A Plea for Love not Hate: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life you love

A Plea for Love not Hate

I wasn’t going to blog about Brexit, I’ve written “political” posts on this blog before and received abusive comments in return, and it’s not nice, but I can’t not say anything.

When I woke up on Friday morning, at 3am UK time (6am Mauritius time), Remain was leading. Just. And through the course of my morning I watched as it became apparent that Leave would win.… Read more

Proud of my 40 year old body: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life you love

Proud of my 40 year old body

When I originally decided to blog about my 40 year old body the title that came to mind was “Coming to terms with my 40 year old body”, but the more I thought about it the more I hated the whole negativity of it, and I started to list reasons I was proud of my 40 year old body.… Read more

9 Time Management Tips for Mums: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life you love

9 Time Management Tips for Mums

A couple of weeks ago I got a lovely email from one of my readers, asking me how I found the time to do everything that I do, as she said she just didn’t have time to do anything and she wanted to know how I managed it. So I decided to pull together my time management tips for mums, for you lovely lady…and for all those other mums out there, banging their heads against brick walls as they try and find a way to fit it all in.… Read more

Does visualisation really work? www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life you love

Does visualisation really work?

I’d been practising visualisation for years before I first heard of it. It was something I’d just started doing, of my own accord, and then one day I heard the word, visualisation, and I thought, “oh, how funny, that sounds like what I do”!

My first experience with visualisation

My earliest memory of visualisation is from when I was in the Sixth Form at school, I was 17 and getting ready to apply to university.… Read more

Supporting less fortunate mums on Mother's Day: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Happy you, Happy them. Put YOUR oxygen mask on first.

Supporting less fortunate mums on Mother’s Day

I totally missed Mother’s Day in the UK this year so I’ll be celebrating my mum in a couple of weeks when it’s Mother’s Day in Mauritius and France. In the run-up to this special day my emails and social media news feeds are filling up with gift suggestions and offers.… Read more

An open letter to my GCSE History teacher: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Happy you, Happy them. Put YOUR oxygen mask on first.

Open letter to my GCSE History teacher

Dear Mrs Morrison (my GCSE History teacher),

I don’t know if you remember me, Sophie, but I just wanted to write you this little letter of recognition and of appreciation.

In September it will be 27 years since I first walked into your History class at secondary school. I was 13 years old and I didn’t think I liked History as I’d spent the first two years at secondary school being bored by it.… Read more

The pain of missing family when you live abroad: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Happy you, Happy them. Put YOUR oxygen mask on first.

The pain of missing family when you live abroad

I first moved abroad when I was 20 years old. I was doing a degree in French and Spanish, and part of my third year involved me spending 5 months in France and 5 months in Spain. I vividly remember a very emotional farewell at the airport, as two of my uni friends and I headed off on this new adventure.… Read more

Gender disappointment: when you have same sex children

Gender disappointment: when you have same sex children

I hadn’t realised that gender disappointment or gender preferences existed until I announced I was pregnant with Léna, our eldest. Almost immediately people asked me whether we wanted a boy or a girl. This question about our unborn baby’s gender really shocked me. We don’t live in a country, age or society where one gender is more important than the other, so why the big deal?… Read more