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Opened my diary to sort out the rest of my March and THIS. This message and these Spring flowers. So obviously I stopped, photographed it, faffed around for a bit on Instagram and obviously now haven’t sorted out the rest of my March as planned. So I’m likely to have double booked, and will next week again be the mum whose kid turns up not in fancy dress during fancy dress week 👍🏻 ANYWAY. I’m working on something and would really love your help... please talk to me about Baby Showers.. the good / the bad / the very best ideas / what do you love or hate about them... I’d love to hear!👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻❤️ . . . (Baby Shower 📷 credit: Unknown via @babyshowerpartydreams)

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I found a perfect little spot for our ‘Hey! Mama’ greetings card, nestled between Cornwall (forever + always my happy place) and a faux plant (because I am a terrible plant mum). I’m wondering whether to add an option of a multipack of 6 or 4 to the cards, as it’s always useful to have a drawer of cards for all occasions. What do you think? . Anyway, have excellent Mondays - I’m feeling particularly broken after a brilliant hen do at the weekend, so here’s to a week of salads and water and coffee and sleep. And oh my goodness, if the wind and rain could stay away that would be great, I am in need of warmth and sunshine... And I bet I’m not alone!?! x

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DADDYS / DADS / PAPAS - We’re getting Mothers Day ready over here, packing up our gift boxes. We can create gift boxes to any budget, packed full of excellent treats for the mamas in your life. . Either choose our pre-made boxes (link in bio) or simply send us a DM (or email to jo@thebabyduck.co.uk) We will pack the box beautifully and send in time for the big day - easy peasy 👍 . And MAMAS - if you want to drop hints, tag away below 😉❤️

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True story from the weekend. We built them a den, full of cushions and blankets and magic... but it just did not deliver on facilities. Sorry kids 🤷🏻‍♀️

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EDIT: congratulations @sunriseholistictherapies - your entry wins and @kelly_caulfieldprice will receive a little Mother’s Day treat thanks to you! 😍 Oh Hey Mama! 👋🏻 Giveaway Alert... . Our new cookies designed and made by @sweet_enchanted have been included in our gift boxes over the weekend and they are going down a storm ❤️ Any mamas you would like to give a High Five to? I want to give a shout out to @mother_wild - brand new mama of two and a super talented sign writer and calligrapher. She is a complete inspiration - having a vision and going for it, creating a wonderful business and brand 🌟 Go and follow her page if you don’t already (and take a peek at beautiful newborn Sidney!) . Now your turn.... Give a Mama a shout out and I’ll choose a winner at random and make sure they receive a little extra Mother’s Day treat...❤️ . (Not at all linked or endorsed to Instagram. I will pick a winner at random at 9pm on Wednesday. Good Luck!)

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Approaching the weekend like 🍸 🍸 . Photo from last weekend, cocktail making at the brilliant @ttliquor - although currently we’re ambling along the M4 to Bath for the weekend, so slightly less glam right now - surrounded in kids magazines and McDonalds wrappers 😂 It’s given me a bit of time for to compile some #followfridays though... take a peek at our Stories for some super lovely independent brands 👍🏻 Have wonderful weekends lovelies xx

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I am so excited to show you a sneak peek of a new addition to our bespoke gift boxes - delicious and beautifully designed cookies! ❤️ A number of these stunning bespoke cookies made by the lovely Jo @sweet_enchanted have already been found their way into New Baby boxes today. You have a choice of white with gold flecks, or a marbled pink... or the two go together wonderfully too! . These will also be appearing in our Back To Work Mama boxes as an option, so I’ll be updating the website later this week. I’ve been really excited for this, so I hope you love them too ❤️ . Jo @sweet_enchanted makes the most beautiful edible treats, so do pop over and say hello to her and her lovely Instagram feed... xx

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Ooh I’ve been packing up so many New Baby gift boxes this week and i’m sure this is true for all new mamas! If this is your world right now, with a teeny tiny baby keeping you up at night, it’s totally fine to ask for help. Be kind to yourself. And nap, often ❤️ . And although our boxes can’t promise sleep, they can promise a riot of colourful confetti and carefully curated treats ❤️ I’m hoping to give you a sneak peek of some new gorgeous products (soon to appear in our gift boxes)... just as soon as my postman arrives 🤞🏻🤞🏻 Happy Wednesday everyone x

