Strip Naked and Redress with Happiness: How to survive and thrive through personal challenge

There are times in your life when you have to evaluate where you are and your view of yourself and the world. This often happens to mothers in those early years of parenting. Our bodies change, we sacrifice time and our own needs, our priorities shift. It doesn’t just happen to us when we become mothers – illness, a personal or family crisis, simply feeling stuck in a rut can cause us to feel overwhelmed, dissatisfied, confused, rudderless, even lost. I’ve read a few self help books over the years, and they can be a great tool for helping you…

Colour me Beige…Fashion, Feminism and the Capsule Wardrobe

If you’re a regular reader, you might have read my recent post about my joy at finally getting a pair of skinny jeans that fit. A baby and hitting forty hasn’t done my figure any favours. I don’t particularly mind. I’ve reached a quiet acceptance that things aren’t going to bounce back as quickly as they used to. I’m okay with that as long as I feel good and I’m healthy. Still it’s easy as a mum when you are exhausted and have little time for self care, to feel down about your appearance. You only have to look on…

By George, I think she’s got it! (I can finally wear skinny jeans after a baby)

I can’t lie, I’m not known for my love of clothes shopping or fashion. I do my best to cobble together something vaguely resembling and outfit, and I like to look my best, but comfort and a no need to iron fabrics draw me in more than anything else. I did read Vogue once – it was a Thursday in 1996. I grew up in the 80s and did most of my nightclubbing in the 90s, pre Facebook and Instagram. It was a golden, time when you could wear three “going out” outfits on rotation, without being shamed on social media for wearing…