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5 Things To Do When You’re Feeling A Bit Blue

Meh to Mondays hey, nobody likes them, am I right?..and after a wonderful weekend away to celebrate Mother's Day, this post-weekend slump has hit me harder than usual. Weep.
Steven Lea of Fit Dadz

5 Fitness Tips to Get the Body You Want By Steven Lea of Fit Dadz

It's a pleasure to welcome gym instructor Steven Lea to the blog today to help motivate you to make small changes to your life to help you feel fitter and happier over the coming year. I've felt so inspired by Steven's honest, no nonsense approach to fitness, I literally went for a run and am committed to be my fittest self this coming year.
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10 Things I’ve Learnt Aged 36

It was my birthday yesterday-whoop, whoop, whoop (insert all the cake, balloons and champagne emojis) and I'm now 36!!
Holiday photo in Avignon

Things I’ve Learnt On Holiday In Avignon (So Far)

Firstly, big thanks to Eurostar for inviting us to the magical town of Avignon in the South of France- and to the Avignon Tourist Board for their advice and generosity too-merci beaucoup!
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Brilliant Blog Posts 12th May 2016

It's that time again: #Brilliantblogposts and this week I'm sharing two posts I hope you'll enjoy, a break away with the family at Raithwaite Estate by the Yorkshire coast and one of my most recent post which has just gone live on How to be passionate but NOT obsessed with work. I receive a lot of emails about seeking balance so I hope this helps!
Vicki

How I Like to Take Care of My Body & Mind

Healthy living can be a bit of a vague term can't it? It's just so subjective. For some, being healthy means only eating organic, seasonal produce and hitting the gym five times a week. For others, a bit of exercise and a balanced diet is enough to lead a happy life.
Vicki Psarias

My 10 Step Code to Living a Content Life

I'm hitting the milestone that is 35 in November, and on reflection, this year has been one of not only my happiest yet but in many ways, no doubt the biggest learning curve I've had thus far, as my blogging business has expanded, I've rediscovered yoga, trialled different ways of eating and exercising and have found myself time and time again, pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
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Who’s the Daddy: Joy First, Money Later – A Modern Education By Filmmaker Samuel Stonehill

We all dream of escaping the rat race, go travelling and leading a nomadic lifestyle. Here, in the latest guest post as part of my Who's The Daddy series, Samuel Stonehill of Moving Time Lapse shares his own experience of seeking out true happiness, travelling the world, creating films that matter while offering his young son Esteban an unconventional yet rewarding education.
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Our Weekend in Pictures-Welcoming in the Spring

The weekend was one relaxing affair, we stayed at my folks' house, the home I grew up in on Saturday night so Peter and I could enjoy a rare date night, and all woke up to buttery warm bagels and the best babysitters in town. Bliss.
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The Happy-Making Little Things

As you get older and perhaps a little wiser (or in my Dad's case, sillier, much, much sillier-it can go both ways) you start to realise what really matters in life. I think having kids can do that to you, that whirlwind of new love for the kid you made merged with the mammoth overwhelming weight of responsibility (no more spontaneity in life is pretty sobering) and puts everything that came before, and after it, into sharp perspective. You don't need to have a kid for this I should add. Yay for being wiser without having to actually use your cervix! Life experience, travel, pets, nurturing plants, charity work, whatever it is that takes you out of yourself, can be enlightening, It got me thinking about all the tiny touching moments that make up the bigger picture, the intricately woven happy-making little things I reflect on right before I go to sleep or if I'm away from my kids, missing them madly, or my zone out to more joyous times when I find the children fighting over toys/films/my affection and I need a happy place pronto.
cute-Honest Mum

Summer Days

Isn't summer time simply the best (when they kids aren't making us feel like we're going slowly insane that is)- so far we've had some gorgeous Vitamin D fuelled days in the garden and out and about in glorious Yorkshire to make us happy. Why not get yourself a lovely glass or jug (ha) of Pimms and enjoy some of my favourite photos taken so far this summer-carefree, fun days pf the kids enjoying the rays: