Just Charlie - Our Altered Life
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I am a mother (life long carer for two), fiance, daughter, sister and friend. All of those roles are important ones to me but sometimes you just want to press pause for a while and just be you. So here I am, just Charlie.

Read my thoughts on everything and nothing in particular. My musings and ramblings on a life that continues to amaze and confuse me in equal measure daily!

Sometimes, particularly for mums who have the challenge of being a carer too, we can forget who we are when we are busy racing around and thinking of everyone else first so I make no apologies for being unashamedly self indulgent and a little bit sarcastic. I’d love you to meet me as myself as well as my boys Mum. I suggest you bring crackers and cheese – chances are that copious amounts of both will have been consumed in the creation of these blogs. Cheese is what I live for – after the boys, obvs!

I love quotes

My 3 quotes to live by

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Quality over quantity. Size doesnt matter

Sometimes, size doesn’t matter

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How mindset work is like your bowel action!

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3 things your blogger friend really wants to ask (but daren’t)

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Me and my boys at trentham gardens

How an accusation of ableism made me realise what I really am

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The one piece of advice I would give to myself as a child

I am big on self-reflection. I don’t know whether my degree in psychology and a career in teaching developed that ...
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4 weird habits that make me an irritating date!

You may or may not have already read my introduction but just to fill you in a little more, I ...
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Bedtime issues – the traumas of parenting

If someone had said to me 15 years ago “I see a lot of bedroom gymnastics in your future” I’d ...
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Messages from the other side – evidence or coincidence?

Someone you loved dearly has died and you are bereft. There is a hole in your heart and life and ...
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Why you should always trust your intuition – introducing Flo

One night in September 2001 I was driving past my grandparents flat having just had my hair cut at a ...
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