All these times my worth was tied to a number. As a child, what grade did you have? It's less than so and so. How tall are you? You are taller than me. As a teenager, encouraged to step on the scale as often as possible and keep my weight under control. As an adult, … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – What’s your worth?
The one tip that could allow your toddler (and YOU) to sleep better when they are down with a cold and stuffy nose!
I love to use natural skincare and have done so for many years. It is good for you (no exposure to chemicals), smells lovely, and it just does the job so well. Over the years my biggest obstacle has been the cost of using these amazing products. From the brands' point of view, Organic certification … Continue reading How affordable is healthy skincare ?
So today I was inspired to try and pull my hair in an updo. I don't like pulling my hair back in a ponytail and I don't have that much hair to play with. So I tried this hairstyle which consists of pulling your hair into 3 or 4 -or more depending on your hair's … Continue reading Easy messy updo Friday
An alternative to curly girl method with a list of products tried and tested on wavy hair.
Clockwise, from the top left: Revlon lip butter in Fig Jam, Benecos lipstick in Toffee, Burts Bees lip shimmer in Fig, Burts Bees lip crayon in Redwood Forest. I do get really excited about this A good lip product to me is the equivalent of a stress ball. A secret weapon I can carry around … Continue reading Lip balms are my secret weapon
My thoughts and personal experience of breastfeeding, two articles I wrote for La Leche League and the Positive Birth Movement. And a back-of-the-head photo of Alexandra that I really love. Four weeks old and she had just managed to feed with a nipple shield. https://www.laleche.org.uk/when-something-just-isnt-right/ http://grantmethod.wixsite.com/pbmaberdeen/single-post/2017/05/09/My-empowering-breastfeeding-story?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffera1e2f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com
"You know that feeling when you have always done everything you were supposed to do, working hard at school, choosing the right university path, carefully managing your career, and here you are, 10 years down the line, and you are thinking 'Is that it?' 'is that all there is to it?'" In the past couple … Continue reading Know thyself
This summer I finished reading The Year of The Rat by Clare Furniss and what a raw, vivid depiction of grief, loss and letting go. Pearl is 16 when her mum Stella dies from undiagnosed pre-eclampsia. There is no goodbye, no time to adjust, but there is a tiny premature baby in an incubator. Pearl … Continue reading Of grief, loss and letting go…
So today as I started mulling over the events in the world and an ever disunited Europe I realised that my French family story is more than ever relevant and felt compelled to write and share. Feel free to share "I start thinking of all the ways we are told, from a very early age, … Continue reading What my family experienced during World War II. And why it matters today