themagicineveryday

Making the most of everything... The number one ball I always think you can't afford to drop is your health, so a bout of norovirus, touch of bronchitis followed up by the foulness of sinusitis, whilst also trying to carry on promoting my book, rather took its toll at the end of last year. 
Today proved to be one of those days that reminded me about the importance of making the most of every little moment that we have.

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine passed away from Cancer. That in itself is heart-breaking enough but amongst the many friends and family members she leaves behind is her five year-old son. 
I went to Vicki's funeral and memorial service. I'm so glad that I was able to go along and join the many who packed the church to pay tribute to a life well-lived and well-loved.

But Vicki's passing has been a timely reminder that each and every one of us needs to make the most of every moment, everyone they hold dear, and to laugh and love as much as we can.

If that includes a relentless pursuit of your dreams then so be it. 
Life is precious. There is no dress rehearsal. So shine like the star you were destined to be whenever you are able to.

Sending lots of positive and happy vibes your way... x

Making the most of everything... The number one ball I always think you can't afford to drop is your health, so a bout of norovirus, touch of bronchitis followed up by the foulness of sinusitis, whilst also trying to carry on promoting my book, rather took its toll at the end of last year. Today proved to be one of those days that reminded me about the importance of making the most of every little moment that we have. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine passed away from Cancer. That in itself is heart-breaking enough but amongst the many friends and family members she leaves behind is her five year-old son. I went to Vicki's funeral and memorial service. I'm so glad that I was able to go along and join the many who packed the church to pay tribute to a life well-lived and well-loved. But Vicki's passing has been a timely reminder that each and every one of us needs to make the most of every moment, everyone they hold dear, and to laugh and love as much as we can. If that includes a relentless pursuit of your dreams then so be it. Life is precious. There is no dress rehearsal. So shine like the star you were destined to be whenever you are able to. Sending lots of positive and happy vibes your way... x

Sleeping on the job! ๐Ÿ™ˆ All that writing was just too exhausting ๐Ÿ˜‚ Granda’s going to love his picture though, don’t you think?! ๐ŸŽ‚ #homemadewithlove #simpleyetcute #willbringasmiletohisface

Sleeping on the job! ๐Ÿ™ˆ All that writing was just too exhausting ๐Ÿ˜‚ Grandaโ€™s going to love his picture though, donโ€™t you think?! ๐ŸŽ‚ #homemadewithlove #simpleyetcute #willbringasmiletohisface

Oh for those sunny days ๐Ÿ˜ I can’t believe how much and how well her teeth have game in since taking this photo! It’s crazy how quickly they grow and change. There is a new video up on my channel (finally found my mojo ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ) and it’s a @joulesclothing kids Spring/Summer Haul. When I was poorly I managed to plan all the kids summer wardrobes - can you tell how much I was hankering for the sunshine? The link is in my bio, alongside the link for the blog posts with all the links to everything I picked up for Izzie and Ollie. I managed to pick up the dress Izzie is wearing in this photo in a bigger size so I was so chuffed. Hope you are all having a lovely Thursday! It’s nearly the freakin weekend โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ #joulesclothing #jouleshaul

Oh for those sunny days ๐Ÿ˜ I canโ€™t believe how much and how well her teeth have game in since taking this photo! Itโ€™s crazy how quickly they grow and change. There is a new video up on my channel (finally found my mojo ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ) and itโ€™s a @joulesclothing kids Spring/Summer Haul. When I was poorly I managed to plan all the kids summer wardrobes - can you tell how much I was hankering for the sunshine? The link is in my bio, alongside the link for the blog posts with all the links to everything I picked up for Izzie and Ollie. I managed to pick up the dress Izzie is wearing in this photo in a bigger size so I was so chuffed. Hope you are all having a lovely Thursday! Itโ€™s nearly the freakin weekend โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ #joulesclothing #jouleshaul

