Children Changing Careers p4: Bonnie Doman from BON LDN





BON LDN, Bonnie Doman


Welcome to part 4 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A feature for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children!

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Bonnie Doman from BON LDN.

You can also see more from Bonnie on her website and Instagram. Here is her career changing story...

Our day filming for bareMinerals SkinSorials campaign in London






bareMinerals, SkinSorials


A few months ago I was invited to take part in a skincare trial for the new bareMinerals skincare range - SkinSorials, and then review the products ahead of their launch (review available here). I was also given the opportunity to go down to the London Head Office and meet and have lunch with Lee Etheridge - the International education director for bareMinerals, have my makeup done by one of their makeup artists and then shoot some promotional videos on my experience of the SkinSorials skincare range.Now my blog post title says 'our day' because the only way I could manage to take part in this amazing opportunity was to take Arthur with me!

bareMinerals SkinSorials skincare Review. Skinlongevity. #SkinSoGood




bareMinerals, SkinSorials, review, skinsorials review


A few months ago I was given the opportunity to test and review the new bareMinerals skincare range, SkinSorials, ahead of shooting some promotional videos at their London Head Office ready for their launch in June.
Now anyone who knows me well can attest to my absolute obsession with the bareMinerals brand, so this project filled me with a lot of joy and excitement (and quite a lot of nerves for the filming part!) The hardest part was keeping it under wraps, as the moment I started using the new products I really just wanted to tell everyone how amazing they were! I am very lead by my nose when it comes to most things and so the minute I opened the products and realised how wonderful, but also natural, they smelt - I knew I was onto something good!


Win a FREE cake from BakerDays for Father's Day (or just for yourself!)





This week BakerDays contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their 5” Letterbox Gift Cakes and holding a Competition for one of my lucky readers to win one too!

Clearly, all I had to hear was the word 'cake' for my tummy to seal the deal, before my brain even had a chance to think about the important questions, such as, " how quickly can it be here?!" - turns out THE VERY NEXT DAY is the answer! - a good job too, as we were in desperate need of cake today in this house, and it left me just enough time to write this post ready for #FreebieFriday!

Children Changing Careers p3: Dani from Deluxe Blooms





Deluxe Blooms, career change


Welcome to part 3 of the blog series 'Children Changing Careers' - A feature for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children!

You can find a link to all the posts in this series via the pinterest board page here.

This week's post features Dani, who's former career was Head Receptionist. She now runs her own business called Deluxe Blooms.
Dani came into contact with me through Instagram, and amazingly, we soon realised that we had already met as she lives next door to a little boy who I look after twice a week! such a small world!

You can find Dani on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and via her website. Here is her career changing story....

Children Changing Careers p2: From Marketing Manager to Business Owner of French Children's Boutique/Outlet Tendre Deal




Welcome to week 2 of the blog series  'Children Changing Careers'! A feature for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children!

Perhaps you are thinking of doing the same and would like some inspiration, some insight or even just some good old advice from someone who has taken the plunge? Remember: It's never too late to be what you could have been...

This week we are joined by Alexandra from Tendre Deal! 

You can follow Alexandra on her Blog,  InstagramYouTubePinterestGoogle, Facebook and Twitter.

Ilkley Beauty Clinic - CACI facial and Bare Minerals make-under review




ilkley beauty clinic, caci facial, bare minerals, complexion rescue, review


It is no secret that I am a little bit obsessed with Bare Minerals makeup, (in fact anything beauty related!) so when Zoe from Ilkley Beauty Clinic contacted me and asked if I would like to try out their CACI non-surgical facelift facial, followed by a Bare Minerals make-under....how could I possibly refuse?! Throw in the fact that the salon is a 5 minute walk away from my house, it was a no brainer really...plus the results were actually amazing! Before and After photos included...

Children Changing Careers p1: From Menswear Buyer to CEO of Little Hotdog Watson childrenswear






Welcome to week 1 of the blog series  'Children Changing Careers'! A feature for parents who have pulled off a career change after having children!

