Work with me – Being Mummy 


Hey guys,

I thought I’d write a little post today about the things I offer with my blog, just give me a shout if you fancy working with me!

I would love to here from any Businesses or other Bloggers and would love to work with you.
I offer these services:
Business feature | Full shop review with product links and Store bio.
Advertisement | This would be a static image on the side bar of my blog with a link to the business website.
Product Review | A business can send an item of their choice for me to review.
Competitions | Giveaways, a company could collaborate with my blog to give away a gift through a competition run on our social media. 
Guest Blogger Posts | If you are a blogger like myself and would like to write a guest post on my blog please feel free to email me.
Please feel free to contact me at beingmummyblog@gmail.com for any queries or questions.
Love Gracie xo

Autumn Coats 

Hey guys, 

Returning home from Italy to tissue cold weather HSBC actually got me really excited for winter believe it or not! I’m a massive lover of cold crisp mornings and wrapping up with loads of layers.  I find autumn/winter is a much more simple wardrobe to wear. 

Today I thought I’d show you a few of the coats that I’ve fallen in love with this week. Simply click on the image to be taken to its purchase site.  I still can’t choose which one to buy…. I need them all in my life! 

 

Skincare for dry skin | Tips & my own routine

  

   
 Hey guys, 
Today’s post is going to be a little insight into what beauty products I have started using. I’ve recently started getting really bad dry skin…. It has been driving me insane! My makeup just falls off my face and my skin looks really dry and rubbish all the time. I was using the anti blemish Clinique range for a few months and I’m not sure whether it was those products that dried my skin up or wether it was just me going through a dry skin stage. So this week I decided to change my routine and get back into having healthy skin.  

A Massive part of having Healthy skin is having a healthy lifestyle which I must admit I am terrible at. I don’t really eat rubbish all day but I drink lots of tea and don’t eat anything really until Tom gets home. I then overfill myself and just feel bllaaaahh! I am also terrible one for drinking water , it’s not that I don’t want to drink it I just forget. I’ve recently also changed Frankie to drinking just water and it’s been great for him. He now only really asks for water. Anyway sorry side tracked a bit there, so my skin really has been feeling rubbish but at the beginning of the week I’ve started drinking at least three glasses of water a day and I can really tell the difference in my skin. It just feels more hydrated. 

I’m going to write a few points underneath of what I’ve been doing and what products I’ve used so you guys can see in the write order. 

Skin Care Routine

1) Drink loads of water!! I know it’s hard but maybe when you go to the kettle to make a cup of tea just have a glass of water instead. Aim to drink three glasses a day and you’ll be good to go! 

2) In the morning I wash my face with warm water, then apply my No7 everyday facial scrub, I lightly rub in a circular motion all over my face especially in those really dry areas. I find mine are on my forehead and lower cheek area. 

3) I then apply my No7 Calming balm all over my face, again rubbing in in a circular motion, you can wash this off with water but I tend to just wipe the excess off with a towel. Essentially this is like a cleanser but I find it easier to do whilst I’m at the sink. It really is beautiful. It dues by make your skin feel tingly. What I was getting with the lady products I was using was quite a stingy filling washing my face with the facial wash after the scrub. But this Beautifu Skin calming balm really is so lovely on the skin. 

  
4) I then dry my face and apply my No7 beautiful skin day cream for dry/ very dry skin. It has really made my face feel so soft and I’m really happy with the results. 

  
5) At night I do pretty much the sand without the scrub & day cream, but instead I apply E45 cream all over the face. I don’t plan on using this for longer than two weeks but it really works through the night and I’m the morning my sling is feeling a lot better. 
Obviously getting rid of dry skin is a work in progress and you can’t just expect it to go over night but slapping some cream on that you’ve had in your draw for five years, but sometimes we forget to give our skin a bit of tlc. After all we have to look at it for the rest of our lives! 
I really hope you enjoyed my blog post today guys and if you have any questions please feel free to comment. 
Love Gracie xo 

SUPPORTING the parenting community

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Hey guys,

One thing I love about writing my blog is that I get to engage with other parents about the different ways they go through things on their parenting journey. Any good parent will always do what feels right for their child at that moment and yes at times things can be very challenging and you just want to put your head into a bucket of wine sometimes ….but we get on with it and the parenting community should stick together to support each other not judge others on what they feel is wrong.

This morning I stumbled upon a blog ( which I will not name ) and I am deeply saddened by its content. Blog post about ten facts that they hate about other mums….. It’s safe to say I was in a state of shock whilst reading … And in shock that a lot of people actually support what they were saying.

It basically slammed mothers that did not breast feed using the words ‘ bored of hearing that your milk hasn’t come through….crap that it affects your mental state… And even called all mums that don’t breastfeed a stupid cow’

As a mum that breastfed Frankie till he was 4 months and only breast fed Charlie for one week I really found it a very upsetting time going through the motions of what was write for me and my babies. I decided to stop with Frankie as I wasn’t producing enough milk for him and he would cry all day, I could only feed him from one breast as the other he wouldn’t latch on…..this was from no lack of trying! With Charlie I fed him for a week and again I wasn’t producing enough and I decided as he wasn’t putting on weight and loosing it… I wanted him to be full and healthy….. Please may I ask how when I decide to do the write thing for my baby I am a stupid cow?

