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Tag: Me-time

When is it an emergency?

How was I feeling right now? Furious? No…. Livid. I’d just finished an emotionally-charged conversation with my partner and he had told me he had decided to take the week off work – DURING TERM TIME! I was silently fuming – didn’t we always say that we would only do something like that in an…




The five things guaranteed to make this mum jealous

Back in the day, when I was single and my main worry in life was running out of cornflakes, I would spend my hard-earned cash on lovely handbags: impractical handbags, handbags with their own dust bags, handbags that were literally works of art. If I saw someone with a new bag I would immediately notice it and,…




The toddler and the lovely, stressful afternoon tea

Last Sunday it was Mother’s Day and I can honestly say it was the best one so far (to date I’ve enjoyed five as a proper official mother). However, I can’t lie to you. It didn’t quite go to plan. But then, when did anything involving a hyperactive toddler and a one-hundred-questions-a-minute- five-year-old ever go…




Wanted ‘me time’

WANTED:  Me Time STOLEN in a robbery that is suspected to have coincided with a trip to a maternity ward. This particular fugitive has been in hiding for the last 5 years (at least). VICTIM: A career woman with family. DESCRIPTION: LAST SEEN in a variety of covert dwelling places such as: the shower (five minutes…




A typical morning for a busy mum on the way to work

As many a busy mum will know, actually getting to work in the morning can often be the most stressful part of the day. Once at the office, I like to savour my hot cup of coffee and the opportunity to go to the loo, on my own, without interruption. Ah, ‘me time’! A typical busy mum morning will frequently…




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