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Fi Newsam

Mum of two. Blogger / Writer / Serial over sharer

Hello, I'm Fi - A Lancashire born Mum of two. I write a Family, travel and lifestyle blog called at A Mum Track Mind http://amumtrackmind.com/
Family photography enthusiast and social media whizz. Sometimes found at the gym, more often found with a Snickers bar in hand.
Writing and winging it through this journey called parenting, usually with a strong coffee in hand.

Father Christmas Didn't Come

That was the first Christmas that I ever faked and I was terrified that I would be found out. A whole childhood of being laughed at and singled out as different will do that to you. I was afraid that everyone would know I was a Christmas fraud and more than anything I so badly just wanted to fit in. To be normal. That kind of thing sticks with you.
09/11/2016 17:07 GMT

We Fracking Matter Up North Too You Know!

Today the Government approved Cuadrilla's plans to go ahead with fracking at a site in Lancashire. You will have heard the to-ing and fro-ing that has gone on between the local council, Cuadrilla, various activist groups, the government and the local people.
07/10/2016 09:04 BST

An Open Letter To The NHS

I am lucky enough to have grown up in a country where I take free medical care as a given. I'm ashamed to say that I take it for granted really. Sometimes I even act as though it is my right. So today is a day to say thank you for all you have done for me.
04/10/2016 17:11 BST

Think Your Appearance At Work Doesn't Matter? Think Again!

When you waltz into the office first thing on a Monday morning or are rushing to meet a new client for a business lunch, what will be the very first thing that people notice about you? You know what I'm going to say because it is the very first thing YOU notice about other people. Their appearance.
22/09/2016 11:14 BST

Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word. Bitch Is.

Why do women seem to inherently dislike other women that are deemed ambitious and making good money off the back of their success? It isn't as though it precludes them from also being successful.
19/09/2016 10:23 BST

A Letter To My Bonus Baby

Oh my baby girl. Watching you sleeping, fist curled tight around my finger, head snuggled into my chest - I just never want to let you go. It's your bedtime and I know I should put you into your cot. The dishes need washing, I've a million posts to write and so much work to do yet all I want to do is hold you. Watch you. I wish I could sit here with you cradled into me for eternity.
12/09/2016 13:58 BST