Family

Read more about our family adventures, travels and experiences, catch my diaries and updates as our little girl grows up and laugh and cry alongside me with my #honestparenting series.

Top Uk family lifestyle blogs, Jaclyn Ruth

Stylish Storage to Regain your Living Space

14th April 2020

How is everyone doing? What a weird time we are living in right now! I’m definitely taking comfort in the fact that our family is all together, safe, well and we have a happy home environment to be locked down in. However I can’t deny it’s been tough at times. I’m grateful for our home […]

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Honest Parenting | Dealing with Early Loss

22nd March 2020

[Trigger warning: This blog post deals with sensitive subjects surrounding pregnancy and loss. If you are currently pregnant, or need to step away from this post for any reason please do as the last thing I would want is for my words to worry or upset anyone. I have written this post mainly for myself […]

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Evie Turns Three

1st March 2020

I’m starting this post with one of the ultimate parent cliche statements, but HOW has it been three years since I first held my baby in my arms? Judging by the fact I almost wrote ‘Evie Turns Two’ as the title for this post, it’s clear I’m in denial. And I think this last year […]

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Postcards from Nerja, Spain

6th October 2019

Arriving back into Manchester last week after a week away in the sun, was as cliche ‘back to reality’ as it comes. After seven days of (hotter than expected) sunshine, we parted through the clouds and headed for the runway at Manchester airport, and were met with rain battering against the aeroplane windows and a […]

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Strawberry Picking

29th July 2019

A few weeks ago, during that gloriously sunny stint of weather, we arranged a family photoshoot with the lovely Rosie, who I’ve worked with previously on some of my website photos and work projects (she’s a gem and such a talent too). We packed up ourselves and a little picnic and set off for a […]

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Evie Turns Two

7th March 2019

I am officially Mum to a two year old. Wow! I can’t actually believe that statement is true. Two years of loving our beautiful, funny and feisty little girl with the HUGE personality. Two years of navigating the turbulent waters of parenting. Two years of tears, tantrums and emotional out pours (and that’s us not […]

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Our Christmas Holidays 2018

5th January 2019

It’s the 5th January. As I type this, perched at our dining table in our cold kitchen with a snoring Evie in the buggy next to me, I can see our neighbours across the road from the kitchen window – up a very tall ladder, slowly dismantling the multitude of lights that formed a giant […]

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Getting Ready for Christmas

15th December 2018

With both our wedding anniversary and my husbands birthday at the end of November, thoughts of Christmas and all things festive definitely don’t enter our household until at least the 1st of December. And then wham, bam, I find myself in the position I’m in now – somewhat flabbergasted that there’s now only 11 days […]

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