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Bathroom Secrets – Making Time to Relax as a Busy, Working Mum!

Bathroom Secrets – Making Time to Relax as a Busy, Working Mum!

It’s common for my days as a working mum to pass in a complete blur. It’s rare for me to get any downtime at all during the day. Working from home without childcare certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted! Most of my time is spent alternating between entertaining our girls and getting as much work done as is humanly possible.

All work and no play, makes Zoe a very dull girl though. With breaks few and far between it’s too easy to start feeling a little burnt out. As I get zero time in normal hours, my go to place to relax after the kids have gone to bed, is the bathroom! For me, there’s no better way to unwind than sinking into a red-hot bath with a good read for company!

As this is often my favourite part of the day, I like to make it as luxurious as possible. I have my own luxury bathroom cabinets full of goodies, to make my bath-time the perfect spa-like experience!


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Time to relax –

Here’s how I turn our bathroom into a relaxing home spa!

  • The first thing I do is rid our bathroom of all of the kids toys, as taking a bath with a plastic pirate ship is far from relaxing! During the day there are toys out all over our house too, so when the littles are in the land of nod it’s nice to sit in a completely toy free space.
  • After looking at a bright laptop screen for most of the day then my smart phone screen in between, the next thing I do is dim the lights in the bathroom. Giving my eyes a rest feels so good, I even add a few candles to make the experience more relaxing.
  • The perfect bath wouldn’t be complete without using my favourite therapeutic bubble bath. I love to use relaxing scents such as jasmine and lavender, they’re so good for helping me to sleep too!
  • After spending some time letting the stresses of the day float away, I like to get myself wrapped up in a fluffy dressing gown and slippers. Bliss!


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All of this makes for the ideal end to each day. I find that I need this time to prepare myself for another day of work and parenting combined. We all need a good work-life balance to carry on performing at our best. So if you’re feeling like you need a little downtime, head off for a little home-spa – you deserve it!


How do you like to relax after a long day?


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*This is a collaborative post.


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Let There Be Light – Creating Our Forever Home

Let There Be Light – Creating Our Forever Home


I’ve spoken quite a bit recently about revamping our house. After being here for a few years and finally deciding this is where we want to stay, it was time to put our own stamp on the place! Since we’ve already finished our living area and Hubs made me the perfect office space, it was time to tackle the bathroom. The trouble with our house is that it just doesn’t seem to let enough light in. So we decided a fresh lick of paint, in one of the darkest rooms in the house might brighten things up a little!

There’s nothing worse than trying to get ready in a dimly lit area. Not only does it put me at risk of applying far too much make-up, but it means Hubs has to be careful when he’s shaving too. We definitely don’t want any accidents! So, as well as painting we decided to replace our old spotlight bulbs with bright LEDs. It’s been so nice to get rid of that old-school warm glow and to replace it with more of a daylight feel. Daylight bulbs are a really great way to brighten the place up and they don’t break the bank!

Something missing –

As much as our bathroom felt so much better after a little decoration and fixing the lighting, we couldn’t help but feel like there was something missing. The whole room felt totally bare and clinical, it needed character! One thing we’ve always lacked in there is a good size mirror, for years we’ve made do with a small shaving mirror. With two more girls in the house though, Hubs and I knew this wouldn’t suffice for much longer!

After doing a little mirror research, we came across a great range at The beauty of these mirrors is that they have built-in LED bulbs, to add even more light to the room. With a few different styles to choose from, we were a little spoilt for choice. In the end we went for super looking, slim mirror with dot lights to add a touch of style!

All of a sudden, the darkest room in the house turned into the brightest. It’s so nice to get ready in there each morning. Hubs is happy that he no longer has to shave in a dark room, using a tiny mirror! The lights on the mirror are so handy when I’m putting on my make-up too. They give you a good idea of what you’re going to look like in the daylight, so there’ll be no more make-up mishaps for me!



*This post was written in collaboration with Lumino Bathrooms.

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