Posts by KatieP

Why do we have to do a) b) and c) before we can have a break? Why do women have an internal reward system?!

SORRY. I just need to load the dishwasher, then I’ll be with you. Oh and I best tidy up the little lady’s toys too, before I get to it. Still there? I’m coming honest, just one minute! I just need to quickly run upstairs, hoover up, stick a load of washing in blah, blah, blah. Why do we do it? Why DO we do it? Is it me? Am I

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Oh my giddy aunt! Please vote for me in the BiBs (if you so wish)

YESTERDAY my Twitter feed went bonkers. And all because the shortlist for the BiBs 2015 (The Brilliance in Blogging Awards) had come out. And all because I’ve only gone and made the bloody shortlist! And all because it’s for the writer category too! Oh my giddy Aunt! So thank you. THANK YOU! To anyone, indeed everyone, who nominated me or put me forward to be considered. I’m absolutely gobsmacked but

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‘Love’ly footwear from Brantano

ALL us parents know, that footwear for little ones can cost a small fortune. Their little feet and wiggly toes just love to grow, don’t they?! Which is wonderful and charming, but sometimes means you can go through an alarming number of pairs of shoes in as little as 12 months. And it’s not just shoes either, but sandals for those glorious hot days, wellies for the wet or snowy

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NINE MYTHS ABOUT BLOGGING THAT NEED TO BE OBLITERATED

IT’S changed my life, my beautiful little corner of the Internet. But it’s also brought some very interesting conversations my way and a hell of a lot of questions too. There’s a whole glut load of misconceptions when it comes to blogging and being a blogger. About the work that’s involved, about what it’s really like and of course, how much money you can make from it. In the three

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Pouting In ‘Diggerland’ – (Because diggers aren’t just for boys)

I’LL be honest, I’m not really a fan per se of diggers. But, this isn’t about me because Elsie LOVES them. Like seriously loves them. Every time we drive by one on a motorway or come across one on our travels, her little face beams with joy as she shouts: “Look, Mummy, a digger!” So you can imagine her utter delight when we decided to pay nearby Diggerland Yorkshire a little

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Why her and not me?! Why is another woman’s success such a bitter pill to swallow?

THIS is the question too many women ask themselves far too often. And not in the healthy, “hmmmm, I wonder why?…” pondering kind of way. But in the, “I’m jealous, disgruntled, hate-her-guts kind of way.” We’ve all done it and I’ll be the first to hold my hand up and say yeeeees, I’ve made this mistake on occasion in the past. But why do we do it? Why is it so

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‘CRU’-ising through life with my wonder bag

SEQUINNED, embellished, vintage, metallic or leather – you name it, when it comes to bags I’ve owned them all. Apart from, the perfect day to day bag, that is. A bag which isn’t showy but simple and elegant. A bag that will let me get on with my busy life, easily. Something that is understated, beautifully made and does the job. Carrying my items from a to b safely and

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All About You – Shoot The Moon!

POWERFUL that, isn’t it? These words by Anne Lamott – which I came across and shared last week for my new #wisdominheels project – have lingered around in my thoughts since I read them. They have stayed there, locked into my consciousness, stubborn, persistent and loud. A reminder to grab life with both your hands and live boldly. Indeed, to live fearlessly. I’ve always been a bit of a ‘feisty

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