Anxiety loop

I’ve found myself in a bit of a self-perpetuating loop lately. I fight hard against anxiety and for the most part win the battle. Covid though, and in particular lockdown make the wins exhausting as we are literally staying at home for our own safety. How can you not be triggered by this and potentially […]

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3.0

Just wanted to do a quick post to check in and make sure everyone was ok and coping with lockdown 3.0? I feel like I am on a rollercoaster. One minute I am grateful for the extra time we all get to spend together and so thankful for our home and safety, the next minute […]

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Mental Health

Bringing up boys I often find myself saying “that’s not very kind” but if one of them asked me to tell them what being kind means, I think I might struggle to articulate an answer succinctly. Sometimes it is a feeling like love, a natural act done subconsciously like my two-year-old planting a kiss on […]

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Week 140593

How is everyone entering week 140593 of lockdown? We are muddling through with lots of highs and a few lows. I seem to think one minute yep, totally got this, could carry on for months. Then out of nowhere I just want to cry all day, desperately sad missing my family and friends. I am […]

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We’ve got this

Blimey, one week done. Only one week and a weekend… It is completely crazy. I feel like I have been at home for years. Not sure if you feel the same but I have so many ups and downs in one day, it’s exhausting. Generally I feel really upbeat and positive but then a misty […]

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The calm before the storm

I am joining the millions of people feeling more than a little anxious right now. Glued to BBC News it all feels like a dream, or more accurately a nightmare we will all wake up from soon. The reality is this though. I get to stay at home and think of creative ways to entertain […]

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Excellent

The world seems to be a bit naff at the moment. The Coronavirus threat is ever closer to home. A couple of schools in Lincolnshire have been closed for a deep clean and a friend is off work in quarantine this week. In general, I think we are all a bit scared about it and […]

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Hit the pause button

The weirdest part about having children is the pull. You are so torn between wanting your children to be little forever and desperately wanting to fast-forward to see the adult they will become. Pleading to get through a horrible phase as quickly and unscathed as possible, yet desperately sad as your baby disappears before your […]

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Anaesthetic high

It’s weird, when you are a child you are given constant reassurance, praise and multiple pats on the back for doing things well, or quite honestly, even averagely at times. Adulthood hits and there seems to be this weird shift. Suddenly we might make someone too much of a show off to praise them, too […]

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Instagram V Reality

I am working on a piece for my portfolio on the topic of Instagram v reality and thought I would blog about it too from my cheese induced coma, it’s been a while! This time of year is reflective, full of hope for a new year (and decade!) but equally full of sadness over those […]

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