Clarks first shoes

Why Does Clarks Always Come Under Fire?

This may be a risky post as I know there are some avid Clarks bashers out there but I feel that as an ex-employee–yes, that’s right, 8 years at Clarks with 6 as a manager– I need to stand up for them because even though I left back in 2012 I still feel very strongly about the service that this store has to offer.

Every year, usually around this time, the same stories come out in the media whether it is via a blog post, a tweet or an extensive, angry Facebook post poor Clarks Continue reading “Why Does Clarks Always Come Under Fire?”

Breastfeeding- why all the controversy?

Breastfeeding- Why All The Controversy?

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and even though I have seen plenty of amazing articles from bloggers who have shared their stories, offered advice and support and, as always, have shown this stage of Motherhood in its true light I have still been left infuriated by the usual debates, arguments and ignorance that have cropped up all over social media. The worst for me has to be the fact that at the start of the week I kept seeing an article asking if we should be calling it world feeding week?  Continue reading “Breastfeeding- Why All The Controversy?”

Newborn baby wrapped in a towel

Parenting Ways: The Choice is Yours

These days there are so many different methods used to raise a child. We have those parents who work, the stay at home Mum/Dad, the attachment parents, the ones who love to do their crafts, the parents who bake, the hands-on parents, the sporty family, the ‘naughty step’ parents, the strict parents, the on Continue reading “Parenting Ways: The Choice is Yours”

Dressing for a new you- 3 images of me in new clothes

Dressing For a New You

I don’t know about the rest of you but since becoming a Mother I have somewhat felt that I have lost my identity. I have been slowly drowning in baby paraphernalia, baby feeding, caring, nappy changes, weaning, teething, baby sick and feeling exhausted. It’s probably easily done in the first year but I am 2 1/2 years on and my days have been spent wearing the same jeans several times a week, grabbing the first top I see in my wardrobe and not noticing how worn out most of my clothes actually look. Continue reading “Dressing For a New You”

only you know your baby best collage

Only You Know Your Baby Best

When you become pregnant you may buy a few books and try and read up on what will happen; you may naively think that a baby is simply ‘textbook'(yep, I am sure many of us have been there!) The baby then comes along and as you are trying to find your feet, cope with the sleepless nights and learn what your new little person needs, you will also be dealing with all those other bits of ‘advice’ being fired at you. Continue reading “Only You Know Your Baby Best”

love hearts in the sky

Why Deny Love?

So, you have probably all heard the news in the last week about how we shouldn’t be kissing our children on the lips because one Psychologist says it is an erogenous zone and is too sexual. Yep, just breathe…WOW! Is what I thought when I read that. What type of mind do you have to have to think this in the first place? Continue reading “Why Deny Love?”