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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Motif

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I am forever taking pictures thanks to my work and the kiddies. They love photos and we tend to take quite a bit. I take photos of the kids on my iPhone almost everyday. It is my way of preserving our memories and it is fun to look back to see how far we have come. Which is why I was super thrilled when the guys at Motif App  got in touch. For those who have never heard of this App, it offers people a quick way to produce personalised and professional Photo Books, Calendars and Cards. It only just launched in the UK, and I got the lovely opportunity to try it out for myself some weeks ago.

 

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Motif App

I got my hands on two Photo Books thanks to Motif. It was so easy to createthe Photo Books myself using the app. I downloaded the app from the App Store on my MacBook Pro. The whole creation process was pretty straightforward. I just followed the instructions on the App and selected the photos I wanted in the Photo Books from my MacBook Pro. It took me around 30 minutes from start to finish, and I got the Photo Books in the post within a week!

It is amazing how far technology has come. Back in the day, we had to go into a store to get Photo Books or even regular photographs printed professionally, but we don’t have to anymore. We can create these and more online thanks to great Apps like Motif.

 

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Motif is a great App to create one place for your treasured moments with family and friends. I have used the app to capture my family and how much the twins have grown. These special moments make meaningful gifts to loved ones. I gifted the second Photo Book to Mum, and she loves it.

From cards to calendars, Motif delivers the finest quality products using sustainably sourced and environmentally friendly materials. The Photo Books are made from great quality material and they look like they would last a lifetime.

 

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My Final Thoughts

Motif has made it very easy to preserve memories and store them in stylish Photo Books. The Kiddies and I were looking at the photos the other day, and it was lovely experience. I am so in love with our Motif Photo Book. It is a treasure I will be keeping forever and I will be ordering more products from the brand. You can head over to Motif to create your own Phone Books, Calendars and Cards. The process is dead easy and the results are so beautiful.

 

What do you think of our Photo Book? Do you take pictures regularly?

 

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Counselling sessions for first time mothers

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Having a baby for the first time is an exciting experience. I remember how exciting it was for me over 5 years ago while I was pregnant with the Kiddies. Like most first time mothers to be, it is an experience I can never forget. Having said, the whole pregnancy process is brand new so there is always a bit of anxiety for most new mothers. And for some other mothers to be, the whole period of pregnancy, the thought of child-birth and life after can be pretty scary.

Pregnancy can be so scary for pregnant women, and the fear can even cause problems in your relationship with your spouse/partner, because it may feel hard to describe your feelings. These issues can even cause couples to drift apart, which usually leads to other family issues. Which is why I believe every first time mother should be offered at least one counselling session while pregnant.

 

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First time mothers to be should have counselling sessions

I believe every first time mother to be should be offered some counselling sessions. These counselling sessions should be carried out by a qualified therapist. The sessions can be incorporated with the ante natal classes. I think pregnant women will really benefit from some form of counselling to prepare them for motherhood and the life and body changes that come with it.

There are so many side effects of pregnancy and child-birth no one really talks about. The pregnancy books try to explain them but nothing really prepares you. I read so many pregnancy books, but I remember how shocked I was when I looked at my stomach for the first time after delivery. It didn’t look like mine. It was flappy and looked deflated. So having someone to answer your questions and shed light on issues you may be facing would be a life saver for many mothers to be.

 

Hormones can trigger a mental health issue

Many pregnant women have no idea how the strain of pregnancy will affect their body, mental and physical health. The pregnancy hormones can make women feel more anxious and ‘low’. Some pregnant women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth, which is referred to as the ‘perinatal period’. Here are some examples of perinatal mental health illness –

  • Perinatal obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Antenatal depression
  • Postnatal depression
  • Anxiety
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Tokophobia (extreme fear of childbirth)
  • Postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

 

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I wish I had the opportunity to speak with to a licensed counsellor about my mental health while pregnant for the first time. Being able to speak with a therapist would have answered many of questions and put my mind at rest. And I know many women feel the exact same way. Having that safe place to pour out your mind and speak about what ever issues or feelings you might be having would make the whole pregnancy process a lot easier for many.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think first time mothers to be should have counselling sessions? Please share in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by.

Blogging Tips – How to avoid spamming your blog followers

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I send many emails to the spam folder on a daily basis. Many of the emails I get are unsolicited. I have never heard of the brands before, so it is annoying when I get an email from them. Which is why I can relate when people complain about being spammed by bloggers.

As a blogger, you would likely have tons of valuable information you are excited to share with your readers, but you have to be careful or you would end up spamming your readers. You have to know how to know the difference between updating your blog and communicating with your blog subscribers on a regular basis and spamming them with unnecessary information.

 

Blogging Tips – How to avoid spamming your blog followers

So how do you avoid spamming your blog followers? The guys at Campaign Monitor shared this infographic and I think it is a great resource. There are many useful tips here on how to avoid spamming your followers but I am going to focus on the main points.

 

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Send Only Quality Content

I think sending only quality content is the main way to avoid spamming your blog followers because they every content would be useful. The way to get around this is to rethink every content you want to share to be sure it would be well received by your followers. That way you would only share quality content.

 

Send More Personalised Emails

Personalised emails are more likely to be opened and read than the emails that are not. So ensure the content you are sending out to subscribers are personalised as much as possible, especially the newsletters.

 

Allow Subscribers to Opt Out

The last thing you want is to make it difficult for your blog subscribers to opt out. That is the fastest way for your email to land in the spam folder. Make the opt out option clear so subscribers know what to do if they no longer want to hear from you.

 

What do you think of these blogging tips? Do you have any tips on how to avoid spamming your blog followers?

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