I shared this on Instagram as my contribution to Make Motherhood Diverse and got some really positive feedback that I wasn’t expecting. Apparently, lots of you feel exactly the same way, but for slightly different reasons…So, I thought that I would share it here too. Let me know what you think… Sometimes I worry that… Continue reading Blame Culture
So, I sat in my kitchen yesterday, listening to LBC on the radio (I know, I know…), in utter shock and disbelief. Hearing the various opinions on the rights and wrongs of the Neo-Nazi/alt-right/KKK “Unite the Right” rally and the subsequent murder in #Charlottesville and Trump’s flippety-flop of a pathetic excuse for a response… Continue reading Be a Val
It’s no secret. I have put on weight. I am probably the heaviest that I have ever been while not pregnant. I am probably medically (not morbidly, mind) obese. Now, some of you know me, or will have met me, and may dispute this description of myself. But, let there be no confusion – it… Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Body Won’t Play Ball?
Gosh! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Feels good to be back… So, the other day I had a Skype coaching session with Johanna Rossi. Johanna is a Holistic Health Coach and the creative force behind @raising_women. She had run a competition in collaboration with Jenny @mamazou85, that my lovely friend Sunita (@luckythingsblog) happened to… Continue reading It’s Good to Talk…
A slightly ranty, although much more lighthearted than the previous one, post. As you may be aware, a few months ago I left my employment. Well, when I say I left, it was more like being shoved out of the door (the big ‘R’), but it all amounts to the same thing: I am now… Continue reading Some things I had forgotten about the morning commute