Posts by KatieP

LIFE: Advice from Craig…

THIS, dear readers is a first for me, as I’m about to post words from another being on this blog of mine. I’m incredibly proud and passionate about the content of my blog so this isn’t something I would ever normally do, but when I read this yesterday, I knew I had to share it with you all, because it’s just so damn brilliant. The ‘letter’ below comes from Craig Harper,

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Why you should write more letters

MODERN technology is fabulous, don’t get me wrong, but when it comes to connecting with another human being, a handwritten letter is where magic lies. Here are five good reasons, to put down your phone and pick up a pen. Today. * It’ll make somebody’s day Phone calls, skype chats, tweets and emails may all be quicker, but when it comes to communicating, a thoughtful handwritten letter trumps them all.

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LIFE: Learning to be still…

LAST week I wrote about taking some time out, to be still for a while. After feeling pretty stressed by a never ending to do list, I gave myself permission to chill out and guess what folks, it’s working! Even though this week has been a little challenging, I’m already feeling much more relaxed about stuff. It’s actually pretty hard learning to be still. Especially when you’re used to cramming as

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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