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Those of you who have followed us from the beginning will know that we are so different (Gemma only drinks tea, Sam drinks coffee. Gemma eats crap, Sam is healthy etc etc) but we've had some really weird coincidences in the years before we met. We both stayed on the same resort in the Maldives (Gemma honeymooned, Sam got engaged ๐Ÿ’) We both went to Leeds Uni and were in the same year but never met. We both gave birth in the same room, on the same bed, in the same hospital (2 months apart, luckily not on the same day ๐Ÿ˜‚) So we thought it was time to share one more coincidence with you. And this is also genuinely, totally and utterly a coincidence. There was no discussion beforehand and we had no idea each other were trying (we share loads but not EVERYTHING๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ˜‚) ... but we are both expecting another little ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป in January and we are due 2 weeks apart ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ Business as usual, just adding two bumps to the equation ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Aren't mums the best multi-taskers ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸปSwipe right ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป on the pic ๐Ÿ˜Š [#ThisIsMothership #Thisispregnancy #Pregnant #HiddenTreasure #HereWeGoAgain] ๐Ÿ“ธ @anthony_jpowell

When a lifelong friendship together turns to mothership together too โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’• Our littlest loves are due just TWO weeks apart, but because of my early delivery history, @ameskiefer keeps telling me I'll have my baby first and then she'll just be growing larger and larger waiting for hers to arrive as I snuggle mine. I guess we'll wait and see! ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Can we just go back to this totally not-normal Saturday morning where we sipped Starbucks, chatted and commemorated our bumps while our babes were with their daddies? #momlife โ€ข
photo by the lovely @jennaleroyphoto
#pregnantfriends #bumpstyle #preggo #pregnancyphotography #maternityshoot #thisismothership

If you don't follow us yet then come say hi @thisismothership. We basically just take lots of mirror selfies (oh and also occasionally help with your fashion & beauty dilemmas, plus show off cute pics of our kids.) {#ThisIsMothership #fashionstylist #stylistmagazine #beautydirector}

Photographers assistant ๐Ÿ“ธ (although less of the assisting, more of the hindering) #LJS #ThisIsMothership #ShootDay

We've loved trying out the new Autumn flavours over the last few days. Now the weathers turned chilly it's been so great to feed the babes warming, nutritious food on the go ๐Ÿ‚ Belle loved the three grain veg risotto and Leo couldn't get enough of the Spring veg and chicken - we warmed them up by standing them in water for a couple of minutes. Easy! Thanks so much for following our @ThisIsMothership takeover. We're signing off now and leaving you back in the capable hands of @MyLittlePiccolo ๐Ÿ˜˜ Gem and Sam xo (#MyLittlePiccolo #weaning #babyfood #ThisIsMothership)

I had the best time with the @thisismothership girls at our Covent Garden store last week, teaching a 'How To Not Look Tired' masterclass. Check out www.thisismothership.com to read all about it and watch the quick tutorial we filmed. Thanks so much for the ๐Ÿ“ธ@maxlacome I made you work for it (I lost my mojo for a moment eh!) but I love it!! xx @bobbibrownuk #bobbibrown #mum #makeupartist #thisismothership

Fa la la la la la la la la ๐ŸŽถ head over to @thisismothership to see how you can win our khaki #KASPAR backpack (and to hear their beautiful singing ๐Ÿ˜‰) ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ#tibaandmarl #thisismothership #12daysofchristmas

Happy last day of having a real job @samantha_silver_. Welcome to the freelance world and heres to @ThisIsMothership and to having more time to stand on street corners and take selfies ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜ {#ThisIsMothership #freedom #selfies}

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Today we're talking push presents. Did you get one? Do you believe in them or think it's a ridiculous concept? Click the link in bio above to see our pick of the best things that we wish were ours. Some subtle gift ideas for you to pass onto your baby daddy if you are about to pop ๐Ÿ‘ถ or great ideas to start adding to your Christmas wish list ๐ŸŽ„ [#ThisIsMothership #Pushpresent #giftguide #chanel #cartier]


When a lifelong friendship together turns to mothership together too โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’• Our littlest loves are due just TWO weeks apart, but because of my early delivery history, @ameskiefer keeps telling me I'll have my baby first and then she'll just be growing larger and larger waiting for hers to arrive as I snuggle mine. I guess we'll wait and see! ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Can we just go back to this totally not-normal Saturday morning where we sipped Starbucks, chatted and commemorated our bumps while our babes were with their daddies? #momlife โ€ข
photo by the lovely @jennaleroyphoto
#pregnantfriends #bumpstyle #preggo #pregnancyphotography #maternityshoot #thisismothership

