Falling pregnant can be the most exciting, scary, and overwhelming time of a woman’s life. With so much changing to your body physically, as well as so much changing in your everyday life, it is important to take some time out to practice self care during, and after your pregnancy to ensure mother, and baby, really feel as comfortable and happy as possible.

Practice self love regarding your body!
With so much happening to your body in a short space of time, it can be normal to feel overwhelmed when you start experience your body changing. Whether you find yourself with a perfect baby bump, or you seem to have lumps and bumps absolutely everywhere, your body during pregnancy is absolutely beautiful either way and you should keep telling yourself that! Pregnancy can cause all sorts of weird and wonderful things to happen physically, but celebrate each and every one of them because it shows that you are a strong woman who is carrying a child! Your body is strong enough to carry a child! Celebrate that every single day and love the hell out of that mum bod!

Do things you enjoy
It can be tempting to fall into the mummy to be bubble and get a bit lost in all things ‘pregnancy’ but it really is so important to take some time away from a world of choosing a baby name, buying everything your baby needs, choosing the perfect pram for you, and “nesting” in general, and still focus on doing things for yourself, and doing things that make you happy! Your body is going through absolute turmoil every single day so if you want to treat yourself to a super long bubble bath, you go and do it! If you want to go out with your friends and let your hair down (in a pregnancy friendly way, of course!) do it and don’t for a second feel guilty for it! You deserve to do what makes you feel happy whatever that may be (again, as long as it is pregnancy friendly!) and don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for it. Nobody can even judge you if you decide you want to blast out horrendously cheesy feel-good music for 2 hours and wiggle that baby bod around in the mirror, because if anyone can get away with listening to “Man I Feel Like a Woman” on repeat, it’s you. Enjoy yourself!

Get a massage
The benefits of Post and Prenatal Massage can be absolutely amazing and well worth considering having during and after your pregnancy. In pregnancy massage, the massage is soft and gentle to help protect the developing baby using the appropriate methods and techniques. There are also certain pressure points that need to be avoided in the massage while the mother is pregnant to ensure the massage is fully safe to mother and child so always ensure you go to a qualified and experienced physiotherapist. The massage after birth will be directed to helping you recover after your pregnancy and birth including relieving any back of pelvic pains, excess fluid and fat deposits of the stomach. Sounds pretty good, right?

Pregnancy Self Care Tips

Whether you love your job, or just endure it, there are always ways in which we can improve our working lives. Taking some simple steps, can have a huge impact and help to make the working day a little better, a little easier, and a little less stressful. I've come up with a list of 5 quick and easy steps on improving the working day:

5 Tips on Improving Your Work Life

If you were to ask a fashion expert, they would happily confirm that a satin evening dress is a must for every girl’s wardrobe, as such an outfit can be worn to many social events. It is always a good idea to have one dress that won’t look out of place at a white tie event, and with that in mind, here are just a few of the reasons why you should be the proud owner of a slinky satin evening dress.

5 Reasons Why A Satin Evening Dress Should Be On Your Shopping List

For many working professionals, your goal will be to see career progression gradually. Everyone has different goals, but it’s unlikely that yours is to be stagnant. One thing that typically comes with growth in a company is more responsibility. It could mean having to manage more people or being in charge of putting together small, medium or large events. It can seem like a lot of pressure, especially if you don’t have experience in that department. The good news is that it’s a skill you can learn and develop when you take your time to use the resources around you. Our handy guide below outlines how you can organise a successful corporate event.  

How to Organise an Impressive Work Event

When it comes to planning what you will be wearing this coming summer, it is never too early to start. If you already have your wardrobe sorted and are looking for the perfect accessories to go along with it, here is some advice to keep you looking cool and sophisticated this summer by wearing some of the in-vogue jewellery with your outfits. 

Summer Tips For Wearing Jewellery This Year

How many days' holiday do you get every year? If you work for an employer, it’s probably twenty, maybe a few more if you’re lucky. If you work for yourself, that number might be even smaller; all the more reason to make sure that every holiday you take is perfect. It’s also likely to be a big expense, so you want to plan it right to get the best value for your money. If you’d like to spend a few of those days in the sunshine, here are some tips to help make it happen.


