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SECRETS: Do you have a story to tell?

AS a writer and journalist, one of the things I love most about my work, is the fact that I get to meet all kinds of fascinating people. I get to listen to their incredible stories and I also get the privilege of sharing them with a wider audience. Stories make the world go round. They fascinate, they inspire, they teach, they motivate, they overwhelm, they resonate. We all have

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SECRETS: How I feel about my post pregnancy body

I’M going to say something rather shocking. Something that some beauty companies and marketeers as well as female-bashing media appear not to want any new mum to say. It’s pretty radical. Are you ready? Ok here goes… I love my post pregnancy body. Yep, you heard right. I don’t hate it. I’m not disgusted or horrified by it. I’m not insecure about it. And I don’t just like it. I love

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LESSONS FROM ELSIE: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

IN just a few days time, my little lady will celebrate her first birthday. And I honestly can’t believe it. Everyone tells you that time really does fly and that little ones grow up super fast, but I’ll let you into a secret, I never believed them. I never believed that was the case until well…now. Not in a million years did I expect the last 12 months to have

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Pouting In Heels is named as a top baby blog!…

SOMETIMES when I occasionally lose my blogging mojo, I wonder why I am spending so much time beavering away, when I could be sat with my feet up relaxing. And the incredible thing, is that, usually, just when I’m feeling especially fed up, something amazing happens and my blogging joy returns. Something, just like this. Yes folks, I’m not going to deny that I’m as pleased as punch to tell

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A very special announcement…

BEAN has arrived! Our beautiful daughter Elsie Florence Portman was born over a month ago on 20th July at 5.50am after a long and somewhat challenging 24 hour labour. She didn’t make things easy that’s for sure, but I can wholeheartedly say that bringing her safely into the world was the best moment of my life and I’d do it all again in a New York minute. I’ve been so

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Waiting for Bean…

Very soon life is going to change. In fact, everything is going to completely change for my husband and I. We’re waiting for the arrival of our little bundle of joy, our now not-so-little Bean.  Waiting for our son or daughter to come into the world and change our lives forever. Soon, we will no longer be a couple, but a family. It’s a pretty awesome thought. At 39 weeks

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My Maternity Must-Haves Part 2: Well-being

Growing a little person is hard work at times, which is exactly why us mums to be need to take extra special care of ourselves! To help you do just that, here are my maternity wellbeing must-haves and tips, to help keep you feeling great throughout the nine months. All have been tried, tested and LOVED by me. So have a well-earned rest, put your feet up, grab a cuppa

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Celebrating my pregnancy and the bump…

Now 33 weeks pregnant, I can well and truly say that I have fallen in love with my ever-growing bump over the last few months. So much so, that I think after baby Portman has made his / her arrival, I’m actually going to miss my bump, quite a lot. Yes it’s heavy and often gets in the way of me doing things (painting my toe nails is now almost

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