Escaping the 9 to 5 life

So a few months ago, I escaped the 9 to 5 life. AND IT'S BLOODY BRILLIANT. I decided that I needed to spend more time with my kids and with my life, actually enjoying it. I was working an obscene amount of hours per day, not really seeing the kids and generally...

Spooktacular Halloween Goodies!

I love cooking, ask my friends, I can make a mean meal. But puddings and baking...nope. I can't bake for shit. I follow the instructions to a tee and my cakes are flat, flimsy and.....flaccid (insert immature giggle here)  We wanted to make some spooky treats for our...

Dear Diary: Picking Pumpkins in Pictures

  We went pumpkin picking yesterday. Yep, we went to pick pumpkins, in a field. I literally had no idea this was a 'thing'. I know you can go strawberry picking. blackberry picking and probably more fruit picking, but never pumpkin picking! I started to see all...

5 lies you tell yourself before you become a parent

So when you pee on that stick and your heart stops beating for a few minutes, you forget to breathe and your whole life changes forever, there are some rules or morals or ideals that you will tell everyone and at the time, wholeheartedly believe. Until you have kids...

Shout out to Step-Dads

So the other day Andy and I were talking about relationship 'deal-breakers'. When we first met I already had Marcus, he was just over 3 years old. This wasn't an issue for Andy, at all. Seriously, he just classed Marcus as another part of me and accepted it without a...

Don’t call me a working mum

So I was going to write a post about 'A day in the life of a working mum' but as I was thinking about the title it really Pissed. Me. Off. The term 'working mum' errrm hello..yes I chose to have kids, but I am still Katy who always worked before she had kids...so why...

Body shaming. Bitches, boys and bad attitudes.

I remember when I was at school, I was probably about 14/15, there was a guy in my class that I fancied the pants off. Seriously, I was crushing on him for yeeears. So one day he was flirting with me, I was so over-the-top excited that he was even talking to me, never...

The cruel reality of parenting

Parenting is hard. Like really hard. No-one prepares you for it, you can read so many books, articles and advice but nothing will prepare you for any of it. When you have a new born, there are hundreds of pieces of advice on what do when they won't stop crying, how to...

Amster- DAYM

So a few months ago, my bestie and I took a little trip to Amsterdam. When I say 'little trip' I mean it, literally. We got a cruise off Groupon (for £35 each!) which gave us precisely 6 hours in the glorious city. If I were to go again I would deffo go for longer....

Trying to BreakFree from body insecurities

So I guess this is a little more 'personal' than some of my more recent posts, but all this losing weight and gymming has been leaving my poor little mind running in circles. For years I have been insecure about my body. Ya know people always say 'the people who seem...

10 things that have made me happy recently

There is so much negativity going on at the moment, so many famous, inspiring people have died, there is so much crap going on in the world; so I thought I would spend a bit of time reflecting on the things that make me happy at the moment. Spending the weekend with...

The big 3 0

So next year I am 30. I am torn between being really over the top excited and really, really scared. I mean yeah sure, I guess being 30 is no different to being 28. Except you have to actually start being a grown up, right? Isn't 30 the age where you have to start...

A bit of a Thursday ramble!

So I apologise in advance for this rant..but sometimes you just need to get things out- y'a know?! It really feels like sometimes one little head is not nearly big enough for all the thoughts, stress and emotions that go on inside there! How can 1 little brain think...

A more personal blog

Hey Guys, So I know I haven't written much recently. I am sorry about that but I have had some personal things that I needed to take care of. If I am honest, everyday I have wanted to write something, but I just couldn't get the words out. Sometimes when your thoughts...