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How to turn your business dreams into reality by Melanie Marshall and Suzi Bergman of Storksak

We’re always interested in how other women make a success of their businesses, expecially when they take a homegrown idea and spin it into entrepreneurial gold. Having met each other on the school run, Suzi Bergman and Melanie Marshall are two such women. Having clicked as friends, they joined forces and launched Storksak, a luxury line of baby changing bags, from home. Toted by the likes of Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba (and Natasha and I when we first had our children!), the bags are some of the most stylish on the market and a decade on business is booming with over 100,000 sales a year. Having recently expanded into organic bath and body products for children, Storksak is going from strength to strength. Read on to discover how Melanie and Suzi tell did it AND find out how you can win a gorgeous Storksak Organics Baby Spa Set.……

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Two Timesaving Tips

Busy? Working mama? (Just like Caroline de Maigret?) Yeah, us too.Too busy to even stop forpetessake? Well, put down what you’re doing and read this, because this week I discovered two genius time-saving tips..…

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Would you have a boob job?

What do you think about boob jobs? Unnecessary, unfeminist and not for a woman like you? Or, do you secretly (or not-so-secretly) hanker after one? When a friend announced that she was having one last summer I was fascinated. Whilst I know people who’ve dabbled with botox and a couple who’ve admitted to nose jobs, I didn’t think I knew anyone who’d done anything more. Why did she have it done? Will it open the floodgates to having more procedures? What does her husband think? And most importantly, was it worth it? If you’ve ever wondered what type of woman actually has a boob job, then read on, you might be surprised……

LifeWomen

How to turn your business dreams into reality: Clare and Rebecca Hopkins of Balance Me

I’ve been using natural British skincare brand Balance Me for a few weeks now. The Super Moisturising hand cream is fantastic for dry old crone’s hands like mine, the Super Moisturising body oil smells ridiculously divine and the Wonder eye cream sounds wonderful with its promises to smooth, brighten and lift tired eyes. Founded by sisters Clare and Rebecca Hopkins, the company celebrates its 10th year this year and is renowned for its range of 98.8% natural products (i.e. no paragons, sulphates, artificial fragrances etc), which not only smell great, but also work like a dream. With a decade of business under the belts, we wanted to ask them how they set about creating an award-winning company from scratch and what it feels like to work with a sibling… …

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Let it Go

Have you made any resolutions for 2015? I was thinking about this the other evening whilst feeding my little boy. Babies are tough, right? He’s been pretty easy thus far, but we’ve hit some challenges in the last couple of weeks (anyone who can solve the sudden early waking issue wins a prize/my eternal devotion) and I find myself getting incredibly frustrated and stressed; I feel I should be able to control everything so he runs ‘to schedule’. Hello? Of course I can’t control it. Any more than I can make the sun rise or the moon eclipse. Babies will be babies. Everything’s a phase. ‘Natasha’, I said to myself, as he nuzzled into my arm, ‘you are simply going to have channel Elsa and Let It Go’. (Incidentally, am I the only person who is unable to hear ‘Let it Go’ or – even worse – ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ – without welling up? My daughter likes to sing them in her sweet little voice and I have to turn and furiously busy myself with something mundane like the washing-up.) Back to my resolutions. I warn you, I sound a bit like I want to be…

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Sadie Frost on…Motherhood and Being Positive

Motherhood isn’t easy. Although, sometimes when you look at pictures of celebrities in magazines and read inane quotes from women banging on about their perfect pregnancies and amazing lives, you can sometimes think you’re the only person who finds it hard. Which is why it’s incredibly refreshing to hear mother of four Sadie Frost’s honest take on it. Extracted from the wonderful new book Nourish, written by Sadie, her sister Holly and her friend Amber (whose brilliant cookbook Love, Bake, Nourish we featured last year), Sadie talks all about pregnancy (and suffering from hyperemesis), motherhood and her struggles with postnatal depression. I particularly love what she says about dealing with negative thoughts and staying positive. Sadie Frost – she’s one inspiring woman……

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How do you feel about your pregnant body?

Pregnant? Been pregnant? Contemplating round one (two, three or four)? Well then, let me ask you: how do you feel about your pregnant body? And how does your partner feel about it?…

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How to…be happy

“Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them and to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.” Are you happy?…