Why I’m only setting myself one goal for 2019

It happens so frequently – I wake up in the middle of the night with another brilliant business idea. That lightbulb moment. Something I just can’t ignore. And I have to act upon it there and then. I mean, I don’t want to see my idea on TV in a year’s time and think “If […]

Keeping a Small Business Going Through Personal Problems and Mental Health Issues

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Life is hard. Being a parent is hard. Running a small business is hard. So combine all those things together and you’ve got a whole load of hard. But when life/God/the universe decides to test you by throwing some sneaky little challenges your way on top of an already […]

Six In Six – November 2018

There are only six weeks to go until Christmas, so I thought it would be the perfect time to create a new Six in Six to give myself some new goals to complete. For anyone not familiar with the Six in Six concept, it’s basically where you choose six goals to complete over a six […]

A Story about Mental Health and Entrepreneurship.

10th October 2018 was my 27th birthday. And it was also World Mental Health Day. So whilst I was sipping prosecco in my office, I was also reflecting on the last seven or so years of my life and thinking about the rest of it. Not many people know this, but I have lived with […]

I burnt out, but I’m back on fire.

Just over a week ago, I burnt out. I was staying at a friend’s house and woke up early to go to my Thursday morning 6:30am networking group. But I didn’t make it. _ I was feeling super anxious and couldn’t function. I physically couldn’t get up. And later that day suffered an anxiety attack. […]

24 things I have learnt in 24 months of motherhood.

I don’t quite know how, but somehow I have managed to keep another human being alive for 24 months. Little Luna is now TWO YEARS OLD and whilst the path over those last two years has been about as straight as her ringlets, it’s been the best time of my life (urgh – so cliche). […]

Breastfeeding: Two years later

I’m very confused at the world! I can’t understand how something that (without scientific involvement) is essential for the continuation of the the human race, attracts so much controversy. Whether it’s media attention because a new mother was asked to breastfeed her baby in the toilet, or a viral Facebook post about a veteran breastfeeder […]

More than just mummy.

Hello. My name is Francesca Alice Irving. Also known as Francesca, Fran, Frankie, Franno, and 4672 times a day, Mummy. You may as well just call me ‘Mummy’ though, because to be honest, that’s all I am, right? When I found out I was pregnant, I was 23 years old. I had just received a […]

Mum Guilt

It’s true what they say – being a parent is the hardest job in the world. One minute you’re sitting in bed watching 7 episodes of The Waking Dead back to back planning your dream holiday to Orlando, the next you’re religiously rubbing oil into your ever expanding tummy in the hope you don’t end […]