Ain’t no hood like a sisterhood. We may not have it all together but we’re in this together. Happy International Women’s Day ✌🏾#internationalwomensday
It's international Women's Day this Friday (the 8th) and it's got me thinking about women that have inspired me. I have a list as long as my arm; there's my sister who's the most patient person I know, my best friend who is beyond supportive and my mama who is the kindest fiercest mama bear. Over to you who let me know in the comments what female inspires you........
#internationalwomensday #familymerch #womanup #famdemcrew
Been thinking about this a lot recently. More often than not we’ve got everything on the inside to get us where we need to be - let your light shine! ☀️ #familymerch #famdemcrew
Every product we put out is made with love. That’s why we love this saying so much, its also bang on for today right! Thank you all for showing us love and supporting. How are you spending your ❤️ day? #happyvalentinesday #familymerch #famdemcrew
I’m loving the way @well_considered
styled her Bènie tee, its just 👌🏾. Its inspired me to wear mine this weekend and try styling it up a little differently. Would love to see how you style your tee’s tag @familymerch
so we can get some inspo! If you’re feeling this look too comment down below with a 👌🏾#familymerch #famdemcrew
⛔️GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED⛔️
💥HALF TERM HAMPER GIVEAWAY💥
This is the “meh” half term - right after all the hype and excitement of Christmas! So to cheer you up (and show you some Valentine’s lurve!) 🤩 we have teamed up with some brilliant small businesses that we love and voilà your half term is saved!
You can get your hands on some great activities to keep the kids busy and having fun (while learning) from @squiggledotandsqueeze
Then a gorgeous tee from @familymerch
, which pairs beautifully with the Mama pouch from @fredandlily
and a tasty (and super healthy!) pack from @nourish.growcookenjoy
How to get in line to grab these goodies:
1. Like this post ✔️
2. Follow ALL the brands that are involved ✔️
3. Comment “Woohoo” when you have followed all 5 of us (you only need to comment on one post)✔️
4. For more chances to win you can share the post and tag some friends ✔️ T&S’s: Giveaway closes at 10pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019 and a winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day (14 Feb). This giveaway is open to UK residents only. This is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Facebook, entrants must be 18+.
Thank you so much @luckythingsblog
for sharing this picture, @the_ft_times
You look amazing in the Bènie tee! These two powerhouse 💥 women have launched @mystyletriangle
where they are taking on self care and style at their event on 30th March. Please give them a follow and check out @mystyletriangle
for event info!
Who likes a bargain? I know I sure do! We’ve got some great sample pieces going on sale very soon, just like this gem pictured. •
Sign up to the newsletter and be first to know when they land. You can also grab 10% off your next purchase when you join. •
(Discount code is not applicable to sale products)
#familymerch #famdemcrew #samplesale
Well hello there new shiny jumper! Just landed on the shop “do all things with love” 🖤. Feels appropriate for this month (how is it February already?🙀) and there also some wise words to live by! •
Have you read Michelle Obama’s book 📘yet? I.LOVED.IT if you’ve read it, hit me up with your thoughts in the comments👇🏾
Happy Friday ✌🏽
Happy Monday peeps! I’ve been up all night with a poorly toddler, who slept in our bed, by sleep I mean he kicked and rolled all over me 🙄. That said I’ve got coffee and a to do list as long as my arm to get through so it’s time to #womanup
and get cracking! Have a good one folks.
Oh you like my fancy new photo’s cheers @saradalrymplephotography
I’m totally feeling myself here can you tell? 😂🤣 #familymerch #famdemcrew
This is my mantra this year what ever it is you’re doing do it from a place of love 💗. So excited for these to arrive in store. Sign up to the mailing list and be first to know when they land. You can also grab 10% off your next order by joining the mailing list today. #doallthingswithlove #familymerch #famdemcrew
And that’s a wrap folks! Thank you for all the love and support I am humbled every day when you place an order, like, comment or share. Thank you for supporting Family Merch in 2018. Roll on 2019 big tings a gwan! HNY peeps 🥂✌🏾#happynewyear #hny #familymerch #famdemcrew
Hi 👋🏾 to all the new followers! Quite a fair few of you recently which is really exciting. I’m Janine mama behind Family Merch. I started the brand earlier this year because I wanted to make fun, inspiring Merch that looked and felt good. I’m currently negotiating with my 2 year old in a bid to get him@to
eat lunch. Apparently he only East’s chocolate biscuits 😒 now. Over to you- who are you & what you up to?
