In the last couple of years I would definitely say I’ve found my stride when it comes to dressing in a way that makes me feel, well, like me. I guess that’s partly due to some of the inspiring influencers I’ve followed and given me the encouragement to wear the things that make me smile, as opposed to making me blend in – something I was definitely guilty of in my twenties. more “5 looks other people can pull off”
Just a few weeks back sidelining at gym club I overheard a couple of Mums discussing primary school open days. Frantically discussing pros and cons, like and dislikes, Ofstead reports and catchment areas. It immediately transported me back to the autumn of 2015, when I was in a muddled mess trying to work out what the hell to pick as our three primary school choices for our eldest daughter. more “A different story – Primary school applications for siblings”
Avid readers of my blog (ha ha who am I kidding) may remember back in the spring we were sent a couple of Baby Born toys for the girls to review. Now, I can’t lie and tell you honestly that all the freebie toys become much loved parts of the muddling through family, BUT I have to report that Trixie and Noah (as they are now known) were THE TOYS of 2018 in our household. more “New Threads for Trixie and Noah @zapfcreationuk Baby Born dolls clothes review and Baby Born Soft touch doll #Giveaway”
Having just finished Fearne Cotton’s book ‘Happy‘, I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately about where happiness lies. Looking back over the years passed, I know I have been guilty of putting a huge amount of emphasis on the next milestone on the horizon. In truth, I think many of us fall into that trap of pinning our happiness on just reaching that ever moving goal post. more “The time to be happy is now”
The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping which means (forgive the pop culture reference), Winter is coming. This is our favourite part of the Winter season; the air temperature hasn’t dropped below freezing and we have all the exciting events like Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas upon us. This is the season that’s all about staying in, keeping warm and cosy and enjoying time indoors with your loved ones. In order to create that cosy, warm atmosphere, here are some of the perfect accessories for that cosy feel in your home. more “The perfect accessories for a cosy feel”
As soon as Halloween strikes midnight and the trick or treat sweets have been scoffed (or hidden in our excessive case) it would seem it’s all systems go for folk to start declaring their organisation, or lack of, for the big C. Yes there may only be two pay days to go, and Christmas is officially ‘next month’, but I, like (hopefully) most of you, haven’t yet bought a single Christmas present. more “Nobody Panic, it’s only Christmas – Home inspired Christmas gift guide”
Despite being a summer girl through and through, I have no shame in admitting that this time of year brings out a totally different side to me. One who loves to get all of the blankets, onesies and slippers out by dusk; candles lit and mood lighting twinkling. Saturday nights are all about a big family meal followed by Strictly and popcorn, and there is something so lovely about cosying up as a family in the warmth while the cold weather sets in out in the darkness. more “Snuggle Up Season with CoolClobber #Review #DiscountCode”
Finally! I managed to find a moment to get my fingers back onto the keyboard after taking a much needed blog break during the two week half term. Add to that a one week Instagram detox, and a couple of bonus days thanks to unplanned school closures, calendar commitments and technical issues,plus two kids tearing chunks out of each other and here we are!
Yep, I’m still banging on about the no drinking…sorry! This has however been quite a life changing revelation for me so feel free to skip on if you’re uninterested, or if, like me you were a little sober curious, I’m sharing today a slightly different angle on how it’s going being alcohol free. more “The down sides of giving up booze”
Hello! Is it #CoolMumClub you’re looking for? Well you are in the right place for this week, and it’s also the last week of term which means we are saying goodbye for a short break so no time like the present! My kids’ school, like many others has taken on board the two week October half term so that folks like us can make use of a cheap getaway – which is exactly what we’d like to do… so we’ll be back after a two week break, and one that is much needed for some #CoolMumClub self care TLC.
more “#CoolMumClub Linky Week 116”