First trimester diary

First trimester diary

Those first few months of your first pregnancy are a strange period. Not only are you trying to process that a little being is nestled deep inside of you, but a lot of the time there are dozens of physical symptoms manifesting themselves in all different shapes and ways.

In those first fleeting weeks and in the months that followed I found great comfort in reading about others’ experiences – to know I wasn’t alone and that everything I was going through, others had gone through it too.

So in the spirit of the sisterhood, I thought I’d sit down and reflect on what the first three months of my pregnancy was like, in the hope that one day it might help someone else…

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Something to share: The Little Chapters podcast

Something to share: The Little Chapters podcast

When I first started reading blogs many years ago, I quickly came to love the weekly or monthly ‘link lists’ many sites featured.  I enjoyed having a go-to-guide of articles, quizzes, pictures or recommendations to peruse and I often learnt something new, had my mind opened to a different perspective or was challenged by what was before me.

So, with that spirit in mind I thought I’d share with you today a weekly podcast that I’m absolutely loving…

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My meditation experiment

My meditation experiment

I’ve been trying really hard this year to live a little more thoughtfully.   To separate work time from down time, to notice the little joys of the everyday and to care for myself and those I love a little better.

Despite my intentions, I’ve still found myself overwhelmed on days – stressed about work, finances, family and planning a wedding abroad. So, the other day I thought I’d try something new – daily meditation…

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The coat rack

The coat rack

When I was living in England I quickly became aware of the humble coat-rack. Every house I visited seemed to have one near or around the front door. Some were free standing, others were nailed to the wall but all had a collections of ‘water-proofs’, down filled puffers or boiled wool pea coats, ready and waiting for whenever you left the house…

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