My little boy is one. One. 365 days old. (Well 366 days when you're reading this or 367 if this year was a leap year. Like who remembers stuff like that. Unless you have a birthday on 29th Feb). Anyway... it literally feels like yesterday I was in labour and now I have a little… Continue reading Happy Birthday!
Everyday I walk past a lot of people and every single one of them has something they are trying to hide. Whether they are ashamed of their legs or arms, covering them up even when it's warm or people pulling their tops down, conscious that their stomach is out or trying to hide their bum.… Continue reading Be kind to yourself
So I was phone free for 36 hours. This wasn't planned. I didn't just decide to be without a phone for some spiritual reason. Nope. My phone had a massive crack across the screen, which meant I couldn't unlock it. So rather than spending hours trying to find my old phone, I wanted to see… Continue reading What I learned from a day without my phone
Yep, we are at 11 months already. I can't believe that my gorgeous little boy will be 1 next month. It only feels like a month ago that I was bringing him home. Part of me isn't ready for him to be 1 but another part of me is so excited to grow up and… Continue reading Spencer’s 11 month update
A year ago, I became an English Language and Spanish graduate from Bangor University. Fun story by Stephanie Clayton, aged 23 and 3/4. No but seriously, I spent four years preparing for this day (not physically- although if you're wearing fake tan then preparing a few days before is key. Last minute tan+rain=disaster.) Anyway, let's… Continue reading The Graduate: One year on
Ok, so I'm fully aware that my last post was his 9 month update that I posted last week but life's hard when you're lazy/ have an active baby to look after. Since the last update, he has more confidence when he stands up and he has started to be able to stand unsupported for… Continue reading Spencer: 10 month update
Loving. Loyal. Caring. Patient. Selfless. These are all words that have been used to describe mums. But others around you may not use the same adjectives to describe you. Boring is a word that gets thrown about from time to time; normally when you have to decline drinks for the third time in a row.… Continue reading Did having a baby make me boring?
I'm trying to be more positive on a daily basis. Normally when I reflect on things, I tend to remember the bad. So this post is a reminder that good things did happen this year. Also, I like reading posts like this as I get to be nosy in an acceptable way. January- So my year… Continue reading A year in review
There has always been some controversy regarding how to overcome depression.Hashtags such as #JustGoForAWalk , which are seemingly 'helpful', are actually harmful to people with depression. Yes, walking does boost endorphins, which is obviously beneficial but when you feel that you physically cannot get out of bed, this is not something you want to hear.… Continue reading Things that may help you through a bad mental health day
So I've been 23 for a week. A whole week. I thought turning older would mean I would get all the wisdom. Like when you level up on a game and gain loads of new things. Sadly, I am not any wiser after a week. So instead I am going to share the best advice… Continue reading The best advice I have ever received