Happy Grey Lucky - How To Take Self Portraits With Your Kids

Super mum blogger, Sina, of Happy Grey Lucky claims the way to make your Insta following grow organically is to feature yourself in your pics. Yes Mamas, bed head, dark eyes and all. And we're haven't all got a handy hubby around who's willing to take that money shot that'll bag you loads of followers. Thankfully, she gets it. Her latest post is full of 20 top tips on how to photograph yourself with the kids...it's all about a good camera remote, a DIY tripod and getting good at hiding your hand. See more of what she's talking about here.

Mother Of All Lists - Things I Learned From Quitting My Job At Google

Clemmie Telford has another fab guestlist blogger on her page, Mother of All Lists. This instalment features Alexandra Rickerby (aka @flapsandbaps) who turned her back on her job at Google to be a mum for her son Freddie. Yes, she says she longs for a peer review or an annual report, and yes, she thought she was patient until she had children. But the best point is about her working mum friends..."they are finely tuned emotionally intelligent leaders who can multi-task better than anyone you have ever met." And I don't think that applies just to working Mamas. Read her fab list here

Mamalina - Kids Gift Guide

From a self-confessed hater of "stuff", Emma of Mamalina, says she'll always ask family not to shower her kids with gifts. She says be honest, be practical and drop the shame. For example, she'll be wrapping an empty cleaning bottle up and putting it under the tree for her kids have to have their own spray to clean with. Savvy and sweet. She's compiled a list of some of the other presents she's bought her kids too such as a paint your own birdhouse, kids kitchen knife set and a dot magazine subscription. See more fab ideas here

Mama Still Got It - Mama's Hangover Hacks

The mummy behind Mama Still Got It is here to save our souls this Christmas. She's written a blog with her top 5 tips on nursing a hangover. No one wants to be puking with the bubbas at their feet the morning after. And long gone are the luxurious hangovers from our 20s, she says, when we could laze on the sofa all day and order pizza (so true!). Thankfully, with her hangover hacks, you'll be well-equipped to party all night long. Assuming you can stay awake ofcourse. Visit her post here.

Sally Fazeli - What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Who better to prep you for your hospital bag than this beautiful Mama of two, Sally Fazeli. There's nothing that makes it all feel more real than packing your hospital bag. Then it's that moment; bump ready, bag ready...it's time to meet your baby. Eek! First though, what do you put in your bag? I've forgotten myself already. Thankfully Sally's list is super detailed breaking it down to a list for Mama, a list for Papa/Birthing Partner and a list for Baby. Her best advice? Always be over prepared. Read her post in full here.

Not So Smug Now - How I Ditched The Funk

Cat Sims, aka #thenobullmama has written a fab post on her blog Not So Smug Now. It's all about how she ditched her funk, you know, that 'bleh' feeling. A feeling so many of us mamas have become all too familiar with. Well listen up. Cat's here with some ways she conquered her funk, and shows how you can too. We're talking hot sweaty yoga, retail therapy, shit tv. Now we're all capable of that aren't we. Read how she bounced back and be inspired here

Blossomingbirds - Concern Alternative Gifting

If you fancy buying an alternative gift this Christmas Anna, of Blossomingbirds, as a great idea. Don't just buy for buying sake, she says. Get a gift that really matters. With Concern, an international charity fighting world poverty, you can buy water tablets, chickens for a family, skills for adolescent girls and even a water pump. There's something for all budgets. We like the school starter kit. Read this post here to be inspired more, and get a gift that makes a difference. 

 

Garvin and Co - 5 Favourite Beauty DIYs

 

Jessica, of Garvin and Co, celebrates that cold weather has arrived, which means all good festive cheer is coming. However, so is dry skin. If you're a fan of natural products or essential oils, this post is for you. Jessica, mum of three, has shaed her 5 favourite beauty DIYs to help your hair and skin survive the winter. They include lavender lash serum, a cocktail of oils to promote hair growth and a magic blemish roller to banish any breakouts. All homemade and totally natural. Read more on her magic potions here

 

Babyccino - 15 Best Autumn Bakes

The mamas behind Babyccino are back with a compilation of 15 autumn recipes for you to try out with the kids. You can rest assured, these recipes are all tried and tested, using warm spices and tart fruits to make the most of the colder darker days upon us. There's Perfect Pumpkin Bread, Nutmeg Apple Butter Cookies and Roasted Autumn Fruits to name a few. If anything, the pictures will be enough to get you baking. See more here.

