International Women’s Day

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For International Women's Day we thought we'd ask you guys which women inspired you. Your responses are eclectic, inspirational and emotional and we expected nothing less. So many women to choose! I've settled on Doreen Lawrence. I was a few months pregnant with my daughter when Stephen was murdered in April 1993 and I have thought ...

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Blaque Reads Recommends

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Wow. This book. I slept on it which makes me sad in that this greatness wasn't in my life earlier, but also so happy as I got to enjoy it just the other day. Homegoing is wonderful, the writing, the story development, the language, the cover. Where has Yaa Gyasi been all my life? Wherever it is, ...

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MR Readers World Book Day Recommendations

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As it's World Book Day and we're kind of in the process of beginning to discuss the possibility of maybe one day when we have time starting a book club, we asked a few of our Readers to share their favourite/recommended reads. 26a by Diana Evans Its a beautifully written debut novel about two mixed race sisters growing up and coming ...

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Natalie Leona on Motherhood.

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  As a Mum of 3 that runs her own Creative Business, how do you find/make time for yourself? I have to literally make a conscious effort to make sure I do something with the girls or family as a little time out at least once a month, just for my sanity really. My kids are as ...

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#HeyitsMRbloom

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#HeyitsMRbloom! We are collaborating with Cee founder of very witty motherhood blog, “Hey is That Me?’  to create a planting project and we would like you to join us!!   We think that planting fruit, vegetables and or plants is a wonderful way to get our children away from screens and engaged in an activity that is fun, educational ...

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Minted Peas

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  I was late to the Nando's macho peas party, I can't believe no one told me!!  Anyway I decided to make my own.... mine are way better! 👀   Here is my recipe!   Ingredients: (Don't shade my iceland shopping!! 🌚). Frozen peas - amount depends on how many people you are cooking for Frozen chopped onions - self care comes in ...

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Grateful for Meeting You!

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I could have chosen a carefully curated picture with everyone looking at the camera but this is an accurate reflection of the moment! 💜   Of course my gratitude this week is all about the lovely mama's that joined us for our first MAMA & MINI meet up!  You brought your beautiful crew, buggies, buggy boards, lunch, snacks, ...

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Gratitude for Cultural Appreciation

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  On Sunday I was supposed to post about being grateful, but something happened and I didn't.  Later on my daughter started talking about missing Sierra Leone and why she loves it... so I recorded it.  I think my daughter and I have kind of made a podcast... kinda.   In this audio recording baby girl tells me ...

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Whatsapp Wahala

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Whatsapp can be a very handy app, in times of crisis you can reach a number of people at once.  You can be in instant communication with anyone around the world without ending up with a phone bill that makes you look like this:     However there are many downsides for example people literally believe that they ...

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Grateful for Lucky Things

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The gorgeous sunshine lady herself, Sunita Harley Photo by Daniela Cardore   I can't remember how I came across Sunita Harley, founder of the Lucky Things blog, it was via Instagram (of course) and I recall immediately being interested in her social media feed and then binge reading her blog. Sunita's journal regarding her IVF experience ...

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