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The working mum toolkit

Once you've remove your toddlers brekkie from your skirt, wiped baby dribble of your shoulder and finally found the car keys you are ready to face the day. Feeling like woman wonder (minus the supersonic spin!!) for getting out the door, every mum needs her 'toolkit' to help transform from supermum to business mogul. Here's what we've got in ours: 1. MERE SOEUR, STAY STRONG MOTHER HARD TRAVEL MUG Chances are as a mum you don't get time to have a coffee before you leave the house. This fab travel mug not only enables you sip your coffee on the move but gives you some mum inspiration to take on the day.  From £13 mresoeur.bigcartel.com 2. LOGITECH ULTRATHIN KEYBOARD COVER FOR...

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What's in your changing bag?

Are you a Mary Poppins with everything but the kitchen sink!? Do you prefer to keep things streamline and minimal!? Or are you constantly rummaging, with the entire contents ending up on floor every time you need a wipe!?  Organised or not, every parent has their changing bag essentials they can't leave home without. Here's our top 5: 1. WELEDA CALENDULA NAPPY CHANGE CREAM It's super delicate on baby's skin and a tube seems to last a lifetime. From £6.99 at Boots  2. NEALS YARD BABY BALM It's pricey, however works wonders on baby's dry skin. It's also a great lip balm for mum (or Dad!). Available from Neals Yard stores or online at www.nealsyardremedies.com from £11. 3. FAYE AND LOU MUSLIN...

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How to choose a changing bag

There are a million things to consider when you are pregnant and start your search for a changing bag. We've put together these four key points to help get you started. You might be surprised to hear that changing bags are the third most important purchase for pregnant women after a buggy and a car seat. I am not surprised. Handbags are hugely important for women and, for some, is a statement about who they are. You should not have to compromise on your handbag just because you are starting a family. 1. LEATHER OR NON LEATHER Think about the bags you have had in the past. Do you generally buy designer brands that you invest in and keep for...

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5 Ideas for a special Mother's Day

This is only my second Mother's day so I am still getting to grips with what it means to be the mother rather than the daughter! What I have learnt is how important it is to say thank you for everything that our mothers have given us. Only once you have your own children do you realise the constant patience and love required to raise them. The boredom as you read that bedtime story for the 100th time and trying to find the energy to pretend drink that cup of tea again! Last year my mothers day gift (from my husband) was coffee in bed and no nappy changing for a whole day!!! This may seam like a minor thing...

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