Kiki noun. Definition: An assembly or meeting, especially one held for the specific purpose of gossiping or chit-chat. "Let's have a kiki!"

Teenage Mum to Raising a Teenager

Teenage Mum to Raising a Teenager

The moment I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I knew instantly that I was going to keep her. I was 16 and in a relationship with someone I knew wasn’t right for me. But his positive words at the time, combined with my determination to ensure the child growing...
Top Things to Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia 🌍

Top Things to Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia 🌍

My partner and some friends went to Dubrovnik, Croatia in May 2017 for a relaxing break. A short two-and-a-half-hour flight from London, we stayed at an Airbnb in the Old Town; at Dračasta Ulica 8, which was a short walk (15 minutes) to the town centre. My boyfriend...
But You Don’t Look Like An Alcoholic

But You Don’t Look Like An Alcoholic

I’m Katie, I’m 2 years into recovery from alcoholism and ‘you don’t look like an Alcoholic’ is the frequent response if I ever mention my illness. I don’t exactly go shouting ‘I’m an alcoholic!’ from the rooftops, but I am...
Why I home educate my children!

Why I home educate my children!

When people learn that I’ve chosen to home educate my children (aged 5 and nearly 8, they’re usually quite intrigued. The first question I’m usually asked is “Why?” The quick answer is that having my children with me almost 24/7 is punishment for sins committed in a...
The breastfeeding debate – what a big boob

The breastfeeding debate – what a big boob

Last week’s news was full of stories and case studies of women who have felt under pressure to breastfeed their babies with calls from midwives for new mums to be given more support when they choose to bottle feed. That old mantra that ‘breast is best’ was trotted...