Posts by KatieP

TRYING FOR A BABY AND BEING ‘IN THE RED’

I CAN remember the days when I actually used to looked forward to my period arriving. (Kind of.) Back in my youth and in my twenties, when babies were not even on the bottom of a future ‘to do’ list. When being a mum wasn’t even on the agenda and I didn’t even know if I ever wanted it to be. “Thank goodness for that!” I would often silently exclaim

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LUXURIOUS PAMPERING & #SMALLCHANGES WITH OPTIWELL

I’M not a believer in diets or radical changes. There’s too much pressure and too much room to fail and feel bad about yourself, I think. But I am a believer in making little changes, #smallchanges that are doable and can and will make an impact!

FROM ME, TO YOU – A BIG OL’ BLOG THANK YOU!

I’M in celebration mode today… Because this ol’ blog of mine is four years old tomorrow. Four years old! Crazy stuff indeed. I can hardly believe it! To mark the occasion, here’s a video, featuring yours truly with a special message for you all. Sent and recorded, of course, with my lurve. P.S I’ll be popping into your inboxes on Monday with my new weekly newsletter! If you haven’t received

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KEEPING THE FAITH WHEN YOU WORK FOR YOURSELF (BUT HAVE NO WORK COMING IN)

THAT fear you feel when you have no work coming in? I know it well. Very well. I’ve been freelancing for six years now, making money from my blog for the last 18 months or so and still, I fear THAT fear. When work is quiet. When my inbox is manageable. When my bank balance looks piteously low or I’m in the red. I’ve been there more times than I

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MEET OUR NEW ADDITION!

IF you’re expecting baby news, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you love animals, then you’re in a for a winner today folks! ;-) Ladies and gents, may I introduce you to the new member of our little family, Busta the dog. A 13 week golden cockapoo whom arrived in our lives this weekend and has already turned them upside down!

THE LIST EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HAVE (OR MAKE)

I’M not a fan of the list generally. Just so you’re clear. Yep they’re useful and pretty handy but they always give me the ‘fear’ that I’ll never have enough time to get everything done. Or ‘the guilt’ when I don’t manage to tick everything off my list. But recently I’ve decided that I need a list in my life. And that, my friend, you do too!¬†This list that I’m

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DEAR KATE… SHOULD I FIGHT FOR A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF WHO I AM?

REMEMBER that Agony Aunt idea I had? Well it’s come to fruition my friends and I couldn’t be more thrilled. (Or nervous.) I put the idea out there and the emails have come. The first one that landed in my inbox was this one. I found it hidden in my spam box and when I read it, I don’t think I breathed until I’d come to the end of the

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TEACHING ELSIE TO BE GRATEFUL

AT bedtime, Elsie and I have got a new routine. Which goes a little something like this…pyjamas on, brush teeth, clean face, toilet trip, bedtime story (or two), lights out, cuddles and a question. A very simple question that I’ve introduced over the past few weeks. And the question is this:

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