I was born…

In Aug 2015, aged 40, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I went into hospital as Anita and I came out another person. When he was born, I WAS BORN.  Another version of me was born, one I didn’t know and one who hadn’t lived before. You see, I was a first time mum…

We have been up and down recently…

In 2014, I met the love of my life. He wasn’t my type and I wasn’t his. Between the jigs and the reels, we fell madly in love with each other and off we went on a whirlwind romance. We had the best 6 months together, before we fell pregnant with our first. During the…

Mums in Business ROCK!

A fortnight ago I had the absolute pleasure of singing for The Mums in Business Association Awards 2019. These awards are held annually, where all Mothers come together to celebrate their wins of running a business and holding down a family too. Whilst we all know a woman’s work is never done, it’s great to be…

It’s National Siblings Day!

Ok, so I’m one of 3: I’m the eldest, then my mother had 4 miscarriages, then my brother 6 years younger, then another 4 miscarriages and then my sister 9 years younger. We’re a really close family and I love that about us. My mother wanted a big family, she wanted more than 3, as…

Expressing Gratitude

Do you show gratitude in business or professionally? Showing Gratitude is backed up by many Psychologists and I’ve been reading a lot about it lately. Have a read of this Doctor’s report. I thought this was apt for us Mothers in Business as well as Women in Business, and it made me think that when…

Do you read to your children?

I love this stage of parenting, where I can sit and read a book to them. It’s how I imagined being a mother would be one day. My children are aged 2 & 3 so sometimes they enjoy reading depending on their humour at the time and other times have zero attention span. Reading a…

Am I less of a mother because I had a c-section?

So I don’t know about you but I didn’t really have a strict birth plan. I mean I did, I wanted a natural birth, although I was scared stiff with anticipation, and I knew I wanted an epidural if the pain that everyone spoke about got too much, though I’d rather just the gas and…

Finding your voice as a Woman In Business

As a woman in business, sometimes it feels like things are stacked up against us. With International Women’s Day becoming a huge success and us women being recognised for who we are are, as women and as mothers, if you are one, things are heading in the right direction, even though progress may sometimes seem…

What is a good Mother?

What actually defines a good mother? One who can show love unconditionally? One who finds it hard to show love physically but can clothe her children well? Is it someone who puts herself second because she loves her children so? Or is it someone who puts herself first in order to be a better mum…

Our family holiday

So this weekend, we had our first official family holiday.  It was only to Center Parcs in the lake district, a mere 2 hours away from where we live. That said, I had all the planning done for our trip including nap times etc. This was the first time I’ve ever been so organised and…