Category: You Rock!

Inspiration and motivation from mums who are rocking it their way!

Carolyn’s Story: Self-care for Mums requires a healthy delicious breakfast – no sipping of hot water and lemon juice required (by Carolyn Valentine)

I am a mum, health researcher and blogger and I am passionate about the impact food can have on women's physical health, mental health and self esteem. Self-care is actually not something that used to come naturally to me and I have had to learn to truly prioritise this. One thing I have learnt is ...

Angela’s Story: I don’t want to be invisible (By Angela Varlow)

  I love clothes. I really do. I’ve felt like this since I watched Alicia Silverstone pick out her outfits in the opening scenes of the film, Clueless. Oh how I wanted that wardrobe with its rotating rails. I spent my teens working weekends in the Faith shoes concession at Topshop. Yep, Faith shoes. Remember ...

Elaine’s Story: My Partner works in Iraq for 8 months of the year (By Elaine Gilmour-Hoy)

  I’ll start off by introducing myself...I’m Elaine, mum of one, soon to be 2 little boys. I offered up my “knowledge” to Gemma regarding how we cope as a family and how we function as my partner works away for 8 months of the year. He works in Iraq in Close Protection Security and ...

Ellie’s Story: Part-timer – the joys and pitfalls of working from home, part time (by Ellie Hayward)

I am a mother of two children under the age of ten and I work from home, part time.  I’ll spare you the (irrelevant) details.  Pros of working from home I can have a brinkmanship attitude about getting the kids to the school bus stop on time.  If we miss the bus, I have the ...

Gemma’s Story: When your life falls apart but you can’t because you’re a mum

If you have been following the blog for a while you will know that for a time I was a single mum (It was just me, Tom and Jonny who were 4 and 18 months old). I won't bore you with the highly predictable and stereotypical reasons why my first marriage ended but I will ...