Wellies and Pyjamas

The weeks have suddenly grown longer with Talitha. Part of that is due to my energy levels. I’m feeling uncreative and unmotivated most days and if I haven’t taken the time to loosely plan the next day, we’re doomed to mutual grumpiness. I think it must also be that time of the year, though, when Christmas has come and been so winter seems unforgivingly endless. I look out at a grey, wet morning and would rather stay in bed, reading a book or playing on the internet. My toddler sweeps back the curtains and proclaims it farm day. Yes. We…

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Toddler Style: The Christmas Party Look

My mother joked when Talitha was born that she was like my dolly. Part of me thinks she really is – albeit a dolly that’s increasingly growing more independent and forming her own strong opinions on what she wants to wear. I get so much more pleasure out of seeing her enjoy getting dressed up. It even supersedes the buzz I get when shopping for myself. So when F&F offered me a voucher to style a beautiful party look for my toddler, I really couldn’t resist. Looking through their Children’s Party Wear range I was sorely tempted by all the…

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Top 5 Beauty Regimes for Winter

In association with Beauty Recommended Winter can leave us all feeling a bit blah and it’s easy to end up taking even less care over yourself when you’re busy looking after little people. In a bid to give us all a boost as we head into these colder months, I’ve welcomed a post from Beauty Recommended. Here are their top tips for meeting your skin’s wintry needs. Keeping the skin healthy and beautiful can often feel like a full time job. This is especially true in the winter months. Many women don’t bother changing their beauty regime when winter arrives.…

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Win a Mother and Baby Pack from Katharine Botanicals

Calendula. It’s a word that didn’t enter my life before I became a mother. Oh, I’d probably heard it before but I wasn’t paying attention. Becoming responsible for a whole new person, so fragile, right at the beginning of her journey, made me become a lot more conscious of the ingredients found in the lotions and potions that have become part of our everyday lives. Now, I’m enamoured of anything that leaves out the parabens, employs active, natural ingredients while still smelling and making me feel beautiful. Katharine Botanicals seems to tick all of those boxes. The Stretch Mark Lotion,…

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Styling the bump

Pretty much the moment I found out I was pregnant at four weeks, my flat stomach went pudge. A couple of weeks and my waist was distinctly thicker. A couple more and I had a bump. An actual bump at eight weeks! Hence the multiples jokes began. But no, there’s only one baby in there. My muscles just remember what they’re doing – a nice way of saying my body is a stretched out bag. This week, I felt that uncomfortable familiar feeling I can’t quite describe where I know the bump is about to suddenly flop out. And it…

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