A letter to my younger self.

Dear younger me, You may not recognise me right now, I don't have the life that you think we will have. I have more lines on my face and bags under my eyes than you thought we would have. But these are from the years of laughter and tears from our children, these bags...

10 Top Tips to survive Christmas cooking!

The big day is getting closer and closer and the pressure is starting to build! This year Andy and I took on the role of cooking for our family Christmas dinner, there will be 11 of us to cater for! So I decided to put together a little list of tips to help us (and...

How easy is it to change your mindset?

I have been thinking a lot recently about positivity and dealing with life in a much more positive way. But how easy is it to do that in reality?  Considering I am 28 years old and have dealt with life in a certain way for so many years, is it possible to change your...

How do you decide which road to take?

There seems to be a point everyone's life where you come to a crossroads. Whether it is in your love life, work life or home life, there is a time when you can go one of two ways. But how do you decide which path is the right one to take? I was talking to a friend...

Do fairy tales set us up for failure?

For years, as a girl, you are surrounded by the fairy tale versions of the perfect marriage and the perfect family. Ariel met her Prince Eric, Aurora met her Prince Charming, Beauty met her Beast... you get my drift. In all of these fairy tales the main theme follows...

A little me time?

I have been really struggling this week to find time to write anything, all my spare time has been spent trying to see my husband, or trying to catch up on some sleep.   Being a working mum I spend so much time running around after other people, dropping kids...

How hard is it to have confidence in your own abilities?

It's funny really, at an appraisal at work I was given a 5 out of 5 for confidence in own abilities. Yet I have just sat here, on the train to London, adding friends to 'like' the new ColourmeKaty Facebook page I have launched and passing over probably 80% of people...

Are you doing something for you?

We spend so much time looking around, searching for those moments that make us truly happy, when most of the time they are right there in front of us. The day's spent chilling on the sofa with your best friend while your children play, watching their happy faces as...