As you stare at that positive pregnancy test result or feel your baby’s first kick you might think you’ll never forget your feelings at that moment.But in the melee of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood, those seemingly unforgettable memories often do slip your mind. Unless, that is, you kept a pregnancy journal to privately record your thoughts.Midwife and mother-of-four Clemmie Hooper, who has just under half a million Instagram followers for her mother_of_daughters posts, kept a pregnancy journal during two of her pregnancies, and says: “In a world where everything is captured online, I think journaling is a wonderful way of encouraging a bit of self-reflection.“I wrote in baby journals with my first two, which I treasure and they love reading and seeing all the ‘firsts’.“With my twins, I was blogging so I documented it there. I’m glad I did though, as whenever I read it back I think, ‘God, I can’t … [Read more...] about Here’s how to keep a pregnancy journal – according to Instagram star mum Clemmie Hooper
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Christine Osazuwa has found her place in Stockholm. Photo: Maximillian Franz When Christine Osazuwa arrived in Stockholm in July 2017, it was the first time the Baltimore native had stepped foot on Swedish soil. However, she’d already made up her mind to stay. And having survived her first winter, she’s convinced that she made the right decision. So just how did an American with no apparent connection to Sweden wind up living in Stockholm? “I knew what most Americans know about Sweden, that it’s very liberal and there are a lot of opportunities,” Christine tells The Local. Following the US election, Christine and her husband packed their bags and figuratively set sail for Stockholm, seeking a city more in line with their political beliefs. For Christine, it was also a priority to move to a city where her gender wouldn't hinder her professional potential. Find out what makes Stockholm 'A Woman's Place' The couple knew about Sweden’s glowing … [Read more...] about Is this the best place in the world to be a woman?
Following a sell-out performance at London’s Roundhouse, Francesca Beard’s one-woman show, How To Survive A Post-Truth Apocalypse will be playing at Studio 144 on Sunday February 19. Returning to the stage after a ten-year absence, spoken word artist Beard brings us her first full-length show about a stranger than fiction underworld of lies, fabrications and ‘facts’. Beard mixes storytelling, verse, spoken word, audience interaction and a game of ‘Whose Lie Is It Anyway’ as she leads audiences on a journey to explore lies in all their forms and what it means to be human. How to Survive A Post-Truth Apocalypse explores our place in a new ‘post-truth’ world that’s had enough of experts, but not enough of Donald Trump. It asks: ‘What is the global cost of make-believe?’, ‘Are all humans liars?’ and ‘Can the truth set us free?’. Through a series of fabulous encounters, audiences will hear many … [Read more...] about How to Survive a Post-truth Apocolypse for one night only
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the man behind Anushka Sharma's minimalist wedding looks talks traditions, attires and trends 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO: SABYASACHI/INSTAGRAM One of India’s top fashion designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee just criticised the younger generation of Indian women for not wearing saris and giving preference to western outfits. “I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a sari, I would say shame on you. It’s a part of your culture, (you) need stand up for it,” Sabyasachi told Indian students at the Harvard India Conference. PHOTO: SABYASACHI/INSTAGRAM His remarks were received with a resounding applause from the audience. The designer was responding to a question on difficulties women face in draping a sari. The garment, he said, is the most wonderful dress in the world and people across the globe admire it, and identify Indian women with it. Sabyasachi referred to his … [Read more...] about If women don’t know how to wear a sari, shame on them: Indian designer Sabyasachi
KATIE Price confused Celebrity Big Brother fans last night by making a joke about India Willoughby needing to learn how to use a condom.The former glamour model appeared on the Channel 5 spin-off show Bit on the Side to talk about the current batch of housemates.After host Rylan Clark-Neal asked the panel if they agreed with transgender journalist India, 51, and former Love Island star Jonny Mitchell being the first celebrities up for eviction, Katie said she did.But as she started to explain she made her ill-judged joke, saying: "India...I'm just sick to death of her talking about...well India and Jonny are up, she needs to learn how to use a Johnny for one."As Katie paused, the studio audience barely reacted apart from one cheer and a murmured "Ooh" sound.But ever the talker, Katie carried on regardless, saying: "Sorry about that but seriously I'm bored of hearing it all."You know the LGBT community... I think they just need to respect it a bit more."While the conversation in the … [Read more...] about Katie Price confuses fans by saying ‘India Willoughby needs to learn how to use a condom’ in angry rant on CBBBOTS