Top tips on feeling confident about your children starting school

In the run up to children starting or returning school after half-terms or holidays, there can be a whirlwind of emotions. We focus lots on how much we want our children to feel happy and confident about starting school, but what about the grown ups? It’s also important to look after your own wellbeing and confidence as a parent when your child walks into a new era. So here’s some ideas about how to feel confident and happy when your child is returning to or starting school.

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The first Bristol Lucky Things Meet Up in pictures

Back in June 2017, we had a great time hanging out at the first Lucky Things Meet Up in Bristol. Many of us travelled from across the South West as well as the rest of the country. We met at the The Square Club for an afternoon of catching up. The #luckythingsmeetup events are just for women and it’s all about bringing people together and hearing top tricks to boost our confidence. Bristol is a city I’ve grown up with as I have lots of family there. So, Bristol has been on my Lucky Things Meet Up location wish list for a while. Continue reading

Confidence tips from Una Healy from The Saturdays

Lucky Things is all about feeling confident and juggling your career and wellbeing. Back in July 2017, I took up the opportunity to interview Una Healy from the Saturdays at a brunch with Cancer Research UK and NIVEA SUN. We caught up at the sandy Beach Bar at London’s Montague Hotel. Here’s what Una had to say about her top  confidence tips. If you’d like more confidence tools, check out the Lucky Things Masterclass on Energising Your Confidence running throughout the year.  Continue reading

Talking on BBC Radio about entertaining kids over the holidays

On 24 July 2017 I was invited back to BBC Radio. This time to talk about entertaining the kids and looking after ourselves as parents and carers during the summer holidays. Together with BBC Radio host Tulip Mazumdar and bloggers Nilly Dahlia and Daddy Daze UK, we shared tips on what to do with kids come rain or shine.  For me, it’s also about looking after yourself as a grown-up during the summer holidays – we need to be entertained too! The below tricks can also help you to feel more confident about what you can do together and what’s manageable.  Continue reading

Talking about Design, Confidence and Wellbeing – a collaboration with British brand Neptune

Design is everywhere. It’s in our everyday spaces inside and outside the home. I was invited to talk about Design, Confidence and Wellbeing at the home interiors store Neptune in Wimbledon, London.  I wanted to share the highlights from my 2017 talk as well as the evening with guests from a range of backgrounds including interior design, fashion and lifestyle blogging. So why a talk on design, confidence and wellbeing and what’s the link between all three?

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe; the practical with the desirable”.

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Things that might help when you’re not feeling great

Looking after yourself isn’t always easy. We’re busy juggling a hundred and one things. Our days and weeks might fly by and there are never enough hours in the day. Lucky Things is a big champion of looking after your own wellbeing and mental health. Life can be full of ups and downs, big ones and small ones. Trust me, I know first hand. There are so many things which impact our wellbeing, from change, guilt or everyday anxiety – the list goes on.  So here’s a few things you can try out if you’re not feeling great. Remember to share this blog with your friends too. You never know who might find it helpful.  Continue reading

Can we make our own luck? 

Well as my blog is called Lucky Things so it’s only right that I talk about luck and being lucky. As different opportunities have come up for me over the past year I’ve felt lucky. When we see everyone’s world (or part of their world) on social media, people come across as really lucky – they’ve just bought a new outfit, they’re on holiday, they’re doing something exciting, the list goes on. But is everything down to pure luck or can can we make our own luck? Continue reading

How it felt to be a speaker at the Lucky Things Meet Up? By Lucy Eastment, Styled by Lucy

The Lucky Things Meet Ups and Lucky Things Locals are all about bringing people together in real life. Organising the Lucky Things Meet Ups across the UK gives me amazing opportunities to collaborate with talented women. However, when I first approach people in (and outside of) my network  about whether they’d like to speak at the Lucky Things Meet Ups, there isn’t a typical reaction. Many often respond with a “Oh no I couldn’t do that – I can’t speak in front of a big group of people“. After giving them some time to reflect, a follow-up response pops up in my inbox.

It’s these follow-up responses that remind me about why I set up the Lucky Things Meet Ups in the first place – it’s also about giving people the opportunity to shine and share their expertise. It’s not about their career accolades, the size of their Instagram following or the scale of their business. It’s just about being an expert in their own right. It’s about being inclusive and showcasing a diverse range of talent across the UK.  I first met Lucy at London’s Lucky Thing Meet Up in January 2017. So here’s Lucy’s story, Personal Stylist from Styled by Lucy.

How it felt to be asked to be a speaker at the Lucky Things Meet Up?

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Why hearing others’ fertility and IVF journeys still brings me tears

Hearing others’ fertility and IVF journeys is becoming a regular thing for me now. Probably because I’m now pretty open about our own journey. People may think “But Sunita, you now have two wonderful daughters, so why feel upset about doing IVF?”. The feelings are like scars; they’re with me forever. Although we’re blessed to have two of our own IVF miracles, why does hearing others’ fertility and IVF journeys still brings me tears?

Mumsnet has invited me to be interviewed alongside celebrity Izzy Judd (wife of Harry Judd from McFly). You can see or listen to our Facebook Live from 12pm-12.30pm on Wednesday 28 June 2017. You just need to like the Mumsnet FB page to join us.  We’ll be chatting about our journeys to motherhood and the amazing blogger Kiran Chug from Mummy Says is compering our honest discussion. I know when I hear Izzy’s story face-to-face I’m going to remember how IVF felt for us too. I know there may be tears inside and out. Continue reading