Celebrity moms are always in the news and some of us aspire to be more like them.

Mums are individuals so some will want to follow a certain style icon whilst others will be inspired by celebrity moms who campaign for good causes. Do you admire a particular celebrity mom.

With Mothering Sunday just a few days away, I wanted to let you know about fun quiz from My Voucher Codes.

Looking at the photographs of moms on the quiz, I spotted Katie Holmes who is of course desperate to be just like me, her namesake. Are you most like Madonna, Victoria Beckham or the Duchess of Cambridge?

Are you super-organised or more laid back when it comes to parenting?

What would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for you?

My result was Jennifer Garner which means I offer a strong and independent role model for my children. If anything I wish this was far more the case but moms have to work with what we have available to us.

I do have a strong work ethic and encourage my children to work hard to pursue dreams that matter to them.

Apparently I try to shield my children from the big bad world. I am very protective and I guess I home educate to keep my younger children away from bullying so that is probably spot on.

Enough about me. Take a few minutes to find out which celebrity mom you are like? You can discover your perfect gift just in time to whisper in someone’s ear just in time for Mothers’ Day.

Is it time to rest?

Today is 29th February and social media is telling us we have an extra day. I wonder what most mums have done with that day. My guess is that most will not have taken it as a day of rest. I imagine mums across the world doing their usual mix of juggling a whole heap of stuff – parenting, work, friends, partners, caring, commuting, running a business and housework.

I am on happy pills to treat depression. They keep me on a cheerful and happy keel. I am thankful for them.

One of the most important things they do is to ensure I rest when I need to. My body simply slips into a nap when it needs one. It might last 20 minutes or 2 hours.

I have an unproven theory that half the reason so many mums struggle with mental health issues is that they are frankly knackered. It makes absolute sense to me that sleep deprivation built up over the years of waking babies, poorly toddlers and gaming teens is bound to take a toll of the poor mums. Add in that in so many families mums still take on the bulk of the housework possibly combined with volunteering, caring for elderly relatives, being self-employed or keeping a job down and it is clear most of us need a day of rest.

People who know me say I am difficult when I am tired. So when I am on my happy pills, I get enforced rest and everyone is a winner.

So I cherish my magic moments which mean I sleep and am restored to my best.

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Here is green smoothie recipe featuring an old favourite avocado and a new one kale.

greensmoothie

Ingredients

• 1/2 an avocado

• Juice of 1/2 a lime

• 4 ice cubes

• A handful of kale

• 1 scoop flavoured protein powder

Method

• Place ingredients in goblet

• Screw blade attachment lid onto the goblet

• Twist goblet onto base

• Power on and turn speed up to high for about 30 seconds until the ideal consistency is reached

This recipe works well in the Kenwood Sport2Go which we are experimenting with before writing up our review. We are having lots of healthy eating fun thanks to Kenwood.

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InfaCare Baby Bath and Night Time Baby Bath are formulated especially for baby’s skin and I have a lovely giveaway of

InfaCare Baby Bath (750ml) and InfaCare Night Time Bath (750ml)

InfaCare Sample

Both are ultra-mild and pH balanced with masses of long-lasting bubbles, making them very popular with parents and little ones!

A baby’s skin is ten times more delicate than adult skin so these bath products are formulated to be as natural and gentle as possible.

Recommended by hospital midwives and healthcare professionals, the bubble baths have been clinically tested and developed to promote natural levels of acidity and alkalinity in skin and hair. Reassuringly, each is designed to prevent irritation, and mums say it helps with allergies.

Recently launched, Night Time Baby Bath is fast becoming a favourite with mums across the country; with up to 70% describing it as ‘ideal’ for their bedtime routine. You don’t need to use much of either the ‘Infacare Baby Bath’ or the ‘ Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ to produce masses of long-lasting bubbles, perfect for little ones to have fun with and the gentle, powdery fragrance helps to relax, easing tots first into bed and then off to sleep.

RRP – InfaCare Baby Bath £2.15 for 400ml / £3.19 for 750ml and Infacare Night Time Baby Bath £3.49 for 750 ml
Stockist details: available from all major supermarkets, as well as Lloyd’s Pharmacy and Boots.

For more information: www.infacare.co.uk

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Banana Protein Smoothie recipe for breakfast treat time.

bananaproteinshake

Ingredients

• 1 medium banana

• 4 ice cubes

• 1 scoop flavoured protein powder

• 250ml almond milk (add more for a thinner consistency)

Method

• Peel and chop banana

• Place in the goblet with all other ingredients

• Twist on the blade attachment

• Twist the goblet to the base

• Blitz the mixture for around 30 seconds on the highest speed

This recipe works well in the Kenwood Sport2Go which we are experimenting with before writing up our review. We are having lots of healthy eating fun thanks to Kenwood.

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