We’re always so happy to collaborate with beautiful brands, and Edible Beauty is definitely one of them. Anna Mitsios, founder of Edible Beauty, firmly believes that we can all be beautiful by nurturing our body, mind and soul. Discover here one of her most recent bog post, where she shares how to take care of yourself and your body during pregnancy. “Whilst there is an abundance of information regarding foods to avoid during pregnancy, there lot of confusion around what women should be using on their bodies. This is equally important given we can absorb approximately 60% of what we put on our skin and given the placenta is not the barrier we once thought.
As Mother’s Day rolls around the globe, I can’t help thinking about the extraordinary role that mothers play in society. They grow tiny humans in their own bodies, birth these little creatures into the big wide world and teach the newborn humans about many things that make this place beautiful and also, at times, scary. A baby is raised with the help of a village, a family, a team, a neighbourhood, a relationship, a marriage, grandparents, siblings, fathers, mothers, and any combination of all or none of the above – but on Mother’s Day, let’s all think of one mother we know and acknowledge her journey.
Have you ever stopped to think how many times during the week you wish it was Friday to get to that beloved Saturday? We haven’t even finished our Sunday before we’re sad it’s ending and that Monday is looming. This means we are missing out on enjoying our 5 days of the week, and with 52 weeks in a year, that’s a lot of time being wasted wishing away for the weekend, instead of enjoying the moment.
It’s Mothers’ Day this weekend in many parts of the world (not in UK, so don’t worry, yours was in March!), which means it’s a time when we celebrate mothers everywhere and find ourselves thinking about the meaning of motherhood and how we’re doing at it! Motherhood is joyful, yet also hard work; it’s filled with triumphs, but also with massive fails; and really all we have to go on is what we learnt from our own mothers, what we learn from our friends and families and our own instincts (aka “winging it”) and what we learn along the way. We sometimes give ourselves a high five, and we sometimes feel like we’re letting the side down massively. Yes, motherhood is often an internal battle with our own maternal confidence! If you’ve ever wondered about your ability to be a mother, or, if you are already a mother, how you are doing, then you’ll definitely identify wtih Jacinta Tynan‘s new book, Mother Zen. Part memoir, part commentary and part manifesto on the ideas and philosophies …