Today on ThisIsMothership.com we're talking the classic white shirt โœจ This most basic wardrobe item always gets overlooked - but not any more ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป First of all, don't let the word 'white' scare you - bung it in the wash with some bleach and it will always be white ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป Secondly 'shirt' doesn't need need to imply 'stuffy office.' This is a multi tasking piece of clothing that will take you from city girl ๐Ÿ‘”to preggo ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ to breastfeeding ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿปto mama ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ to back to work ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ and you can even wear it in the park on weekends ๐Ÿ˜ Click link in bio to see some options that will suit all budgets and body shapesโœŒ๐Ÿป [#ThisIsMothership #Moschino #MarksandSpencer #shirts]

Two of our talented contributors, ๐Ÿ‘ญ@samantha_silver_ & @gemmarosebreger (aka @thisismothership) take on another great debate: The Baby Shower. Should you have one? Read their opposing views via our link in bio. #FifiandFriends #BabyShower #ThisIsMothership #FashionBlogger #ParentingHacks #MummyHacks

Today's post is a little bit different. Over coffee the other day we were discussing how we love seeing inside people's houses on instastories (we're nosey like that) so today we're taking you on a tour of our bathrooms ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿšฟ from what's in our showers to what's by our sinks. Want a peek? Click the link in the bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปor go to thisismothership.com โœจ[#ThisIsMothership #InOurBathroom #Shelfie]

We're officially old ๐Ÿ™ˆ We've swapped shots of vodka for vitamin shots ๐Ÿ˜ Anything to get us through the day ๐Ÿ˜‚ Since shotting a #WellWoman vitamin tablet daily we've definitely noticed that were not as flagging as much or getting as ill and exhausted as we used to ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Have you found anything that fends off the sickness bugs that will now start brewing because all of a sudden its winter? ๐Ÿ™ˆ [#ThisIsMothership #Vitamins #MumHack #MumArmy @vitabiotics]

We've bored you to death with pictures and the #cakegate stories from Belle's birthday ๐Ÿ˜‚ so we thought we'd do a little throwback pic to Leo's 1st birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ We both look so young and fresh faced (which is totally ironic as it's probably when we were the most tired ever in our whole lives ๐Ÿ™ˆ) We've just put up a blog post all about what we did for the kids 2nd birthday parties so if you need some fuss free ideas then click the link in our bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป or head to ThisIsMothership.com ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‚ P.S We didn't appreciate how much easier it was before they walked and we didn't need to wrestle shoes on them before leaving the house ๐Ÿ˜‚ Look at those wee feet ๐Ÿ˜ [#ThisIsMothership #CakeGate #kidsparties #birthdayparties #thisisus]

Happy Tuesday, almost the weekend ๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh wait, parents don't get a break on the weekend ๐Ÿ˜‚ Today on ThisIsMothership.com we are talking about slogan T shirts. Fret not, there isn't a 'pregasaurus' in sight ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ™ˆ just really cool T shirts that will update your mum/mum-to-be uniform with minimal effort - starting from ยฃ8.99 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ Click the link in bio โœŒ๐Ÿป [#ThisIsMothership #slogan #ootd #isabelmarant]

Yesterday we all celebrated Belle turning 2 years old ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ For those who followed the birthday Insta Stories you'll be delighted to know that the cake actually tasted good, my dad got 2 marriage requests via Insta and Belle honestly had the best day of her life ๐Ÿ˜ I always say it but it's SO important to me to celebrate the good times because they dont happen often enough so it was entirely worth the 7 hour cake off and having a whole bunch of kids wreak havoc in my house ๐Ÿ˜‚

P.S @BlossomandBow saved my ass because obviously I'd organised nothing and a brilliant box of birthday goodies arrived on my doorstep when I came home from my hols which meant I didn't even have to think about anything for the party apart from #cakeoff ๐Ÿ˜‚ Check them out, great Insta brand that helps make busy mummas lives easier ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Happy Sunday everyone. I'm now off to make Breegs a card because its our anniversary on Tuesday and I'm too tired to leave the house ๐Ÿ˜‚ [#ThisIsMothership #Birthday #Anniversary #blossomandbow #kidsbirthdayparty]

#mumlife ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ often hard and thankless but you wouldn't give it up for the world.... right ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ #BURRITOBABYAUSTRALIA #burritobaby

Gemma's sunning it up in Tuscany and I'm not. What do most people do on a fairly mediocre, grey afternoon with no plans? Our default is to go to the local farm ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ which is usually a winner except a sheep baa'd in his face which has freaked him out probably forever more ๐Ÿ™„ I did manage a girls brunch today for no special occasion other than we all needed it (no kids, no husbands)which I think we should all make more time for ("us all" as in this insta gang here๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป) And my parents are here to babysit so Nick and I are going to the cinema to see Dunkirk. I definitely didn't agree because Harry Styles is in it. Wishing you all a lovely Saturday eve whatever you're doing PS: I genuinely think I've been to the cinema once since Leo ๐Ÿ™ˆ it's strangely exciting [#ThisIsMothership #NightOff #GirlsLunch #WeekendWith #HarryStyles]

