Posts by KatieP

FRIDAY FIVE: Brilliant reads…

IN an attempt to ‘slow down’ a little, (see previous post) today’s Friday Five is not about me waffling on. Oh no! Instead it’s about me sharing some link love and recommending some pretty awesome reads by some pretty awesome people, that I’ve been lucky enough to come across recently. Grab yourself a cuppa, get comfortable and prepare to be entertained and quite possibly inspired. Happy reading! * For parents

Continue reading…

LIFE: It’s time to be still (for a while)…

I DON’T know about you but I am dreadful when it comes to relaxing. Absolutely shocking in fact. I used to be pretty good at it a few years ago, but since having Elsie, I’ve become more determined. More ambitious. More go-getting because I want to build an incredible life for my wonderful little family. All of which is very lovely and correct, I’m sure you’ll agree. However, the problem

Continue reading…

Become a better ‘sister’…

TODAY is International Women’s Day. A reminder – not that we need one – that us ladies still have many more battles to fight when it comes to achieving equality, peace and happiness. With this in mind, here are five ridiculously easy things we can all do now to help ourselves and each other. Ladies, be the change in your world! (And happy International Women’s Day!) * STOP judging and bitching

Continue reading…

LESSONS FROM ELSIE: My wise (young) owl…

MANY a time I look at my little Elsie Porridge and think she is the wisest person I know. You may think that’s crazy. And perhaps you would be right. Afterall, she’s only eight months old. But I ask you this – have you ever met a happy, bouncing baby who doesn’t know how to really enjoy life? For my awesome little girl may be young, but make no mistake,

Continue reading…

POUT OF APPROVAL: 100 Little Words on Parenthood

I WAS delighted to be asked to be part of this wonderful book and am even more thrilled to give it my‘Pout of Approval’! Compiled by writer Charlie Plunkett, 100 Little Words on Parenthood is a fascinating collection of anecdotes, words of wisdom and poems on all aspects of parenthood from the miracle of birth to toddler troubles, embarrassing tantrums to awkward teenagers. In just 100 words, mums, dads, grandparents and

Continue reading…

What to do with your wedding dress

THE wedding season has begun with gusto and so, for all you excited soon to be brides, here’s a Friday Five especially for you. Here are five things you can do with your wedding dress, after the big day. Once you’ve laughed, cried, posed and danced in it and made ridiculously happy memories. ——– Keep and cherish it Ok, I’m starting with the obvious, but if like me you’re a

Continue reading…

Ladies, it’s time to get sassy!…

IF you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Think about it. It’s pretty tough isn’t it? How about choosing one word that you aspire to be? Struggling? Well dear friends, let me help. Here’s one word that I think we should all aim to be. One word that I love and aim to be more of, every single day. Ladies, it’s time to get SASSY.

Continue reading…

Places to visit in Barnsley

I MAY not be Barnsley ‘born and bred’, but I’ve lived here for quite a few years now. It’s my home sweet home and I like it very much. So with that in mind for today’s Friday Five, I thought I’d do my bit for local tourism and share my top five ‘must visit’ places you need to experience in this incredibly friendly and really quite beautiful South Yorkshire town.

Continue reading…

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close