V. I. BABYBRAIN: Would it be more fun if toddlers made the house rules…

Growing up my parents didn’t really have any strict rules – you helped around the house, picked up your stuff and basically were thoughtful to the rest of the family because they were your family. This seemed to work for me and my siblings – no fighting over who’s turn it was to dry up or take the bin bags out. No rotas pinned to the fridge and no promises of additional pocket money for putting your clothes away.  You just all mucked in, pulled your weight and did it because…

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To a positive New Year…| V. I. BABYBRAIN

My new year didn’t start too great. My new year started with a funeral. My new year started without my dad. So, while everyone else was celebrating by singing auld lang syne, making resolutions, kick starting their diets and hitting the gym. I was – and still am just trying to get up in the morning and get through my day. Although, having a toddler helps somewhat with the getting up part – the getting through the day is taking…

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10 of the most STYLISH mums on Instagram! (Part 2) | V. I. BABYMAMAS

Just had a baby and lost your fashion mojo? Stuck in a mama-uniform rut? Then head no further than your Instagram feed. Here’s the second part of my favourite and of course, most stylish mamas on my Instagram feed. Missed Part One? Catch it here. And, if you’re on Instagram why not hashtag your pick of stylish mamas with #vibmamas  – I’d love to see the mamas with style who inspire you! PART TWO:  The final five of my #vibmamas on Instagram (and in no particular order remember)……

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10 of the most STYLISH mums on Instagram! (Part 1) | V. I. BABYMAMAS

Years of working on magazines and creating images – be it fashion on models, reader makeovers or celebrity shoots – means I understand how an image can say more than words ever could. So, it makes sense that out of all the social media I use my fave has to be Instagram. It’s quick, fun and best of all visual. Sometimes I like a picture without ever reading the caption underneath – because the shot is so beautiful, clever or…

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10 things I miss about my life before I had a baby… | V. I. BABYBRAIN:

Once you’ve had a baby you can’t imagine what your life was like before. Even though I wouldn’t change it for the world – I wondered what I actually missed from my BBL a.k.a BEFORE BABY LIFE. Once I wrote the list I realised they were all kinda superficial, not really that important or just plain selfish. Now, I love a bit of ‘me-time’ or alone time as much as the next person but my life is definitely better ABL a.k.a…

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