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Autumn Activities For Your Baby or Toddler

Cozy knits, crisp colourful leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes (when you get a minute), Autumn is here. Babies and toddlers love anything new and exciting so introduce your little one to this wonderful season through…

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When you haven’t stuck to your routine: Ditching the guilt

Many of us have routines. Many of us write lists. And many of us feel guilty if we don’t stick to it. The chaos and the unpredictability of life, or the need to simply  just…

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Life update

As we approach the final 3 months of 2019 (scary…) I thought it would be a good time to give you all a little life update. If you have been following me a while you will…

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Birthday Gift Ideas For 2 Year Old

You will be pleased to know that most 2 year olds aren’t picky. While they are excited by anything new and noisy, when it comes to gifts I’ve learnt that toys that need lots of energy…

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Making friends as a first time mum

Following on from my last post, here is my next article for Emma’s Diary all about making mum friends.  We all want mum friends. We want someone who we can call at all hours with…

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New mum & new area: Overcoming loneliness as a new mum

As a new mum, one thing you don’t prepare for is loneliness. While people are quick to warn us new mums about the sleepless nights, there is a slight grey cloud over loneliness- especially in…

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Finding my perfect festival outfit: Shopping at the Icon Outlet at the o2

For our first family festival this year, I was kindly invited to have a shopping experience at the Icon Outlet A The O2 to find my perfect festival outfit. The Icon Outlet is home to…

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Bringing Baby Home: Tips for the first week with your newborn

The eagerly anticipated wait for your baby’s arrival is finally over and it’s time to take your bundle of joy home. What will be the happiest time of your life, will also be very overwhelming.…

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Our family photo shoot with Toby Carvery

After lots of messages from people sending me their screenshots after spotting us on social media ads & posts, I thought it was about time to share exactly what we got up to in May…

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Days out: A packing list for a stress-free day

Ok stress free. I may have lied a little. There is no guarantee that a family day out with the kids will be at all, completely, stress-free but here’s to hoping that it may come…

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Taking your little one swimming: Tips & what to pack

Swimming is a super fun activity which is not only an essential life skill to introduce to your baby or toddler to, but something that the whole family can get involved in. Making swimming part…

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The Importance of Reading To Your Child From An Early Age

Your child’s love for reading can begin earlier than you think. While some children learn to read at 4 or 5 years, the majority will get the hang of it by age 6 or 7.…

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8 Fun & Easy Toddler Activities For A Rainy Day

Ok, so the U.K has seen some glorious weather in recent weeks so maybe rainy days spent at home with your toddler have been far and few between. But lets be honest, as much as…

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Surviving a summer pregnancy: Tips on how to get through it

Dreaming of a cold winter’s day or ice on tap? A summer pregnancy can leave you feeling less than glamorous and have you questioning why you ever took those winter months for granted. You are…

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5 Outdoor Adventures To Improve Literacy Skills This Summer

Arlo has really started to take an interest in his books and loves sitting down with me and pointing at the different pictures and practicing words. It’s a way off before I have to start…

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10 Things To Do Before Your Baby’s 1st Birthday

I cannot believe as I am writing this Arlo will be 2 in two months! Brought all the memories back when writing this for Zippyup!    Dear new parents. You’re exhausted. Your world has been…

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My Top Tips To Get Your Life More Organised

We can probably all agree that when you become a parent, suddenly there is just so much more to think about and do.  As a freelance writer and a stay at home mum, I’m always…

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5 Pregnancy Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

No, I’m not pregnant! I originally wrote this for The Bamboo Baby Company  but wanted to share as these were five of must-haves I particularly found useful during my pregnancy! Sometimes we can get so…

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6 Positive Ways to Emotionally Prepare for Labour

This article was originally written for Babymoov.  It is important to recognise that no labour is the same. Every women’s experience is different and that’s what makes childbirth an incredibly unique experience for each family.…

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Essential clothes you really DO need for your newborn

This post was originally written for Zippyup. Just when you think you have got everything you need for your new baby, something else pops up. For parents-to-be, the newborn essential shopping list can be a…

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THROW AN ECO-FRIENDLY KIDS PARTY: 6 WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE

This post has been written in collaboration with kids crafts gift store, CottonTwist.  Planning a kids birthday party is an exciting time but it also takes a lot of preparation and thought. From deciding which theme…

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6 sleep tips for the first 6 months

