Self care is a much talked about subject at the moment. With the rise in conversations about mental health it has become a very important part of recovery. However, self care can mean something different to everyone and whether it is grabbing an hour for yourself with a good book, looking after your body or practising something such as writing in a journal every day to help with mental health it is very important. So if you buying a Christmas gift this year for someone who is a great believer in self care or someone who you think might need…

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about things that you shouldn’t be saying to someone who suffers with anxiety and today I am back with some things you should be saying. I think it can be hard to know what to say to someone with anxiety especially if they become insular or put barriers up. Don’t let the barriers put you off though because that member of your family or friend will need you more than ever even if they haven’t realised it yet. One of the hardest but most important first steps to take when you…

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It’s nearly that time of year when the kids start writing their letters to Santa, my kids have already done it and this year Santa wrote them a letter back too! You just can’t beat the magic of Christmas with kids can you? When that Santa letter drops on the doormat there is a lot of excitement and a huge sign that Christmas is well and truly on it’s way. Magic Santa Letters very kindly offered to do our Santa letters this year I can honestly say that Santa did good this year! These were by far the most magical…

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If your kids are like mine then Christmas is very much on their radar now. Around this time of year I like to get the Christmas books out to read to them. Little Man especially loves a Christmas story so I am always on the look out for new ones that are a bit different to the norm. We were very kindly sent Santa’s Wish by Samuel Langley-Swain to review and this book has definitely ticked a lot of my Christmas book boxes! What’s it about? The book is described in the blurb as a modern twist on the Christmas classic and this…

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I have written many many times about my twins being premature. If you want to read our story then you can here. But for today, on World Prematurity Day I wanted to join in with the conversation going on on blogs, social media and probably in person too. The wonderful charity Bliss (a charity for babies born premature or sick) are heading up that conversation with their hashtag #prematurityis. 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely so imagine the amount of stories out there about these amazing tiny little humans! There are still so many stories to tell and so…

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