I will not let you steal my sleep
Give so much freely for you to keep
I will not let you steal my hope
As you sit and stare while I can’t cope
I will not let you steal my sparkle
Bitch and gossip as if I’m a Markle
I will not let you steal my voice
Make me feel like I don’t have a choice
I will not let you steal my smile
Make each interaction into a trial
I will not let you steal my weekend
Force me to fake smile, act, pretend
You see if I let you steal all these
And I keep pretending, just to please
You’ll have stolen all of me thats good
And you should know better you really should
But one thing I really wish you knew
Im ok hun, because it’s not me it’s you
I will climb the highest mountain
Dive down to the deepest seas
Explore all corners of the world
Hold the tissue while you sneeze
I will fight off fearsome dragons
Join with you against each foe
Fly through the sky chasing fairies
Pull the splinter from your toe
I will catch a shooting star
Steer our rocket out to space
Search the caves for pixies
Wipe every tear from your face
I will chase lions in the savannah
Track the footsteps of their prey
Cook our dinner over an open fire
Listen to all that you say
I cannot promise an easy life
If I did, that would be untrue
I can however make this promise
That we will always and forever love you
Recently I have come to the realisation that something needs to change. I need to change. I have spent the last five years functioning in survival mode - literally getting from one day to the next. I thought I was living but I wasn't. Having Reggie triggered me to breakdown and have to start rebuilding my mental health from scratch.
Being a new mum is the best job in the world. I do honestly feel like I have been waiting to become a mum for a long time. I did quite a lot of 'research' before having my little boy and listened to a lot of advice. Some of it I took on and is now a part of my parenting, some I politely listened to but decided it wasn't for me. So with that in mind here are my top tips as a new momma feel free to ignore or take on!
Heading out and about with a baby can be daunting and cause a lot of anxiety. But for me, not going out isn’t the option, Reggie and I do not cope well being inside all day, it makes us both unbearable! I think the best thing to always do is arm yourself, so being out and about with a baby is as simple and as lovely as possible.
So you want to be tidy? I want to let you know that I I feel you. I am 26 and I have only just realised the benefits of being a tidy person and I wish I had known sooner! Let me set the scene - growing up I was very messy, infuriatingly messy, over flowingly messy. It was a constant battle and this poor habit followed me to university and beyond.
I used to think it was too much hard work to keep things tidy - oh how wrong I was! Because the truth is - once you are a 'tidy person' it is so EASY to keep things tidy!
This day is very important to my husband and I. It is the day our lives changed forever. Five years ago on this date my, then boyfriend of a year, had a bleed on the brain. He almost died and the prognosis was not good at all. Since then we have been fighting to regain some sense of normality back into our lives and he has documented it on his blog.
Isn't it amazing that not too long ago there was a time where my son could have voted but I could not. It is crazy to think that this once was the norm. I am so grateful to all those brave women who stood up and fought for our right to vote.
I feel very lucky to have grown up around men who never let me feel like I couldn't do something just because I was a female. I also have an amazing husband who joined me and supported me by combining our names instead of me sacrificing mine. This felt like my small act of rebellion against a world I know to be unequal.
I feel ashamed that I do not know enough about the women who have made my life possible or the women still fighting for our rights even today. This is definitely something I hope to change this year.
I know our fight is not over. I know one of my roles is to educate and bring up my son in the knowledge that women are equal to men.
Welcome to the new January - February. As today is the first Sunday in February I thought it would be a great time to share this exercise to help you become 'So Happy.' I thought it would be nice to have a whole part of the website dedicated to having a 'So Lovely, So Simple, So Happy' mind. One thing I have learned over the last few years is - in order to be happy you have to understand yourself and what makes you happy.
Welcome to the new home! This has been in the making for a long time and even longer as just a distant dream. This is my new name - which represents a new me - well the best version of me. The aim for So Lovely, So Simple is for women just like me who like things to be lovely but they have to be simple.