Reflecting on Life and New Beginnings

I left school at the age of 15. My plan was always to go to performing arts school. All they way through my 2 years of GCSEs I had the constant threats from my parents – if I didn’t pass my exams, I’d be spending the summer at…

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Beating the New Year Blues

Research by a psychologist and life coach Dr Cliff Arnall from more than a decade ago shows that we have hit the most depressing day of the year… Blue Monday

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New Year – New You. Blah, blah, blah!

Happy new year to you all and welcome back to Gurgles and Hurdles first blog of 2019. Now I do have to say sorry for the lack of blogs towards the end of last year. I think like a lot of people, life took over and I became…

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Am I too old to become a mum?

For years now I have been reading articles on fertility in your 30s.  How dangerous it can be for mother and baby, the potential risks and even how selfish it is to even consider becoming a parent post 40. It’s easy to get caught up in a myriad…

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Isolation & Postnatal Depression – My Story

Anyone who has children will know that the early weeks and months of parenthood can be daunting, and especially so if you find yourself with no help or support. It is easy to become overwhelmed or feel like there is no one around who truly understands what you…

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Tips on successful co-parenting

Co-parenting or joint parenting is when two parents work together raising their child even though they are separated, divorced or no longer living together.  It is something that I have had to do for many years, and I can honestly say that at times it has been very…

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Life through a lens

I’m sat by the pool and I hear my daughter screeching “OWWWWW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!! MUMMMM HES JUST SCRATCHED ME WITH HIS FOOT, HE NEEDS HIS TOENAILS CUTTING!!!” (Cringe) Most of the mums are looking at me with that, ‘Is that your child face!’ Just then my…

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