Products that got us through Sonnys first year….

So you’ve found out your pregnant, you excitedly share the news, it’s not long until you start looking at all the products your tiny bundle will need or at least you think you need.

As a list maker I would make list upon list of all the items I thought I would need and i’m so glad I held off buying the majority as I wouldn’t have used them after all…portable bottle warmer?? pahhh you don’t need it and wont want to carry it around!

The amount of items on the market is overwhelming and its a job to work out the essentials from the luxury, its hard for a new mum to pin point through the masses of baby catalogues and all the products thrust upon them. The best place to find out the key products with honest recommendations is by asking other mums.

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Bye to the Garden Party Summer Season….

The warm summer filter that’s been gracing us so nicely is slowly fading and before we know it the ground will be hidden by crisp autumn leaves…Yep its nearly that time to say goodbye to some of my favourite summer traditions for another year.

Let me say firstly,  I love being British, especially relating to the traditions us Brits unite in and adore, this includes some of my ultimate favs:  summer garden parties, buzzing bbqs and park picnics – Basically our excitement for when the sun peaks out briefly for a few months, the rays hit and suddenly we are dusting off the rattan, bringing out the melamine and prepping the Pimms before we can even utter the words ‘Al Fresco’

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2 Skin Care products i’m loving…..august…

I am a massive skin care fan, I can appreciate a good cleanse and love to feel that make up off, fresh face feeling.

It was time to purchase some new additions to my skin care draw and after a bit of research and stalking, I stumbled across these two lovelies….

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Fear of Missing Out….FOMO

We are all guilty of staging the odd Instagram shot, making an average day seem even more amazing on our Facebook status… these little snippets are thrown in amongst our more organic and natural content and there’s nothing wrong with that however, the flip side to the coin is that somewhere out there perhaps that new sparkly photo/post/snapchat has added to someones niggling feelings of FOMO (Fear of missing out)

I think its natural to feel a little envious of your bestie who is currently sunning themselves in Greece, cocktail in hand whilst you are sat looking out to grey skys or your work colleague who has just uploaded a snap of their new designer handbag you’ve drolled over for months whilst you’re left using your very loved but old bag to save the pennies….that natural envy isn’t malicious or mean, it spurs us on, creates talking points and is just totally natural.

FOMO can be risky and sometimes may stretch that little bit further. I’d say I’ve only had a couple of experiences when its really sucked me in and got to me; One occasion was after a terrible night with Sonny waking up alot, teething and experiencing a little viral rash on his torso, I was worried for my little baby, tired and upset, grabbing a second whilst he was drinking his bottle, I checked Insta to see a mum totally loving life with her little one, everything looked so perfect with big teethy grins…SCROLL DOWN.. to then see a friend had uploaded a pic of her weekend night out, full make up, gorgeous new outfit, no care in the world and for some little reason I found myself with little tears..for that second I felt really jealous, was I missing out? was I doing something wrong? If I had taken a selfie there and then with hair in mum bun, no make up with big bags under my red eyes, accompanied by an upset baby…It would need more then a strong filter!

I think knowing and reminding ourselves that we all have great days and we all have crap days, understanding that we are all in different stages of life doesn’t cure FOMO but it helps to accept it.  So my friends smile, like that pic, high five your friend and move on, knowing it will be your turn soon.

A comforting snap of someone else have a ‘FFS’ moment is always welcome though… just as a reality check!

Love Harriet x

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My baby Sonny is turning 1 Today!….

I’m writing this post as my little baby boy Sonny is turning 1 today!!! Happy birthday gorgeous Sonny!!!  I think it’s a perfect day to press pause, just for a second and reflect on this first crazy year as a family and a first time mum

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