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Things to do this Summer

So the school summer holidays are upon us. Our children are huge balls of excitement ready to pop at any second and we're sat here trying to figure our how we're going to entertain them for 6 entire weeks! Many families are left  wondering just h...

TrueYou – Where it all began

Like many women, especially Mothers, I tend to put everyone else’s needs before my own. I have worked with many women over the years and noticed how they often shy away from my lens, instead willing the focus to be on their children. Many are wi...

Chelmer Park Fun!

When a place is so familiar I think it's really easy to forget that other people may not know about it! Chelmer Park in Chelmsford is a place I spent enjoying a lot of my childhood... and my teens! It's a very short walk from my Mum's house and we...

Bye Bye Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my life, ever since the first ever latch 9 years ago! I can't say it's always been the easiest of journeys but neither is motherhood full stop. It's been 6 months now since my daughter naturally weaned, I may ...
Miscarriage and healing

Miscarriage and healing

If you know, you know. That feeling of utter heartbreak, of feeling useless and completely out of control. It's safe to say I lost myself for weeks after loosing our first baby to miscarriage. I simply couldn't function, tears would fall down my f...

Our trip to Enchanted Audley End

This year we decided to try a few new experiences for Christmas. We knew we wanted to spend time together as a family and create some magical memories. I'm pretty sure some of them will now be new Christmas family traditions in the Everett househo...

Christmas present ideas for a home overspilling with toys!

It's no secret that I'm not a lover of having a lot of things. Honestly the number of clear outs we've had is insane! I'm definitely not a materialistic person, though of course everyone likes a little treat here and there. One big purchase for us...
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Ready for an Autumn Adventure?

Suddenly Autumn is here! Autumn outdoor photo shoots are my absolute favourite. Sure, I adore the beach all year through but there's just something about this season. Perhaps it's the glorious colours as the trees prepare to loose their leaves fo...

Starting School – Some helpful tips

With about a week left to go I've started the Back to School prep. With our boys going into years 2 and 4 we are no strangers to this now! Yet this year it all feels a little different, a little strange. This year their little sister joins them! I...

It’s been three years!

I knew the anniversary was coming. A date that shook our world. And there it was on my Facebook memories, April's prolonged febrile seizure, 3 years ago today. There was a time that I thought this date would be ingrained in my mind, a anniversary ...

Summer Holiday Fun (that won’t break the bank!)

Are you feeling the strain of the school holidays yet? We're a couple of weeks in now. My social media feeds are full of frazzled parents reaching for the wine! Right there with you with my glass of Malibu in hand! So many articles and posts about...

Being interviewed by a journalist.

What was it like? Why did I say yes to the interview?   A couple of weeks ago you may have seen that my breastfeeding journey hit the UK media online. It has been shared by the likes of Tamara Ecclestone on Instagram and I've been contact...

Time to stop apologising?

  Why do we (particularly women) apologise so often for being ourselves? Or for our lives in general? Sorry is a word to use when you've done something wrong or hurt someone's feelings. Why say sorry about being yourself? And I know I'...

Embrace – Learning to love our bodies

Last year I finally started something that I've been thinking about for years. I've photographed many mothers over the years, with their children and families plus the occasional head shot. I had a vision to create a safe place for women to come t...

Baby Loss and Rainbow Babies

Today (20th March) is one of those dates etched in my mind forever. I have to admit my memory isn't particularly brilliant when it comes to dates but some simply never leave you. Birth dates of your babies and special anniversaries, they stick as ...

Christmas gift ideas for Mums

Firstly let me tell you, I LOVE supporting fellow work at home Mums. It takes a lot to juggle life at the best of times but add working and running your own business, wow it's tiring! Nonetheless it's amazingly empowering and of course we experien...

Making time to capture the everyday moments

Yesterday I grabbed my camera for ten minutes to capture April at home. It's surprising how rarely I do this! As we near the end of our time in this house I'm suddenly hit but emotion, for this house was the place we brought our little girl home t...

So much love for The Kindness Elves – A new Christm...

  Would you like to start a new Christmas tradition with your family? It's always lovely to recreate the traditions you had as a child for your own children but new ones are just as important. Last year I wanted to introduce something n...

Fancy taking some cool sparkler photos?

So Guy Fawkes is upon us. A weekend filled with fireworks displays, the smell of bonfires in the air, toasted marshmallows and wrapping up warm with loved ones in the dark! If you're not off to a display, or even if you are then I'm sure many of y...