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Like a lot of people, I thought maternity leave was going to be a relaxing break from full-time work. That I would get a lot of downtime with my baby and get to unwind. Maybe catch up on a boxset, read some books, take long baths. Oh my goodness, I couldn't have been more wrong! Especially as new research from Graco reveals that new parents are actually MORE active than office workers who regularly exercise. Don't believe me? Let's take a look at the research!

Parents vs office workers - who racks up the most miles?

Like a lot of people, I thought maternity leave was going to be a relaxing break from full-time work. That I would get a lot of downtime with my baby and get to unwind. Maybe catch up on a boxset, read some books, take long baths. Oh my goodness, I couldn't have been more wrong! Especially as new research from Graco reveals that new parents are actually MORE active than office workers who regularly exercise. Don't believe me? Let's take a look at the research!

Back in June I announced that I was teaming up with Graco as one of their UK Generation Graco bloggers for 2017 and at the launch event I got to take a peek at some of the products I'd be trying out. One of those was the new Graco Featherweight, an ultra lightweight stroller that weighs about the same as the average newborn baby and is the lightest stroller in the UK.

Review: Graco Featherweight Ultra Lightweight Stroller

Back in June I announced that I was teaming up with Graco as one of their UK Generation Graco bloggers for 2017 and at the launch event I got to take a peek at some of the products I'd be trying out. One of those was the new Graco Featherweight, an ultra lightweight stroller that weighs about the same as the average newborn baby and is the lightest stroller in the UK.

I seem to be getting later and later at posting Essie's updates - this one is so late that her five month update is actually now ready to post as well! With our family holiday last month, our car accident and then the start of school I'm behind with a lot of things, but hopefully I will be all caught up soon. So without further ado here is Essie's four month update.

Essie at 4 Months Old

I seem to be getting later and later at posting Essie's updates - this one is so late that her five month update is actually now ready to post as well! With our family holiday last month, our car accident and then the start of school I'm behind with a lot of things, but hopefully I will be all caught up soon. So without further ado here is Essie's four month update.

As I've gotten older, and especially since having children, I've become quite minimalist about jewellery. Mostly because when Noah was a baby he would tug and chew on whatever I was wearing! These days I prefer to wear more sentimental pieces, items that are precious because they mean something or were to mark a special occasion. I was sent an elegant little bracelet from the Annie Haak Tiny Tots Collection to celebrate the birth of Essie, and it is SO pretty!

Mama Style: Annie Haak Tiny Tots Silver Charm Bracelet

As I've gotten older, and especially since having children, I've become quite minimalist about jewellery. Mostly because when Noah was a baby he would tug and chew on whatever I was wearing! These days I prefer to wear more sentimental pieces, items that are precious because they mean something or were to mark a special occasion. I was sent an elegant little bracelet from the Annie Haak Tiny Tots Collection to celebrate the birth of Essie, and it is SO pretty!

During my time as a mother, I've really come to appreciate products that are versatile, adaptable and can grow with my child. Baby products can be expensive and are outgrown SO quickly, so third time around I have been far more choosy about what we've gone for. Even when it's something I've been offered to review, my first thought is "how much use will we actually get out of this?" And that's the thought that went through my head when I was offered a gorgeous Nomi Highchair to review. 

Review: Nomi Highchair & Nomi Baby by evomove

During my time as a mother, I've really come to appreciate products that are versatile, adaptable and can grow with my child. Baby products can be expensive and are outgrown SO quickly, so third time around I have been far more choosy about what we've gone for. Even when it's something I've been offered to review, my first thought is "how much use will we actually get out of this?" And that's the thought that went through my head when I was offered a gorgeous Nomi Highchair to review. 

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy.


Happy Days: School, Birthday Plans & Good TV

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy.


I first discovered Blade & Rose several years ago, when my eldest son was a baby and I was looking for clothes that would fit over his cloth nappies. It is a family-run British clothing brand which is now stocked worldwide after starting in 2010. Their classic knitted leggings with brightly coloured spots and stripes were a huge hit with cloth bum mums thanks to their stretchy, brushed cotton being perfect for fitting over nappies.

Mini Style: Blade & Rose Summer Butterfly Set

I first discovered Blade & Rose several years ago, when my eldest son was a baby and I was looking for clothes that would fit over his cloth nappies. It is a family-run British clothing brand which is now stocked worldwide after starting in 2010. Their classic knitted leggings with brightly coloured spots and stripes were a huge hit with cloth bum mums thanks to their stretchy, brushed cotton being perfect for fitting over nappies.

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As you'll know if you've read my other posts about our ongoing toy cull and decluttering mission, I've been slowly working through the boys' toys to get rid of the things that they're no longer interested in and replace them with better quality toys, games and puzzles, and to have things that they will actually love playing with. As a result we have been adding more wooden toys to their play space as they are more sustainable and tend to span the ages that they can be enjoyed by. We were sent a Hape Rainbow Route Railway & Station Set to review and it is a great addition to our play space!

Playtime: Hape Rainbow Route Railway & Station Set | Review

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As you'll know if you've read my other posts about our ongoing toy cull and decluttering mission, I've been slowly working through the boys' toys to get rid of the things that they're no longer interested in and replace them with better quality toys, games and puzzles, and to have things that they will actually love playing with. As a result we have been adding more wooden toys to their play space as they are more sustainable and tend to span the ages that they can be enjoyed by. We were sent a Hape Rainbow Route Railway & Station Set to review and it is a great addition to our play space!

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