How to find local mum and baby activities

If you’re new to being a mum or have moved area, where on earth do you find out about local things to do? I’ve listed some general ideas on this blog post, and some Maidenhead ideas here. To find similar things in your area, try the following. Some groups are easy to find through a…

How to overcome the new mum January blues

I’m having an attack of the new mum January blues. Not enough sleep, changes in routine, worrying about stuff that’s a few months away, miserable weather. So what can I do? See people every day – be around other mums and babies, or family or friends. Talk to people – share problems and challenges, ask…

Time to simplify things

So I’ve been through the fourth trimester, had a glorious phase with a great sleeping and napping baby. But right now, she’s not so great at those things. And approaching 6 months we’ve got quite a few changes coming up – the pram, the cot and weaning. So it’s time to simplify my mind and…

In which I publish a new ebook

I published a new ebook! It is (I think) the final in my small series of creative ramblings, published before I move onto some non-fiction projects. Called Creative Connections, it’s a bit of an eclectic mix, as it’s got a few left over pieces of prose, a load of poems, and a couple of styles…

Why don’t people comment on blogs? 

And in a break and slight tangent from recent blog posts, this one is about blogging, not babies…. I’ve been blogging for quite a few years now, and I find it interesting that people don’t comment on blog posts as much I’d like them to. I feel as if a blog post with no comments…

Things I love this week 

There’s no chance of a longer post this week, between a grumpy baby and my lack of sleep. So here once again is a gratitude list….. things I love this week. Fancy shower gel – a couple of people bought me new mum presents of lovely smelling shower gel and bath stuff. My morning shower…

Why I love photography 

My last blog post was about why I love writing. Never one to be tied to just a single interest, I also love photography – this is why……. It helps me notice things. When I did my first photo challenge month back in 2013, I realised that taking one photo a day made me more…

Why I love writing

When I’m not on maternity leave, I work as a project director, managing communications projects and all the associated finances and resources. I like managing projects, but what I’m particularly drawn to is writing and photography. So it’s nice to indulge in both of those when I have time. Why do I love writing?  It…

My creative progress and current barriers

About 6 weeks ago I wrote a post about my creative plans for 2017/2018. My plans were: Enter one photography competition – Maidenhead and Me (which is also an exhibition) – closing date September 2017 Write and publish an ebook about my creative projects – by May 2018 Continue to write down all my creative…

Trees and sky

5 of my favourite things 

A couple of years ago I went through a phase of posting regular “things I’m grateful for this week” posts. Now feels like a good time to do something similar again, while I have a slower pace of life and less time to write long blogs. So here are my favourite things this week: Sleep…