11 ways to prepare for motherhood and getting pregnant

Deciding to start trying for a baby isn’t usually something that happens overnight. It might also take some time to get pregnant. You might also dither for a while, unsure if the time is right.  So why fill the gap with some activities to help you prepare for pregnancy and motherhood. I suspect there is another post further down the line which is slightly more sarcastic. These are just some of the things that sprung to mind on the practical front.   Folic acid Folic acid reduce the risk of central neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in unborn babies.…

About my books: The Sophie Morgan Vampire Series

I’ve always enjoyed books by Charmaine Harris (“True Blood/ Sookie Stackhouse) and was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Being Human. It’s not surprising then that my first stab at writing books was to try urban fantasy. I use the word loosely as in my world, vampires are in many ways as ordinary as us. They have jobs, they have layers, they have obsessions. They are flawed. I wanted to write about a world where it could really happen, where it’s not all mirrors without reflections and ghostly pale faces. I wondered what it would be like…

Now TV Bingeworthy Boxsets and a 14 day FREE trial

  As you know, I’ve learned the value of a good streaming service since becoming a mum. When you become a mum, your social life takes a nose dive and you can find yourself awake at odd hours with a child. Being able to watch some decent TV when you eventually get some down time is a must. When my son was born, we cancelled out satellite TV subscription, and instead opted to move to NOW TV. This basically gives you some of the biggest and best SKY TV channels, along with movies, sport and box sets. You don’t get…

Daydreaming of a family holiday to Jamaica:

  That’s it, it looks like the British heatwave is probably over. While I’m sure the rest of August will be pleasant, I am someone who loves sun. We haven’t had a beach holiday for a few years and while we’ve enjoyed our city breaks and UK holidays, my thoughts sometimes turn to somewhere more exotic.   When it comes to thinking of beach holidays, I always think of that Beach Boys song – Kokomo. I love the idea of Jamaica. I’m a child of the eighties and I always think of Cocktail with Tom Cruise.   I admit I’m…

How to ask for interview feedback

So you didn’t get the job you wanted, but you want interview feedback to help you get the next one? I’ve worked with many recruiters and jobseekers over the years and statistically you are in the majority. Most people won’t get the job they interviewed for, only one person is going to get it. The trick now is ensuring that your learn from it, build on your interview performance and skills, and go from there. Interview feedback is important for all those reasons. I also think it’s important as you must remember that there’s always the possibility that the “first…

How to deal with overwhelm as a mum

Even the most organised mum with the outward appearance of having her shizzle together, will feel overwhelmed sometimes. I am no different. I am particularly prone as I’m an introvert so for me stillness and quiet is incredibly important. I’m also incredibly focussed to the point of being single minded.  I’m an over thinker too. It’s not a winning combination when it comes to stress and anxiety, two things I have suffered from in th past.  Because of my history though, I am good at spotting the signs and can take action before it escalates. My husband might read this…