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Self care for busy mums

Self care for busy mums

It was maternal mental health week last week and so I wanted to write this blog post in the aim to encourage all you mums out there to take a little extra care of yourself. Most mum's spend their days putting everyone else's needs above their own and feel like any self care or 'me time' is selfish and comes with a thick layer of mum guilt! 1 in 10 women suffer with mental health issues during or after pregnancy and they are so busy caring for everyone else that it often goes unnoticed or brushed under the carpet. There are many layers to mental...

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5 fun and affordable valentines crafts for kids

5 fun and affordable valentines crafts for kids

Valentines day is just around the corner and so what a fantastic time to spread the love and share a bit of happiness. Of course I know that valentines is traditionally a celebration for adults to profess their love for another (or some sort of cheesy cringy thing like that anyway!) but I also think it’s a fun time to celebrate and do some crafts with your little ones, because basically I look for any excuse to do crafts! It might get them thinking and talking about who they love and care about and it’s a great time for you...

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Looking back and planning ahead - 2019 here I come!

Looking back and planning ahead - 2019 here I come!

Wow what a year 2018 was! It was my first full year in business as I officially started at the end of 2017 when I left my full time job. Hannah Joy Designs (or Little.b designs as it was back then) only started out as a way of me destressing and having a creative outlet. I decided to start sharing some of my watercolour prints online and with friends and they started to sell. That is where my passion for my business began to grow. Don’t get me wrong it was a very slow start and in January 2018 I...

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5 activities to do with your kids this Autumn

5 activities to do with your kids this Autumn

Autumn is well and truly here and although we have had some lovely sunny and warm days, the temperature is starting to change and it is very tempting to hibernate under a blanket until spring! Unfortunately no one gave your children that memo and there is only a limited amount of time that they will snuggle up and watch movies before they are climbing the walls saying they are bored. So with that in mind I thought I would share 5 Autumn themed activity ideas to keep them and you entertained over the next few weeks. Pumpkins!! They are everywhere right...

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Baby showers in the Uk are still a fairly new idea but they are growing year on year to become more popular with first time mums and their friends/family. Whether or not you like the idea of a grand affair, or something low key and intimate, it is a lovely way of getting people together and celebrating the imminent arrival of the new baby. Because let’s face it the new mum is not going to feel like a social group gathering for at least a few weeks after the baby arrives! There are some lovely ways to make these events fun and memorable...

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