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How I make it work: award-winning blogger and author Louise Emma Clarke @mumofboysandmabel

Former journalist Louise Emma Clarke has done what most journalists have dreamed of at some point - written a book. More than that, she's also an award-winning blogger and mum of three, who after several years abroad has moved back to the UK. In the midst of writing the follow-up to 'From Mum with Love', she shares her thoughts on writing, parenting, the pressures of social media and trying to make 'it' work.....…

Shopping for the Home

Why every home should have a gallery wall (part 1) PLUS 25% off Desenio

Out of all the pictures we've posted on Instagram, gallery walls are always among the most popular. It seems that everyone loves a gallery wall - relatively inexpensive to put together (although you could also go wild), gorgeous to look at and easy to change up by swapping in pictures as you see fit, the only issue is finding the time to hang one....…

Shopping

Shopping the Sales – great buys to last you all year

Whether you like to dive in like Tom Daley or prefer to swerve them completely, you can't escape the fact that The Sales are here. Whilst many of you might have dipped your shopping toes into the sartorial waters back on Boxing Day (or before Christmas in fact), there are still great buys to be found - and buys that will carry you happily through this winter and into next season. Here's what we have our eye on... …

Family

Christmas Gift Guides: KIDS

This gift guide isn't about the big presents; the bikes, the hoverboards, the doll's houses, the must-have Lego set.... Those kind of presents are so personal to the child, that you'll probably know about them already. What I've focused on are the crowd pleasers, that (hopefully) most children will love, enabling you to bulk buy Unicorn Poo and Colouring Books to your heart's content, thereby easily navigating the 'what to buy' the small people in your life dilemma.…

Life

‘Tis the Season to be……stressed?

Christmas is around the corner, the parties are in full swing and everyone is bursting with the joys of the season. Right? Well, not quite... As much as I love the festive season, it is also one of the busiest and most stressful times of year with work, family and life all colliding into one. And with everything on Instagram and the TV looking as perfect as that (unrealistic) Christmas Day magazine shoot, there's the added pressure to feel festive and happy even if you just want to lie down in bed and go to sleep until 2019. So, how do you navigate the Festive Season without going mad? Here's what I'm planning to do....…

Style

The Hero Pieces your Winter Wardrobe needs….

You want your clothes to work hard, to fit with your existing wardrobe and to be worn a multitude of ways. You also don't want to spend a fortune buying a whole new set of winter clothes when you have lots of great ones already. In short, what you're looking for are hero pieces that will update your wardrobe for winter 2018, feel amazing to wear and fit seamlessly into your life....…

Style

Leopard or Snakeskin: which animal print tribe are you?

Not so long ago, animal prints were about as stylish as me building a Celtic Roundhouse in the woods on a drizzly Wednesday (don't ask), but these days they are ALL the rage. Leopard print has been a Front Row favourite for a few years now, but this season it has prowled into the mainstream, managing to straddle that tricky divide of being 'on-trend', but also a classic. Snakeskin, on the other hand, has been in the sartorial woods for a little longer. Lesser spotted than leopard, it's now having its turn in the spotlight and is beloved by serious fashionistas and those looking for a new take on the animal trend. With both prints offering some serious style points, which print tribe are you?…