It also made remarks about stay at home mums and that it annoys them that we moan about our house being a tip and that if we are a stay at home mum our houses should be spotless at all times and that if we didn’t fund all local coffee shops to stay open our houses may be tidy?? As a stay at home mum I go through alot of anxiety and loneliness through the days as sometimes I don’t  talk to an adult for 12 hours a day, constantly clean, get baby food and sick in my hair, get punched and shouted at by my toddler….. So I’m sorry if it annoys people that having a coffee and getting out of the house helps me be a better mum. I’m not saying I don’t like being a home mum, I absolutely live and breath it and my life is dedicated to my boys but god if I said I didn’t like me time I would be lying!

I feel so strongly about parents sticking together and supporting one another and I’m lucky to have friends that I have met in life and through social media that I could not be a mum without. So when I find a mother slamming and getting ‘annoyed ‘ with what other mums do I’m sorry but it just p*sses me off!

So I thought I would write 10 supportive things for parents to encourage everyone that no matter how or what you are doing being a parent you are doing it write because you love your children and even the fact that your thinking about what your doing as a parent makes you a good one!

  1. If you want to feed your baby by breast or bottle…..do what is write for YOU!
  2. if you want to have your baby in bed with you, if you want to rock him/her to sleep … It’s up to you!
  3. if you want to use pampers or Aldi nappies on you baby….use the nappies you want to put on them.
  4. If you want to get a part time job so you feel a bit better in yourself ….. Go and do it…. It’s not a terrible thing if you want to do something for yourself.
  5. if you want to give your baby a dummie to soothe them…give them one!
  6. if you don’t want to clean your house all day because you haven’t slept all night…forget the housework and have a cup of tea.., your not a bad parent because you haven’t hoovered the bloody floor!
  7. if you want to sleep train your baby or you want to cuddle him all night it’s up to you!!
  8. If your toddler won’t eat anything but chocolate and pizza you are not a failure you are just joining into the club of most parents that have a toddler.
  9. If you want to put on your iPad and put a game or film on for your child whilst you actually have time to eat your meal do it….. You are not a neglecting parent for doing this.
  10. Do whatever you want with your children because whatever you choose for them will be from Love.

I’d love to here from you, what are your thoughts on this…..

Have a great day!

Love Gracie xo

Bloglovin

Hey guys, 

I have recently come across the amazing blog app ‘bloglovin’ and just had to share it with you.

  
It is such a great way of networking to other blogs, but if you don’t have one it is just a great way to keep a tab on all your favourite ones that you love to read. 

Why not go check it out, you never know it may inspire you to write your own!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
** beautiful top image found through bloglovin from a website call http://www.myehiteobsession.com**

My TOP 5 favourite blogs !

  
Blogs are such a great way of social networking and finding out loads of great information and advice. They are especially fab for mums that may not have a chance to get out as much as they would like. You can find out the latest fashion trends, baby tips, home decor ideas and so much more.

I have listed my top 5 GO TO blogs, you really must check them all out!

1)MISSLEOTE www.missleote.com

  
2)OH SO AMELIA www.ohsoamelia.com

  
3)SALT AND SAND www.saltandsand.co.uk

  

 4)CHALK KIDS  www.chalkkids.co.uk

  
5)MY LOVE AND BEYOND www.myloveandbeyond.com

  
Love Gracie xo 

Jaxon James | New online store Feature ☆

A parents monochrome shop perfection! This fab new store that has only just opened its virtual doors is already becoming a very popular online store. Filled with beautiful monochrome inspired clothes, toys and soft furnishings what more could you want.

I am THE biggest monochrome lover and could buy everything.!!

Jaxon James is run by a passionate mum ‘Camilynn Baker’. She has 3 beautiful boys, Jack-5 , Leo – 2 , and Tom – 8 months. Being a mum of two little boys and running a business I have absolutely no idea how she does it with an extra little person thrown in the mix!

Here’s a little something ‘Cam’ ( as she likes to be called) wrote for you all to read :

‘I have always loved fashion and quickly got fed up with the same old stuff on the high street. I always get my mum to send me clothes for my boys from America or South Africa (where I was born). I researched for about 8 months and slowly JaxonJames was Born!Everything is done by myself, with some assistance from the management team (my boys lol). Before I had children I worked in project management & business development but now I’m a full time mum and couldn’t face an ‘office’ job! Running Jaxon James from home with my boys is my dream job and I love it. Every single part of it! ‘

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A few of my favourite pieces from Jaxon James are these monochrome goodies listed below and I’m pretty sure they will be all working there way into our home very soon!

Milk print long sleeve tshirt
XO print knit blanket  
Knot cushion

Gone Batty leggings

Panda Cushion
Mini Wooden Wardrobe

One of my favourite things about this store is that they have so many brands from over seas that would normally take and cost ages to arrive but these guys are based in the UK !!

****Exclusive Discount code for BeingMummy followers, just enter  ‘ MSS44BX ‘ at the checkout to receive 10% off your order! ***

You all really must head over to Jaxon James now and have a look at all their beautiful stuff. I have also listed all the Brands they stock at the bottom of this post ♡

JAXON JAMES →
Love Gracie XO

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Candi&co
Dill Clothing
Freddy Alphabet
Huusje Design
JoeyJellyBean
Juniper Wilde
Liten Landa
Little pop studios
Lil’Zippers
Lucky No7
Maveriks
My little echo
Puurrr
Rice baby
The milk collective
To the moon and back kids
Studio Inktvis
Code 37