As you may have guessed from my blog name I have slight phobia about turning into a frump now that I’m a mother and approaching a big 4-0 birthday (I’m still a few years off but close enough for it to be a concern).  Since having my two boys my weight has fluctuated constantly and it’s probably only now, over five years since having O that I am starting to feel a bit more body confident again. But as a woman in my mid-late 30’s I find that I don’t really know where to shop.  I feel a bit too… View Post

Becoming a Mum is hard in so many ways, but one of the aspects I found the hardest was adjusting to my post bump shape.  During my first pregnancy I gained a lot of weight, and went from a size 10 to a 14 and everything in my wardrobe was far too small.  I remember buying a hideous green skirt for O’s first Christmas because it was a size 12.  I refused to believe I was a 14 and bought it simply because it was a 12 (and had a much needed elasticated waist!) It took a lot of hard… View Post

It has been a wonderful 10 months but the reality is the return to work is looming.  I’m going to miss G and the school run with O but there is the tiniest part of me that is looking forward to it.  I know within a week of my return I’ll be regretting that sentence but I am excited about seeing my work friends, having a chat over lunch and having a bit of alone time after school has finished. One of the things I am really excited about is getting dressed for work again.  I feel like I have been… View Post

This is something a little different for me as I don’t normally accept guest posts but with a new year I’m hoping to make lots of positive changes, one of them is being a little more open to new and fresh ideas.  Eco Badger is a new fashion company providing eco clothing to all ages.  Without further ado I will hand over to Kelly (blogger at Nature Mum Blog) to tell you a little more about it: Some of you may know me as Nature Mum Blog. It is a kind of parenting lifestyle nature cooking blog. It doesn’t really have… View Post