Reasons why you should give meal planning a go

Meal planning…the simple act of taking some time to plan for your weekly meals and yes, this can include going out for dinner or ordering a take-away! There are many benefits to meal planning and in this blog Claire Gillies, Founder of Delicious and Real shares with us the reasons why she loves meal planning. [read more]

Understanding your child’s behaviour during COVID-19

Have you noticed that your child’s behaviour has changed recently? Maybe they are more irritable, angry, or frustrated. Are they acting out to get your attention? Maybe they seem quieter or more withdrawn than usual or perhaps they’ve regressed and have started sucking their thumb, being more clingy or wanting to sleep in your bed? [read more]

Week two of life on lockdown…how was it for you?

Somehow my week flew by. I’m not entirely sure what I spent the time doing and I must confess that I didn’t follow enough of my own advice from my last blog post.    I mainly wore grubby activewear, whilst doing a serious amount of comfort eating.  But, I did listen to Chris Evans on [read more]

Life on lockdown: musings from week one…

My head has been all over the place, as I’m sure it has been for many of you too.  It doesn’t matter whether life was good, bad or mediocre…most of us are now in the same boat; united by the fact that life as we knew it has suddenly changed! For the last week I’ve [read more]

From actress to early years entrepreneur

Here at Women Aloud we like to celebrate all the women who brave taking a new direction in life. Today we’re talking with Hana Voyce who, after the birth of her son, made the difficult decision to leave behind her much loved life treading the boards and start her own business instead. Hana trained as [read more]

Dear Mums…you’re not trying, you’re doing it!

I am a huge fan of motivational and inspirational quotes. I use them in my teaching regularly. However, there are many I have come across since becoming a Mum that are far from inspiring; instead I find them limiting and patronising. Take this example. “Dear Mum who’s trying to do it all: STOP. You’re only [read more]

Home hairdressing with Babytrim

One of the many milestones on the long path through parenthood is a baby’s first haircut. There are many salons out there who can help you mark the occasion with a deluxe salon experience but I couldn’t justify the cost for snipping a few locks off. In the search for alternatives I came across the Babytrim. Designed by [read more]

After a year of maternity leave I was ready to get back to work

In the blink of an eye my helpless newborn had grown into a cheeky and curious – almost walking – little monster. Who knew that a year of maternity leave could fly by so quickly? I’d really enjoyed it but as it came to an end I felt ready to return to work. Being a Mum is a funny old job. My little boy [read more]

When cows go boe – raising a bilingual baby

When people ask me about being a bilingual family, I often find that what I’m really answering questions about is biculturalism. In the ten years that I have known my husband, our different languages and culture have been one of the cornerstones of our relationship. So it was natural that we thought our child should also enjoy [read more]

Who am I? And when did my days get so guilt-filled?

Anyone out there wondering who the heck they are these days?  Wife. Mum. Daughter. Friend. Employed grown-up person. The list goes on… In the blink of an eye you went from a happy-go-lucky university student who skipped through life enjoying crazy nights out at the Student Union for less than a tenner and somehow picking up a degree [read more]