All the crazy is worth it for a few seconds of magic…

3 years later my mixed emotions towards maternity are a lot more positive. I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that no parent is perfect and I’ve learned to have fun with my children. It’s been a wonderful privilege to watch them become themselves.

Sophie's Voice

This time four years ago, I had 2 hours to go until I gave birth to the pre-schooler. Labour lasted a blistering 49 minutes with the human bullet weighing in at just 5lbs and 13oz.

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Mr Sophie’s Voice and I thought we’d never have children. We were wrong. I’m very glad to say.
I am – like many of the women in my family, seemingly – not really ‘the maternal type’. I certainly find it difficult. I don’t think that I’m a natural, by any means. Motherhood is frustrating, thankless, boring and dirty. It’s also unbelievably rewarding, joyful, fulfilling and enlightening.

Like me, maternity is a swirling mass of contradictions. We don’t get on that well but we’re still in love.
I find it tremendously hard to be a mother because I can’t do it perfectly. I’m also very similar to both my daughters – which means that our home…

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The Sophie’s Voice declaration – or don’t let the GDPR get you down…

As boring as GDPR probably seems to most people, it's important to bloggers who run a newsletter or who regularly communicate with their followers by email or other forms of messaging. I don't. In all honesty, I've never wanted to bother you, dear readers. I get so much junk mail that I appreciate how quickly … Continue reading The Sophie’s Voice declaration – or don’t let the GDPR get you down…

It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

Gutting for many of those 'of a certain age' is the news that Boot's Seventeen range of makeup is presently being pulled from the shelves. For so many girls and young women, it was our first access to makeup. With legends like Twilight Teaser and Black Cherries lipsticks we could look like shimmery surfer girls … Continue reading It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

The Sophie’s Voice newsletter…

Until the inbox newsletter is up and running, Monday will involve a quick roundup of stuff we love - or hate - each week. Short and sweet is the name of the game so it's bullet points and brief. The weather is getting warmer and everything seems relatively tropical. I can't resist the urge to … Continue reading The Sophie’s Voice newsletter…

Review Tuesday: Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, Thermaliv Soin Nuit Night Cream and AfterSpa Magic Makeover Cloth…

I'm writing a review about products I actually want to check out this week. I needed the opportunity to treat myself and washing detergent is lovely but it doesn't feel much like retail therapy. I am getting older. "No!", you say, "she's like Peter Pan". Well even Nevermind gets forgotten, dear readers...or becomes the nightmarish … Continue reading Review Tuesday: Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, Thermaliv Soin Nuit Night Cream and AfterSpa Magic Makeover Cloth…

What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

I have just had a wonderful day. Really, truly delightful - so delightful, in fact, that I forgot the date. What's in a date, anyway? It's just a number, after all. However, without dates and holidays and big, pertinent events, blogs would probably dry up. There's only so much that I can draw on from … Continue reading What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!