Maternity Modelling: Working the Bump

JoJo Maman Bebe shoot behind the scenes

Sorry for going a bit quiet on you lovely folk over the past couple of weeks. Truth is, my third trimester kicked in and with it came an overnight plummet in my energy levels at a point when I suddenly had an influx of maternity modelling work as my bump was finally deemed sizeable enough to show off. Unfortunately, the two things don’t go hand in hand and so despite my best intentions to keep feeding you blog fodder, any spare time I’ve had has been spent crashing out on the sofa

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Slogan Sweats for Expectant Mums

I love a slogan sweatshirt at the best of times but I’ve come across a few witty knits recently that I think would be particularly apt stretched over the bump of an expectant mum. If you’re comfortable showcasing your bump and are feeling quite jovial about your pregnancy then these offer a good talking point, a bit like a tacky holiday t-shirt but way more tongue-in-cheek chic.

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Sample Sale Shopping: My Top 20 Tips

I am basking in the afterglow of retail therapy the kind of which can only be attributed to one thing: the sample sale.

Sample sales are a love/hate kind of affair and require a certain disposition. The sort of disposition that perhaps grew up going to car boot sales with your folks, braved Primark on a Saturday through your student years and can hold its own in the Boxing Day sales.

They can be off-putting for people who are unfamiliar with the process or think they are only for fashion insiders.

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Why we chose not to find out the sex of our baby

There are two questions people ask when they find out you’re pregnant.

The first is ‘How far along are you?’ An obvious enough query but when it comes to a response you should be prepared to acknowledge the fact that pregnant women work in weeks. Unless you have been pregnant yourself or are trying to get pregnant or have lots of pregnant friends or a pregnant partner/daughter/sister, this will mean nothing to you. No-one works in weeks in the real world and with good reason. A week flies by without much drama, on the whole, but when it comes to baby-making a week can be the difference between an empty womb and a zygote, between no bump and a bump, between a bump that does nothing and a bump that moves and ultimately between being a woman and being a mother.

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Pregnancy Pamper: Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter

With my third trimester fast approaching and a quick scan ahead in my increasingly dog-eared copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting suggesting there’s a significant amount of baby growing still to do I’m beginning to wonder exactly where our offspring is going to fit. My bump is noticeable but neat but my skin looks to be at maximum capacity already and if I think too hard about how much more baby it will need to cover it leaves me feeling a bit itchy.

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Ways to Make a Pregnant Woman Weep #256

Jeez, John Lewis has gone and done it again: reduced me to a blubbering mess. The tears were inevitable; I love a good weep, more so now than ever and when I clicked on the link to their new Christmas ad that landed in my inbox this week (the 6th November, as soon as the last glowing embers of your bonfire are extinguished, being the official day that the Christmas season begins apparently) I was practically willing it to happen.

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Model Mother: An Introduction

Model portfolio pictures

Hellooo! Thanks for popping in and taking the time to read my first ever blog post. I feel a tad nervous so please be kind! Have a seat and make yourself comfy. I’ll pop on a brew and tell you how this came about.

A little bit about me: I am what it says on the tin – a model and a mother. Or at least a mother in the making, which I feel is close enough to justify this ever-so-original blog name.

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