“When women support each other, incredible things happen” Sarah – the incredible photographer behind Red Shoe Makeovers – uses this quote when she shares the stunning photographs she takes of her Red Shoe Girls, and it has fast become one of my favourite quotes. A couple of weeks ago I headed up to Chester with a bag full of clothes and a belly full of nerves, to meet Sarah and make up artist Mandy and have my makeover photo shoot. This is what happens when women support each other…
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you’ll know that sleeping has been a bit of an issue for us for approximately 3 years and 9 months. Can you guess how long we’ve been parents for…? One thing that does help when it comes to getting both Toby and Martha to sleep, is a consistent bedtime routine. They may not stay asleep for the 12 hours we daydream about, but on the whole both children are actually really good at going to bed in the first place.
While I cannot claim to be saving the world, I try to do my bit in reducing waste and being more environmentally friendly. My philosophy is that if we all make even small changes, it will have an impact. When Bambo Nature got in touch asking if I would like to try their eco disposable nappies, I was really intrigued to give them a go; I’ve used washable nappies with both children but have felt guilty at not keeping up with it and instead piling regular disposables into landfill. Could these be the solution?
A shopping trip and have afternoon tea with my mum – that sounds like a wonderful day to me! Debenhams wanted us to have some treats in advance of Mother’s Day, but my own children decided that now was the time to come down with chicken pox, halting our plans in spectacular fashion! In advance of my long, long period of cabin fever coming to an end, I’ve been scouring the Debenhams Mother’s Day selection to see what takes my fancy from their huge selection of products.
Hands up who knows that I have my own online shop? For those with your hands down, I introduce you to Apples & Pips! With me having recently finished my full time job, Apples & Pips is a big priority for me, and teaming up with other brands is something that you can look forward to seeing more of in 2018! First up, I’m pleased to bring you a giveaway in partnership with Milk Monster. Not heard of them? Well Milk Monster is a really nifty little device that attaches to your baby’s bottle, and acts as a reminder for how long the milk is safe to be consumed by your little one.