FIRST WALK
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I took Eli on his first walk with his big brother the other day. We live near a canal and it’s a lovely walk, especially if the sun is shining. 
Alfie was determined to wear his puddle suit even though there wasn’t any big puddles!
I definitely felt better for getting out and getting some fresh air, Eli wasn’t such a huge fan! #wheremywelliestakeme #firstwalk
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FIRST WALK . I took Eli on his first walk with his big brother the other day. We live near a canal and itโ€™s a lovely walk, especially if the sun is shining. Alfie was determined to wear his puddle suit even though there wasnโ€™t any big puddles! I definitely felt better for getting out and getting some fresh air, Eli wasnโ€™t such a huge fan! #wheremywelliestakeme #firstwalk . . . . . #littlestoriesofmylifeย #lifecloseupย #littleandbrave #LittleFierceOnesย #OurEverydayMoments #themagicineveryday #curiouslittleexplorers #letthembelittle #documentyourdays #rememberingthesedays #myhappycapture #happylittlebuttons #whatevertheweatherkids #explorerkids #kidsoftheoutdoors #letthembelittle #lovelifeoutside #outdoorfun #fiercelittleones #AlfieGeorgeFox #EliCharlieFox #foxfamilytime #bigbrother #newborn #watchthemlearn #capturemypositive #littleloves #7daysold #mycosatto

I see a birthday cupcake. But what he sees I will never know (well until he starts using his words of course ๐Ÿ˜œ) But that’s the beauty of art and imagination, it can mean so many things to different people #childhoodunplugged #fiercelittleones #lovelifeoutside #curiouslittleexplorers #whatevertheweatherkids #homeschool #sahm #motherhood #momlife #rememberingthesedays #themagicineveryday #oureverydaymoments #ourplayfulstyle #littlefamiliesofig #freespiritedchildhood #capturingtheday #myhappycapture #lifecloseup #homeetc #earlylearning

I see a birthday cupcake. But what he sees I will never know (well until he starts using his words of course ๐Ÿ˜œ) But thatโ€™s the beauty of art and imagination, it can mean so many things to different people #childhoodunplugged #fiercelittleones #lovelifeoutside #curiouslittleexplorers #whatevertheweatherkids #homeschool #sahm #motherhood #momlife #rememberingthesedays #themagicineveryday #oureverydaymoments #ourplayfulstyle #littlefamiliesofig #freespiritedchildhood #capturingtheday #myhappycapture #lifecloseup #homeetc #earlylearning

What better way to teach the children the colours of the rainbow than to bake them them rainbow cake!!! .
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We look forward to meet you and your little one at our fun weekly Mandarin language classes in W6 and SW18 London.

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What better way to teach the children the colours of the rainbow than to bake them them rainbow cake!!! . . . . We look forward to meet you and your little one at our fun weekly Mandarin language classes in W6 and SW18 London. #motherhoodrising #unitedinmotherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #community #support #london #motherslove #dailyparenting #parentingtheshitoutoflife #lifewithkids #londonmum #thisismotherhood #therealityofparenting #mothers #motherhoodcollective #reallifeofmums #momkins #themagicineveryday #instamum #thepursuitofjoyproject#instakids#dog#dogs#chinesenewyear#mandarin

It's safe to say these two have found going back to school pretty tough. Half term wasn't long enough, they're tired and emotional and we cannot wait for Easter!

It's safe to say these two have found going back to school pretty tough. Half term wasn't long enough, they're tired and emotional and we cannot wait for Easter!

Have you caught onto the letterboard craze yet? If not where have you been hiding, under a rock?๐Ÿ˜‚
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Letterboards have been all over Instagram & this is one trend I adore, there’s something very appealing about their simplicity & vintage styleโœจ
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I had been after one for quite a while, so you can imagine my delight when @getgingersnap ever so kindly gifted me one for review๐Ÿ’›
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Head over to my bio for the link to see my thoughts on this letterboard & for some more inspirational Mother’s Day Quote ideas๐Ÿค—
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#letterboardquotes #inspirationalquotes #mothersdayquotes #letterboardlove #getgingersnap #reviewpost #lifestyleblogger #mothersday2018 #mothersdaygiftideas #gifted #UKParentBloggers #documentyourdays #thepursuitofjoyproject #abmisbeautiful #abmlifeiscolorfull #acupofmotherhood  #thisparentlife #motherhoodunplugged #homedecor #uklifestyleblog #homestyle #homedecoration #emfl15 #everydaylifeofig2 #m2mfl32 #reviewblogger #thismamaloves #motherhoodrising #themagicineveryday