Where to Get Your Inspiration
It’s all too easy to rush to the nearest travel agent and bring home a bag full of the latest brochures. Of course, you’re going to need somewhere to stay when you get to your holiday destination, but there are lots of other factors to bear in mind. You’re far better off doing some research using the internet. You’re far more likely to find something really different, with ample opportunities for creating meaningful memories. Instagram is a great place to look for ideas or to get a better feel for a place you quite fancy but know nothing about. There are also plenty of travel sites and blogs that feature accounts of a variety of locations. 

What do You Want from Your Holiday?
People choose to go on holiday for a variety of reasons. They might be looking for an opportunity to escape their normal routine and experience something out of their comfort zone. Perhaps they’re looking to explore new cultures. The chance to taste different food could be another reason. Whatever your reason might be, you need to decide what you want to get out of your holiday as this will help you make the right decision. 

If you’re looking to escape your normal busy routine, then you need to find somewhere that’s peaceful and relaxing. Are you a thrill seeker that’s chasing the next adrenaline rush? Think about exploring different cultures with some exciting activities included in your itinerary. Would you prefer to spend time with your family, renewing your bonds and enjoying new experiences together? 

A Staycation or Abroad?
If it’s sunshine you’re looking for, then you might need to look a little further than the UK, unless you’ve got a crystal ball and can predict when the next bout of sunshine is going to bathe the country. The UK is a very beautiful place to enjoy a holiday and there are plenty of clean, sandy beaches for you to relax on. The sun, however, can be a little unpredictable. 
For warmer weather and predictable sunshine, travelling abroad is the only sensible answer. As well as guaranteed sunshine you’ll be experiencing different cultures and tasting new food. There will also be opportunities to explore the countries architecture, history and landscape. 

When is the Best Time to Book?
The jury is out on this question, and it’s really a case of personal choice. Booking early or last-minute both have their pros and cons. If you book sooner rather than later, you’ll be able to take advantage of early booking discounts and pick the dates you want to travel. On the flip side, you can also get some great last-minute deals, although you won’t get so much choice when it comes to dates. 
It’s also worth mentioning that you can get some great deals by booking your accommodation and flights separately. You’ll have more freedom and could even find a better deal. When it comes to booking your flight, there are a number of comparison websites where you can compare prices. 

Type of Accommodation
There are plenty of choices when it comes to your holiday accommodation. What’s available depends on where you’ve decided to go. Check out bed-and-breakfast accommodation, hotels, beach huts or luxurious Florida villa holidays for added privacy. With breath-taking views, all your home comforts, barbecue, private pool and lavish surroundings, you’re certain to enjoy the perfect holiday in the sun you’ve been dreaming of. 
Sun Safety
Don’t get carried away and forget about sun safety. Strong sunlight and extreme temperatures can be dangerous to your health. There is the risk of sunstroke and sunburn, so always dress for the weather in loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. 

Follow the tips above and you’re almost certain to enjoy your holiday in the sun this year and for several years to come. 

Tips for Planning the Perfect Holiday in the Sun

Embracing colour in the wardrobe is something I am a big fan of. Not only in the summer when naturally we are more drawn towards brighter colours, but during the colder months too. Winter is dreary enough without having a dreary winter wardrobe to go with it! Colour is not something to be afraid of, the key is having the right accessories and styling pieces to compliment all that colour.

Focusing on staple dresses, and some key accessories to mix and match with them, I have created a small lookbook of outfits to inspire you to embrace more colour too.

3 different dresses, one set of accessories, but 3 completely different looks.

You can get your hands on everything featured from prettylittlething.com

Wardrobe Staples – Dresses Edition

Moving home, whether into rented accommodation or through a mortgage can be an extremely exciting time for anyone. It can mark the start of a new chapter, a new beginning, and maybe even be the opportunity to embark on a whole new life. It can also however, be quite a stressful time too. There are so many things to consider when moving house and lots of things that need to be organised. You might think you have everything under control, and if you do, good for you, you expert mover! But if you think you need a little help and advice, here are some top tips, tricks and reminders on making the move as easy and stress-free as it can be.

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How To Make Moving Home Stress Free


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