured at home, no matter how minor it might turn out to be. There are a lot of things that most parents can do to… Read More Safety In The Home For You & Your Family
I hardly need any motivation to get out, unless it’s pouring with rain and I’ve got a decent box set to watch, but who has time for that when you’ve got a pile of ironing to do and a house to hoover? But when life becomes a bit on the busy side and you realise… Read More Short-Term ‘Lone
It seems unfair that I should have to take anti-depressants just because there’s loads of morons out there… … Is exactly what someone with a mental illness might say. I started taking anti-depressants again a little while ago, when I wasn’t coping so well and my thoughts were along the lines of the above sentence.… Read More I Started Getting my Eyebrows Threaded and Stopped Taking my Anti-Depressants
No matter how you look at it, getting injured sucks. But like most things in life, there are two sides to every story. What matters is how you perceive your maladies and injuries. How do you best adapt to your new life? Depending on the severity, there’s a chance your life has changed. If you’re… Read More 5 Ways To Mitigate The Harmful Effects Of An Injury