REAL MOTHERHOOD


I think it's refreshing these days that across social media, as parents we are seeing more and more very honest portrayals of motherhood. It's relatable and it makes you feel a lot less alone when you notice that actually, not everyone has it together all of the time and yes, you're not the only parent with a huge wash pile that never ends. But it seems that the scales have tipped so much from one extreme to the other and now I'm actively seeing people both online and off, vilified for seeming to cope just fine with being a Mum, as if in some way if they're not seen to be struggling, or documenting those struggles, then their version of motherhood isn't 'real'. So while I champion talking about the realities of what parenthood is like, both the highs and lows, I'm really not liking this drastic move into labelling something that isn't your reality not 'real'.

GIFTED | WRAPPING UP WITH NEXT


It's snuggle season here for us, the windows are closed, the hats and scarves are out of the box and the coats are always in the car boot ready for the next adventure. I was already eyeing up some pieces in Next, like I do every time a new season hits and they got in touch asking us to pick out our favourite bits and they'd send them over. With the colder weather now setting in, I knew that knits and winter wear was the way to go, we've purchased pretty much every type of clothing from Next and they always last so well, they end up being passed on from Noah to Patrick because they're still in great shape even after a year of wear.

HELLO AUTUMN

It's soggy, cold and miserable outside, that can mean only one thing, it's autumn! Like almost every other blogger on the planet, it's my favourite season. The build up to Christmas, the cold and crisp evenings and just wrapping up in chunky knits or thick blankets on the sofa - I can't get enough, so despite life being a little bit chaotic right now, I'm definitely happy that we're well and truly into autumn. This past month probably looked a little ad heavy over here and on Instagram, and granted it has been a busier work month for me but it hasn't been helped by the fact I haven't put my own standalone content up in between. So my aim from now until the end of the year for sure, is to keep doing that, my blog is my career but it is also a place for me to ramble, share memories and moments and generally just blow of some steam if I wish to do so.