Archive of ‘Inside Thoughts Out Loud’ category

I’m that mother

I’m that mother that you see at the park. The one who has one eye on their child and another on their phone. Funnily enough, I don’t feel that I’m being watched by other mothers and I don’t feel like I’m being judged. I’ve never had anyone give me a look that says “you’re a […] Read more…

kindness matters, social media

About a friend

fI haven’t felt like writing much this week.  Not so much that I didn’t want to write, I just haven’t felt as though I had anything to say that didn’t seem frothy and irrelevant.  This week my very dear friend lost someone so very close to her, someone she loved immensely, a soul sister.  She and her husband are grief stricken, of course […] Read more…

mothers heart in hand

The strength of mothers

It’s been a bit of an ordinary week in that I know two mothers having a really shit time right now.  Really confronting stuff and each are hurting for different reasons. One of whom I’ve been friends with forever and a day, a school friend so I’m talking 30 years of history.  Another I don’t know […] Read more…

Boys finger painting

Just a spoonful of sugar

When I was returning to work after Charlie was born I was lucky.  MM and I run our own business in recruitment so returning to work though had its challenges, what I didn’t have to worry about was negotiating the terms with my employer.  I am my own employer.  Though these days I feel a […] Read more…

mother and son

The mother I wish I was

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit anxious about my skill as a mother.  I use the word skills lightly because I’m mostly just winging motherhood, I sure as hell don’t think I’m particularly skilled at it.  I don’t use the word anxious lightly because, well I’m usually anxious about something. Between work, motherhood, being a wife, attempting […] Read more…


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