Louise Pentland @louisepentland
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📹 UK #1#1 Parenting Vlogger 📚 Times #1 Best Selling Author 💕 Eternal Optimist 💌 PR PO Box at Gleam HQ UK 📠 [email protected]
3k Posts
2.4m Followers
797 Following
📹 UK #1#1 Parenting Vlogger 📚 Times #1 Best Selling Author 💕 Eternal Optimist 💌 PR PO Box at Gleam HQ UK 📠 [email protected]
Today is ‘Blue Monday’ which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. It’s worth noting that this has no scientific backing and was made in 2005 by a travel company (mmmm if you’re feeling grey and depressed, great time to book a holiday #NaughtyTravelCompany). . Saying that, January can be hard for a lot of reasons. The wages are having to stretch harder thanks to Christmas, it’s cold, the days are short and we’re not supposed to eat selection boxes for breakfast anymore. Waahh! 🌧💨 . If you are feeling a bit glum today, I want to remind you that tomorrow is another day and that if you’re in this community, you’re not alone. If you need a bit of kindness, say so in the comments and let’s all make a real effort to respond to each other. Make it your #GoodDeed of the day to reply to at least 2 people with positivity and love. 💖 . If I’m feeling down, I find watching cheery YT videos, having hot bubble baths, eating yummy foods, going to bed early, snuggling the cats or babies or just ringing a friend really helps. It’s also ok to just say, ‘I feel a bit down today’, without forcing yourself to climb out if it right away. . If you’re feeling really low, people like The Samaritans (@samaritanscharity) for adults and @nspcc_official for under 18’s are there for you, free of charge, confidentially. Big, big loves to you today and looking forward to a comment section full of support and kindness. Xxxx . #BlueMonday #Positivity #Help #HappinessTips 🛁💕 Picture credit- Pinterest, fatmumslim.
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‘Empowered women, empower women’. Can I make it ‘Inspired mothers, inspire mothers’, please? . This weekend has been full on. Liam and I have both had waves of sickness and both had work commitments we couldn’t postpone so it’s been survival tag-team parenting! . At 4pm I text my friend Clare telling her I was on 10% life energy and she was like, ‘do a Special Bath!’. GENIUS! . So I threw a load of ball pool balls in, popped a few fave toys round the side, threw (aka gently placed) my kidlets in and they were happy as clams (no water theme intended) for ages! Darcy loved it too because she made a lot of ‘potions’ in old bubble bath bottles- a tip within a tip there! A Special Bath is now in my bag of parenting tricks! Now it’s milky cuddles all round 💕🥰👌🏻. . Have you got any good tricks or hacks like this? Share the love and spread that inspiration! I need it! Haha 💖👶🏼🛁👧🏼💖 . #MumHack #ParentingTip #WinningAtLife #SiblingActivity #ReadyForAWine #AllHailClare
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My sister emailed me the other day saying how worried and frightened she is about the planet. We all see this kind of thing on social and traditional media and I’m sure a lot of us have heard about the 12 years to save the planet issue but her email REALLY hit home. My sister is scared. . I often have lofty ambitions to change the world and then feel like I can’t because I live a (widely considered) normal life, I shop in supermarkets that pack in plastic, I buy clothes, I do all sorts of unhelpful things. I get all defeated that nothing I can do will make a difference and then feel rubbish. . The thing is though, small changes ADD UP. . According to my insta generated insights, each of my posts reaches approx half a million people. If just those half a million people made 1 small change a month, that’s SIX MILLION changes! That’s a LOT! Maybe some of those people would even tell a friend (tag them here or just yanno, call them up and speak!) and we could really, actually make a difference! I mean, we could all go absolutely nuts and make (and stick to) one small change every week and then we’re talking TWENTY SIX MILLION CHANGES!! Holy guacamole!! . So, this month (and all months going forward) I’m going to use @lucycooperloves Beeswax food wraps instead of cling film. I’m also going to try and cut down on sandwich bags and make use of the existing Tupperware I have in the cupboard. These little wraps are so nifty! They do the same job as cling film but you can wash them and reuse them. They also look really cute in the fridge - I feel like a little cottage home maker!! They were gifted so THANK YOU LUCY! Go and check her out. Wraps tip- warm them up a bit with your hands for extra sticking power- I tested this out on a glass candle holder 😂🥰 . If you have any ideas for small, achievable #LittleChanges, please share them and we can inspire each other to live in a better world. 🌸🌿🌼
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I’ve spent my entire week so far in here, working on Wilde Women (my third fiction book in the series) and my brain has turned to mush. . I’m a fiend for feeling like I’m not enough, not working hard enough blah blah blah but this year I’m getting a bleddy grip and reminding myself, I’m Doing The Best I Can. Feels good to stop being an a-hole to myself yanno? . So, if the book is only 3 pages and looks like it was typed by a monkey, don’t blame me. Jokes. It’ll be ace. 👌🏻🥰🌿
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Sweet little 2 min ‘Year of Pearl’ new video linked in my bio! How oh how does time go so quickly? . With Darcy I felt panicked that time was passing and I was saying goodbye to tiny baby years but with Pearl, now that I’ve seen from Darcy how great toddlerdom can be, I just feel excited. And maybe, just a TINY bit, broody 😊. . How old were your children when you felt broody OR how old were you when (if at all) you thought about bambinos? 💘👶🏼💘Enjoy the video! 🌸❄️🌸
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Anyone pining for Summer, sun kissed faces, gardens full of crap toys you said you’d never allow and country air?? 🌸🌿🌻 . I’m feeling it like when you eat junk food and then your body craves nutrition. I might even make a Spring/Summer bucket list on my phone I’m that keen. Throw some inspiration at me please? Best things to do when you’re not stuck in tights and jumpers!!! 🌼🌼🌼🌼
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23 vs 33! I loved my early twenties! I had a cushy little office job, partied every weekend and loved my responsibility free life of shopping and lay-ins. Ten years on and I STILL love my life! Couple of ups and downs along the way and never any lie ins but 2 children, 3 cats, the job of my dreams, a loving partner and a home that I feel safe in- doesn’t get much better than that surely? What a fun #10YearChallenge! . I’d tried to think of something witty or inspiring but this picture all day but basically, I’m just a happy egg in both 😊. Always have an attitude of gratitude and you’ll always be alright 🥰 #2009vs2019
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Me when people tell me their baby ‘loves a really long nap’ every day. Cool for you, reeeaaalllyy cool for you. #IdLikeAReallyLongNap #catsofinstagram 🥰
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