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Pregnancy Care – When Things Go Wrong

Having a baby is a big deal. Bringing new life in to the world, however common it may be, is a big deal. For a lot of women, being pregnant and giving birth is something you’ll only do once or twice in your life, and for that reason you want it to be special. Receiving the right maternity care plays a big part in a woman’s health and wellbeing during and after her pregnancy. Here in the UK we have a pretty sound set of maternity guidelines put in place to ensure women get the care they need during pregnancy. […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Time Apart

My blog and I, we’ve been spending some time apart. For a while, I just wasn’t feeling it. I couldn’t get my head in the right place, couldn’t focus or find that inspiration and motivation I was once full of. I’ve been blogging for 3 1/2 years now, and it that time, this little space of mine has commanded a huge chunk of my brain power. What started out as a hobby soon became my life. I spent every waking minute thinking about two things: My family, and my blog. And honestly, it started to get a bit too much. […]

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Crying Over Gilmore Girls #LittleLoves

Wow, this is my first post in June. I can’t believe I’m saying that, can you bloody believe it’s June? Cray! We’ve had a good week this week, with lots of things going on. It hasn’t been half term for us, as the schools here break up for summer in four weeks. I’ve been watching social media with some mild envy as everyone seems to be away somewhere nice. Anyway, enough of my jealousy, on to what we’ve been loving this week. Read This week I finally finished reading The Help. I started reading it in March, so it’s taken me a […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health

When the Words Won’t Come

Last week was mental health awareness week, and I had big plans to do a series of posts on mental health issues. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out the way I’d planned, and I didn’t write about the event at all. I tried. I tried so hard, but unfortunately the words wouldn’t come. Helping to spread awareness, and reduce the stigma of mental health problems is important to me. I wanted to do my bit, tell my story. I sat down at the laptop many times, with my fingers resting on the keyboard and my eyes focussed on the blank screen […]

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Top 2017 Beauty Trends

I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with makeup. As a teenager I loved bright colours, and was much more adventurous than I am now. As I got older and became a mum, my make up choices toned down a bit. My go-to look became an eyeliner flick and pink blush. This year however, I’ve started wearing bolder colours on my lip, black and vampy reds have been my favourite. I’m having a lot of fun trying out new makeup looks again, something which I haven’t done for years. As with fashion, different makeup trends come and go. Ellisons have released an E-book […]

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