Tips for Starting PreSchool

Tips for Starting PreSchool

My daughter started preschool in September last year (2020). It was the middle of a global pandemic. She hadn’t been in childcare for six months so it’s fair to say I was a little worried. I knew the pre-school and her key worker as my son had attended the same one and had the same key worker. However Sienna is a very different kettle of fish to her big brother and I really wasn’t sure how she would react. 

Eleven Months of Separation

Eleven Months of Separation

How has it been almost a year?! Ric and I said on Sienna’s birthday that we genuinely couldn’t believe it. As far as the first year as a separated/co-parenting couple it’s been a pretty mental one! Navigating our new life and a worldwide pandemic definitely made 2020 a year we will never forget. One thing is clear, our separation was the best decision we have made in a while. 

Eleven Weeks of Separation

Eleven Weeks of Separation

Wow, I can’t believe it’s eleven weeks since we separated. It genuinely feels like so much longer. Life as we know it has pretty much come to a halt with Covid 19 and “lockdown” and that means that “real life” co-parenting and being separated hasn’t really started yet.  So what can I tell you? Well let’s see…

Eleven Days of Separation

Eleven Days of Separation

Written 11th February 2020 I’m going to write this to document our separation however I’m unsure whether it will ever be published. It will depend on how things go and whether Ric is happy with me publishing it. I’m going to write it anyway. In times of stress, I find getting my thoughts out in my writing very helpful.  Let’s start at the beginning… Eleven days ago, on the 1st of February, my husband and I decided that our marriage…

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2020 Review – Well that was unexpected!

2020 Review – Well that was unexpected!

It’s almost laughable to do a 2020 review, isn’t it? Who knew when I was writing them, at the end of 2019, a global pandemic would hit?! Covid 19 pretty much put a stop to any plans we all had. With that, any goals for 2020 were pretty much null and void. So I’ve decided that instead of two posts: reviewing the year and goals for the new year. I’d combine it all into one. 

AD | Jack’s Supermarket

AD | Jack’s Supermarket

I was partial to a bit of Supermarket Sweep with Dale Winton when I was younger. Therefore, when Jack’s Supermarket got in touch as asked if I’d like to work with them I was quite excited! Immediately images popped into my head of me running about the Jack’s Supermarket Wakefield, throwing random items into my trolley and the odd blow-up banana too. The reality wasn’t quite that (social distancing and the people of Wakey thinking I was a madwoman) but…

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Lockdown Wins

Lockdown Wins

The CoronaVirus pandemic has been something that many will never experience. It’s something that our children will be telling their grandchildren about. Their grandchildren will learn about at school and talking about how when Grandma Becka had Covid 19! Lockdown 2 was dominated by this and being apart from the kids. With school still open it’s a little different to Lockdown 1 and that’s the one I was to reflect on. It doesn’t bare thinking about the tragedies of the…

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Beauty Pie Review

Beauty Pie Review

When I became single, I realised that I wasn’t going to get a “big” present at Christmas or for my birthday so decided to treat myself to a monthly subscription as a treat. My membership for Beauty Pie was born after a few of the people on my Instagram were showing off their “Pie Day”. I figured I’d try it out for a few months and see what I thought. Six months on and there is no going back! So without…

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The Thoughts Of A Newly Single Mother

The Thoughts Of A Newly Single Mother

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably have seen that I separated from my husband at the beginning of the year. It’s now six months on and I thought I’d write down a little of what’s gone through my head during my new single mum life.