• Lush sleepy body lotion container with it's packaging and receipt

    Lush Sleepy Review – Baby and M-I-L’s Verdict

    Little one was still waking up every 2 hours at night when I returned to work after maternity leave. Let’s just say I had a few lunchtime naps in the breastfeeding room (I was pumping twice a day). I got into work one morning (a couple of months after I’d started) and a colleague excitedly told me about an article claiming that Lush Sleepy Lotion had worked wonders for a toddler. Until now, I didn’t realise how obvious my sleep deprivation was as she offered to go get me some immediately as apparently it was starting to sell out. I wasn’t convinced but I was open to trying *almost* anything…

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    Blog Self-Assessment: Highs and Lows of 2017

    Having only just started blogging, there’s not much to assess yet but in a way, it is a perfect time for an evaluation! Am I still enjoying it? Did I choose the right niche? Will I have time to keep doing this when baby number 2 arrives? Let’s find out.   Posts Published I published 21 posts between September and December, an average of about 5 per month. I was aiming for about one a week so this is encouraging but I definitely skipped a few weeks. Oops. Top-performing Post According to the stats, it was¬†Alternative Halloween Activities post. It was the¬†first post I actively promoted on social media and…