My Musing and Stories

21 September 2015
aging, skin care, hair care, nail care, banting, lchf, stretch marks, scar cream,

5 ways to look your age, not older!

Since my children are all now in school, I am starting to make improvements in areas long neglected in favour of the kids. I'm always last on my”to do” list and have decided this has to change! While being home, I have maintained only the most basic of self care routines. Just enough to fall into the “not gross” category. But, with my 40th birthday looming, my youngest finally in school full time and my […]
17 September 2015, things I love, things I hate,

10 things I Love, 10 things I Hate

So I was doing a little stock take of life the other night. You know how it is, when you're woken at 3am and suddenly your mind is whirling with arbitrary thoughts and ideas. None of which are useful in any way to you at that ungodly hour, but serve to ensure that you are awake til at least 6am. Anyway, I started thinking about stuff that makes me happy. The little things that bring […]
22 June 2015
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My first BritMumsLive and being Naked in Public toilets

This post is about firsts. My first time attending a blogger conference, my first time being naked in a public toilet and about why and how I left and arrived home in the same outfit.
10 June 2015, me, Carla

Secret Confessions: an A-Z of me!

A little look at me and who I am… Sometimes when I read blogs I enjoy getting to know who is behind the writing. I thought it might be fun to create a bit of a silly post sharing some things about myself with those of you who follow and read my musings and who I probably won't ever get to meet in real life.
24 May 2015
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Reasons I Love (& Hate) Spring.

The winter blues are finally disappearing into the distance. Layers are coming off, skies are turning blue, birds are chirping in the trees and people are emerging from their winter isolation. I am a sun lover. I look forward to the end of winter with eager anticipation. I yearn for the Spring and Summer months to start. They are always magnificent in my mind.
12 May 2015
birth,, mother, forever my first

Mine came out through the sunroof!

I've had 3 c-sections, if you think that makes me less of a woman, then I invite you to keep moving …
11 May 2015
toddlebabes, life lessons,

39 Valuable Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 39 years…

Yes, I realise that 39 things in 39 years makes me a slow learner, but hey…It means I've had time to really ponder it all! These are the things I feel are worth mentioning. I'm pretty sure that there are many more, perhaps for another post one day…but for the moment here's my list.
10 February 2015
better health, banting, LCHF, low carb

35 Days to Better Health

My journey to Good Health is just beginning!  Since the birth of my last child in 2010, I have struggled with a variety of health issues. I have been unable to loose the excess pregnancy weight, felt tired and generally low.  I made the decision to take my charge of my health and on the 5th of January I  implemented my plan towards a healthier, fitter and less wobbly bits me.
4 February 2015, forever my first, new baby, being a mother

Forever my First

My first born is 9 years old today…so I feel the need to write about her and to her.
21 January 2015
forty, forties,

Full speed ahead to the forties

So 2015 has arrived and has prompted me to think about getting older. As you do, I took a moment to do my annual stock take. What are my dreams, goals, aspirations for the year to come? This all got me looking at what has come before and thinking about what lies ahead.
20 November 2014
Benefit, Bourjois, Olay, Michelleori, make up

Make up I can’t go without!

What is your must have make up?
16 November 2014
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30 hours in the life of us…

I thought it would be fun to document a 30 hour period in our family's life. It was fun and interesting taking my camera out and about to capture the little things. The things that normally go by unrecorded. We had a busy 30 hours with loads to photograph and enjoy together. Here's a little look into life with my fabulous little family.
9 November 2014

Woburn: Enjoying family time together

Our weekend in pictures…  A formal Jazz themed fiftieth birthday party at Woburn Hotel, and a trip to Woburn Safari Park.
5 November 2014
poppies, London, Remembrance day

Poppies and Taking Time To Remember

I took my children to London to experience the magnificence of the Poppy display Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London. We were blessed with a stunning Autumn day which show cased the display perfectly. To say that it was both awe inspiring and humbling is an understatement! Before leaving home I spoke to the children about what we were going to see and why and pinned their poppy badges […]
23 October 2014
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32 ‘Gained’ things since I became a mother

Last week I wrote about the 32 things I had lost since becoming a mom. This post follows up on that by mirroring those things with what I have gained in their stead. I have to say that at this point in my life, this list is by far the better one.
18 October 2014

32 ‘Lost’ things … since motherhood

What things in your life have you “lost” since becoming a mom? I didn't think I had changed my lifestyle all that much since having children until I actually sat down to make a list. In my BC (Before Children) days I was a primary school teacher. Working everyday with some fabulous little people and some equally enjoyable adults. Days went by and going through the motions of planning, preparing, teaching and assessing were just […]
25 April 2014
No Butts about it! exercise for mothers, losing prgnancy weight

Simple exercise plan for busy mums

Now before you even begin to read this, you have to know that I am not a personal trainer and not trained in any way in fitness and health. I am however, a mother to three children who once had a nice flat tummy. It's been 3 years since my youngest was born, I am still struggling to get rid of the pouch of a tummy I am left with. I do have friends who […]
24 November 2008
lose pregnancy weight, quick weight loss, losing weight after baby

Lose Pregnancy Weight Fast – 5 Bad Habits to Quit

  A new mom stranded on an island with no food would naturally lose the pregnancy weight fast because of the lack of food. Although there are many factors that affect and contribute to being overweight, the one factor that stands apart from the rest is FOOD. Food by itself is not the problem. The real problem is our unhealthy relationship with food and lack of knowledge about the food we buy and fuel our […]
24 November 2008
Fast weight loss

Fast Weight Loss with These Quick Tips

By Cristina Conley   Allow me to go out on a short limb here and say: dieting works . . . at least in the short term. But you can improve the effectiveness of most diets and improve your long-term odds of success by mastering a few easy lifestyle additions.