*I was sent this PacaPod backpack in exchange for an honest review. Something I’ve struggled with ever since finding out I was pregnant is worrying that I look too ‘mumsy’. I think a lot of you will be able to relate to this, from day 1 I found that most maternity ranges were a bit mature for my taste. Whilst the clothes were really comfortable I felt like I was playing dress up in someone else’s wardrobe. Even now, whenever I shop for new clothes or try a new hairstyle I worry that I look drab or I’m just going for convenience…

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I don’t know about you but being ‘plus-size’ (I hate that phrase but let’s not go there today) and having my confidence ravaged thanks to months in the house with a toddler and very few social engagements the thought of a ‘summer wardrobe’ doesn’t have me jumping for joy. But, as ever, I’m trying to get out of my head and comfort zone to make the most of the hot weather both here in the UK and on my holiday to Spain in August. I’ve been doing some shopping and I’ve started to pull together a little bit of a…

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It’s 7.14am, you’ve just woken up but to be honest it could easily be 4 or even 11am, you’ve built up such a massive sleep debt that it doesn’t really make a difference anymore. If you’re lucky the mini dictator is still asleep and you can get to the bathroom, maybe even make a cup of tea before waking them up. Bleary-eyed you stand in the kitchen, greasy hair and crumpled pyjamas. Sigh. Another day begins.     Most people have a lot of time and understanding for new parents, the newborn days are simultanteously brutal and wonderful, at the…

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You already know we love to travel, I firmly believe that it’s good for the soul and you shouldn’t let having kids hold you back. Show them the world instead of buying them all the stuff, at least that’s my motto. Luisa is one seriously well travelled toddler and we’ve learnt a lot on our various adventures. My packing is now pretty streamlined, Matt knows all the best airport car parking companies and we’ve got ‘go to’ activities and snacks for the flight.       I spoke to some other bloggers who’ve shared a little bit of their wisdom…

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I’m embarrassed to admit I breastfeed. That might sound a bit suspect as if you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I’m a huge advocate of breastfeeding and have written about my experiences many times. Like most new Mums I started out with cautious anticipation, I hoped to be able to breastfeed Luisa. I didn’t know how long it would work out for but I was playing things by ear. As time went on we really had no problems, despite her low birthweight and emergency delivery she took to it like a pro. I wouldn’t say I’m #blessed but I…

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