10 Things I discovered In 2020

December is usually a time of reflection on the year gone by and although we can all agree that 2020 has been the most unusual yet, I’ve used that to my advantage. “20 things I discovered in 2020” is a great title for a blog, but if I’m being honest, I couldn’t think of 20.

Unhappy New Year

So I think it’s safe to assume New Years Eve is cancelled this year, at least cancelled as we know it. Unpopular opinion maybe, but I’m so glad. I don’t get excited about getting dolled up after a week of eating more cheese than all of the mice in the country combined. The thought of

Life in a blended family

I thought after my last blog of #life #after #being #widowed was written I’d try to write how different life changes when you become a new blended family. I mentioned in my last blog how life after losing my late husband of 20+ years had changed, especially for my five children and that finding love

5 Ways to Increase Your Self-Love

There have been certain periods of my life during which I’ve struggled with self-love; finding ways to increase your self-love isn’t always easy. It wasn’t exactly something that I was consciously aware of at the time, but looking back at some of my past actions, the writing was on the wall. Many of the articles

Life after being widowed

Life after being widowed is definitely not something I thought that I would be facing, especially with 5 children to raise by myself.  My late husband and I would have been married for 22 years this year, but sadly last August 2019 we had been away on our first family holiday in 5 years.  We