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Hello, and welcome to Lilypod and Sweetpea.  I’m Jess, a completely outnumbered step muma and muma of boys.

I started this blog as a way to document my first pregnancy as I was terrible at keeping a normal diary but it has now blossomed into so much more than that. It is now not only a place to share my ups and downs of modern motherhood but a community of helpful advice and support.

I chat all things parenting, travel, life and style with a recent passion for minimalism, positivity and natural living so if you’re in need of a bit of Monday morning motivation but every day – I hope I can help!

I’m currently balancing being a full time blogger and youtuber with being a full time muma to my beautiful boys Jasper (3) and Jenson Bear (1) and despite the occasional mummy meltdown, I couldn’t be happier!

Thanks for stopping by!


  • drearlyexhala
    18th January 2014 at 1:38 am Reply

    Interesting post ) my blog

  • Antonio Romao
    23rd January 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

    Hey there

    Please get in touch, we have some awesome products that we want to pay you for and help us promote these great brands (e.g. M&S, Dyson etc).

    Please do get in touch and view my linkedin profile below.

    Thx, AR

    • admin
      23rd January 2014 at 5:10 pm Reply

      Hi Antonio, I will send you an email 🙂

  • Belinda
    1st February 2014 at 4:39 am Reply

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but
    after going through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me.

    Nonetheless, I’m definitely pleased I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

    • admin
      21st February 2014 at 11:05 am Reply

      Great thanks Belinda 🙂

  • @dear_mummy (Baby Bella)
    20th February 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Great Stuff! My mummy knows Hamble very well! 🙂

    • admin
      21st February 2014 at 11:06 am Reply

      Tell mummy if she’s ever in the area to pop in for a cuppa! Sun is shining in Hamble today 🙂 xxx

  • Alice Young
    6th March 2014 at 11:57 pm Reply

    I have nominated you for the Liebster award please follow this link to my blog if you want to take part: or just head over to my blog. I have nomiated you because I follow your blog and want other people too aswell. Hopefully you can take part if you want to. Keep Blogging! xx

    • Jessica
      7th March 2014 at 7:36 am Reply

      Thanks so much lovely, I’m definitely up for this! xxx

  • m&k (@TheMStudio_)
    9th July 2014 at 7:30 am Reply

    Your blog is so beautiful and unique!! Looking forward to more blogpost!!

    • Jessica
      9th July 2014 at 8:11 am Reply

      Thanks so much! I’ll check yours out now! Trying to find a good theme and layout that I’m happy with 🙂

  • clair downham
    22nd July 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    not to sure where to comment for your necklace comp and i have claimed the entry now thankyou

    • Jessica
      22nd July 2014 at 6:45 pm Reply

      Thanks Claire, the comments section is just at the bottom of the blog post, glad you’ve got it sorted 🙂 xx

  • Emma
    12th October 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Soooo glad you’re back!! How shameful your blog was taken down due to spite but so happy you’ve got it back! That’s a biiiiig F UUUU to the loser.

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Hi I’m Jess, a parenting, lifestyle and travel blogger. I write about all things minimalism, mum life, fitness and travel with a heap of positivity!