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These beautiful bars of chocolate appear in our Back To Work boxes, but I’ve also popped them in a number of bespoke boxes for new mamas this week too...❤️ Because, beautiful chocolate makes me smile, so I hope it makes my customers happy too . Know what else makes me smile? A perfect pink lipstick. When my nails match a chocolate bar. And SUNSHINE!! What makes you smile??? Tell me..... xx

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Happy Friday team! My trusty pot of gorgeous @kokoso_baby Coconut Oil is still going strong 💜 Brilliant at keeping skin silky soft and moisturised after the cold weather. And it smells just like summer, which is a bonus 🌴 🥥 🌴🥥 . Don’t tell the kids but I use this everyday, so it’s a pot of wonder for the whole family (not just the babies..😉) . #kokosobaby #naturalskincare #multitaskingwonderoil #nourish #instamama #myquietmoment #formamas

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Beautifully packaged treats for mamas and babies is what we do best here ❤️ This little combo made me smile over the weekend - one of our gorgeous Elmer X LilCubs swaddles and a bar of the prettiest (and v delicious) Chocolate ❤️ I’ve popped together a few Stories and saved them in the Highlights if you want to know how our Bespoke Bundles work! . Hope everyone on half term managed to retain their sanity today.... We jumped in puddles and walked in the rain, and blowing away the cobwebs was actually just what we needed ☔️☔️

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Anyone?! Happy Friday gang, I’m off this evening to stay with my oldest school friends and it’s been FOREVER since I saw them all. I can’t wait. I’ll be hitting the M25 to Surrey with a car full of wine and snacks come rush hour. Any good podcasts to recommend for the journey?? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Anyone for a slightly more festive bedtime story? Our @babylitbooks Classics for Babies are absolutely brilliant stocking fillers (or perfect for Christmas Eve boxes)🎄The illustrations are super cute, and an excellent introduction to some classic titles. Tap to shop or drop me a message for more information, we have over 10 titles in stock, from Jane Eyre to Sherlock Holmes (and with a few new books arriving this week too)❤️

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Loving all the ❤️ for small businesses over the weekend... I’ve shopped online and with local high street independents and have found some brilliant presents ❤️ Also with just a week to go until we pop up @themillhousehertford for the Mini Makers Market, I’ve been getting all our bits together ready for our stall, it’s going to be super festive. Give me a 👋🏻 in the comments if you’re planning to pop by - and there might just be a little something waiting for you on Sunday! 🌟 . Mini Makers Fair | 9th December | 11-4 | Check @themillhousehertford for details | Photo from a festive pop up last year! 🎄

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In the absence of a nice bacon sandwich and a lie-in, I’m drinking all the coffee and cracking open a brand new notebook this morning - these gorgeous @ola_studio notebooks can be found in our Back To Work Mama bundles - they are such a treat, and brighten up any desk. Including mine today 🎉 Don’t forget today is your last day to enter our mega giveaway with the chance to win prizes from 50 gorgeous brands - see a few posts back. Have wonderful Fridays 😘

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🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️That’s me. And now my toddler knows a broccoli + cheese muffin is DEFINITELY NOT THE SAME as a proper cake, so not only a tiny human, but an angry one... #mumlife #snackslave

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🌟 How’s your Christmas shopping going? I am so excited to be popping up at the gorgeous @themillhousehertford Mini Makers fair on the 9th Dec with gorgeous stocking fillers (like these) from the brilliant @kokoso_baby range plus lots more for little ones and mamas. If you are local, it would be marvellous to see you there! Pop down for a mulled wine or two and a mooch around some other lovely local stall holders including these fab brands: @cherry_pie_makes @by_heybee @mother_wild @brightcornershop @tommyandlottie @ethan_the_fox @hertfordcakeco @kchandcrafts PLUS a whole load of crafty opportunities too... It’s going to be super festive 🎄🎄 #campaignshopindependent #justacard #theindependentshopkeepers #socialmumsxmas

