Author: Cheshire Claire

My bump is massive – thanks for that!

Here are the questions I am now asked on at least a daily if not multiple times a day basis by allegeded friends, family and complete total strangers.  So if you’re expecting you will probably be pleased to know you are not alone!  I know it is all well meant, but I am pregnant, hormonal, uncomfortable, not sleeping & reserve the right to be annoyed! 1 – I’m due 5th October 2 – No, it’s not twins, just the one 3 – Oh wow, you’re right my bump is massive, hadn’t noticed I was carrying that around, thanks for pointing it out!...

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Maternity Sale – up to 75% off!

“Love Maternity” is my favourite maternity clothes store.  OK I confess its geographically local to me so I do pram past but they also have a fab online shop too at:  “Love Maternity” is run by a mummy friend of mine, the lovely Clare, who chooses great stock – fab looking and most importantly fitting and feeling maternity clothes and she’s introduced me to some fab brandsincluding Noppies, Home Mummy, Forty Weeks, Seraphine, Picchu Maternity to name drop a few.  I’m always keen to support and help promote other mummy run businesses and their Summer sale, including the...

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Full-fat or semi-skimmed milk?

I have never bought as much as milk as I have since having a baby now child in the house!  Until my early 20’s I didn’t drink either tea or coffee and my single days were spent with a preference for champagne, gin & tonic and the latest status cocktail to be seen with be it a Cosmopolitan or a Mojito!  My time in the USA introduced me to good old Starbucks and ten plus years of office life recruited me to the coffee / tea / team breaks. I have a vivid memory and still the remnants of a scar on my leg from a herbal tea detox I was on which having spilt the boiling herbal tea (no milk just boiling water and a bag of herbs!) resulted in a second degree scold – that wouldn’t have happened had I been relaxing with a G&T rather than torturing myself and my body with a another diet fad!  Anyway diets, a post for another day, I apologise I digress…  I attended parents evening this evening for my two year old H, at his nursery where he attends for three half days a week.  The nursery and the team are just wonderful, H and I love it and them, I cannot sing their praises high enough and developmentally he’s all on track – the right boxes all ticked –...

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