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Beauty

Back Again with Balance Me | Booths New Skincare Range

Back in last August Balance Me found out I was pregnant with Evelyn and boy did they spoil me rotten. They showered me with some really amazing products (see them here) that helped my skin so so much. You can imagine the look on my face when a company called Booths contacted me explaining they were offering a new skincare range which included Balance Me products. Four glorious Balance Me products arrived for me to try; Flash Cleanse Micellar Water, Super Toning Body Polish, Super  ...

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Mum Life

Motherhood | The first chapters of life

Motherhood. No one can prepare you for it. No matter how many websites you read or how much advice you are given you can only be told about experience. Each baby is unique and only the minority are text book babies. I remember being told that having a ‘good baby’ is sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. After ample research it turns out babies shouldn’t sleep through the night and if they do you are most likely over feeding them. Babies should wake every 2-5 hours  ...

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Beauty, Mum Life

Pamper time with The Natural Spa Factory

Finding time to relax and take some me time back is just not happening at the moment. I long for the monthly spa days and the bi-weekly nail appointments. However, I still wouldn’t change what I have instead. Natural Spa Factory have been so supportive and lovely throughout my pregnancy and when they heard about this they sent me over some products to help have that spa time at home. So with Evelyn down for the night the relaxing begins. I think it is so important to make time for  ...

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Mum Life

Evelyn Naomi Ritson

To be honest I thought I would still be here still writing a 40/41 bump update blog post feeling very uncomfortable and whiney. Today would have marked the 41 weeks pregnant mark but instead it marks the “I’m one week old mark”. Say hello to Evelyn Naomi Ritson, born 19th February 2018 at 21:40 after just 7 hours labour. She is absolutely perfect and the most joyful bundle ever. Birth story coming soon.

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Mum Life

Six Things I Bought When I Found Out I Was Pregnant

I was nervous to tell Phil. I wondered how he would react but also quite excited, I mean we had been trying but this news was huge. How I told him would be the key to everything. It had to be perfect and a real surprise so what better time to tell him than Fathers Day. There were so many things I knew I had to purchase when we did find out we were pregnant, but here is our first 6; 1 The first thing, quite literally, was Pregnacare! Although we had been trying I was quite shocked just how  ...

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Mum Life

Update: 34-38 Weeks

Something to tell you… I have been so sensitive the last few days. There hasn’t been tears so to speak but very emotional conversations with Phil and lots of deep thinking. Life is about to change and I am freaking out. 38 Weeks- I can’t believe it is here already. I seem to start every bump update like this, but, setting yourself little mini milestones make it so so much easier to get through the last trimester. I have had 2 growth scans the last few weeks and going for a  ...

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Lifestyle

5 Things Starting February

January is a time everyone gets their act in gear… or at least tries too. It is a time of New Year Resolutions, gym memberships and promises, but realistically, we all know that after 6 weeks our motivation will dwindle and our bikini body dreams for the season fly out the window and the take-aways fly back in. The Beginning of February see’s me heavily pregnant at 38 weeks and seriously fed up. February is going to be a time of massive change for me so I gathered if my life is  ...

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Mum Life

My Maternity Leave and Why not everyone agrees

Since finding out I was pregnant I have found that everyone likes to give you their opinion especially when it comes to maternity leave. All mothers will tell you this. They will tell you of all the conflicting opinions that were shoved down their throats and all the ‘you must’ ‘s and ‘you shouldn’t’, it is a constant stream of finding your own footing, particualry when you are a first time mum. In this respect I’ve learnt to agree and then when no  ...

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Mum Life

25-33 Week Update

33 weeks, I can’t believe It’s here already. This pregnancy has absolutely flown by and now I’ve hit the final seven weeks. I am so excited. Although the third trimester has bought heart burn and discomfort this baby girl is the most active little thing and is so ready to meet us. I’ve been slowly getting more and more tired as the weeks are going by yet sleeping is getting less and less, any tips for comfy side sleeping would be much appreciated. Before now it felt  ...

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Lifestyle, Mum Life

Preventing Pregnancy with an App? Really?

As I am sat here on this chilly autumn night I came across something which actually quite shocked me. Firstly I think women can drive themselves a bit potty with pregnancy tests, apps, how to’s, what to’s and the ever-growing abyss of the internet when trying to conceive. For us it was more keeping track of what was happening to my body when. One app I absolutely swore by was one called P.D. It asks you how you’re feeling on certain days, you track your period etc and it  ...

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