Hi and welcome to my blog!

So, a little about me…

I am a mother of three boys and a girl (number 5 is on the way), and wife to my handsome hubby, Lance.  Although I previously trained and worked as an occupational therapist (“a what?!” I hear you say),  I am currently a stay-at-home mum, trying to keep myself sane by throwing myself into my various hobbies and interests.

These include:  photography – mainly my family, but in particular the boys and their antics;  baking and cooking – I am currently on a mission to get our family eating  healthily, trying more varied meals and to cure the childrens’ fussy eating habits;  bargain hunting/ upcycling – I am a real sucker for ‘junk’ shops, charity shops and car boot sales, where I might find a gem of a chair that just needs a lick of paint…;  sewing – mainly interiors so far, such as curtains and cushions, but I am starting to dabble in other areas and thinking about making clothes.  Lance and I are also keen lindy hoppers  (an early swing dance that evolved from the Charleston in the 30’s and 40’s) and we go out once or twice a week to our local lindy hopping scene in Oxford.

Lance and I are practising Catholics and have, since having our youngest son, been using The Billings Ovulation Method (BOM), as a method of natural family planning.  Following its success for us over the last few years in planning our family and after becoming increasingly aware that many women really struggle with choosing a family planning/contraceptive method that suits them, I decided to train to become a teacher in the BOM. I hope to help spread the word about this method, which essentially gives women the knowledge about their cycle and body that really, I think, all women should know (have a look at my Billings Method page in you are interested in learning more).

So, this blog is a little attempt at documenting all of these hobbies and interests I have built up over the last few years and hopefully inspiring you to do them too.

Your life really doesn’t have to pause for 18 years when you have children!