What do you do when you know you have it in you to do great things, affect people's lives in a positive way through your work and build a successful company that can grow as you do, but you can't work out how to find the hours in the day to do it? If you … Continue reading The Quest for the Perfect Work/Life Balance
One tiny step at a time. It's a funny juxtaposition, but even though I'm a dance teacher by training and have been running my own company for the last 8 years, I have always suffered from anxiety, mostly brought on by new social situations. I realised when I had my little girl last year that … Continue reading Conquering the Nerves
There's a gap in the careers market that I think really needs to be filled. I need a life PA. And I bet I'm not the only one (was going to say Mum, but then I realised I needed this before I became a Mum!). Life these days is just so busy, it's almost impossible … Continue reading A Job Role to Fill!
This year is my first year of Mummying at Christmas. I have never been especially good at getting ready in advance and quite enjoy the thrill of leaving all the shopping to do on one day, with stops for mince pies and mulled wine, then coming home to go through all the purchased goodies, sorting … Continue reading How To: Christmas Shop with a Baby!
11 years ago I left school. 9 years ago I started Footsteps and embarked on a business degree. 6 years ago I graduated from university with a First Class Hons. 6 years ago I met my now husband. 5 years ago my health started going downhill. 4 years ago I started receiving medical diagnoses. 3 … Continue reading Making Big Changes
Violetta is six months old and she's just enjoyed her first holiday abroad! It was her Nanny's 60th birthday and a family week in the sun was booked for all to enjoy. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about what a week away with a little baby would entail; the packing, the … Continue reading Baby’s First Holiday
It's true. But I never really appreciated how true until this week. Last August, when I fell seriously ill during my pregnancy, I started the craziest juggling act of my life. I tried to keep my business going (a dance school with six staff members and over 200 students) and be a wife, mum-to-be, daughter, … Continue reading A Problem Shared…
Admittedly this has taken me nearly 8 weeks to realise (or 28 years, depending on how you look at it!), but this week it dawned on me, sometimes I just need to be at home 'doing nothing'. I find this realisation really tricky, because to me, time at home is beneficial for catching up on … Continue reading The Importance of Doing Nothing
I love Sundays. They are for spending quality time with family and friends and now that we have our own little family, there's nothing I enjoy more than sharing the love! Today was no exception and we enjoyed a long and leisurely brunch in the comfort of our own home. You know it's been a … Continue reading Sunday Brunching
We've hit the six week mark; all the initial introductions have been made, my Mum's little stays to help us have stopped, hubby's paternity leave (taken weeks 4-6 due to work commitments) is over and it's now time to go it alone with my little lady. I've loved having everyone around. It's enabled me to … Continue reading Finding our New Reality