Have you caught onto the letterboard craze yet? If not where have you been hiding, under a rock?๐Ÿ˜‚ . Letterboards have been all over Instagram & this is one trend I adore, thereโ€™s something very appealing about their simplicity & vintage styleโœจ . I had been after one for quite a while, so you can imagine my delight when @getgingersnap ever so kindly gifted me one for review๐Ÿ’› . Head over to my bio for the link to see my thoughts on this letterboard & for some more inspirational Motherโ€™s Day Quote ideas๐Ÿค— . . . . . #letterboardquotes #inspirationalquotes #mothersdayquotes #letterboardlove #getgingersnap #reviewpost #lifestyleblogger #mothersday2018 #mothersdaygiftideas #gifted #UKParentBloggers #documentyourdays #thepursuitofjoyproject #abmisbeautiful #abmlifeiscolorfull #acupofmotherhood #thisparentlife #motherhoodunplugged #homedecor #uklifestyleblog #homestyle #homedecoration #emfl15 #everydaylifeofig2 #m2mfl32 #reviewblogger #thismamaloves #motherhoodrising #themagicineveryday

Thursday! Me and my little crazy ones, never a dull moment with these two! The littlest has started playgroup now so I have a whole two hours twice a week to myself while she is there and her sister at nursery! I have to get to the shops this morning before I collect her but first I am going to have some me time....sit down, eat some breakfast, watch a vlog and feel baby wriggle around in my tummy!

Thursday! Me and my little crazy ones, never a dull moment with these two! The littlest has started playgroup now so I have a whole two hours twice a week to myself while she is there and her sister at nursery! I have to get to the shops this morning before I collect her but first I am going to have some me time....sit down, eat some breakfast, watch a vlog and feel baby wriggle around in my tummy!

Oh, tired are we.. that's what happens when you wake up every hour
#netmumsloves

Oh, tired are we.. that's what happens when you wake up every hour #netmumsloves

I ha e a few years until I can no longer dress them the same!!! So taking every chance I get to do it :) I can’t wait to show them on there 21st bdays ๐Ÿ˜

I ha e a few years until I can no longer dress them the same!!! So taking every chance I get to do it :) I canโ€™t wait to show them on there 21st bdays ๐Ÿ˜

Z trying to touch the penguins through the glass and E just copying what his big brother does ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ #littlebrothers

Z trying to touch the penguins through the glass and E just copying what his big brother does ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ #littlebrothers

Dreaming of summer โœจ
We would LOVE to know your recommendations for the perfect break with kids? #summerfun

Dreaming of summer โœจ We would LOVE to know your recommendations for the perfect break with kids? #summerfun

A little #tbt to a year ago when the baby had almost no hair and we were busy spending the morning meeting Mickey.  I’d love to go back but I think the bitter cold of queueing for rides in February has put my husband off for life.  He says when we go again it’s got to be Florida as at least it’s warm and who am I to argue ๐Ÿ˜‰. We’re going to wait a couple of years though until G can really enjoy it with us #throwbackthursday #disneylandparis #meetingMickey

A little #tbt to a year ago when the baby had almost no hair and we were busy spending the morning meeting Mickey. Iโ€™d love to go back but I think the bitter cold of queueing for rides in February has put my husband off for life. He says when we go again itโ€™s got to be Florida as at least itโ€™s warm and who am I to argue ๐Ÿ˜‰. Weโ€™re going to wait a couple of years though until G can really enjoy it with us #throwbackthursday #disneylandparis #meetingMickey

Throwing it back to Amelie's first holiday abroad to Ibiza. Dreaming of hot sunny days whilst I sit here in my snuggly dressing gown, sipping tea with a face full of fake tan that needs washing off as I look like one of the Croods ๐Ÿ˜ž

