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Ever since I posted on Instagram about getting back to pre-pregnancy weight with intermittent fasting, I’ve had SO many people wanting to know more about it that I thought I should write a post to briefly explain how it works. I put on 33lbs during my third pregnancy but lost it all by the time my baby was six months old and it was pretty easy to do so. Since then so many of my friends have started fasting and are seeing results too!

How I lost my pregnancy weight with intermittent fasting - no dieting!

Ever since I posted on Instagram about getting back to pre-pregnancy weight with intermittent fasting, I’ve had SO many people wanting to know more about it that I thought I should write a post to briefly explain how it works. I put on 33lbs during my third pregnancy but lost it all by the time my baby was six months old and it was pretty easy to do so. Since then so many of my friends have started fasting and are seeing results too!

Lamb & Bear is a brand I've featured on the blog a few times before and is the creation of designer Alex, who is also a fellow blogger. Running a business and a blog, I don't know how she does it, but she is certainly proof that you can follow your dreams and make them a reality. She originally launched her brand of 100% cotton children's clothing with a small collection of leggings and since then the range has expanded with even more prints, matching dribble scarves, headbands, sleepsuits and swaddle blankets. 

Mini Style: Lamb & Bear Flamingos

Lamb & Bear is a brand I've featured on the blog a few times before and is the creation of designer Alex, who is also a fellow blogger. Running a business and a blog, I don't know how she does it, but she is certainly proof that you can follow your dreams and make them a reality. She originally launched her brand of 100% cotton children's clothing with a small collection of leggings and since then the range has expanded with even more prints, matching dribble scarves, headbands, sleepsuits and swaddle blankets. 

When I think back to my own childhood, some of my earliest memories are building dens with my mum at home in our small flat. Something as simple as upturned clothes airers draped with bedsheets became an exciting new world for little me to explore with my dolls. I took charge and my mum joined in with my game. I also loved to head to the park with my siblings and cousins, where we were free to run, jump and climb to our hearts' content. We had the most amazing adventures, armed with not much more than a few sticks and our imaginations. 

The Importance of Free Play for Children

When I think back to my own childhood, some of my earliest memories are building dens with my mum at home in our small flat. Something as simple as upturned clothes airers draped with bedsheets became an exciting new world for little me to explore with my dolls. I took charge and my mum joined in with my game. I also loved to head to the park with my siblings and cousins, where we were free to run, jump and climb to our hearts' content. We had the most amazing adventures, armed with not much more than a few sticks and our imaginations. 

I have to admit, after two boys, I've been having a lot of fun buying girly clothes for Essie. I'm still in that mindset where I'm tempted to dress her in sleepsuits all the time, as they're super convenient now that she's eating food and I'm changing her a billion times a day! But I love all the little dresses for babies. Especially the jumper dresses from Ted Wears Organic.

Mini Style: Ted Wears Organic Winter Pandas Jumper Dress

I have to admit, after two boys, I've been having a lot of fun buying girly clothes for Essie. I'm still in that mindset where I'm tempted to dress her in sleepsuits all the time, as they're super convenient now that she's eating food and I'm changing her a billion times a day! But I love all the little dresses for babies. Especially the jumper dresses from Ted Wears Organic.

They say it takes a village to raise a child yet in these modern times how many of us actually have that kind of support? Motherhood can sometimes be a lonely place, but I found my village online. Thanks to you, the mum friends in my phone, I'm never alone. I've always got someone I can turn to.

To the mum friends in my phone - thank you...

They say it takes a village to raise a child yet in these modern times how many of us actually have that kind of support? Motherhood can sometimes be a lonely place, but I found my village online. Thanks to you, the mum friends in my phone, I'm never alone. I've always got someone I can turn to.

A few weeks ago I shared an amazing giveaway for the Santa Spectacular event at Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire, and last week we got to go ourselves! After the snowfall Noah's school announced it would be closed, so what better way to spend a snow day than with a magical visit to see Santa!

Days Out: Willows Activity Farm Santa Spectacular 2017

A few weeks ago I shared an amazing giveaway for the Santa Spectacular event at Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire, and last week we got to go ourselves! After the snowfall Noah's school announced it would be closed, so what better way to spend a snow day than with a magical visit to see Santa!

I remember the first time I ever tried baby-wearing. It was a few weeks after Noah had been born. We lived in a first floor flat and once Ian was back at work I was stuck inside, unable to carry my pram down the stairs as I was still recovering from the emergency c-section. Friends had recommended trying a stretchy wrap, so I ordered one online and it arrived the day the Christmas lights were being switched on in the town square. I wrapped Noah up and out we went. It gave us freedom and as well as a special closeness; I loved having him snuggled up against me and my love of slings began.

Baby Loves: BabyBjorn One Air Baby Carrier | Review

I remember the first time I ever tried baby-wearing. It was a few weeks after Noah had been born. We lived in a first floor flat and once Ian was back at work I was stuck inside, unable to carry my pram down the stairs as I was still recovering from the emergency c-section. Friends had recommended trying a stretchy wrap, so I ordered one online and it arrived the day the Christmas lights were being switched on in the town square. I wrapped Noah up and out we went. It gave us freedom and as well as a special closeness; I loved having him snuggled up against me and my love of slings began.

As I type this, Noah is up in bed after an oaty bath and being smothered with shea butter; yep, chicken pox has struck! He's coped quite well, apart from one tearful day, and I'm hoping his spots will be scabbed over tomorrow so that he can go back to school. He and his friends are really missing each other and it's just no fun being cooped up at home all the time! 

Mini Style: Autumn Adventures with Frugi's Circus of Colour Collection

As I type this, Noah is up in bed after an oaty bath and being smothered with shea butter; yep, chicken pox has struck! He's coped quite well, apart from one tearful day, and I'm hoping his spots will be scabbed over tomorrow so that he can go back to school. He and his friends are really missing each other and it's just no fun being cooped up at home all the time! 

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