Perhaps you are thinking of doing the same and would like some inspiration, some insight or even just some good old advice from someone who has taken the plunge? Remember: It's never too late to be what you could have been...

This week we are joined by Emma from new childrenswear fashion line - Little Hotdog Watson 

You can follow Emma on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter.

I first came into contact with Emma via Instagram last year when she was looking for product testers for some of her amazing children's hats. Arthur still loves to 'test' his hat out now and I am so excited that these products are now available to buy and I can finally post a photo of Arthur looking cool in the hat that Emma sent us to try out! Here is her career changing story:

Children Changing Careers - have you had a career change after having children? I'd like to hear from you!





Just a really quick post today to tell you about a series I’m planning.
I’d like to begin a weekly blog series on parents who have had a career change after having children. I’m looking for writers/guest bloggers to take part and share their stories.
I'd love to hear your stories and advice for others who may be looking to do the same but are unsure of what to do next or how to make the change!
If you’re interested in contributing please email me at Arthurwears.email@gmail.com  or comment below (please include your contact details so that I can respond).
And remember you don’t have to already be a blogger to join in. Just willing to answer a few questions about your current and previous life and career!
Can’t wait to hear from you! X
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Naptime cheat - co-sleeping, bed sharing, cherish every moment




I originally posted this short post on my Instagram and Facebook pages last month, and I had so many Mums contact me and say how they felt the same - I thought I'd post it here too...just as a reminder x

Naptime cheat...because sometimes it's ok to just think 'stuff it' - I'm tired too, and this won't last forever. One day I'll wish my arm would go dead from the weight of his little sleeping body as he snores away on my shoulder. The washing can wait. The parcel I just missed can wait. Even I can wait, because soon he will be an hour older and that hour will turn to days, days to months and months to years...and I'll probably wish I'd just spent a little bit more time just doing this: Nothing...and everything X 



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Arthur's 12- 13 month toddler update




13 month old baby boy

Arthur has just turned 13 months, so I thought it was about time I did another update (I'm sure I'll be looking back and comparing when we have more children!), although 'time' isn't something I have had much of lately! From a nasty winter cold to his 12 month jabs, 2016 so far has been full of snot, sniffles and separation anxiety!

Mums on Facebook! (That's us btw...)


embarrassing facebook photo


I will admit right now, the title of this blog post is actually stolen from a comment one of my NCT/mummy friends made whilst we were all trying to organise a night out (through Facebook-obviously!) and until this point, not once in the last year had it even occurred to me that I am now one of 'them' - you know, *whispers* "mums on Facebook!"

Presents suitable for travelling - babies and toddlers

 

baby toddler gifts

If you are spending Xmas day away from home this year, it can be tricky trying to work out which gifts to take with you - particularly so if you are flying anywhere! 
Airlines often have strict luggage weight and size allowances, not to mention babies and young children often don't have their own luggage allowance, so you are already sharing a suitcase. Whatever your mode of transport, it can be hard to find gifts that are exciting for little ones, whilst also being lightweight and flexible!

Here are some of the gift ideas I came up with for Arthur - luckily he can't yet read so this wont spoil a thing!

Arthur's 10 month update



baby ten months


Arthur at ten months

 I had intended to do one of these every month - but that didn't quite work out, so I'm starting at double figures! I'm am sure when it comes to having baby number 2, I will wish I had the other updates to look back on, but better late than never!

Car safety - our cargo is too precious to forget these important points!

 
baby car safety

Years ago I was involved in an accident. I wasn't driving a vehicle at the time. I was a pedestrian crossing a zebra crossing, along with a friend,and we both got hit. She stepped out first and I tried to grab her. I suffered from broken ribs, but she had much more serious physical injuries. Thankfully she recovered and is now married with a child, but the experience affected me more than I realised at the time and the effects have been long lasting. 

#WickedWednesday post

This weeks #wickedwednesday link up with +brummymummyof2 ...



When you have a million jobs to do and the dishwasher was 'supposed' to be the quickest one...






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