I’m quickly approaching my 24th week of pregnancy and it was at a similar stage with Ettie that we started to think about a Babymoon! We wanted one last chance to get away in the sunshine before being thrust into a life of feeding and baby poop for the rest of the summer and because it was likely to be our last holiday as a two for a while, we wanted to choose somewhere really special and memorable. I’ve put this post together as a ‘Babymoon Complete Guide to Santorini’ as we didn’t really know much about the island before we arrived (other than the fact it was beautiful)… and I thought it would be useful for others to have an insight into what to expect, particularly if you are pregnant…

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Hello and welcome to this months edition of the Mummy Juggle series. A series designed with Mums in mind to share stories and inspiration about how to cope with the day-to-day struggle of juggling work and family life. A struggle I’ve affectionately named ‘The Mummy Juggle.’ The Mummy Juggle: ‘The non-stop juggling act of being a mother, holding down a job, running a home and generally being an all round superwoman!’ Returning to work after having Ettie was a huge hurdle I wasn’t expecting to climb. The impact of trying to juggle running a home, maintain focus at work and spend enough quality time with Ettie really knocked me off my feet and it was something I wasn’t expecting. I set up the Mummy Juggle series as I was interested in hearing from other Mums…

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One of my favourite things about decorating Ettie’s bedroom has been discovering all the little handmade treasures that I’ve been collecting up over the last two years to make her room feel really personalised and special. My absolute favourite of these ‘treasures’ is actually one of the first things I bought when she was just a few weeks old. What I am talking about is the beautiful hand-painted and personalised wall banner, lovingly created by Amy at Daydreams and Dandelions. I discovered Amy’s account during a late night Instagram scroll when I was well into the ‘nesting’ period of my pregnancy with Ettie. Have you ever seen something and fallen so completely in love with it, that it feels like you kind of own it already? Well that was how…

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It dawned on me earlier this week that we’ve been in our house over a year now and during that time I’ve been lusting daily over ideas on how to renovate our front garden. Its currently a bit of a mud pit, so much so that you can see passers by peering in through the window and shaking their heads in disbelief that someone could actually live here! The previous owner was a little old man who used it as a vegetable patch, meaning it hasn’t really been touched since the house was built in the late 1930’s. Because of that, like so many of the other projects we’ve taken on during the renovation of this house, we’ll be starting this project completely from scratch. Tackling the challenge link any…

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I’ve spoken before about my love of small brands. There’s something pretty magical about buying and item that has been lovingly created by someone else, knowing its relatively unique and there aren’t hundreds of others out there donning the shelves of a department store. Knowing how much care and dedication goes into the creation of a product from a smaller brand is really special to me and I love the fact that buying from a small business means I have supported another (often) mother in her quest to support her family by doing something she loves and truly believes in. So imagine my delight when my lovely friend Kate from university contacted me to let me know she’d just launched her own online Children’s boutique called Max and Hattie. Hello…

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Hello there, I thought I’d come on here and share a little update as I haven’t really written any personal posts for the past few months. You may have seen on Instagram recently, but the main reason for this is because…… I HAVE A BABY IN MY BELLY!! Yeyyyy!! :0) We are so unbelievably happy about this and cant wait to welcome a new little recruit into our family, in fact we already feel like a family of four (five). But its only really been in the last week that we’ve allowed ourselves to relax into the pregnancy and get excited. (For those who aren’t long term readers, we’ve experienced heartache in the past which is why we were a bit more wary this time). As of Monday, we had…

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Over the past week I think I’ve managed to breathe deeply for the first time since getting those two little lines on the pee stick and I’m slowly beginning to take time to bond with the tiny little human that’s growing in my tum. Aside from not really wanting to talk about the pregnancy for the first four months in case I jinxed it, I also felt absolutely horrendous!! If I’d wanted to write a blog documenting my experience I don’t think I would have been able to keep my eyes open long enough to write the title. To provide some form of comparison, when I was pregnant with Ettie, I was one of those annoying, glowing pregnancy people. Posting bump updates on social media every few weeks and actually…

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Hello and welcome to this months edition of the Mummy Juggle series. A series designed with mums in mind to share stories and inspiration about how we all cope with the day-to-day battle of juggling work and family life. A struggle I’ve affectionately named ‘The Mummy Juggle’ In the series so far we’ve heard from four amazing mothers who are juggling work and life, but slaying it by making life work for them and successfully building some fantastic blogs in the process. From the stories we’ve heard, it’s clear that the notion of a ‘perfect mum’, with an amazing career, perfect house, flat stomach and four beautifully groomed children doesn’t actually exist (unless she pays for a little help!). The reality is there will always be compromises that have to…

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