I’m Helen and Welsh Mum Writing is written for mothers like me – a busy mum juggling a day job, family and more, trying to carve out a little time for myself along the way. If you’re a mum trying to have it all then this is the place for you. It’s also the place for you if you think “stuff it” on occasion and just want to kick back and chill with a boxset.
Yep, you get frustrated sometimes but you’re also enjoying this terrifically manic journey called parenthood and everything it has to offer. Sometimes you need to flex and pivot and re-prioritise to get it all done. Others you just need to stop for five minutes, take a breath and hunker down… or stop.
Use the menu to work your way through different aspects of my world where I share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way, both professionally and parenting as an older mum. I’ve even carved out a little part of the site just for mums in Wales.
Mum Life: From pregnancy to parenting
Work Life: Getting the balance right, work issues, rights, advice and career development.
Fun Life: All things nice, from pampering to family days out.
Welsh Life: A corner just for mums in Wales, from the childcare offer to local giveaways.
Writing Life: Blogging life, my books and creative writing.
Other Bits: Random musings, moans and topical issues.
If you’re not sure where to start, why not kick off with one of the featured or recent posts below, or some of my most popular posts up top?
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- A poem for Zanzibar : the nightclub where I spent my Newport nineties youth
- Are you a working mum based in Wales?
- Teaching children internet safety: the Penguinpig play is on tour
- Carers Week 2018
- BNF Healthy Eating Week: feeding your toddler
- Tips for potty training boys
- Childcare offer for Wales: information for parents
- Indie Author Week UK
- A family day out at the Eden Project
- 3 things to do in Newquay with a toddler