Whats on my Bedside Table: Pregnancy Edition

I’ve been a bit wrapped up with everything pregnancy and babies recently on the blog, so I thought I’d post something slightly different for today. Going back to my roots, before I hit the parenting blogging scene, I was more a beauty blogger – believe it or not. I know,…

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A Second Baby: My Hopes and Fears

I feel like my two pregnancies have been different in so many ways. I’ve had completely different symptoms and the biggest change has been how I’ve been feeling emotionally. I think with Violet’s pregnancy, I didn’t really know what to expect, so it was a constant excitement and apprehension that…

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Life is Peachy: Coping with returning to work, nursery and when life just doesn’t stop

It seems I’m a bit rubbish at keeping up to date with these ‘life update’ posts, although I love writing them and looking back at them, so I’m not sure why. I’ve got a couple of hours to myself on a Sunday morning (a real rarity!) I thought I’d quickly…

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Review: Vital Baby Weaning Range

Weaning for us has been a bit of a minefield. We’ve had our ups and downs but now Violet has turned one I finally feel like I’m in my groove with it all. After a shakey start, I’ve definitely learned a few things I will be doing differently for baby…

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Violet is ONE!

It seems like only yesterday that Violet was born  and now she’s a ONE YEAR OLD. I just can’t get my head around how quickly the year has gone! Sadly, on her birthday, she woke up lots in the night with a streaming cold, she had a really awful nights…

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Review: Treatbox Candy Lovers Subscription Box

As I write this, I have a mouth full of sugary sweet goodness which was delivered through my door this morning. As a serial sweet-fiend, when Treatbox got in touch and asked if I’d like to review their Treatbox Candy Lovers subscription boxes I didn’t even hesitate to reply with…

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My Maternity Leave Round-Up

And just like that, my maternity leave is over. Like a giant countdown clock in the sky thats been ticking louder and louder until the familiar music plays, my time is up and it’s time to face the reality of working life again. In fact, this time tomorrow I’ll be…

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IVF: Our Frozen Embryo Story

I really wanted to call this post ‘Our babies are the same age, one has just been frozen in time’ but I thought I’d be sensible and go with our IVF Frozen Embryo Cycle. Slightly less sci-fi, but both of them are true!  So, without further ado, here is our…

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Pregnancy #2: Our gender reveal

When it comes to finding out the babies gender, I am the MOST impatient person in the world. People say to me ‘don’t you fancy having a surprise?’ but the organiser and meticulous planner in me just wouldn’t be able to cope with that. I like to prepare, I like to…

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It’s the end of an era

So, I’m sitting here on my first day without Violet. I dropped her at nursery at 9am this morning and managed to leave without tears (from either of us!) As I ran through the reception I hoped no one would stop to chat as I felt the tears burning my…

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