3 Awesome Essentials For Your Newborn Baby

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If you are eagerly awaiting the patter of tiny feet and you are busy nesting, the chances are that you are racking your brain trying to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything for your imminent arrival. Being a first-time mom can be worrying at the best of times, but couple this with a global pandemic and you may be fretting a little more than most. Firstly, breathe. Your best will be good enough. However, if you need a little help to ensure that you have thought of everything, take a look at these three essentials for your newborn that should be waiting in your home right now.

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Moses Basket

Yes, a crib is essential, but for those very early weeks when you first bring your little darling home, you need to consider the joys of a Moses basket. These smaller, more compact, and lighter mobile cribs mean that you can have your little one lying next to you wherever you are in the home. Because these baskets are so light, your baby can enjoy a gentle rocking motion as you try and coax them to sleep. You can even detach the crib section to carry outside. A Moses basket is ideal as you can enjoy your newborn sleeping at the end of your bed at least for the first few weeks of their lives. This deepens your bond and means that you can hear every movement and cry when they are first getting used to their sleep pattern.


A great stroller will double up as an entire travel system for your little cherub. Head to a site like For Your Little One and explore the wide variety of strollers and travel systems on offer. Many double up to create a pushchair and a car seat. Their locking in systems means that the jigsaw of a travel unit that you buy will be safe, secure, and all-in-one. This can save you carrying around bulkier items when this isn’t needed. Hauck has released to the market some incredible trio sets that will give you the luxury of having a stroller, crib, and car seat all in one compact entity. Stressless travel is crucial to make your life as a first time mom just that little bit easier.

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While you might be busy thinking about specific items that your little one needs, it pays to consider the sort of food that your child may eat. If you leave food prep to when your little one is here, you may find yourself overwhelmed. Instead, you need to get cooking while you are in the nesting stage. You might want to cook up some hearty organic grub to give your little darling the best start in life. Or perhaps you want to buy in your little one’s food. This is okay. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be the ultimate earth mother and consider the quality time you can spend with your baby as of utmost importance. As long as your newborn is having formula or milk for the first few months, they will be receiving their nutrition before you move them onto proper food.

Follow this simple guide and you can consider these three awesome essentials for your newborn baby.



How the Kiddies are Spending Half Term

The Kiddies are now on half term and I am happy to say we have plans. Having plans for the family when the kids are on holiday is ideal because it means we all get to have some fun. My kids become very restless when bored, like most 4 year olds. And that usually leads to all sorts of mischief. So I like to keep them entertained during their holidays. It makes our lives more fun. No one really wants to watch mummy blog all day.


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We spent the last Easter holiday holidaying in the US, which was good fun. This time, we plan to spend some quality time with the family in Essex, and we are so looking forward to that. Monday is bank holiday here in the UK, and the weather is looking promising with plenty of sunshine. So it is likely we will have some barbecue with friends and family. I am seriously look forward to that and I hope it happens as nothing is set as at today.

So for half term week, we have planned 2 road trips to Essex and back, a barbecue party, meeting up with family and friends, a shopping trip, long walks, some time at a soft play (maybe) and many other activities I am sure my sister would have planned for the week.

What plans do you have for the kids this half term? Do you dread the holidays with the kids? I only dread them when I have nothing planned. I remember one of the first half term the kids had when they first started pre school. We were fine for the first 2 days or so because they were shattered. But those days went quickly and they became very bored and restless. We had nothing planned so all we did was go for long walks as far as the weather allowed us. It was horrible. Which is why I have never allowed us have a half term and not have activities planned. It never works!


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The fact that I don’t drive makes the holidays even worse. It is a lot easier when you drive. You can just pop the kids in the car and go anywhere. But when you don’t drive, it is not that easy.

I am looking forward to sorting out my driving test this year and getting the car of my dreams. Wish me luck and have a lovely half term with the kids.

The Most Lucrative Blogging Niches

Blogging has really taken off in the last 5 years. There are now millions of blogs available. The blogging industry has changed from what it was when I started blogging 5 years ago. There are more blogs in various niches, and it has all become very competitive. Since I started blogging, I have seen many blogs move from a particular niche to a lifestyle niche or become more varied. With my blogging experience, I have come to spot the most lucrative blogging niches, and why more bloggers are setting up blogs in those niches.



