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Taking January one Sniph at a Time

January has to be the longest month of the year. Everyone is coming down from their Christmas and New Year’s high and everyone is skint, tired and longing for their next holiday. Did you know that the first Saturday of January has been dubbed ‘Sunshine Saturday’ as people up and down the country book their years holidays. Going to be honest, we fell into this pit. Nursing a steaming cold I hit the ‘Pay for flights’ button on the Easyjet website and booked our  ...

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6 Things you have to Learn to Deal With as a Mum That WILL Gross You Out| Raising Evelyn

There are many many things we say and hope we never have to deal as an adult. In reality you are going to be doing probably all those things if you want to be or are already a mum. Things like wiping your child’s bogey with your own finger quickly before a photo, or peeling their caked poo vest off their back whilst trying not to spread it in their hair more than they already have, or even swirling your mouth with endless mouthwash because your child has been sick in your mouth! You  ...

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What defines a ‘Good Mum’? | Raising Evelyn

What defines you as being a ‘Good Mum’? Is it the healthy diet? or the endless gifts? or what about the attendance to every single school play? or the time you spend with your children? Well really, it is a combination of all of these and finding a happy medium. I have recently been asking myself this question. I am pretty good at thinking of all the things I should be doing like giving Evelyn more varieties of foods or maybe she should be socialising more. But what does being  ...

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Lengthening Lashes without a trip to the beautician

I have never been a huge fan of false lashes. In the past 5 years I think I have worn them 5 times. If that. The last time I wore them was at my wedding and they irritated me all day. I think you can even tell in some of my wedding pics. In hindsight I should have just had a lash lift or extensions. You could hardly see my eyes. That is one thing about myself I actually like. My eyes. Since having Laser Eye Surgery 5 years ago ( I should probably write about that) I make sure I look after  ...

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Five Programmes to Watch on Netflix Right Now

The first week of the new year saw me full of sickness and then full of cold. Needless to say the first ten days were not great. I had no energy and didn’t want to venture out of the duvet. But ya’know… duvet days are GONE now I’m a mum. But it could be worse I guess. My evenings have recently been spent binge watching Netflix, but actually, I’ve been pretty damn enjoying it! Netflix is always a winner for me as it releases whole seasons at a time- perfect  ...

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How, in 2019, Do we still have Period Poverty?

It is 2019. In the past ten years humanity has come so far. We carry around a computer in our pockets that is around the size of our hand, we have FaceTime meaning we can video chat someone across the other side of the world, Hell, we even have a Robot in our houses, we call Alexa, who is one program away from making us our breakfast in the morning. Yet somewhere in the depths of London there is a 13 year old girl who cannot afford to pay for sanitary items. How is this even happening in  ...

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Mum Life

Evelyn’s First Christmas | Raising Evelyn

I’d been looking forward to Evelyn’s first Christmas for so long. Her cousin was born 6 months after her so to have the two of them together on the 25th was going to be so extra special. Christmas is a mix of rushing round to see all the families. It seems that we have Thomas for Christmas Day one year and Boxing Day the next. So this year, as it was our turn for Boxing Day, we spent the 25th with my family. I love Christmas so incredibly much. It is my most favourite time of  ...

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5 Golden Rules for Working Mums | Raising Evelyn

No matter where you are online, be it Facebook, a blog you follow or a forum for mothers and fathers the world over, you will always see debates happening. Boob or bottle. Disposable nappy or cloth. Pushchairs or babywearing. You could be the best possible parent, and someone, somewhere, will find a way to pick at your decision that you have made for your child. The one big debate that goes on everywhere is this one: Should you go back to work or stay at home? It’s a big question and any  ...

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Why I am done with New Year Resolutions

Every year hundreds of thousands of people spend between Christmas and New year making lists and making promises for 2019. Millions of people invest in gym memberships, diet regimes and weight loss goals. This year I have decided to not do any resolutions. I do not promise to lose weight. I do not promise to be a better person. I do not promise to do this that and the other. However, there are certain things I want to get done, whether you want to class that as a resolution that is up to  ...

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2018| What a Bloody Year!

As 2019 starts I have found myself assessing how much life has changed in the past 12 months. 2018 has been a very dramatic year in the Ritson household and quite frankly I am super glad to see the back of it. For me, 2018 started heavily pregnant with a tonne of aches and pains but swimming on the high of a new gorgeous diamond and sapphire engagement ring on my finger. I was a whirlwind of mixed emotion yet emotionally so ready for the year ahead. Evelyn arrived on her due date of 19th  ...

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