• BODY IMAGE, EMOTIONAL, HEALTH

    BYE BYE BOOBS

    Anyone who follows Carly on Instagram (if you don't you should) will likely be in awe of how she has emerged from what has been an extremely challenging chapter in a way that is inspiring to witness. On a recent post celebrating life post-chemo and post-surgery she wrote: "one small step at a time, moving forwards, growing, healing & living." This is an 'ode to her boobs' ahead of a double mastectomy:…

  • EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, MUST READ

    NARCISSISTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE IN A RELATIONSHIP

    This list has been in my 'to put live' file for a long time (thank you April for your patience). Though I am passionate about sharing tricky subjects I am also wary of trying to judge the mood. As such I have found myself waiting for the 'right time' to share this; the fact is there is no 'right time'. So here it is. …

  • HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    THIS IS LONG-TERM COVID

    As per the opening line, this list from Lucille Whiting isn't to scare anyone, but instead give a personal insight of the continued impact of COVID-19 on her health. Something I haven't seen or read much on, but am keen to learn more about...…

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    TO MY ALCOHOLIC FATHER, (WHO DIED WHILE I WAS GIVING BIRTH)

    Life is mad isn't it? The older I get the more I know that to be true. Where I once thought that happiness was a place you aimed for, I now 'get' that more likely there are sad times tinged with joy and good times with more complex or tricky bits thrown in. This list by Megan Ace is testament to the highs and lows sometimes colliding at once, in this case the death who her Father on the day her son was born.…

  • BODY IMAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    SWITCHING TO REUSABLE PERIOD PRODUCTS

    Before using a menstrual cup I was very weirded out by menstrual cups, then when my periods returned after having my third kid I decided to give them a whirl and have since become one of those people who spends their time trying 'convert' people to using them. Imagine my joy when Kiera of @mamadesigns came forward to write this list about the fact she has branched out into reusable period products (and why she loves them).…