Get frocked up and festive with Marks & Spencer

So apparently, it’s nearly Christmas time. How the hell did November just sneak right up on me? Is anyone else asking themselves just where this entire year went? It’s like it was Easter and then I blinked, and all of a sudden, it’s practically time for the fat man in the red suit to come down the chimney. Eeek! With…

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How to install wallpaper like a total pro

I have wanted to put removable wallpaper up in Eva’s room since forever but one little thing was stopping me. Installing it myself. I had this horrible feeling that instead of it looking all pretty and perfect like everyone else’s on insta land, it’d look a little more like the contact on my year four notebook. Think bubbles and creases…

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Save on your energy bill and treat yourself with the spare change.

So many things change when you have a baby. Basically, every single component of your life changes. You have less time, less sleep, more mess, more washing, and the list goes on. But one thing I totally hadn’t factored in was what having a baby and being a stay at home mum would do to my energy bill. And as…

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Eight things I swore I’d never do before I had a baby

Pre-baby, remember those days? When you had all these ideas and opinions about just the type of parent you would be. The things you would and would definitely not do. No packet food, no sugar, no dummy, no yelling and most definitely no swearing. And then the baby comes along and lets be honest, at least fifty percent of those…

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Effortless style for busy mamas with Marks & Spencer

Remember when you’d gaze into your wardrobe and ponder what to wear each day? Maybe even try on multiple outfits. Those days seem long gone, right? Now, it’s more a race against time. My general checklist goes a little something like this: is it clean or can it pass as clean? Yep? Then okay, we’re good to go. Since becoming…

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Just how do I edit my instagram photos?

What filters do I use? How do I make the white stand out? How do I remove certain tones? These are a few of the questions I get asked pretty regularly, so I thought I’d fill you in on just how I edit my photos for instagram. I use my iPhone for the majority of my photos and every now…

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Hey baby, why you gotta be so sad?

A few weeks ago, I read something online that really got to me. It was on one of those Facebook mum forums that we’re all a part of. I usually just have a quick skim of these groups and continue my online shopping habit or go back to the pretty Instagram world. But in this instance, I couldn’t. I had…

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five things I love about you

The days, the weeks and then the years seem to go by so quickly. I’m forever in this weird spot where I cannot wait for Eva to keep growing and changing and learning new things, but then I’m constantly thinking back, remembering all these little moments and quickly I feel this longing and sadness that she’ll never be that tiny…

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My top seven birth tips

When people asked me about my birth plan and I told them I’d booked into a birth centre, the most common response was “oh what’s the difference between that and the labour ward?”. Small differences, but the major difference being that there are no drugs available in a birth centre. That’s right, zip, nada, zero drugs. Once I explained this…

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How to make a baby: the reality of IVF

Everywhere I look I see babies. Babies or pregnant women, and it makes me want to just sit at home and have a good old snot-dripping-out-of-my nose cry. This is how I felt this time last year. And the whole two years prior to that. Glowing pregnant ladies and adorable little babes are supposed to make you smile, right? That…

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