How many hours have you spent dreaming about how much better your life would be if only you lived elsewhere? Your relationship would be incredible, your kids would be better behaved, you would be the advert-perfect wife and mum. Countless hours I’m guessing. Well I’m here to burst your bubble. I live in paradise and the grass isn’t greener here than in London.… Read more
Are you the Queen of Comparison?
How many times have you looked at someone – a friend, neighbour, colleague, school mum, family member – and said to yourself “she’s got it all, she’s got it made, she’s got such a good life”? And then turned round and compared it to your own life?… Read more
Go on. Admit it. You’re addicted to social media and it’s ruining your life.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Grab your phone and open Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest.
Even before kissing the person lying next to you, or saying good morning?
Welcome to my world.
Or should I say my old world?… Read more
I’d never heard of the term “Toxic Friend” until a couple of years ago, but I understood it immediately.
If you know me at all you’ll know that I’m a happy-go-lucky kind of person, I’m positive and optimistic with a glass that is always at least half full. I also have lots of self-confidence BUT even I have got knocked down by toxic friends before, and the pain of being hurt this way can be quite unbearable at times.… Read more
Franglaise Mummy has changed a lot since I started this blog in February 2012, because I have changed a lot in that time too. I initially started this blog when we were trying for our second baby as I wanted to share the differences between parenting in France and the UK, and I wanted to document our children’s lives too.… Read more
I don’t normally write blog posts for dads; I write them for mums, I write them for kids, I write them for my family, but never for dads. But this is such an important one and I think it’s time for all dads to understand why it benefits them when us mums have Me Time.… Read more
I haven’t blogged in a long time because I just haven’t had time. You see we’ve made a life-changing decision (which I will blog about at some point) to leave London and move to Mauritius. I don’t want to go into that now because that’s not what this blog post is about, the whole story about our move will come later.… Read more
For some reason this question was swilling around in my head yesterday. It all came about because I had this flash yesterday afternoon, this thought came into my head, totally out of the blue – I am happy. Not just content. Not just dealing with my lot. But actually, genuinely happy.… Read more
It sounds like a no-brainer: living the life YOU love. I mean, why would you live ANYTHING but the life YOU love? Yet so few of us are actually doing it. Most people are waiting.
Waiting for someone else to improve your life for you.
Waiting for circumstances to change before really living a life YOU love.… Read more
Your job provides you with a sense of identity, a sense of worth. So when you don’t have a job, or have a job you hate you can feel worthless, useless or even depressed.
I had my first job at 13 years old – I delivered newspapers and babysat. By the age of 20 I had worked in a bookshop, a newsagent, Argos (a big chain store in the UK), stuffed envelopes, stuffed sandwiches, done cold calling, worked as a barmaid, as a cleaner and in a call centre.… Read more