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How not to feel guilty about being a working mum

I’ve been a working mum since I had Roo – in fact weeks before I gave birth I launched a new business which took off immediately and pretty much my ideas of being a working mum, dipping in and out during the day vanished quickly as my client list grew. Some weeks would see me in London for days or nights at a time often with early starts and assisting clients at exhibitions.

There were days when the guilt about being a working mum would creep in, and three years later I sold my business and decided to re-train and find a job with a better balance for myself and Roo.

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Win a Gift Experience Day

The lovely people at Experience Days have kindly offered one lucky winner a voucher up to the value of £50 to spend on one of their fantastic gift experience days.

So whether you are looking for some much needed time out with a pamper day experience, a visit to a luxurious health spa for a spa day or perhaps treating the other half to an Audi R8 driving experience you are sure to be able to find something to fit any occasion from their extensive range of experience days on the website. Experience Days is the home of experience gifts and experience days in the UK and they’ve got an amazing list of experiences to ensure you make yours a day to remember.

Rules & How To Enter

Experience Days

To enter the Gift Experience Day simply complete the entry requirements using the Rafflecopter widget below.

The winner will be drawn at random and notified by email.  Entrants only from the UK please and if the winning contestant does not make contact within 3 working days another winner will be selected.

The £50 voucher cannot be exchanged for anything else of monetary value and will be issued directly from Experience Days.

Thanks for entering & good luck!

Lotties Loves

Summer Holiday Puzzle Pack For Kids

We’re off to the USA soon and the thought of an 8 hour flight with Roo is constantly at the forefront of my mind.  Luckily, we’re flying Virgin Atlantic who have just been voted best family friendly airline so that should make things a little easier and I’ve already started sourcing tiny games and toys to do each new hour with Roo to keep her entertained.

One of my best finds so far is the Summer Holiday Puzzle Pack from the team over at Netflights. This is a downloadable PDF which has been created to distract little ones during car journeys, on long haul flights or just in the days in the run-up to your departure.

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YogaBellies Organic Skincare Competition

I have a lovely competition for all your mum’s out there this month from the wonderful people over at YogaBellies.

YogaBellies offer a range of services for the women during the perinatal period including Mum and baby Yoga, Yoga for Toddlers and Baby Massage, we also have a range of organic skincare products and our very own blended teas to help with the ailments of pregnancy.

They have very kindly donated three different gift sets from their YogaBellies organic skincare range and I have one of each to give away to three lucky winners.

YogaBellies Orangic Skincare Competition

1 x YogaBellies Natural Mummy Gift Set worth £25

A caring, natural gift set just for mummies includes: Tummy Rub (stretch mark oil); Nursing cream; Bath salts – epsom. Everything mummy needs for prgenancy, birth and beyond.  Comes packaged in a gorgeous white box with pink paper or natural jute bag tied with a pretty YogaBellies satin ribbon in Lilac or Ivory.

1 x YogaBellies Natural Baby Gift Set worth £25

A natural gift set especially for baby including: soothing botty cream; baby lotion; baby shampoo.  Comes packaged in a gorgeous white box with pink paper or in a natural jute bag tied with a pretty YogaBellies satin ribbon in Lilac or Ivory.

1 x YogaBellies Natural Mum & Baby Gift Set worth £45

A luxury gift set with skin care for mum and baby. Includes: soothing botty balm, baby lotion, Tummy Rub (stretch mark oil), mum and baby bath soak, mum and baby powder, mum and baby body butter. All come scented with our signature white tea, orange and mint scent.

Competition Rules

To enter you need to tell me below in the comments box what your perfect moment of “mummy me time” would be.  There are extra bonus entries for “liking” YogaBellies on Facebook and tweeting about the give-away as well for bonus points!

Winners will be drawn at random on Friday 4th May 2012 and this competition is open to UK residents only. Winners will be contacted within 24 hours of the draw by email (so make sure you leave me the correct contact details) and if your prize is not claimed within 3 working days it will be offered to another entrant.

Thanks for entering & good luck!

Lotties Loves

Peppa Pig Funtime Camper Van

Roo absolutely adores Peppa Pig and secretly so do I. The little adventures of Peppa and George are full of fun capers and I find the humour in it absolutely genius. So when we got offered the chance to review the new Peppa Pig Funtime Camper Van Playset from Character I knew that Roo would be excited to put it through it’s paces.

We already have several Peppa Pig toys including the Peppa Pig castle with various figures and although the toys don’t have the bells and whistles of many other TV character toys they are what I would call traditional make believe toys that encourage children to come up with their own game around the figures and items. I’ve certainly seen this with Roo as in the Peppa Pig castle there is always some random story line going on including the dragon sleeping in Peppa’s bed!

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