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I mean, it’s definitely feeling festive now isn’t it?! All that frost outside this morning! ❄️Anyway, I popped some new festive treats on our Christmas shop last night, and this sweet little chap is in there too...❤️🎅🏻🎄🌟 PS - festive style tip - always match your nail varnish perfectly to your Christmas decorations. You’re welcome 😉 (Christmas Shop link in bio) x

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Today I plan to drink ALL the coffee. In knitwear ❤️ Anyone else? Have brilliant Wednesdays xx

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See also, WhatsApp and Text messages. Please say it’s not just me..? 🤦🏻‍♀️ . . Quote pinched from @space_at61 ❤️

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Whilst busy eating Oreos yesterday (see previous post) I actually had a pretty productive day and embraced Christmas... starting with these gorgeous @bladeandrose leggings which are now live on our Christmas shop 🎄 Super festive, brilliantly unisex and no saggy knees, these are perfect for winter days! Shop our collection: 0-6 months | 6-12 months | 1-2 years | 2-3 years and find the whole range by using the bio link **also look out for new stock arriving next week ** ❤️ #theindependentshopkeepers #socialmumsxmas

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No, you’re eating all the @aldiuk oreos and now have to lie to the kids that daddy ate them all 😬 Happy Wednesday! #mumlife #daddyatethem #workingfromhome

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Hanging with two gorgeous little superheroes this evening, as my girl is having a sleepover, which means a lot of whispering and giggling and Strictly Come Dancing, and oh my - friendships at this age are just SO special. I wish I could bottle it ❤️ Also feeling mildly nervous about the impending sugar high from the bowl of treats I gave them as a ‘midnight feast’ (in a bid to be the coolest mum obviously 😂🤦🏻‍♀️🤞🏻#sillyme ) . . This gorgeous print is in stock, along with others, from the wonderful @littleprintshop_uk ❤️

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Nearly there chaps, the weekend is most definitely in sight. Give us what you’ve got, Thursday... ❤️ #isitfridayyet

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I’ve packed up a lot of treats for mums over the last couple of weeks, some new, some needing a treat, some just because ❤️ Anyway, today I wanted to shout out to two other lovely mamas - the super lovely Liz from @ficklecraftroom who designed and made our Mama Knot necklaces. We stock three exclusive colourways - and this monochrome is one of my favourites. I still wear mine all the time. It’s woven from super soft jersey, machine washable, you can wear it high or low, and it always brightens up the dullest day... Like today 🌧🌧 And gorgeous new mama Maeve from @toowordy who designed our exclusive ‘Hey! Mama’ print which can be found on our tote bags, greetings cards or mugs. These ladies are excellent, and I’m super chuffed to have worked with them ❤️ x

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Indian summer vibes over here today with our @lilcubs swaddle🍦☀️ (my 2 year old still snuggles with one at night - anyone else love the versatility of the swaddle?!) So this is how bedtimes look in our house at the moment... a number of 80’s classics and a good smothering of @kokoso_baby ❤️

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⚡ GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED⚡ Who’s up for a HUGE giveaway?! . We have teamed up with some of our favourite small businesses to offer you the chance to win something from each brand. . ⚡25 brands, 1 amazing prize!⚡ . So what can you win? ~ A ‘Coffee and Conquer’ t-shirt from @adaandalfredshop ~ 1x Original Snoozeshade from @snoozeshade ~ £10 store credit from @withloveteddy ~ A Baby & Me Wash Bag from @cuddledry ~ £15 store credit from @harry_and_dax ~ A kids sweater from @milanarosekidswear ~ 3x A4 prints from @tinypix.co ~ £15 store credit from @wearitbabyy ~ 1 pack of Christmas cards from @thismamadoes ~ £10 store credit from @thelittlecloset__ ~ A grey star Snugglebundl from @snugglebundl ~ A world kid t-shirt from @cublifeclothing_official ~ £10 store credit from @isaacs_treasures ~ A ‘Think Positive’ t-shirt (white) from @applesandpips ~ £15 store credit from @thismumindevon ~ A short sleeve name tee from @roojo_ltd ~ £10 store credit from @trendy.street.x ~ Small block letter name from @crayationstation ~ A nappy and nappy bag from @babaandboo ~ 1 Apple Swaddle Muslin (120x120cm) from @lilcubs ~ A personalised organic cotton clutch & tassel keyring with a choice of slogan from @lalaandbea ~ A musical Christmas tree from @alongcameollie ~ 1 ‘Hey! Mama’ tote bag from @thebabyduckco ~ £10 store credit from @marloweville ~ A Baby Essentials Kit from @childsfarm . . What a prize!! To enter this amazing giveaway you must: ~ Follow ALL brands listed above ~ Like this photo ~ Comment to tell us you have entered. ~ Tag a friend (or several!) And Good Luck!! 🎉 . . Terms & Conditions ~ Open to UK residents aged 16+ only. ~ Giveaway begins Tuesday 9th October at 8pm. ~ Giveaway ends Tuesday 16th October at midnight. ~ No cash alternative will be offered. ~ People who do not complete all entry requirements will be disqualified. ~ Not at all associated with Instagram.

