Posts by KatieP

A THANK YOU TO MY MUM – BECAUSE #MUMSKNOWBEST

AS a teenager I thought I knew it all. You could even say, I was quite the handful. I had plenty of runs in with my Mum over the years as I battled for independence and a yearning to grow up fast. I wanted to run before I could walk, which looking back now, must have been so painful for my Mum. (Sorry, Mum!) But guess what? I didn’t know

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SHARE YOUR CHILD’S HOUSE RULES TO WIN £250 VOUCHERS!

IF you asked your child to make up your house rules, what would they be?! Scary thought I know (!), but do you think you can imagine what they would come up with? When I asked my daughter Elsie to come up with her own house rules (as above), I got quite the shock. Some of the things I was kind of expecting – like ‘eating chocolate for breakfast’! –

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A NEW PARENTING STAGE. WHERE DID MY BABY GO?!

LIFE has changed. And I have entered a new parenting stage. Because you see, no longer is ‘my baby’ a baby or a toddler, but a girl. A proper little girl. First came the potting training, which worked – second time round – like an absolute treat. And then came the loss of the day nap. The glorious day time naps – that were (so often) vital for my sanity

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FIVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’VE DISCOVERED (AND LOVE!)

NEW beauty products are coming out every day. So how the devil can we keep up with them all and figure out which ones we should be spending our money on and which ones we should avoid? Well, it’s tricky. Which is why I want to share with you a few beauty belters that I’ve come across over the past month which I think / (hopefully) know you are going

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A YOUNG SOUL IN YOUNG SOLES

I TOOK Elsie to Yorkshire Sculpture Park a week or so ago. It was the perfect place for her to scamp about, run amok and ‘break in’ her amazing new boots. Her ‘Hattie’ monkey boots from Young Soles that are made from the softest navy leather and feature the most stunning contrasting Liberty print shoelaces. I have to say when these luxury boots arrived for Elsie, I couldn’t stop touching the

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“We can learn to see each other & see ourselves in each other & recognise that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.” 

#wisdominheels – Maya Angelou

“We can learn to see each other & see ourselves in each other & recognise that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.” 

HOW TO KEEP YOUR LIGHT BRIGHT (WHEN ANOTHER WOMAN SHINES)

I can still remember the first time I saw the new girl at school. Ten years old, she was my first girl crush. Pretty, stylish, fun and happy, she seemed to have it all. When she didn’t know I was looking, I would gaze at her across the playground or during assembly and marvel at her cool clothes, that set her apart from all of us. She wore raa raa

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AN INCREDIBLE ORCHID (& TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP ONE)

CURRENTLY, in my home live six orchids. In different varieties and different colours. Yes folks, I am rather obsessed with them. I love orchids, they’re elegant, long lasting and just incredibly pretty without being too showy. They live happily anywhere in my home – I have them in my living room, hallway and kitchen currently – and are incredibly easy to look after. (Which is another reason why I probably

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