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  • Back to School September Clutter Clearing

    Back to School September Clutter Clearing
  • Secondhand September Soup

    Secondhand September Soup
  • Can we talk about school uniforms?

    Can we talk about school uniforms?
  • Becoming a gender stereotype, one nice dinner at a time

    Becoming a gender stereotype, one nice dinner at a time

The Night She Died

I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘her’ since last week: since the time I got the news that the tumour that had been eating away at her for longer than they predicted, finally got to…

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Back to School September Clutter Clearing

At the end of the summer holiday, I walk around the house and wonder again how we have managed to accumulate so much stuff and how much waste we seem to produce. Rationally, I know what we have to do…

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Secondhand September Soup

Secondhand September has come at a good time. Usually, I would invest in a few decent new pieces for my back to school wardrobe. This year, I have consciously not. I’m a massive fan of decluttering and donating. But I never really think of buying things second hand. So, this month I’m trying it. My first, and only purchase (so far) has been a soup maker. Wish me luck!

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Can we talk about school uniforms?

If you’ve ever heard me in the school playground, you will already know my views on school uniform. If you haven’t, and as it is back to school, I am more than happy to share my thoughts with you too…

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Becoming a gender stereotype, one nice dinner at a time

We have never really been a family of gender stereotypes. We’ve always had to pitch in as need and finances demand it. I don’t know if it is the limited palate of lockdown life or if I’m just getting older. But all of a sudden, I have that yearning to become a more typical domestic goddess

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Enough with the pressure of Self-Care

Sometimes I feel like the list of things I’m not managing to do well enough goes on and on. I don’t meditate often enough. I don’t invest in face masks, do a daily gratitude practice or bullet journal. The chances of me getting on a plane to have the opportunity to put on my own oxygen mask first is looking pretty slim. I see the benefit. But, with the hype about self-care, I feel that it is either going to cost me money or be totally inauthentic.

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