Category: Mum life

Surviving working in lock-down…with a house full!

A light-hearted look at life in lock-down with a house full when you are trying to get your work done! It’s not easy is it? But we are all in the same boat and we can get through this together, here are some tips for a calmer working week!

How to motivate yourself back into creative action, with a little kindness…

I know that some people are finding it really hard to motivate themselves in their creative work, so in the week of mental health awareness, I think we need to practice some kindness to ourselves, others and access the wonderful creative support out there at the moment. Hopefully it will give you the boost that you need…

5 days to the end of Chemo….and other interesting numbers!

I’m nearly at the end of chemo and on one insomnia fuelled night I worked out all the medical statistics around treatment! It’s a mountain of numbers and care, for which I’ll be forever grateful…x

The difference between physical and creative hobbies and do you feel guilty or not-guilty?

This week I’m delving deep into how we perceive and feel about different hobbies and what type we’d choose if we absolutely had to! It’s an interesting conversation…

The results are in….

And it’s good news…an update on my chemo journey so far…

Heading into un-chartered waters…

A look in on what’s being going on over the last 7 weeks including lots of health tests and a diagnosis I’m facing tomorrow; this is to help others going through anything similar, and how I’ve gotten through these limbo weeks…

Why accountability is key to personal growth

Accountability is no longer a dirty word, it can help you grow your business, increase your skills and confidence and help you to truly value your work. Here I explain how…

Can fear spark a deeper level of creativity?

When faced with periods of uncertainty, do you stand still, forge through it, or might it be healthier to pause and take a closer look at what’s going on and perhaps take your creative talents to a higher level? This week I dig deeper into fears and learn quite a lot about myself in the process.

How Photography can lead to creative joy

  Last week I dared myself to enter the BBC Countryfile photo competition, partly just to try but also to make me look for the unusual a little bit more when I’m taking my photographs every day. Whilst on that mission, it made me…

Create the opportunities for your kids to grow and shine

Hi everyone, I can’t believe we are now into July!! It’s going so fast! This week I’m slightly exhausted but buzzing from helping out and then watching the fantastic Rebel show this weekend at Lawrence Batley Theatre. Both our children performed, and watching almost…