The skincare edit: Caring for your skin as a mum 

When we’re pregnant, our skin goes through amazing stages to compete with those crazy hormones and can sometimes take its toll on our skin. And then our gorgeous bundle of joy arrives and yet more craziness happens. Trying to cope with little sleep, and up and down diet, feeling stressed and getting used to a…

What I’ve learnt in the year since Emily was born

Since Emily was born so many things have happened. Amazing things, wonderful things, crazy things. It’s been a brilliant journey and we’re only 15 months in. The past 15 months has flown by at a ridiculous rate. How did we make it through this time without killing each other? But although there’s been moments, it’s…

We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…

An assisted birth isn’t as bad as you might think. 

My labour was an intense one. With tiredness and no more physical strength and the definite acknowledgement that I wouldn’t be allowed an epidural during labour originally, when the option of an assisted birth was offered, I took it. As the midwife constantly told me to push, I physically couldn’t. I was exhausted, there was…

Do you really need to call your child Apple to be different? 

Choosing a baby name can be tricky and sometimes there’s a lot of pressure when doing so too. This name will be your child’s name for their whole life, and it’s daunting. Ask anyone who’s been a parent and they’ll agree. When I found out I was pregnant I was convinced I was expecting a…

Did you suffer from Scanxiety?

When I was pregnant I had about 8 scans, all through the NHS, none of them paid as extra services like some people do. But even though I didn’t pay for scans as extra services that I needed, I still had what’s known as Scanxiety. The phenomenon is dubbed ‘Scanxiety’, with 36 per cent of…

Dear childless friends…

This is a shoutout to all the single friends out there, not a particular individual but the masses, I think you should read and understand. It’s not a personal thing, or maybe it is, I don’t know, but I think this should be heard and all in good reason.  They say after pregnancy making friends…

Trying to shift the baby weight

They say you should eat 3 meals a day, eat 5 pieces of fruit and 5 pieces of veg a day, washed down with at least 2 litres of water a day. The thing is, realistically as a new mother that’s pretty far-fetched. When Emily turned 2 months old, my diet had got better, I…

My maternity is drawing to a close

This year is flying. Is it just me or anyone else feel the same? Emily is 5 months, it’s May, MAY, summer is nearly upon us and in just a few weeks, it will be officially a year since I moved from my hometown to Ramsgate. Woo! Time has gone too quick! Waaaay too quick….

My postpartum make up routine is pretty much non existent 

Since just before I had Emily putting on make up was a bit of a chore, I wanted to put it on to make me feel better but most of the time I just couldn’t be arsed. After Emily arrived, the ‘couldn’t be arsed’ bit has upgraded to ‘can’t be f*cked.’ Honestly I don’t have…