• Five quick beauty pick-me-ups

    February 18, 2016

    What are your favourite quick beauty pick-me-ups? It’s fair to say the pre-baby beauty routine takes a back seat when you have children. Both spare time and spare hands become very limited (mine did, much to my dismay).┬áSome things I am still evangelical about doing,┬álike using hot cloth cleansers even when I’m exhausted and having…

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  • All you need is…the weekend

    February 13, 2016

    So. Glad. It’s. The. Weekend. Anyone had a tricky week? I posted this on Instagram earlier but it seemed kind of apt (I do think it’s kind of important to remind yourself that when you’ve had a tough few days and are beyond tired are feeling like you’re last on the list for the Mother…

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  • Two children? What other mothers *never* tell you

    February 11, 2016

    What’s life really like with two children…? Brilliant / Awful / Exhausting / Energising / Tiring / Spiritually fulfilling / You’ll have your hands full! / They’ll slot right in! All vague things that other mothers of two tell you when you’re pregnant …I looked at the things I love about being a mum of…

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  • The return of the toddler

    February 4, 2016

    Hide your baby wipes, keys and nail everything down…the toddler is back.

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  • F is for…

    January 31, 2016

    How lovely is Florence’s F painting? It was a first birthday present, created by my really talented artist sister-in-law (here’s her Facebook page, and you can also see the A-Z she made for Eliza’s first birthday – behind the angry Angry Bird). Five other random F-themed things from the past few weeks:

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  • Marie Kondo and the life-changing magic of very messy children

    January 21, 2016

    Has everyone heard about Marie Kondo? She’s *the* tidy consultant, the one who’s written two bestselling books – The Magical Art of Tidying Up and Spark – about her method of tidying that consists of getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy in your life and stacking everything else neatly in place. This year’s…

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  • Mistakes I’m already – inevitably – making in 2016

    January 19, 2016

    All the way back in the swirly mists of history (2015)  I wrote a post about mistakes I won’t be making in 2016. So, a couple of weeks in the new year, how are we getting on? Well, there’s a whole new list:

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