Parenting, Uncategorized

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

A lot of us think that self-care has to be a day at the spa, a 3 hour facial, or girls night out but that is actually not the case. If I were a doctor, I'd recommend a daily dose of self-care with a side of "me time". As a mom, a wife and career… Continue reading A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

Parenting

Puberty & Wasting Time

There is a 100% chance that someone in this household will need therapy after Riley finishes puberty. I'm 100% certain that it will be me. To be fair, it's still early days for Paul and me where Riley is concerned. His voice is only shaking a smidge and he is smelling a little funkier lately,… Continue reading Puberty & Wasting Time

Real Talk, Uncategorized

Learning to self-love (again)

Man, to say that this year has been a weight based yo-yo is an understatement. In case you've missed it, I've gained weight and lost self-confidence - obviously, I had to change this. I've learned that weight gain (and coming to terms with it) is a lot like dealing with the different stages of grief.… Continue reading Learning to self-love (again)

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

Weight loss on a budget

Losing weight can seem expensive when you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, we now know tricks and secrets to budget weight loss plans. Weight loss journeys can be challenging, especially when you don’t quite know where to start. It can seem costly, time consuming and too hard to follow through with, but it doesn’t… Continue reading Weight loss on a budget

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

What to eat for weight loss

We all know that we need to eat healthier for weight loss, but do you know what food to eat? Here are the food groups you should be eating… There is a lot of talk about eating healthier and moving more for weight loss, but when you’re starting out it is difficult to know just… Continue reading What to eat for weight loss

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

Staying motivated

Staying motivated to stick to a weight loss journey is tough, so it helps to have a cheering section and an arsenal of motivation tips like these. Permanent weight loss requires making health changes to more than just your food choices, but also to your lifestyle. They aren’t always easy to do though, so staying… Continue reading Staying motivated

Dear Diary

Lets talk about sex

Did you know that your Fitness Tracker tracks steps as you're having sex? We discovered this quite accidentally and now we're obsessed with tracking our sexy steps. Whether you'd like to admit it or not, you've probably chucked the ol' "I have a headache" out a time or two, right? We're all tired and it can be… Continue reading Lets talk about sex

Dear Diary, Uncategorized

Life, Love and Paper Towels

I am often told that I am so lucky to be married to a tattoo artist. Isn't it awesome being tattooed for free and whenever I want to?  What most people don’t realise is that like any relationship; being in love with a tattoo artist has its challenges. You might think that I can drop… Continue reading Life, Love and Paper Towels

Dear Diary, Uncategorized

Why flash fitness fails

I'm pretty sure you've seen them advertised by ripped AF fitness fanatics across social media. You know those 12-week transformation programmes that guarantee results? Well, they don't really work and here is why...Okay, so that might be a bit harsh, they do work and they are really effective when followed correctly. The problem isn't during… Continue reading Why flash fitness fails

Dear Diary

Happiness life hacks you actually need

Jis, depression is tough though. I'm pretty sure that people assume that you just pop a little pill and you're the vision of happiness, amirite? That isn't how it works, and you do need a little something extra to get through the day. I've been determined to be happier lately. Like obsessively so and it's… Continue reading Happiness life hacks you actually need