When it comes to my home and how its decorated, I find that (much to my husbands dismay) I get bored of colours very easily. We have lived in this house for 11 years and in that time, our bedroom has been cream & lime green (why?!), red and brown (I don’t even have an excuse but it was like a dungeon), dark purple, and until recently, grey with floral wallpaper. As much as the grey wallpaper lightened up the room from its predecessor colours, it didn’t feel modern enough for me. I’m a huge fan of anything copper, or…

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The summer holidays are over, and back to school is in full swing – along with the cooler, damper mornings. Instead of mourning summer and days on the beach, it just makes me want to plan another family holiday. Life can be incessant, particularly when you have school age children, as you are always thinking about homework, after school clubs and trying to get everyone out of the house on time. For me its important to have something to look forward to – whether thats a big holiday abroad, a trip to the coast, or a long weekend away. With…

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This post is in collaboration with Champneys  As a busy mum of four, day to day life can be so hectic. Having two children at school, one at preschool and a 6 month old, between feedings, school runs, MOUNTAINS of washing and remembering everything that everyone needs on a daily basis, sometimes it seems there isn’t a moment to breathe. Since having my first 9 years ago I’ve noticed a huge increase in the awareness of the importance of maternal mental health. I feel like once upon a time you were expected to just get on with it, and now…

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At the end of January I was so excited to be invited to an event in London with the wonderful Tommee Tippee for the launch of their new Perfect Prep Day & Night Machine. Although we currently don’t have a baby who we make bottles up for, I’ve made no secret of the fact we would like to add to our family. That, along with the fact that we had owned the original Perfect Prep machine and found it life changing when we had Mason as a baby, I was so excited to see the new machine and the improvements…

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As a family of five day to day life can be incredibly busy. Between school runs, dog walks, homework, housework and everything in between it can be so easy to miss out on special family moments, whilst you are all rushing around with so much to do. We were all very grateful for the snow the other week (yesterday’s snow, not so much – FYI Mother Nature, it’s nearly April!). It gave us some time to spend together as a family, just enjoying each other’s company – although admittedly there were still some squabbles over who got to ride on…

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Dear Gemma {circa 2010}, Congratulations, you are pregnant (and expecting a little girl). I know you weren’t planning to fall pregnant so quickly – and I certainly know that Ell was hoping to get in a bit more ‘practice’ first – after all you had only been married 3 months when you discovered you were going to be parents. Remember that day? Ell had told you to wait to take a pregnancy test until you missed your period, after all ‘how expensive!’ are those tests. Of course you snuck upstairs when he was mowing the lawn – one day you’ll…

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