Christmas time, mistletoe and Kirsch Wein…

Where is the time going?! This last part of 2018 seems to be disappearing in the blink of an eye and I feel like I’m scrambling to get some time to myself to update! This autumn/winter period has certainly been eventful and  full of new opportunities and challenges, which in the whirlwind of life at…

The Wait: An Update

I believe it has been some time since I’ve written about any kind of update in terms of our ttc journey. But as usual in all honesty, there hasn’t been much to report. We met with our doctors earlier in September and got the exciting news that we were being referred to fertility specialists, we…

Autumn Updates

Autumn for a long time, has been one of my very favourite seasons, it has however also been a season of grieving for the past few years. Our family lost a matriarch and dearly loved member several years ago during October time and so during this time of year that was once a much loved…

Managing expectations

It’s hard isn’t it? We are allowed to say it aren’t we? To admit that sometimes for as positive as you actively try your best to be, sometimes life can be a little ‘sucky’? – (attempting to keep that one PG). For those days, weeks, months or dare I say it years where you are…

Autumn time at the Pumpkin Patch

It’s that time of year again, my very favourite time – Autumn (although this past Summer did win me over slightly). But there is just that certain charm about Autumn that is unforgettable to me; crisp mornings, blue skies, colourful leaves, cold weather, warm jumpers and hot drinks, pumpkin picking, sweet treats and fireworks…I can’t…

Finding the words

Communication is key to life, unfortunately even the more out going and charismatic of us (skills of which I don’t personally identify with) often fall short when it comes to truly communicating the most important of messages. It’s often so easy for many of us to share our successes in life (perhaps sometimes with too…

Calm on the Coast

Sometimes you don’t realise how badly your body and soul need a break until you are physically removed from your personal surroundings and shipped off to a remote and peaceful place. Thankfully we got lucky last week with it being the annual tradition of our Lawrence family holiday on the coast and I can honestly…

Giving in to Guilt

(Now before we begin, full disclosure – I am not beginning to suggest that guilt is a good or healthy thing to carry along with you and I do truly believe living with guilt can have a terrible impact on an individuals mental health – it is how you overcome it and move forward that…

With arms wide open

Being so open about all of the struggles and successes in your personal life can understandably leave some people feeling a little vulnerable and because of this I think it’s justifiable for a lot of individuals to become more guarded in order to protect themselves. But for me personally, I’ve found that the greatest thing…

Always choose kindness

Lately I’ve been finding that my anxiety is trying to get the better of me, I say ‘trying’, because I can see patterns emerging that I’ve seen many times before and instead of giving into these irrational feelings and thoughts (no matter how convincing they often feel) I am adamant that I will refuse to…