Archive for the ‘Motherhood’ Category

Lockdown – One Year On

Yesterday was a day of reflection, one year on from the beginning of Lockdown One. I remember that week so well - preparing the children for learning from home, purchasing masks and hand sanitiser. It all seemed a bit exciting, a change from the n...

Branding Photo Shoot – Why book?

Phone cameras are better than ever, entry level cameras are more affordable these days and social media tends to lean towards in the moment imagery - Is it even necessary to book branding photo shoot with a professional photographer? For some b...
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Mums, you are worthy! Get in the frame with you...

I'm too fat, I have too many grey hairs, I hate my smile, I've got too many wrinkles, I hate my body, I don't need photos of me, the kids are more important. All genuine reasons I hear for Mothers not wanting to be in their family photos.  And it...

Going meat and dairy free

I've been looking for a way to naturally improve my health. Endometriosis is something that has caused me stress, anxiety and pain for over 10 years. Perhaps a meat free diet is the answer? It's now been 8 weeks since I last ate meat. This is a...

Motherhood is tough!

Pressure to be the "perfect" mum, it's there every single day. We can blame social media but ultimately we need to let go a bit and realise that we're all just doing our best. External pressure come from all over the place, TV, magazines, even you...

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...

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...