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    What is maternal mental health?

    What is maternal mental health? Maternal, or ‘perinatal’ mental health describes mental health in the period starting in pregnancy up to one year after the birth. We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. What are the signs of a maternal mental health problem? Here are some common signs of maternal …

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  • Building a baby bookworm

    Baby reading with a Tidy Books Box Photo credit @themrsproject There are books from your childhood that stay with you for the rest of your life.  I can still remember my first experience of being read to as a child. It was at school, when I was five or six, and the book was Charlie …

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  • Blue and white dress

    Spring Summer dress edit for maternity and beyond

    For maternity and beyond… because it makes sense! Here’s my pick of some Spring / Summer dresses from some lovely independent brands and a few from the high street that you can wear in pregnancy and beyond. I’ve chosen dresses that are not maternity, so some may not fit you right till the end, unless …

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  • How will I know when my child is ready for shoes?

    How will I know when my child is ready for shoes? There is something so adorable and precious about soft squidgy feet isn’t there? It’s no wonder so many parents get a twinge of excitement at the prospect of buying their baby’s first pair of shoes and why so many go on to keep this …

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  • eco friendly

    10 Easy Eco Swaps

    My Instagram is full of adverts and posts about eco alternatives to our everyday living and I have to say it’s worked in making me think about what I can do as an individual. I first started considering eco swaps last year and I am slowly making transitions. It’s not something you can do overnight …

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  • BASE SKNCARE Proactive Age Kit Review

    I was given the chance to review the BASE SKNCARE Proactive Age Kit and I jumped at the chance. I am 43 and definitely feeling my age in the last few years (especially running around after a 20 month old.) I have never been brand loyal and used everything from one brand, so I was …

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  • What is Sleep Regression?

    (Photo by Michal Bar Haim on Unsplash) For new parents, their baby’s sleeping routine is a top priority. While parents struggle on with night after night of broken sleep, they continue to comfort their newborns and look for ways to improve their sleep. That’s why it can be so frustrating when you make progress (and finally get some …

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  • Reusable sanitary pads

    Do you suffer from really heavy periods or Endometriosis?

    A lot of people contact us who suffer from really heavy periods or endometriosis wondering if our reusable sanitary pads will work for them and the answer is yes! Endometriosis is defined as a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and …

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  • Baby Gift Guide

    INDIE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

    Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Here are a selection of lovely items for all of the family from big to small from some of our favourite independents. We hope you like them! Don’t leave it too late! Baby/ Toddler Gooseberry Fool hand crochets the most beautiful baby items. We love this crown and …

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    Ideas to lift your mood

    It has been a crappy year. For all of us. With the thought of this carrying on into the winter we have to try and be positive and get joy from the things around us. Here are some of the things that have helped me when I am feeling a bit bleurgh! Put your favourite …

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