Posts by KatieP

HOW I IMPROVED MY SKIN (IN JUST TWO MONTHS)

BEAUTY may be more than skin deep but let’s face it we all look and feel better when our skin is looking its best. Besides the dreadful spotty teenage years, I’ve always been pretty happy with my skin. It’s generally been fine and has served me well. But motherhood and sleep deprivation have definitely taken their toll recently and as the years on my clock start to increase, I thought

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Yorkshire delights and quality time

I TOOK some time off last week. Away from work and the blog (although I still managed to squeeze a few posts in) and what do you know?! It was rather bloomin’ lovely. Elsie, the husband and I had a family day out on Friday to go and see ‘some animals’. Although Elsie kept referring to it as the ‘farm’ it was a little more exciting than that (sorry sheep,

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Remembering Hugo & supporting #HugosLegacy

TODAY’S post is dedicated to a special little boy called Hugo. And to his Mummy Leigh – a blogging friend of mine, a courageous mama and a truly inspiring woman. ———- Every so often in life you come across a story or a person who touches your heart and this is very much the case with Leigh and Hugo. Whilst pregnant with Hugo, Leigh suffered from HELLP syndrome – a devastating

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(Photo) Shooting Mums…so they know how fabulous they are

THE other day an email landed in my inbox which made me a little teary eyed. For when I opened the email, I was greeted with beautiful images of two beautiful woman, looking proud, looking happy and looking glorious. Two women who have lived, two women who are larger than life, two women in their sixties who are still as beautiful now as they were many years ago. Both women are

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ELSIE’S BIG MOVE (& TIPS FOR TODDLER BEDROOMS)

IT’S finally happening… In a few days Elsie will be all settled into her ‘big girl’ bedroom whilst I mourn the loss of her nursery and how quickly she seems to be growing up. (I know, it’s pathetic right but you just know there will be tears!) Elsie’s nursery was the first room we did up in our new house because – crazy people that we are – we moved

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ChattyFeet: socks worth ‘chatting’ about

SPONSORED POST I HAVE a confession to make. I’m not really a fan of socks. I’ve always seen them as a boring necessity and never quite understood my husband’s love and devotion for the little foot warmers. (It’s definitely a man thing isn’t it?!) However, since becoming a mum, socks are something I’ve had to become a little giddier about. Because you know I’ve got an example to set. If

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A LOVE LETTER TO MUMS, FROM A MUM

TOMORROW is Valentine’s Day. ( I know, I know, I’m sorry but just bear with me…) Anyway in the spirit of sharing some love on the ol’ blog and celebrating the silliest / most romantic / cringeworthy (you choose) day of the year, I’ve decided to break away from romantic love or talk of nookie and instead focus on motherhood. You see, on Tuesday morning, I was invited to speak

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ARE WE READY FOR ‘REAL’ BEAUTY?!

MY FACEBOOK page has gone mental over the past 24 hours. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. All because of this image. A powerful image that I decided to share. Yesterday this photograph of Cindy Crawford popped up on my Twitter timeline and it was so brilliant, so brave, so real, I just had to share it with my readers. Because you see this is no ordinary image. Yes

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