We made it to Tuscany! There is always that last minute stress when you go away that you don't have enough nappies/wipes/toys. And snacks. SO.MANY.SNACKS. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Babybel are lifesavers for me. I always have a stash in my bag which I obvously end up eating myself...why did they only become an acceptable adult snack once I had a baby?! I've missed out on so much in life by only rediscovering these now ๐Ÿ˜‚ Anyways I'm missing the point- my holiday will be ok because I have packed SO.MANY.SNACKS ๐Ÿ™ˆ

P.S Sorry for the obnoxious holiday pics that will be coming your way ๐Ÿ˜‚

P.P.S Yes I gave her a dummy so that she would sleep on the plane, yes I wanted peace and quiet, yes she is almost 2, and no I have absolutely no problem with that ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ [#ThisIsMothership #tuscany #Wedding #travellingwithkids]

Belle has been a real little Miss Cranky Pants this weekend so we did what all great parents do when they need to escape and found an activity that requires minimal effort from us - the beach. Well, the fake beach, otherwise known as a giant sandpit. She frigging loved it (doesn't look like it from the expression on her face ๐Ÿ˜‚) We are going away this week (to the real beach in Italy) for my brother-in-law's wedding. I'm so desperate for some peace and sunshine that I'm writing this while I hide in my car outside my house because I needed to escape for 5 minutes of Gemma time as I haven't had a minute alone in almost TEN DAYS. Anyone else do that or am I nuts ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Obvs I'll need to go back inside soon so I don't miss Love Island. [#ThisIsMothership #tired #beach #italy #parenting]

Coming from one very tired mama who played musical beds for far too long last night ๐Ÿ˜ด #Repost @thisismothership
Hahahahaha, right?! [#ThisIsMothership #InstaQuote #MumLife #HumpDay]

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We recently realised that we were in a huge monochrome style rut and tried to break free ๐Ÿผ Then we found ourselves in the @Andotherstories changing rooms both wearing head to toe black and white and we realised that it's totally ok to be in a monochrome style rut as there are so many ways to mix it up โœŒ๐Ÿป and it ALWAYS looks chic. Today on ThisIsMothership.com I've put up the pieces that are very useful additions to your wardrobe including the perfect black @monsoon trousers that should be hanging there in case of emergency, plus a dreamy @warehouse jumpsuit that is super flattering and as a bonus it makes breastfeeding easy whilst still looking ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ•บ Click link in bio โ˜๏ธ P.S This is your public service announcement that Love Island starts in 30 mins ๐Ÿ’œ [#Thisismothership #breastfeeding #styletips #loveisland]

Thanks @my1styears & @thisismothership for Frankie's personalised makeup bag, she looks forward to using it in 2033. In the meantime I'll look after it ๐Ÿ˜‰She's also happy it matches her colour scheme #goodiebag

Do you give your kids vitamins? Ours eat pretty healthily - Belle's fave snack is a banana and Leo eats at least one avocado daily - so we kinda forgot all about vitamins seeing as their diet is one thing we don't have to worry about. Then someone mentioned it to us and it turns out that its pretty important for them to take them ๐Ÿ™ˆWe did loads of reading on Vitamin D and realised that they needed it to absorb calcium properly in order to develop strong, healthy bones. As you can't really get sufficient amounts through your diet, @vitabiotics Wellbaby provides the highest dose as recommended by the Dept of Health. And that they should take them up to age 5 ๐Ÿ•บ Anyway, if it's not your thing that's totally fine but we like to share things that make us feel like we are being good mums ๐Ÿ˜‚ [#ThisIsMothership #KidsHealth #VitaminD]


Motherhood is like a strange secret club ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป You have to pass a test akin to squeezing a grapefruit out of your vagina before someone tells you the truths. The whole "I've just given birth and have no idea what I'm doing" thing is hard enough without everyone withholding vital pieces of information from you. ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿšซ๐ŸšซWe were both left shocked by a few things that happened/didn't happen to us post-labour and when we finally built up enough sleep-deprived courage to awkwardly ask a friend if this was normal or if our bodies were totally caving in on us, we were told that's just what happens๐Ÿ˜ค WELL, WHY DID NOONE PREPARE US?! We think there needs to be more honesty around the whole labour/birth/new mum thing โœŒ๐Ÿป It might stop new mums feeling so alone at the very beginning. So here is a vlog we shared a while ago with all the truths. Share with a new mum you know who's struggling, it might make her feel less alone or give it to a mum-to-be for a heads up. Let us know if you felt the same!๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปP.S maybe don't watch it while you eat your dinner!
[#ThisIsMothership #NewMum #MomVlogger #SofaSessions]

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