2019 – M.I.A

As the year draws to a close – I’M BACK!!!!!!! And, I couldn’t be more pleased! Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@mummysetra) are probably up to date with my 2019 journey, but for those of you who don’t – you may have thought i’d given up on my blog?! WRONG! So, where […]

‘Surely it’s time to have another?’

You find a boyfriend, and the question everyone asks you after you have been together a while is ‘any wedding bells?’ You get married, and then the question turns into ‘when are you having a baby?’ You have a baby, and then the question turns into ‘when are you having baby number 2?’ Anyone else […]

Here’s how I saved £1000 in 4 weeks!

As the 1st January comes round each year, most people think about tightening their belts a little, and look for easy ways to do so. I have done exactly that over the past month and thought i’d share the pretty simple ways how I have saved £1000 in the space of 4 weeks!   Join […]

Why only set goals at New Year?

I’m not sure why people tend to wait until the new year before they set themselves new goals –  for moral support? An obligation to set goals because others are? Don’t get me wrong, i’ve always been the same: ‘Next year, i’m going to………..’ ‘From January i’m going to…………’ This year, having had a few […]

Why i’ve never appreciated Crimbo Limbo – until now!

Crimbo limbo – the time between Christmas and New year – also known as Twixmas? Say what? How is that the case? What’s it got to do with Twix?! (Nothing I know, but that’s what the word makes me want….. a twix!) It’s 11 years since I finished uni and started working full time, and […]

The best things about being a working mum

When I went back to work full time after maternity leave, I was apprehensive, and hoped it was the best thing to do for our family. It gives me great pleasure now, 6 months later, saying it absolutely was! I have loved going back to work, especially in a more senior role, and to make […]

2017 – a reflection

2017, You were a busy old year for me. You were the first full year I spent with my little boy, you were the year where I spent half of the year on maternity leave and the other half back at work, you were the year where my stress levels got to levels they hadn’t […]

A letter to the other candidate……

Dear K, We have worked together now for almost 6 years in total, both moving from one organisation to another. Although we haven’t always had the best relationship, we have managed to remain civil, and have a natter every now and then. When I left for maternity leave, it was all very exciting as it […]

Operation “get my body back” – Month 1

A month or so ago I decided enough was enough! It was time to stop being a couch potato and hiding under baggy jumpers and start getting fit, so that I was able to fit into my pre-baby clothes for when I started work in 2 months time. I joined the gym, and started looking […]

When you realise that you’ve let yourself go…..

A few weeks ago it dawned on me that nothing in my wardrobe fits. NOTHING! I have spent most of winter & spring in the same baggy t-shirts / jumpers and jeans, and it’s been great. All my lumps and bumps have been covered, and I haven’t really thought much about it. Then suddenly I […]