Maternity Pay; Can you afford to have a baby?

“There’s never a ‘right time’ to have a baby, so just go for it!”

Is something I have heard all too often. I don’t disagree with these comments, but every time I find myself contemplating starting a family, all I hear in my mind is, “can you afford to have a baby, Franki?”

With the average age of a first time mum in the UK having increased to 29 years old (depending on where you look), I’m finding myself under increasing pressure to ‘conform’ now I’m approaching 30. I’m not married and I don’t own a house; both things being entirely mine and James’ choice. However there’s still an air of “am I failing?” for not being in the same position, as say my parents were, at my age.

Although at my age, my dad was married with a mortgage and 3 kids and I simply couldn’t imagine that being us right now..! 

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7 must visit spots in Toronto (1)

Back in February 2018, James and I finally made it to Canada!!

Here I wrote a quick run down on 7 of the best things we did whilst over there; activities, sights and most importantly, FOOD in Toronto!

I also managed to tick a couple of things off of my 30 Before 30 list so this trip was pretty special!

Head over to my original article 7 must visit spots in Toronto to see what we got up to and where you should be heading if you’re ever over that way.

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Apprehensive about trying yoga? Don't be! Here are 5 great poses for people of all abilities

 

Yoga has a multitude of health benefits. Not only does it help you clear your mind of negative thoughts and learn how to control your body and mind through breathing, it also helps aid your flexibility, strength and overall fitness. Many believe yoga is just for the super bendy, but that’s just not the case. Everyone can practice yoga and reap its rewards, so today I’m going to share with you 5 easy yoga poses that anyone can try ? View Post

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