• EMOTIONAL, FUNNY, MUST READ

    2020 IN 10 FEELINGS

    This one comes courtesy of Sally Darby founder of @mums_like_us  who wanted to share her experience of Covid with MS (and 2 small kids). As I read on 'another-Friday-that may-as-well-have-been-a-Tuesday' I felt like she was managing to put into the words the feelings of many of us over this last year. Here it is:…

  • MOTHERHOOD, USEFUL, WORK & MONEY

    TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT MONEY

    Of all the topics that I write about, 'money' is the one that tends to elicit the strongest and more intense reaction. Add to the current economic climate and it really is a subject that is front of mind. Here Mum to three boys, Money blogger and Head of Brand at Starling Bank Rachel Kerrone offers some great advice on how to talk to kids about money: …

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MALE EATING DISORDERS

    Having watched the Freddie Flintoff documentary about his struggle with bulimia I have been thinking about the unique challenges of male eating disorders. Thank you Connor for being so open about his ongoing recovery from his, including how it intersects with his relationship with exercise. …

  • MENTAL HEALTH, TRAVEL

    PHOBIA OF FLYING

    This might seem like an unusual list to share at a point when people are taking fewer flights than ever, but what's most interesting about this piece is it picks up on a pivotal moment of when a rumbling fear escalates into a phobia and how to do something about it.…

  • 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...…