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How I Pick Myself Up When I’m Feeling Low
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How I Pick Myself Up When I’m Feeling Low

Self confidence has been a battle for my whole life. I used to say that it’s only been since becoming a mother, but actually I’ve always struggled to feel confident in myself. When I was younger there was a big pressure to fit in with everyone else, to have the right clothes and go to the right places. I don’t think I ever quite grasped it, but I found a lot of confidence when I entered the working world. I liked earning my own money and providing for myself, I liked having the freedom to be who I wanted. I was finally away from the restrictions¬† and pressures of school, college or university. And then motherhood hit me like a ton of bricks. Suddenly the financial independence was gone, my clothes didn’t fit and I didn’t have the time or the energy to do any of the things that made me feel good in myself. (more…)

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Top Tips For Work From Home Mums

I love working from home. I will never stop feeling grateful for the fact that I can earn my living from the comfort of these four walls. It’s freeing and I feel incredibly lucky. But that doesn’t mean that it comes without it’s own struggles. When you are working from home, especially if you are self employed, you have to be able to motivate yourself, you have to learn to manage your time and you have to create boundaries that enable you to differentiate between work time and family time. I’ve been juggling this work from home life around the children for a few years now so I thought I would share some tips for anyone who might need them right now. (more…)

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Baking With Tala | Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe
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Baking With Tala | Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe

Baking is one of mine and Darcie’s favourite things to do together, it always has been. As soon as she was able to hold a spoon I would get her involved with helping me to bake cakes. I’ve always loved baking myself and have so many fond memories of making rock cakes and lemon meringue pies with my Nana, and so it’s always been something that I’ve wanted to carry on doing with my own children. Ernie is less interested and so for now it has remained mine and Darcie’s quality time together. Darcie and I bake, she decorates, and then Dan and Ernie magically appear to eat – and everyone is happy! (more…)

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Finding Your Style As A Mum
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Finding Your Style As A Mum

It’s easy to lose your sense of style when you become a mum. Being pregnant and breastfeeding both alter the types of clothes you can easily wear, and then when you aren’t pregnant anymore and your baby weans, a lot of us are left feeling a bit lost style-wise. In that time it is likely that fashions will have changed too, which can make it even harder to figure out what you want to wear and what suits you now. When Femme Luxe offered to send me some pieces, it felt like the perfect time to write this post and share some tips with you on how to find your style again after having children. (more…)

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No Playroom, No Problem

Like most people in the UK, I’m spending a lot of time at home right now. But the difference between myself and a lot of those people, is that I’m quite used to being at home! We love to get out and about but as a stay at home mum to two under three, I’ve had to find ways to enjoy being at home too. I’ve often wished we had a designated playroom so that I had somewhere fun to contain all of the toys (and children!) that I’m always finding around the house. But rather than sit and mope about my lack of playroom I’ve instead made the best of what we’ve got. And, to be honest, I love our current set up. As much as a playroom would be lovely, it’s also wonderful to have the children, and their belongings, interspersed with us and our ‘grown up’ spaces too. (more…)

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Charity Shopping Tips & Tricks (From Someone Who Used To Run One)

A slightly different post for me, but I made a decision to write about more of my interests outside of motherhood this year, so here we are. The subject for today – charity shops! One of my biggest loves throughout my life has been rummaging through charity shops seeing what bargains I can find, and it was a small dream come true when I got a job as charity shop manager just before I fell pregnant with Darcie. The timing was unfortunate and I would have loved to have spent longer in the role but everything happens for a reason and all that, and now I wouldn’t change a thing about how life has panned out. (more…)

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