The newborn stage seems SO long ago. Arlo will be 2 in August and it really is true when they say that the time just flies.  I originally wrote this piece for baby clothing store,…

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Children’s Party Ideas: Trending themes for a magical day

Planning a children’s birthday party is a chance for you to get really creative and there is lots of fun to be had prepping for their big day. Top party trends, popular themes, and messy…

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Why and how did I start my Instagram & blog: Tips on what I’ve learnt so far

Since I started documenting life as a first-time mum, I have had quite a few different messages asking me for some advice and tips on how to grow your Instagram and blog. Searching the web…

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8 reasons why parents shouldn’t feel too guilty about a little screen time

This article was originally written by me for The Little Writing Company and I wanted to share on here as it can be a concern for mums just like me. Arlo’s not at the age where…

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Relationship talk: Our reality after having a baby

I wanted to write this post because online there is this misleading cloud of “perfect” or “better” shadowing over people’s lives, but the reality is, perfect just doesn’t exist. But it’s taken me a while…

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8 Foods For A Better Night Sleep

This article was originally written by me for online baby products store, Babymoov for National Sleep Awareness Week last month. As a mum to a toddler, lets just say sleep is no longer a given…

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STYLING ARLO’S BEDROOM WITH VERTBAUDET

As Arlo’s now approaching 20 months (where has my baby gone?!) I am starting to encourage him to play in his room more. I think most parents can agree that when you have kids, they…

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Bath time with Slide & Splash Seals

Since a little bubba Arlo has always loved a bath… apart from his very first bath where he wasn’t quite in his element, see photo below. Bath time is his favourite. It’s never a struggle…

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Working stay at home mum Q&A

I really enjoy doing these Q&A’s and thought it would be a good chance for you to find out more about life as a stay at home working mum. How did you become a working…

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Toddler meal ideas: Round up of our favourites

I share quite a lot of Arlo’s lunch and dinners on my Instagram but I wanted to do this blog so they are all in one place and for anybody to refer back to if…

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The problem people have with bi-racial kids, still.

Imagine walking through the airport with your child and having a report filed against you because a stranger has reported you to the police for human trafficking. That was the reality for Cydnee Rafferty, New York…

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GUILTY OF MUM GUILT

This blog post has been written by Jodie, first time mum and fellow blogger- The Motherhood Edit. We teamed up for this blog post and I share my take on mum guilt. Mothers face scrutiny…

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The Breakdown of Friendships After a Baby

Let’s be honest, it’s not cool to say that you haven’t got loads of friends, is it? When you were pregnant you pictured yourself surrounded by new mums, supporting each other, lifting each other up.…

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ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT ME

I’ve seen quite a few people do this and I wanted to join in the fun so last week I asked my Instagram followers for their assumptions about me. I asked them to be as…

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The highs and lows of a stay at home mum

Never did I imagine that I’d be a stay at home mum. All throughout my pregnancy and even until half way through my maternity leave, the plan was to always go back to work. Not…

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The pros and cons moving from the city to the coast

Like with anything in life, there are pros and cons. Reasons to do something, reasons not to do something. Moving house is a pretty big thing, moving house to a brand new area is a…

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Swapping the city for the coast: How & why we made the jump

I never really pictured myself moving out of London, but I think we can all agree that when you settle down and have a family, your plans change. It’s not just yourself that you have…

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Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog

If you would have asked me what fine motor skills were a year ago, I would have guessed it was something to do with cars. It wasn’t until as a first-time mum I started buying…

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A new way of buying clothes for your baby: On-season and super cute

{In collaboration with Bundlee} If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that last week I tried a brand new and exciting way to receive new clothes for Arlo. We tried and tested…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids: With Jeujouet

{In collaboration with Jeujouet} If you’ve still got a few gifts to get for those special little people in your life, don’t worry so do I. I have never been one of those people to plan…

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Interracial couples: Why they aren’t as common as you think

Here’s a stat for you. Interracial couples account for 7% of all relationships in England and Wales. You might not even think about interracial relationships, you might not even notice them in the street. But…

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Why I don’t want to get married

I was going to begin this post by describing what marriage means to me. When it came to writing it, I got a bit stuck, so I asked google: “what is marriage?” Did I really…

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It’s hard

I think we all knew that being responsible for a tiny person wouldn’t be easy, and there is certainly no preparing for how tough it can be. This last week has kicked my ass. I don’t…

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