10 top tips for renovating your house

Starting a big renovation when you're heavily pregnant with a one year old is far from ideal and should not be underestimated. However, if you're going to embark on a renovation or some building work there's lot of advice I would give. Having been a project manager and with experiences of business contract law, we took a lot of our work experience into our project which helped us largely come in on budget and to time, but there are still lessons we learned and I would stick to if we do it again in the future.

Getting the basics right before even choosing a builder will help enormously. Look on pinterest to build a mood board of the kind of look you would like and what will suit your house. You can either choose an architect (expensive but expert advice) or get a plan drawer to bring your ideas into a technical drawing. We went down both paths because we changed our scheme once we found out I was pregnant. Get your finance in place early too so that you don't have the added stress of knowing if your money is going to be in place.

Body Dysmorphia After Having a Baby

I’ve suffered with body dysmorphia for as long as I can remember. Just writing that here in such a public place is such a big deal you don’t even know. Since being small I’ve worried about my weight and had people commenting my whole life about whether I was too skinny or too fat for their liking.

A letter to mummies who almost had the perfect birth....


First of all, this is a post about my most recent birth story, so if you're due to give birth imminently, I'd advise you to scroll on by. Not because it is negative, but because every woman has the right to peace of mind and space to visualise HER ideal birth.