M.O.Y.O is back!!

Last year, along with my friend Lynda, we launched Mane of Your Own, a podcast about afro hair. It’s more of a passion project than a side hustle, but it we really enjoyed engaging in and sharing conversations about afro hair. From Afro Hair in the workplace, to raising children with afro hair and even…

Why I’m encouraging my son to grow the fro

I’ve mentioned before about Boy1’s decision to grow his Afro, but haven’t really gone in to detail about how I’m be extra supportive about it. The second #worldafroday is at the end of the summer, and whilst I’m not sure he’ll still be sporting the fro (possibly going for a new look for year 6…

Happy new year!

Ok, so I’m more than a week k to 2018, but thought I’d wish everyone a happy new year! No new resolutions for me, I’ve come to the conclusion at this age that if I need to wait til January to fix something in my life, it probs my isn’t that important to me. Change…

This Mum Really Does Run!

So earlier this year, I decided I really wanted to improve my fitness and try something new. I’d started to fall out of love with the gym, which ultimately meant I was starting to fall out of my jeans. After a couple of colleagues from work talked about doing Couch to 5k, I decided to…

A new school of thought…

So we’ve entered a new phase at Mumsomnia Towers. Year 5. The point when you realise the primary school days are nearing their end *sob*. We’ve visited a few high school open days (as I tried to hold back tears/panic) and now this box has found a place on our table. This box represents Boy1…

Chasing dreams…

Well if you’re a fan of daytime TV you might have spotted my mug on The Chase quiz show today. I won’t share the result in case you want to watch on catch up, but either way it was a brill day. I’d always wanted to do a quiz show and when my son asked…

Is fear winning? 

God, I hate these posts. Paris, Manchester and now another attack in London. As a parent what do I do?  I always try to stay positive. I’m factual with my son so as not to shelter him, but when two attacks on home soil happen within less than a month of each other it’s so…

Give it a go! 

This is my mantra for 2017. Following in from last year and embracing the power of ‘yes’, this year I just want to give it a go.  Nothing specific, but whatever random experiences and activities that spring to mind, I’m just going to try them.  I’m currently on a busy train, drinking overly priced Merlot…

Was I just trolled? It kinda hurt

I’ve mentioned before that I’m trying to challenge myself more this year. Saying ‘yes’ more often in a bid to finding the ‘new’ or ‘real’, post-baby me. Just starting this blog and more importantly, sharing it, has been quite a big step. This week, I took a bigger step. A journalist asked me to post my most…