Read more about the article 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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Prams & The Underground | What You Need To Know

I’ve always loved a trip to London. For as long as I can remember day trips to London have been a big part of my life and when I went to university (for a year, but we don’t need to talk about that) I seized the chance to go and live in my favourite city. So as you can imagine, the underground really is second nature to me. For someone who has a terrible sense of direction I find it an easy system to navigate – it really is as simple as just following the signs. However when we started our own family, something was holding me back from visiting my favourite place. As much as London will always feel like a second home to me, I didn’t know how to navigate the city with a baby in tow. I’d never paid any attention to lifts or accessible routes, so the thought of a day out with the pram was more than a little daunting. As I have grown this blog, invites to London have become increasingly frequent and one day I decided I was done with turning down these invitations out of fear. The fear was really just of the unknown and now that it is has become a regular part of out lives I have become confident on the underground with the pram and two little people in tow. (more…)

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Our Newest Garden Addition | & Discount Code

In typical British weather style, as I am writing this post the rain is pouring down, but prior to whatever is going on today we have recently been blessed with the most beautiful weather. Summer finally arrived in the UK! And promptly disappeared again, but I’m not here to complain about the weather I promise! I am here to tell you all about our newest addition to the garden -the 2.4metre Hyvigor Inflatable Paddling Pool. (more…)

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Darcie’s Bedroom Details | Desenio Collaboration

If you have been following me on Instagram over the last couple of months, you will have seen that Darcie’s bedroom has had a serious makeover. It all started with an idea on a whim for a new bed for her. I was browsing Pinterest and saw some amazing beds with slides, showed Dan, and before you know it he had created a design and was on the way to B&Q for supplies. Things move quite quickly in this house when one of us has an idea, especially when it involves Dan getting to build something! (more…)

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Finding The Positives

The situation we are currently in is undeniably horrendous on a global, national and personal level. I have to say that now because I don’t want anyone to think I’m trivialising any of this. (You can catch up on my mind dump from the other day by clicking here). I’m also well aware of how fortunate we are to be healthy and at home. However we all have bad days and one thing that is really keeping me going throughout this situation is finding some positives in it all. For me, for my family, and for how I hope life will be going forward. I want to write them down now so that I can look back on this list in the futures and remember that it wasn’t all bad, and so I can see if any of my hopes have been fulfilled. (more…)

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