Posts by KatieP

Being the ‘best mummy in the whole wide world’

IT’S a tough gig is motherhood. There are moments of beauty. There are moments of joy. There are days when everything goes to plan and you feel like you’re living those perfect parenting moments that you see in glossy magazines and portrayed on celebrity Instagram accounts. And then. Then there are the days when you feel like you can’t take another minute. Then there are those awful days that we

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How to fall in love with your body

LAST week I wrote a piece on body image and the importance of being mindful about the way you speak about your body. The response was amazing (thank you everyone!) and it really seemed to strike a chord. The comments came thick and fast (I still haven’t had a chance to get around to replying to them all yet) and sadly it seems that when it comes to body image,

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WIN a bespoke jewellery piece (and consultation) worth £50

I’M so excited to be holding this competition with Chelly’s Jewellery, my first giveaway of 2015! After all, what could be more special than owning a stunning piece of jewellery, made especially for you? Chelly’s Jewellery offers a bespoke service which allows you to create a piece that is unique to you or for someone special, making it the perfect gift for yourself (well we all deserve a treat now

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What happened when the snow happened, today…

I HAD great ideas about how I was going to spend today. I was going to do lots of work. I was going to get my nails done (they’re in desperate need of a little TLC) and meet a friend for a cuppa. I was going to write a ‘serious’ blog post. I was going to get lots of s**t done. That was until I looked out of the window

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A classic black dress and a trusty trench

THE older I get, the more I understand the need for quality and longevity when it comes to clothing. Sure I like a bargain and to splurge on something frivolous from time to time, but I’m becoming quite the fan of classic pieces and the important role they play in my wardrobe. A little black dress is one of those classic pieces, if you get it right, that is. I

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WHAT A WOMAN TALKING ABOUT CHIPS TAUGHT ME ABOUT BODY IMAGE

A FEW months ago I was walking down the street in my local town when I caught a snippet of a conversation between a mum and daughter which took my breath away. It was an ordinary conversation, general chit chat and it went a little something like this: “Mummy, I’m so excited for dinner. I can’t wait to have fish and chips.” “That’s great darling, Mummy is hungry too. I

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How to get started as a freelance writer

Sponsored Post  AS a freelancer I count myself as being a very lucky woman. I adore freelancing, it is by far one of the best career moves I have ever made and radically changed my life since I took the leap over four years ago. The team over at Hiive have asked me to share some of my top ‘get started’ freelancing tips with you guys and as I’m all for

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Five easy ways to improve your relationship with food

LAST week I spoke about the little changes I was making to my diet and lifestyle, after my Christmas binge out. And to report back quickly, guess what my beauties? Yep, those teeny tiny adjustments I’ve introduced have already made a difference. I’ve lost a little bit of weight – I don’t know how much as I never weigh myself but I can tell from my face and the way

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