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UNTIL you become a parent, you just don’t get it. You can’t get it. Parenting seems like the easiest, most natural thing in the world when you haven’t got a child. You see a kid throwing a tantrum in the supermarket and know exactly what the mum should be doing. You roll your eyes when you see a food splattered toddler in your local cafe (doesn’t that dad know he

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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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What I’ve learned about blogging in three years

TOMORROW, I will have been blogging for three years! Three whole years, I can hardly believe it! It feels like it’s gone by in the blink of an eye and in some ways it has, but when I look back to how it all started and think about everything that’s happened since then, well it’s just incredible really. Tomorrow I’ll chat more about my blogging birthday but today, today let’s

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AS a knackered parent getting down and dirty between the sheets is often the very last thing on my mind these days. Most parents will know that life is full on, there’s often very little time for a decent conversation, let alone anything else let’s face it! Then add into the mix;  work, life, house stuff, errands, as well as trying to squeeze in seeing friends and family, and it’s

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The perfect Valentine gift with Wrap.Me

I THINK I may have just created the easiest personalised Valentine’s Day gift in the world. Seriously, I think you may just love this one guys. (And love me for it too!) It’s simple to do, costs very little and all it requires is a little effort and thought. (Which really is what Valentine’s Day is all about is it not?) I created this gift with Wrap.Me, a super brilliant

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How to get the most out of your creativity

AS a professional blogger one of the things I often find the most challenging is coming up with new ideas for posts. On a good day, I can come up with at least half a dozen belting ideas but every so often, just like anyone else, I have days when I am stuck in an idea fog. What can I say? It happens to the best of us. Thankfully a

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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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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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