Throwing it back to Amelie's first holiday abroad to Ibiza. Dreaming of hot sunny days whilst I sit here in my snuggly dressing gown, sipping tea with a face full of fake tan that needs washing off as I look like one of the Croods ๐Ÿ˜ž

๐ŸŒณ F O R E S T  S C H O O L ๐ŸŒณ  Yesterday afternoon I helped out at school ๐Ÿซ for the first time ever. Every few weeks P2 has forest School sessions and I was really drawn to help out for these. She was so excited to have me come in. It was a great session! Absolutely eye ๐Ÿ‘ opening. The kids were climbing so high in the trees that my legs went a little wobbly. Sadly ๐Ÿ˜ž as most kids do, P2 played up to me being there, got stuck in a tree even though she’s more than capable, cried and wouldn’t let me or her teacher help her. She was hysterical. The teacher even said she’s never seen her like that before. Probably won’t be helping at the school again! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคช #forestschool #school #rawmotherhood #themagicineveryday #lifecloseup #rememberingthesedays #besttimescaptured #curiouslittlexplorers #worldoflittles #motherhoodalive #littleloves #littlehumans #amomentinmotherhood #longdaysshortyears #raisingthoserascals #myhappyday #oureverydaymoments #myhappycature #channelmum

๐ŸŒณ F O R E S T S C H O O L ๐ŸŒณ Yesterday afternoon I helped out at school ๐Ÿซ for the first time ever. Every few weeks P2 has forest School sessions and I was really drawn to help out for these. She was so excited to have me come in. It was a great session! Absolutely eye ๐Ÿ‘ opening. The kids were climbing so high in the trees that my legs went a little wobbly. Sadly ๐Ÿ˜ž as most kids do, P2 played up to me being there, got stuck in a tree even though sheโ€™s more than capable, cried and wouldnโ€™t let me or her teacher help her. She was hysterical. The teacher even said sheโ€™s never seen her like that before. Probably wonโ€™t be helping at the school again! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคช #forestschool #school #rawmotherhood #themagicineveryday #lifecloseup #rememberingthesedays #besttimescaptured #curiouslittlexplorers #worldoflittles #motherhoodalive #littleloves #littlehumans #amomentinmotherhood #longdaysshortyears #raisingthoserascals #myhappyday #oureverydaymoments #myhappycature #channelmum

Just hangin' on a bridge with Pops...!

Just hangin' on a bridge with Pops...!

My favorite piece of art in our home is this beautiful macaw print from @theanimalprintshop ๐Ÿ’™ Travis raised a blue & gold macaw he named Tutti Frutti when he was a young boy.  Tutti only had eyes for Travis.  She was a loyal bird who ate from his hand and slept on the footboard of his bed.  She now lives her long life at a bird sanctuary but we speak of her often.  A little boy didn’t choose a traditional pet, but a wild & very independent one that required countless hours of training to build that bond of trust.

My favorite piece of art in our home is this beautiful macaw print from @theanimalprintshop ๐Ÿ’™ Travis raised a blue & gold macaw he named Tutti Frutti when he was a young boy. Tutti only had eyes for Travis. She was a loyal bird who ate from his hand and slept on the footboard of his bed. She now lives her long life at a bird sanctuary but we speak of her often. A little boy didnโ€™t choose a traditional pet, but a wild & very independent one that required countless hours of training to build that bond of trust.

These two become exceptionally adorable when they receive sweaters knitted and sent from their great grandmother. ๐Ÿ‘

These two become exceptionally adorable when they receive sweaters knitted and sent from their great grandmother. ๐Ÿ‘

Our curious little explorer!
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I can’t wait until the weather warms up and we can spend most of the day outside! โ˜€๏ธ
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Anyone else feel cooped up + ready for warm weather?

Our curious little explorer! . . . I canโ€™t wait until the weather warms up and we can spend most of the day outside! โ˜€๏ธ . Anyone else feel cooped up + ready for warm weather?

Found this photo Cameron took when Sienna was only 1 day old..
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Found this photo Cameron took when Sienna was only 1 day old.. ๐Ÿ’–