Day 47: All things get better

It’s Max’s 4th birthday today. When we first met him, he was 17 months old. He adored my husband James instantly but he barely tolerated me. I remember trying to bond with him, surrounded by social workers and foster carers, and feeling like world’s most useless human. I didn’t know how to change a nappy,…

Day 46: Without Resentment

It’s been a busy day. By way of stupendously poor planning, I ended up having to do this week’s work, next week’s work, bake a birthday cake, volunteer at a school disco and get Mini to and from another school disco and still get all the usual day to day stuff done. (I am now…

Day 45: No Wine Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day. I hate Valentine’s Day but I still participate. Somehow, despite having a year-round loving relationship, James and I both fall into the trap of this commercial holiday. In years gone by, it was a great excuse to indulge in a lovely bottle (or two) of fizz. Under the heading of “it’s Valentine’s…

Habits of a Supermum (Podcast)

Every now and then you meet people who somehow manage to have it all and still have it all together. Jessica Rashleigh, founder of the Supermum Society, is one of those people. In this episode, I talk to her about her habits in life and in business to get a sense of how she keeps…

Day 44: Reverse Bucket List

A few weeks ago, I interviewed the founder of The Supermum Society for my podcast (The episode will be published tomorrow) and she talked about something called The Reverse Bucket List. I had heard about it before but never done it. The concept is a simple one. Instead of writing down all the things you…

Day 43: Another vice remains

Sometimes I feel like I’ve climbed the Everest of habits. I feel awesome. Then I look down and realise I’ve travelled just two or three steps and the mountain still looms large in front of me – somehow feeling even more formidable because I thought I had already climbed it. That is how I feel…

Day 42: A little inspiration

Depending on what they are, our habits will eventually make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. Steven Covey This quote helps me recognise the value in the tiny, seemingly insignificant steps. What’s your favourite inspirational quote?