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Beauty and the Beast & Black Lipstick #LittleLoves

This week has been a strange one, tainted by the awful events in Westminster on Wednesday. I’ve finished the week just feeling a bit off, really. I know there are terrible things happening all around the world on a daily basis, but I often live in a bit of a bubble. When something like this happens so close to home, my bubble is burst and I’m reminded what a cruel world this can be. I’m certainly not going to let that one awful event define the week though, because there have been plenty of lovely things happening to put a […]

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Life

Are You Messy? Blame Your Zodiac Sign!

*This is a collaboration I’m not going to lie, I’m a hot mess. I don’t think I’ve ever truly been organised in my life. Sure, I’ve tried, and sometimes succeeded at having some kind of order to my life: but when things look calm on the surface, my legs are going mad under the water trying to keep my afloat. What I’m saying is, when I look like I’ve got things under control, all is not as it seems. Today, for example: My desk looks pretty tidy, but open one of my drawers and you’ll find empty wrappers and other […]

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Beating the January Blues

  As much as we would like to ignore it, the holidays are over. The decorations and trees are packed away for another year, and the long winter nights seem gloomy without the spark of twinkle lights and general festivity in the streets. With cold temperatures and the lack of sunlight to keep us awake, it is vital to come up with indoor activities to keep us thriving during the dark winter nights, which entice us to hibernate. I’ve taken the guesswork out of indoor winter activities to keep you and your family thriving throughout January – read on if […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Practicing Self Care in 2017

Practicing self care is very important for both your mind and your body. I think this is something we all know. Why is it then, that we often forget to make time for ourselves? Parents especially, myself included, often say we are ‘too busy’ to make time for ourselves. Too busy for self care. I’ve been guilty of that over the last 8 years that I’ve been a parent, but this year I want to make a change. And if you are reading this and nodding your head, then perhaps it’s time you made a change too. It really is […]

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Life

Some Time Alone – The Ordinary Moments

After a lovely Christmas and New year break, normal service has officially resumed this week. I went back to work on Monday, and the kids started back to school on Wednesday. Back to routine, washing uniforms and early starts, back to normality.  I enjoyed the festive break, but I’m enjoying actually knowing what day of the week it is. The kids being back to school means I have a bit more time alone. Now I certainly don’t spend the holidays wishing the kids were still at school. In fact, I quite miss them when they aren’t here. But, having that […]

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