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🍂It’s been a super slow Sunday over here... at one point today it was all peace + quiet, with my @greygatecandles for company, and my boy sleeping whilst the others went off to watch football. And then before I knew it, the house was noisy again and we cooked a roast and the spell was broken ... but in the very best way 😉

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I often (always) blame it on the kids, but actually I think it might be because I’m something of a serial faffer when it comes to leaving the house. Especially in the mornings. So if I could have a super power, it would be to be the exact opposite of faffy 🙅🏻‍♀️ Yours..?? #alwayslate

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There’s an exciting addition coming to our Back To Work bundles, and I have found another gorgeous independent brand to add in, so watch this space for more variation to our boxes. This time, it’s something chocolatey 🎉 These boxes were designed to celebrate the return after maternity leave, to be there on the desk waiting, or at home as a treat, and because I’ve been there (twice), I pack each one with empathy too, because leaving our babies and going back to work can be super emotional. Except for the prospect of all the hot drinks and peace and quiet, obviously! ❤️

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If Autumn means white boots, leopard print and red lips, then I’m completely fine with that 🍁🍂 I ordered these kitten heel boots from @asos on a whim the other day and now I’m in love and just have to join in with @shellandthelittlies for #fashtagfriday and @smalltownthreads and @iconicbelgravia for #fridayfeet ...Because I’m not sure I want to take them off..! ❤️

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Happy Thursday mamas. It’s our little man’s last day at his nursery today, so I’m just penning a little note to his wonderful keyworker ✍🏻 Mainly to thank her for embracing the cheekiness, the eye rolling, and the dramatic drop offs (him, not me!) Onwards and upwards to new preschool adventures. Please tell me you also get super emotional about all this too..?! And if you do work in childcare, what are your thoughts on the best leaving gift? I’d love to hear... ❤️

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Because, weekend 🎉 And especially this one, because our baby boy (who was definitely not a baby for long enough) turns TWO tomorrow 🤦🏻‍♀️ Which makes it two years since my waters broke as I arrived at my last hypnobirthing class, with lovely Amanda @daisystortford , where she waved me off with an empowering note and a huge hug 😍 So now I’m off home to open the prosecco 🥂 Happy happy Friday xx

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It’s a very slow coffee-fuelled Sunday over here, before packing a very special baby shower gift-box from my stockroom, building the biggest duplo tower with the kids, cooking for my sister and brother in law, and maybe mooching to a pub. Wishing you all gorgeous Sundays... ❤️ . . . #slowsunday #weekendvibes #butfirstcoffee #happymama #babyshowergift #sundayvibes

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Did you know about our ‘Back To Work Mama’ boxes? I launched them recently as a way to celebrate + treat mamas in their first days back at work after maternity leave.... And we’ve had some lovely orders and feedback so far, but I would love to hear what else you would like to see in our boxes? Go on ladies... what would make being back at work (and leaving the babes) that little bit easier...?? 💋⬇️💋

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Turns out Lyon in France is one of the prettiest places I know. Cobbled streets, tiled courtyards, all the sunshine, (and all the wine... 🍷) I totally needed that weekend away with a group of wonderful, brilliant ladies, but there’s also nothing quite like coming home to cuddles and takeaways ❤️