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Run mummy run!

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If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen that I've entered the ballot for the London marathon in 2018! Eek! I know it's really unlikely I'll get a place, but you never know! I've also entered a local 10K in July and a half marathon in September. If you'd told me this a year ago, I'd have thought you were mad! I started Couch to 5k about this time last year, having never run before and never thinking it would become such a part of my life.  As a mum it's so hard to fit in self care, and...

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New summery colours in my maple teething necklaces!

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New summery colours in my maple teething necklaces!

I don't know about you, but much as I love winter, once it gets to February I'm more than ready for spring.  I'm leaning more towards fresh, bright colours for spring and summer, starting with this new range of maple necklaces. They're fab for teething, the silicone is specifically designed for teething babies, and as a hardwood, maple is naturally antibacterial. The maple beads are polished up with natural beeswax to protect the wood and give them a beautiful shine. 

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Flying with two small children - travel essentials

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Flying with two small children - travel essentials

I fly a lot on my own with my 4 and 1 year olds, and have done since they were tiny. My family live in Northern Ireland so I fly back and forth every few months.  I've found a few things have really helped make my life easier:  A ring sling - when I only had one child I used the ergo with no trouble, but when you're trying to settle two children in a poky plane, space is at a premium and the ergo is bulky! A ring sling doesn't even need to be taken off during the flight...

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2016 reflections: the year of teething jewellery and running

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2016 reflections: the year of teething jewellery and running

  At the start of 2016, if you had told me that by the end of the year I'd have my own business and be able to run 5k, I'd have laughed at you. I was suffering pretty badly with sleep deprivation and PND, running and creativity seemed very far from anything I could hope to achieve!    I'm super proud of my little brand, and I really hope it continues to grow in 2017. I have big ideas, and intend to branch out beyond teething. But still with a focus on practicality and child proof, as that is what...

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New mum gift ideas

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New mum gift ideas

**This is not a sponsored or affiliated post, it's just stuff I like** Lots of people buy my necklaces as gifts for new mums, or for baby showers. Particularly when it's not the mum's first baby, as second (or third!) time round you've already got a lot of the kit. They're great for this as they're a gift for the mum, but also really practical to wear when wrangling small children! They're also great gifts as they can be customised. This got me thinking about what other type of gift I would have liked when I had my children, and...

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