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A Confession…

…I am a woman conflicted. This sounds far more dramatic than it actually is – but I am. Why? The age-old work/family debate, am-I-doing-the-right-thing angst has me lying awake at night.…

Family

How to take pictures of your family (and love the result) by photographer Andrea Thomson

Taking pictures of your nearest and dearest, should be easy, right? You're comfortable with each other, you spend a lot of time together, you love each other...then why is it, that whenever you pick a camera up everyone stops what they're doing and acts like a rabbit in the headlights or turns on the jazz hands and poses as if they're on a shoot for Vogue? Gorgeous, natural pictures are always the best, but can be the hardest to take. Which is why we turned to brilliant Edinburgh-based photographer Andrea Thomson (who takes amazing family pictures) for some tips. If you've ever wanted to take a good photo, then read this....…

LifeShoppingStyleWomen

Needle Knits’ Founder Lizzie Burckhardt on building a brilliant brand

Needle is destined to become one of those great British brands: covetable, luxe knits that are high quality, thoughtfully designed, perfectly made – each one a wardrobe enhancer. Founder Lizzie Burckhardt talks frankly about going in feet first, finding the perfect partnership (and the perfect name), surviving mistakes – and combining a new business with a new baby (think zero maternity leave). …

BeautyWomen

How I make it work by Chloë Luxton of Bramley Products

We love a brand with a kick-ass woman behind it and Bramley is one such brand. Inspired by the beauty and therapeutic properties of plants and made in the British countryside, it a gorgeous natural collection for bath, body and home products . Masterminded by Chloë Luxton, who used to work for Cowshed, and now lives in Wiltshire with her husband and 3 children, Bramley not only smells divine, but has some of the prettiest packaging I've ever seen (which let's face it is important!) To find out how she manages juggling a small, growing brand whilst at the same time looking after 3 growing smalls, it's over to Chloë....…

FamilyLife

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third baby. Here’s what Kate needs to know…

Congratulations Kate! The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant - and baby number three is on its way - cue much flag-waving, gender guessing and Royal bump watching as the nation - well, the Daily Mail - starts the baby countdown. Has Kate been holding one too many newborns? Did she decide that three wasn't going to be a crowd? Could it have been a right Royal accident? While I have none of the answers to the above, we do have a little insight into what it's like to welcome a third little person into the world and how different baby no. 3 will be to baby no. 1. If you're not (morning) sick to the gills of baby chat, read on! …

Life

September

It's a funny month September. When it's all blue skies and crisp mornings, dew on the grass and rosy red apples on the trees, it's lovely; a muscle memory month of those back-to-school days, all new starts and promises of the future. But, when it's grey and wet, the nights growing noticeably darker, it can summon up that worst kind of end-of-summertime sadness, when the summer (despite it probably also being grey and wet) takes on a golden glow and you, once again, can't believe how quickly it flew past.…

Family

17 Parenting Hacks for a more Enjoyable Life by The London Mummy

Do you have kids? Do you also like fashion, great reviews and brilliant interviews? Then hop onto The London Mummy. Parenting blogs can often be revoltingly smug or naff, but this one isn't it. In fact, it's the only one I read. Written by the fantastic Lucinda Robins (who is also behind TLM Edit - one of my favourite online boutiques), it's down-to-earth, stylish, friendly and helpful. I particularly liked this post on parenting hacks, that she kindly let us repost on W&W. Wise and true, we agree with her wholeheartedly...…

FamilyLife

Holiday Lessons

We’re back from our holidays. They flew by far too quickly. Yes, I miss the heat of the sun, the sea, the swimming, the sunset glass of rosé… But what I really miss is hanging out, our little gang of four, and the slowed pace.…

Children's Style

20% off at Alex and Alexa

To celebrate the relaunch of Alex and Alexa's magazine blog, we have a rather brilliant 20% discount for you, our lovely readers. If you're looking to snap up something special for the son/daughter/niece/nephew/godson/goddaughter in your life, then this is the place to do it!…