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Fashion and Beauty Blogs

Fashion and Beauty is one of the most popular blogging niches that work well together. Most fashion bloggers are also beauty bloggers and vice versa. I guess the reason this works great is because the fashion and beauty industries are marketing sisters; most women interested in fashion are also interested in beauty. And these are the same women writing and reading these blogs. With this niche, one is usually the primary niche, while the other a secondary.

The fashion and beauty industry is worth millions of pounds, which makes it a very lucrative blogging niche. It is also one of the easiest niche to blog, which is why it is saturated. It usually doesn’t take a lot of effort to get a fashion and beauty blog running. But for you to stand out from the rest, you would have to think outside the box and bring a lot more to the table. This is where your creativity, writing and photography skills come in.

Because the fashion and beauty blogging niche is so saturated, it can be tricky to get to the brands to notice you enough to offer you samples. And it is even a lot more tricky to get past the getting samples to review for free stage, which can feel like a never-ending phase.

Having said that, it is one of the most lucrative blogging niches we have today. The sky is only the beginning with a quality fashion/beauty blog. You can earn thousand of pounds a month from collaborating with brands on blog posts, attending events, and social media promotions. Regardless of how saturated the blogging industry may appear, there is always room for amazing blogs, so don’t let the numbers deter you.


Lifestyle Blogs


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I love lifestyle blogging. It is fast becoming a popular niche. The fact that it is so varied and flexible makes it an interesting niche to write about and read. It is also another lucrative blogging niche. The possibility to earn money through lifestyle blogging is endless. Established bloggers can earn money reviewing lifestyle products/services, writing sponsored posts, promoting products and services on social media and so on.

The lifestyle niche is one niche I truly enjoy writing about because it allows my creativity shine. I hate being in a box. So the fact that I can write varied posts keeps me writing. There is room for more quality lifestyle blogs. Lifestyle blogging is very personal, so there would never be enough lifestyle blogs around.

The way to shine in this niche is to be yourself. There is only 1 YOU, so make sure you make the most of it. Write about interesting things going on in your life, and let your personality through your writing. Your tribe will find you.


Parent Blogs

Parent blogs also known as mummy/daddy blogs are on the rise. Sometimes it feels like I am the only work-from-home mum that is not a parent blogger. Many fashion/beauty blogger gradually become parent bloggers once they pop and I can see why. It is super easy to write about what you deal with everyday. And it kind of falls into lifestyle blogging as well since parenting is a lifestyle choice for almost all of us.

I wasn’t thinking about the most lucrative blogging niches when I started blogging. If I was, I would have been tempted to include parenting posts on here or to set up a separate parent blog when I became a parent. I just wanted a space to write about things that interested me, and I didn’t want my kids on the blog constantly.

Another thing I didn’t want was to rely on my kids to blog if that makes sense. I didn’t want my work to be solely about my kids and my life as a parent. Deep thinking is what I do, and I overthink everything. Which can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. I mean what if they were not interested in the blog or didn’t want to be a part of it once they are old enough to understand what it was about? What happens when they are off to high school or university? Would that be the end of my parent blog? Yes, I am a long-term thinker and I plan to keep blogging until I can no longer type. So this is not a fill-in-the-gap job or career.

The parenting niche is saturated like all other niches, but it is also another very lucrative niche. I read hundreds of blogs a week and many of them cover parenting, and I can see how well they are doing with brand collaborations and various sponsored deals. So I know it is a lucrative niche.

There is always room for more quality blogs so don’t let the millions of amazing parent blogs put you off.


Food Blogs

One thing I love about food blogs is the amazing food photography many of the blogs have. I can get filled for lunch just by scrolling through some food blogs.

Great photography is an essential for most blogs, and it is one of the easiest ways to stand out from the crowd. So if you are new and want to shine through, work on your photography skills.

I have written a few food blog posts; they fell under my lifestyle category and they took me out of my comfort zone which was great. I admire food bloggers. I can see a lot of work goes into what we see and I applaud them for that.

The food blogging industry is saturated but not as much as the other niches, and I can see why. Having an established food blog means you a great recipe developer with amazing photography skills. Two skills not so common. Which is why the best food bloggers are laughing all the way to the bank!


Do you blog? Which niche do you fall under? What do you think of these lucrative blogging niches?






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