10 super fun free things we’ll be doing in the school holidays

By Fran Grant | 24th July 2018 | 2 Comments

10 super fun things we’ll be doing in the school holidays School’s officially out for summer! Time to relish some quality time with my three boys. Together we’ve compiled a list of fun things to do that won’t cost the earth…     Baking My boys love baking – whether it’s crispy cakes, cupcakes, star…

It’s ok to not enjoy parenting all the time (hear me out)

By Fran Grant | 23rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s ok to not enjoy parenting (or playing) all the time I’m just going to put it out there – I don’t enjoy my children, being with my children, or playing with my children, all of the time. There, I said it. I absolutely bloody adore them (and God help anyone if they upset them),…

How to stop being a people pleaser (and learn to say NO)

By Fran Grant | 7th July 2018 | 1 Comment

How to stop being a people pleaser (and learn to say NO) Mum. Wife. Business Owner. Friend. Family member. A multi-faceted life means so many responsibilities, so many demands, so many expectations, so many people to keep happy. I’ve spent years trying to please everyone –  not wanting to offend anyone or let anyone down,…

Things I thought I’d never hear myself say

By Fran Grant | 21st May 2018 | Comments Off on Things I thought I’d never hear myself say

Things I thought I’d never hear myself say (until I became a parent) Before bringing children into the world I imagined endless hours on the sofa, stroking my little one’s hair and talking about the stars and planets, musing over pictures of cute puppies, and giggling together while I gently kissed their cheeks and tickled…

Juggling work and motherhood, and feeling like you suck at both…

By Fran Grant | 14th May 2018 | Comments Off on Juggling work and motherhood, and feeling like you suck at both…

Juggling work and motherhood, and feeling like you suck at both I reached this point personally many years ago, and felt it each time I returned to work after baby number 1, 2 and 3. I was undertaking two full time roles – working and parenting – and feeling like I was doing a crap…

Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…)

By Fran Grant | 23rd April 2018 | Comments Off on Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…)

Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…) Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are – Dr. Robert Holden I’ve always been a striver. Forever in pursuit of a new challenge, diving into another project, constantly looking to attain happiness or achieve success.…

Launch of the blog!

By Fran Grant | 16th April 2018 | Comments Off on Launch of the blog!

Launch of the blog! When a woman realises how much potential she’s got, she’s ready to go out and do anything! Hello, I’m Fran. 38 years old. Wife. Mum to 3 gorgeous little boys. Previous career woman slash business owner. Gym addict. Bookworm. Vegetarian. This is the dawn of an exhilarating new chapter for me,…

ABOUT FRAN GRANT

Wife to a very lucky husband. Mum to 3 beautiful little boys. Gym, yoga and self care enthusiast. Lover of food, coffee, wine and gin. Self confessed bookworm and book hoarder. Advocate for keeping the magic of reading alive for today’s children. And last but not least - Writer (currently trying my hand at kids fiction and rhyming stories). Thanks for visiting my site - expect to see posts mainly related to reading and writing, with occasional musings about family, parenting and life in general. Oh, and plenty of book reviews! Hope you enjoy! Much love, Fran x