Blogtober Day 5 Return to education

5 Reasons to Return to Education – #Blogtober17 Day 5

It can be quite hard to return to education, especially if you are a parent. I for one would love to, but I keep telling myself I don’t have the time or money for it. The truth is though, if I were that serious about it I’d find the time and money. Just like I’ve managed to

Blogtober Day 4 Worst Date

The Most Romantic Worst Date – #Blogtober17 Day 4

Have you ever had one of those dates where you could tell they put a lot of effort into it but it still turned out bad? Those dates that would have been pretty romantic if everything hadn’t been wrong? Mine happened whilst I was at uni. It was the start of a new academic year,

One Step Closer to Driving – #Blogtober17 Day 3

Today, the appointed theme is cars. Also today, I took my driving theory test – and passed, thank you very much! I’ve never been a massive fan of cars, and never particularly wanted to drive. For my 18th, my Aunt was very generous and offered me two choices – driving lessons, or a laptop. Naturally (although

Babies: The Expectation – #Blogtober17 Day 2

All women are expected to have babies. Except those women who love other women of course, because then the idea becomes absurd, as if the mothering instinct has disappeared. In such a modern world, I really don’t understand why the idea of two women having kids is still so taboo. I personally find it amazing…especially

All About Me – #Blogtober17 Day 1

This year I have decided to take part in #Blogtober17. I absolutely suck at writing regularly, because I always find things to distract me. I am a brilliant procrastinator! This sounds great fun though, the idea of a community of bloggers getting together to share daily posts on predetermined topics. I thrive on structure, so

15 Favourite Pins #2 – Autumn Theme

15 Favourite Pins is a weekly roundup of…you guessed it…my favourite pins of the week. Last week was pretty general, with posts on recipes, toddler activities, storage hacks, books, craft ideas and writing prompts. This week has the theme of Autumn. I don’t know about you, but I just love autumn. Summer is all well

Your first toddler tantrum

Hello Toddler Tantrums

Nothing quite prepares you for the sheer power of toddler tantrums. The raw emotion, the screaming, the feeling of utter helplessness. Everyone talks about how hard and tiring they are, but its like trying to describe labour pains to someone who’s never experienced it. You can talk all you want about how it’s a different

My Weekly Accountability #2

Last week was the first week of My Weekly Accountability series. I spoke about how easy it is to make excuses for why you haven’t achieved any of your goals, and about the need to make small changes to your daily routine to help you get started. Acceptance and accountability is something I am really

15 Favourite Pins #1

Hello, my name is Rachel, and I have a Pinterest addiction. Sound familiar? I’ve recently got back into Pinterest after banning myself a while back…I didn’t really know what I was doing, so would spend ages pinning random stuff to ‘To Do’ boards and it would all get lost in generic jumbles and I’d never

My 10 Healthier Living Choices

Healthier living is a big focus of mine at the moment. I’m not just talking about healthier eating (although that does play a massive part!), but healthier everything. Relationships with both myself and others, the way I approach life, my living conditions, etc. It all comes down to self-care! You can read more about the