Another post about bearing the mental load from another woman who can’t bear it anymore – an open letter to my husband.
My lovely friend Victoria aka Mum in Make-up has written a guest post for me.
We met through an online support thread for women due in Nov'16 and have since met in real life too with the babies. She is a Hyperemesis Gravidarum survivor.and has become a peer supporter for Pregnancy Sickness Support. She had a tough pregnancy but she's even tougher, and she writes some pretty inspiring stuff.
In this piece Victoria talks about taking up monthly challenges - and it's February's one that stuck with her. Have a read on to see what she has to say about finding 'your thing' and why that is so important, particularly if you're in the middle of something as overwhelming and mind numbing as first time motherhood. Maintaining a sense of self is so important through all of life's hurdles!
We went on our first family holiday this September, to Guernsey which is one of the Channel Islands. We had a wonderful time even though
Guest post from my wonderful friend Lucy all about why me time is so important and how she manages to find it as a busy single mum!..
Something I love doing is taking photos, seeing as this account is filled with them! Putting together a flat lay or an interiors shot is so satisfying, and I’ve learnt so much about this over the last year of blogging. I’ve teamed up with The Magic Flower Company* to write this post all about how to take more aesthetically pleasing photos (for an amateur/beginner obviously, I know I still have a long way to go!).
So those of you who have been following my Instagram account for a little while will know I love to decorate. Those of you who have followed my blog for a year may have seen this post about buying our new house in August 2016 when I was heavily pregnant. It was a hilarious nightmare, have a read! But a year on I’m so pleased we did it, and I have loved turning our magnolia painted house into a home.
I find putting aside time for some much needed R&R almost impossible with a baby, but it’s one of those things where if you put a little in you get so much back.
The first September self care topic is my daily make up kit. I’m not really big into make up and never have been, but since becoming a mum I have tired eye bags and dry skin, so I can’t just wash my face and waltz out the door anymore without looking like a sad panda. No more natural glow for me.