International Women’s Day 2014 on Like Mam Used to Bake

Be kind…

To you. There are plenty willing to be unkind, don’t join ranks with them.

Stop beating yourself up…

You made a mistake? A big one? Sevorial? Yeah, shit happens. Don’t waste the mistake by simply dwelling on it, see if you can learn something from it to help you in the future.

Let it go…

LET IT GOOOOOOOO…oh sorry, I broke into song there, couldn’t help myself. But seriously, if you’re stressing about something you have absolutely no control over, just let it go, the stressing will do nothing for you. Except maybe give you wrinkles. You’re stressing over that now aren’t you?


In you. I know, I know. You can’t do it. And you don’t believe me when I say that you can. But you can. Honest to God.


You. The women in your life who inspire you. The women who have left your life but continue to inspire you. Sure we’re a grand bunch altogether.

Be brave…

You’re right, yeah, it could all go horribly wrong. People will laugh and say you were a fool to do it. The shame like. But…it could all work out great, people will be delighted for you, you’ll be delighted for you. Either way the world won’t end. Do it.


Other women. I know, that bitch is swanning around rubbing your face in her {insert appropriate jealous inducing fancy pants thing here}. Is she really though? Or was she just brave? Did she just take that chance and it paid off? Probably. So really you’ve got to admire her for that. You can be jealous for a little while first though, gwan, it’s ok.


To be better. To do things. To achieve things. Some big. Some small. You won’t get all of them. That’s ok. But sure if you strive for nothing well then you’ll get nothing.

God I’m fierce wise telling you all what to do, amn’t I. I’m telling myself really. Sometimes I’m so busy telling others how wonderful they are I lose sight of myself. Not that I think I’m wonderful. But I’m not so bad. If only I’d allow myself to believe it.

And you’re all not so bad either. Honest to God, I wouldn’t lie to you. Don’t forget to tell yourself.

Be kind…

To you.

You’re a little smasher.


  1. Eadaoin says:

    What a gorgeous post Rosanne, such a lovely read. Just the words that I could use today, and no doubt many women feel the same way. You have a kind heart and sweet spirit, it really shows here :)

  2. Sylvia says:

    so well said and so true. Women are so busy nowadays to look after their family & friends, that it is so easy to forget about yourself, as everyone else is put first. thank you so much for those lovely words and reminding me & am sure many others about ourselves and all those little things we achieve every day to keep things going. thank you xx

    • Rosanne says:

      That’s the truth Sylvia, and sometimes it’s almost easier to look after everyone else ahead of yourself. We have to remind each other every now and then that it’s ok to look after number one.

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