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    The Best REN Products

    REN is one of those solidly good skincare brands that always delivers for me. They’re not faddy, they’re not flashy, they’re simply reassuringly effective. Plus Caroline Hirons swears by them as a pocket-friendly yet…

    September 15, 2016
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    MTT: Breakfast Salad

    Lunch is my nemesis. That might seem a little dramatic to say, but when you work from home and spend your days ping-ponging between marmite on toast, avocado on toast and last night’s leftover sausages you’ll…

    September 7, 2016
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    Growing On Up

    When it comes to my children I hover somewhere between occasional private emotional wreck and purposefully stoical. I might shed the odd tear once or twice (hello, Cold Feet new season/random Radiohead songs/THE NOTEBOOK obvs)…

    September 6, 2016
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    The Best Children’s Book Quotes For Adults

    It’s funny that, despite being some of the simplest stories, children’s books often carry the most poignant messages of them all. I remember the first time I cried at a kid’s book: Love You…

    August 31, 2016
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    Our Perfect Pet

    Recently, I almost got a dog. It was winter and I’d had a stretch of long and lonely nights alone at home, as well as an unplanned yet entirely beneficial six month period of abstinence,…

    August 22, 2016
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    6 Lessons I’ve Learned Working For Myself

    What did you want to be when you grew up? I had dreams of being a Solicitor, Journalist or member of the Hollyoaks cast, and this year’s A-Level results day had me fondly thinking…

    August 19, 2016
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    The New Superheroes

    It goes without saying that we’re big on feminism and empowerment in this house. 5 years ago I never thought I’d be in my position – a single mum running a business around a hectic…

    August 16, 2016