Life After Kids – The Good Bits

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Before I had Master I, I swotted up on pregnancy and babyhood.  I read the inevitable (What to Expect when you are Expecting and Baby Love), the slightly hippy (Well Adjusted Babies by Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani), the somewhat terrifying (Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf), the guilt-inducing (The Smart Love Parent by Pieper) and the hilarious (Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke).  In retrospect, I may have believed that becoming a parent was going to come with a final exam – a literal rather than figurative one.  What those books cumulatively gave me (aside from a complex) was the belief that:  I would never shower before noon, I would lose all sense of my self, the people in my life would lose respect for me, that I was completely unprepared for parenting and if it were possible, I should rethink the whole idea.  My reality was very different.  I wanted to share seven things in my life that are so much better for having children. Read more

Finding the time – 7 simple ways to start creating the time that you need

We’ve all said it – “I just don’t have the time.”

DSC07541And we tend to say it a lot more after having kids.

This post looks at some simple and tested ways to save you time and help you use it more effectively. Some of what I am suggesting might seem a bit Stepford-Wifey to you, but trust me, it works. And it won’t cost you anything, in fact some of these tips might actually help save you some money. Read more