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Healthy Broccoli Bites

January 16, 2015

I love food.  Simple.  So I try to broaden my little ones palette and knowledge of food too.  Whereas my son, Frankie loves fruit he’s not so keen on vegetables so I try to ‘spruce them up’ to make them more exciting for him.  He does love broccoli though so I took a recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Bites from Super Healthy Kids and adapted it to include less salt while simplifying the method too. Makes approx …

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Having a Daughter is a Huge Responsibility

February 1, 2016

Image: Mattell/EPA With the arrival of baby no.2 imminent and in expecting a girl, I feel an enormous amount of pressure(s) and responsibilities – moreso than I ever felt with my son – and she is not even here yet! In a world where men STILL get paid more, boys are more often defined by their character, as opposed to girls who are defined by their looks.  Where girls grow up …

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Fashion & Beauty

Warm Up Chilly Mornings with Self-Heating Beauty Products

October 21, 2014

As the days grow colder, mornings get more challenging for me and I always dread that f-f-freezing feeling when you get out of the shower (if we busy mums are lucky enough to squeeze in the time for one).  So, I’m looking at beauty products that heat up on your skin and leave you feeling warm and cosy in the chill.Rituals Hammam Hot Scrub, £19.50 (250ml) is one of my …

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Another New Baby Arrival? Don’t Get Stuck for Gift Ideas…

March 26, 2015

Image Credit When you reach a certain age, all your friends, siblings and cousins start having children. It’s delightful meeting all the new bundles of joy, but looking for a present for each of them is less fun. Whether you buy them a present when they’re born or for their christening a few months later, it’s not always easy knowing what level of gift you’re expected to give. After a …

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My Top Four End of Term Gift Ideas for Teachers

October 17, 2017

Recently, my son started school for the first time and with that, we all entered a whole new world.  I’m not just talking about the epicness of my child being at the age and stage in life where he goes to school (how did we get there?  Time flies), but the beginnings of school gate politics, school reports, extracurricular activities and teacher / parent social norms. Giving gifts to teachers …

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Maternity Outfit Ideas for Work & Everyday

September 4, 2017

As part of my maternity fashion video sries with Secret Saviours, the award-winning stretch mark prevention system for pregnant women, my final video focuses on maternity outfits for work, and how to look like you, look professional but also feel comfortable and cool.  I also look at outfit ideas for every day since, when you’re pregnant (and even when you’re not), daily inspiration is always needed, and pulling looks together …

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Maternity Fashion Tips for Each Trimester

August 29, 2017

As part of my maternity fashion video series with Secret Saviours, the award-winning stretch mark prevention system for pregnant women, my third video focuses on how to dress throughout the trimesters, what with your body shape forever-changing! In summary; Trimester 1 – personally, I wanted the safety net of the 12-week scan before announcing my pregnancy to the world and so, to avoid suspicious looks and probing questions, I dressed …

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Maternity Fitness Wear Ideas

August 29, 2017

Me during my second pregnancy wearing FittaMamma As part of my maternity fashion video series with Secret Saviours, the award-winning stretch mark prevention system for pregnant women, my fourth video focuses on what to wear to workout in while you’re pregnant, an occasion that is tough to dress for and tough to action!..but so important to get right. The correct support for your body has never been more important than …

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