Mother Pukka - Food Glorious Food

Anna from Mother Pukka is back with a post on food. She claims that breakfast, lunch and dinner used to be such a joy as a non-parent, but now scare her senseless. It's true, these little dictators have us cooking 7 meals before they decide they don't want any of them. But Anna's here with tips of getting them to eat, there's the walrus, the cake-making and the face canvas technique. Warning Mamas, some of these methods could get messy. Read more here

Milo and Me - How I Fake Tan

The Mama of fake tan, Susie of Milo and Me, is here with hints, tips and answers to your many questions on faking it. She gives us insight on looks to avoid - David Dickinson's real deal. Places to avoid it - the nipples - unless you want a breastfed baby looking like they've landed in a cow pat. And channel your inner patchwork quilt - if it's only your arms out, just do your arms. Jokes aside this post is loaded with practical tips so hop over and find your glow this winter season. Read her post here

Four Little Creatures - Let's Talk Periods. And Boobs.

This post had us in shock. Super Mama Tanya, of Four Little Creatures, had only two periods in between having each of her children. Say what? Despite being a mother of four, she admits she's actually no expert when it comes to periods, contraception and all that jazz. And as for the boobs, she didn't expect quite the drastic change. She's writes this post to encourage Mamas to talk to each other, share stories and make informed decisions about their post-baby bodies. She wants us to all feel happy again in our own skin so that this radiates onto our kids. Read her post here

Happy Grey Lucky - Christmas Gift List

Yes, there will be a steady stream of festive fever over here as we countdown to Christmas. This latest post by Sina, of Happy Grey Lucky, is a list of top ten gifts that'll please everyone. While they may be from stateside retailers, the ideas are key. Toy advent calendars, pom pom hats and The Grinch That Stole Christmas for the kids. Copper kitchen ware, wireless speakers and reading socks for the grown ups. See her list in full here. Oh and the fab family portrait, it's a winner!

Sally Fazeli - Hugo Turns 3

Do you have a time capsule for your bubba? Or keepsake diaries to record special moments? If not, this post by Sally of Sally Fazeli, will inspire you. Her son Hugo turned 3 a couple of months ago and she marked the celebration with a special book called Birthday Letters To My Baby. Her blog will give you insight into what's inside the book and aswell as offer you ideas on Birthday gifts, celebrations and balloon bundles. Such a joyful post, read it here

Mother Pukka - Money, Money, Money

Mother Pukka, aka Anna, is here with all our answers to the financial quibble that leaves us dazed and confused. According to Anna, the school curriculum should cover the following fundamentals: how to make a good spag bol, tax returns, learning to say 'sorry' and understanding personal finance and credit. Here here. But what about us Mamas who've missed out on all that? Thankfully Anna is here with her own lesson on financial jargon. Hop over and learn a thing or two here.

Within These Walls - Early Bird Christmas Gifts

Ooooh, the first Christmas gift inspiration blog this year is from Cara of Within These Walls. We love it. She's rounded up 10 present ideas for her and 10 present ideas for him, and we love them all. Especially the Diptype candle set (imagine!!!) and the book "If I could tell you just one thing..." looks like a super inspiring read too. I'm not they'll be many gift idea blogs to come, and we'll keep you updated. But for now, this one has our vote. Happy shopping. See Cara's edit here.

Mama Still Got It - Anti-Ageing Products To Try

If anyone is a walking advert for their beauty blogs it's this Mama...Louise Boyce. On her blog, Mama Still Got It, the model/mama has talking about anti-ageing products, a term she admittedly hates. Alas, she's here with all the best 'anti-ageing' products out there and whopping out scary facts such as "environmental exposure causes up to 80% of your skin's ageing". Wow! She's here with the best beauty mask, night cream, eye cream and moisturiser. Visit her blog here to see more.

This Little House - The Benefits to De-cluttering Your Home

It's your home clutter free or are you up to your eyes in it? Fancy a declutter? Well Claire, the mama behind This Little House, was a hoarder not too long ago. Now her house is clutter free, no trinkets, objects and obstructions there. Her house now is minimalistic and clear. This means it's easier to tidy and clean, it's better for the kids to play, she feels more positive in her mood, and found her interior style. She shares her mantra that keeps her clutter-free and it's so true. It's made us a ditch a thing or two. Read her blog to rid the inner hoarder in you too

Within These Walls - How To Grow Your Following

Cara, the mum blogger behind Within These Walls, became a full time blogger at the start of this year. Along the way, she has always been open and honest, declaring guilty pleasures and inside secrets so you can't help but love her. Her latest post, on growing your following, is a question you hear a lot in social media circles. Here she gives top tips such as stories, hashtags and your top 9 squares. Intrigued? Click here to read more.