I'm writing this because I know how easy it is to judge and potentially, condemn others based on their actions on people you know and care about. That pack mentality to deride someone because they've hurt another/others. To form an opinion based on well, another's opinion and possibly not on fact because everything in life is so utterly subjective.
Peter and I had scheduled in a date night for Sunday night for a while yet when the time came round and the freezing cold set in (it was minus 15 or something or it felt it at least), fatigue from the weeke...
'Motherhood is hard sometimes, especially when other women seem so much better at it than you'.
Let me kick off by writing, I'm that girl who literally wants to be friends with everyone.
Let me kick off by stating that I'm so freakin' lucky to have two handfuls of besties in my life. I really am fortunate to have the most inspiring, lovable mates in my life.
Welcome back people and hey! to all you new bloggers!
Studies have shown that endless hours on social media looking at photos of friends getting together having fun- (the ones that are mostly shared as those of us simply sat around bored rarely make the cut)- ...
It's Who's the Daddy time and here gifted blogger Julian from Northern Dad shares a poignant post which perfectly aligns humour with emotion. Just beautiful.
I'm a girl's girl, always have been, always will be.
I'm super excited to share a brand new feature with you all as I join forces with the formidable TV Psychologist Emma Kenny in a bid to help offer guidance, support and solutions to your problems, right here on my blog Honest Mum.
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.
This moth's Who's the Daddy features Al Ferguson, the founder of The Dad Network on the similarities between a parent and their child...
I can't live without the strong female friendships in my life.
I've always been a bit of a girl's girl-I'm still friends with many of my oldest girlfriends from school, sixth form and university then from working in the film industry; I love how empowering good female friends can be! I'd be lost without them!
Anyone who knows me, understands how much I love hanging out with my family. In fact nothing, NOTHING makes me happier than when we're altogether, eating, laughing, eating, shouting (we don't do talking, we're Greek) and did I mention eating?! My family are utter happy-makers and that's the 'truth Ruth'!
Aw, soft focus pictures of our boys together kissing and cuddling, Oliver our firstborn and heir looking lovingly at his younger brother, our darling baby Alexander. Bless. Fast forward a year. Oliver realises his brother is sticking around for more than just the photo opp (and he's loud, confident and wants to play with his toys). Like forevs. The adoration is still there, sure it is. But from Alexander to his older brother. A spends his days gazing at Big Bro brimming with love and admiration.
Argh, friendship divorce...I've been meaning to write this post for a while and although it might well sound controversial, I don't mean it to be. I first read about 'Friendship Divorce' in one of the glossies and it really resonated with me at the time. I think once you have a child, you are forced to prioritise, you suddenly have no time for bull****, negativity and clearly friendships which don't work.
I recently wrote the post Things My Mother Taught Me which listed my top 10 lessons learnt from my Mama and now I'd like to pay homage to my super Mother in Law.