It’s F R I D A Y and it’s time for #your6essentials. This week we’re hearing from Mary, the other half of The 6 Essentials and mum to Eva (2 1/2). Want to know what makes her shortlist..?
1. Your pregnancy essential?
The @skinandtonicldn Calm Balm kept me calm, relaxed and helped me sleep throughout my pregnancy. It’s also incredibly moisturising so I still find it useful now on my dry hands and for finding moments of calm in the middle of panic.
2. Your motherhood essential?
Coffee! All the coffee, everyday. I never really drank it before my daughter came along, and now I couldn’t function without it. I think it’s important to have rituals in the midst of toddler chaos, and our coffee and babyccino in the mornings are a constant fixture that we both look forward to beginning our day with.
3. Essential piece of advice?
Don’t be too hard on yourself, or others – everyone has their own things going on and if you respond to people with kindness it’ll come back to you.
4. Your handbag essential?
Stickers! I never leave the house without a sheet of stickers. Eva likes to ‘do’ all the time and if I need her to sit still for 2 minutes then these are a sure win. They often end up on my arms, socks, even a (very tolerant and kind) bald man’s head who had the misfortune of sitting next to us on a plane!
5. Your winter essential?
It’s a really hard call between comfies and candles. I’m living in my @hariandthegangsweater at the moment and the new scented candles we’ve added to our range in time for Christmas are SO festive. Getting cosy and comfy are what Winter’s all about now.
6. All I want for Christmas is….
A lie in?! Who am I kidding!