How to Help Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Pregnancy stretch marks or striae gravidarum if you want to get technical, form during pregnancy and are beautiful. They are a mother’s tiger stripes, badge of honour, showcasing just what our amazing bodies can do. They are also very common, the NHS notes that 8 out of 10 women develop stretch marks throughout the course…

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Nuna Leaf Grow VS Baby Björn Bouncer Bliss

Baby bouncers – the best way to keep your baby soothed and relaxed and possibly the most sought out ‘baby must have’ after your stroller. After using two different brands, the Nuna Leaf Grow and Baby Björn Bouncer Bliss and realising while there were similarities, there were also plenty of differences too – I thought…

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Elvie Electric Breast Pump: The Game Changer

I have been using the Elvie Double Electric Breast Pump for a month now and wanted to share with you my thoughts. Prior to the Elvie breast pump, I was previously using the Medela Swing Flex Maxi Electric Breast Pump and will be using this model as a comparison point to the Elvie. The main…

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THE NEWBORN EDIT: BABY ITEMS WE LOVE

There is plenty out there when it comes newborn baby essentials, and it really can be mind boggling. Therefore, with our second baby arriving soon, I thought I would share an edited list of our baby items that I love and recommend, and more importantly that we are using for baby number two! All items…

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THE FINE TUNED HOSPITAL BAG: KEY ITEMS YOU WILL LOVE

The hospital bag – likely the most important bag you will ever pack. As this is my second time around with baby number two, I can safely say I have expertly fine-tuned my packing skills, or at least I hope so! And therefore, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite items…

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Pregnancy During Lockdown: Tips for Mums to Be

Being pregnant in the midst of a global pandemic and resulting lockdown, can be daunting and quite isolating for any pregnant woman, particularly if this is their first pregnancy. Thankfully we live in a digital age where staying connected is easier than ever. With this in mind, and as this is my second pregnancy, I…

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CREATING A TODDLER WONDERLAND IN THE GARDEN THIS SUMMER IN 5 STEPS

With the warmer months fast approaching I’ve created a quick to set up toddler wonderland in our garden which I thought I would share with you. From sporting activities to reflective reading corners, I’ve attempted to cover all bases! This is also a great way for toddlers to release some energy and soak up a…

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LUXE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve put together a luxe gift guide with fabulous ideas to suit most budgets! All items linked below. FORTNUM & MASON – Champagne & Chocolate Gift Box £70.00 FORWOOD DESIGN – Sophie Shagreen Box £125.00 BANG & OLUFSEN – Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones £450.00 RODIAL – Pink…

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My Pregnancy Skincare Routine: 10 Effective Face & Body Products Safe to Use

When pregnant, there are precautions mothers need to take when it comes to which ingredients they should put on their skin and it can become rather mind boggling. This is due to the fact that your skin is your largest organ and is very porous, so it absorbs whatever you put on it, some of which is drawn into…

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Our Garden Playhouse Reveal: Featuring Pottery Barn Kids

If you have followed our journey, you will know that we have been updating Ava’s garden playhouse. From the outset, I wanted to create a space that invited play, imagination, learning and also relaxation. For those that missed it, the first part of the redesign can be found here. After the addition of a couple…

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