Dear, Noah: My Star of the Week

Dear, Noah, Today you turned 1401 days old. You’re 46 months old. Your fourth birthday is not until 30th August: six measly days before you start Reception. In that same week, some of your classmates could be turning five. So, you’re the youngest in your year. The baby. You’ve had a lot of catching up…… Continue reading Dear, Noah: My Star of the Week

Cook with me: MOIST cocoa-free chocolate cake

I already know what you’re thinking: a cocoa-free chocolate cake? No cocoa powder in your cake? How does that work? Well, my friends, one day I had no cocoa powder in my cupboard but eggs that needed using and some love in my heart. Okay, that’s silly. But I took a regular recipe for a…… Continue reading Cook with me: MOIST cocoa-free chocolate cake

Running away

I run away from minor health complaints because I’m scared of spending money we don’t have on medication. I run away from minor health complaints because I’m scared they could turn into something bigger. I run away from a hostile environment with my child so that he doesn’t get hurt again. I run away from…… Continue reading Running away

The How and Why of Self-Care

It’s 9:30pm and the children have finally been asleep for longer than 30 minutes. Or maybe it’s 9:30pm and you had to stay over at work for three hours too long, not seeing your partner since the evening before. You’ve had knock-back after knock-back lately – nothing seems to be making sense or improving. You’ve…… Continue reading The How and Why of Self-Care

LACURA: the supermarket beauty revolution

Why more of us need to talk about the Aldi Middle Aisle

What are you writing?

I quit my job in travel retail back in February. There’s never really one reason for quitting a job, is there? Like you could have a problem with your boss but wouldn’t just quit over it: you would first try to resolve the problem. If the problem cannot be resolved, well that could be a…… Continue reading What are you writing?

Decluttering: beauty

If you’re anything like myself, as a mother, beauty bits tend to spread a little bit farther into the house than the dressing table. I’ve had face masks stored on my bathroom shelf, on my bedside table and on my bookshelf in the living room, all simultaneously. Whether for ease of access, not wanting to…… Continue reading Decluttering: beauty

Anatomicals: the safe teeth whitening edition

When my first few adult teeth came in, my mom queried with our dentist why my adult teeth were growing in so discoloured in comparison to my milk teeth. Add to that 6 years of daily penicillin, about 12 years of smoking and a good few years of heavy coffee drinking (I’m still on the…… Continue reading Anatomicals: the safe teeth whitening edition

Love and loathe: Skin

This mini blog series is pretty self-explanatory: I’ll rabbit on about two products, one of which I’ve been loving and the other… well, I can do without! The two products I’m talking about today are skin items which I was initially super excited to try out. The first is the Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask…… Continue reading Love and loathe: Skin

Letting the baps free: 26 lessons in 26 years

July 11th marked my 26th trip around our star. As much as I’d like to be, I’m not one for lists, however a somewhat mediocre birthday (due to being stuck in my own head for a lot of it) has sparked two lists dedicated to no one else but myself. In an attempt at self-love,…… Continue reading Letting the baps free: 26 lessons in 26 years