NOVEMBER GIFTMATCHES

Holy giftmatch! It’s been a mega month for donations via the #GIFTMATCH campaign and it’s definitely time to share what’s been going on in November. First up – huge thanks has to go to Zoe de Pass a.k.a. Dress Like A Mum who has created her entire Christmas gift guide in association with #GIFTMATCH, meaning that every brand included in her gift guide has also donated to a relevant charity. Continue reading

GIFTMATCH ROUNDUP

A month ago, I officially launched #GIFTMATCH. It’s been a real passion project and once that I’m so so proud of. In one month alone we’ve made so many wonderful #GIFTMATCHES that I wanted to update you so that you know exactly what’s going on. The great GREAT thing about #GIFTMATCH is that it takes such a small gesture on everyone’s part to make a huge difference. In this campaign, everyone’s a winner and I can’t wait to see it grow.  Continue reading

WHY GIFTING CAN BE THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING…

It’s been a rough couple of weeks but as I promised, I am using that experience to really think about how I can be more socially conscious and how I can help. I’ve got a platform, it’s not a massive one but it’s there and it has the power to do some good. I know there’s a lot of debate around the role of ‘influencers’ and the service they offer brands and their followers and this is not a blog that’s about to unpick THAT particular bees nest but I think there’s a fairly easy way for influencers to do some good.

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GETTING HOT FOR MENTAL HEALTH…

I’ve previously written about my experiences with depression and post-natal depression. I don’t seem to have that filter that makes me embarrassed or ashamed to admit that, occasionally, I lose my mental shit and need help to pick up the pieces. I’m not boasting – it’s not always a good thing. Trust me, dropping the old ‘depression-admission’ thing can be a bit of a conversation killer but it’s important that we change that. It’s important that we can talk about our own mental health struggles without people backing away slowly and/or making an abrupt and awkward u-turn in the conversation. Continue reading

WHY YOU NEED TO CHEER UP (AND SO DO I)

Yesterday morning I was driving in the car with both my children in the back seat. We were going to a playgroup where both my children would be stimulated and I would have a chance to drink a cup of coffee and have at least half a conversation with an adult before one of us would have to run off to prevent our children from causing irreparable damage to either themselves or someone else.  Continue reading