Just over a week until the big day! Excitement levels are rising, I’m guessing stress levels are too? Hey mama if you can take time for yourself chill relax it’s only one day x
NEW PRODUCT ALERT 🚨
Festive🎄✔️ Personalised💕 ✔️
Beautiful Scandinavia design ❄️✔️
I’ll be adding this into our Christmas Eve box this year for Gray. I can see him enjoying a hot chocolate with marshmallows in front the telly with a festive movie one. Alright I’ve now got all the crimbo feels lol 😂. I think it’s one of the best parts of running a business like this. Creating all the things you love and getting to use them. #familymerch #famdemcrew #personalisedmug
Alright people we a go on badges they are now live on the shop! These will make such cute stocking fillers too. #
badges #pins #stockingfillers
Ring the alarm 🚨 New in! BADGES!! Will be on the site tonight! Whoop whoop 🙌🏾 I’m thinking stocking fillers for the family 🙋🏽♀️ #familymerch #famdemcrew
🎄 Christmas Merch for the whole family 👨👩👧👧. Rep your family in our organic cotton personalised jumpers; on Christmas day, if you have guests over for a festive get together, or out to parties with your nearest and dearest, throughout the crimbo season. Matching children’s jumpers will be dropping tomorrow at 9am so keep 👀 em peeled! ✌🏾 link in the bio to the Christmas shop ☝🏾
What will you be wearing on Christmas jumper day? Im not a fan of the novelty ones. If you’re like me on that front check out the Family Merch Christmas range for fun yet stylish, organic cotton, crimbo jumpers. There are even some personalised options. I’ll tag them to make it easier but there’s a link in the bio to the Christmas range. #familymerch #famdemcrew #christmasjumperday
Black Friday is a tricky one for small businesses. Our profit margins are much smaller than big retailers and generally are fair. So slashing prices can be challenging and leave you with very little profit let alone breaking even. I’ll keep banging the drum of supporting small businesses & shopping small where you can. If you’re participating in Black Friday then I’ve got 15% off the Family Merch store for you! #shopsmall #blackfriday
Day 4 of #justacardweek
(side note I’ve really enjoyed this) and it’s all about Christmas plans/events. The best place to find out what we’re up to is to join the mailing list. Heads up there will be little something going down (read discount) starting tomorrow. Next weekend is also #smallbusinesssaturday
and we’ll be doing some more bits then (read another discount code). Not really Christmas but I’m looking for charities that focus on families & women to partner with in the new year, holla if that’s you 🙋🏽♀️. Finally my main plan is to do more of what it says on the mug. #bebadass
I’m a sucker for a personalised mug. When I’m in an office environment I get very possessive over my mugs and hate anyone using it. Im trying to work on this (I’ve been known to stop people mid cuppa and as for my mug back 🙈). Surely I’m not the only one with this issue? Anyway I now have a mug that’s all mine this cool retro enamel mug with my name and initial in black and rose gold marble. These are part of the crimbo 🎄shop and would make the perfect stocking filler! #familymerch #famdemcrew #personalisedgifts #personalisedmerch #personalisedmug
We are well into November now so it’s okay for me to talk about crimbo 🎄 guilt free. Two things: 1. I started my Christmas shopping for the kids got a couple bits in the Sainsbury’s toy sale (last month) and have also been checking out small independent brands on insta and Etsy a great hashtag to find small businesses this Christmas is #socialmumsxmas
2. These bad boys are on sale down to £18.50 for a limited time. There are two designs (I’ve tagged them both) and can be personalised with the name of your choice. I’ve got them for my boys this year. Go check em out & grab a bargain!
P.S. who’s entered the giveaway on my previous post? Go have a look 👀 people!! ✌🏾 out x
This is the first sweatshirt that I’ve released and I’m so proud of it. It’s really close to my heart and means so much. I create The Woman Up sweatshirt because I hate hearing people say man up to women. It’s a pet peeve. I’d been having a hard couple of days and was having to keep pushing through regardless of how I was feeling. In the midst of it I had to give myself a pat on the back for keeping everything going. And so Woman Up Was Born. #womanup #teeswithmeaning #familymerch #famdemcrew
Speaking of Lists, have you signed up to the mailing list yet? No! Go do it now and get 10% off your first order. I tend to put special discounts on there and info on new releases so well worth it. Okay go sign up now folks the link is on the biox
#familymerch #famdemcrew #socialmumsxmas
Here I am sharing the love again shouting out fellow small businesses.
my lovely school friend Collette makes the prettiest headbands.
im in love with these cute crayons I’ve even ordered some as stocking fillers for my little one this year! 3. @nailsbymets
banging nail art by a lovely mama!
Please go check out these mama run businesses and support give them a like, a follow and if you can consider shopping with them this Crimbo! xx
I love Julie’s style she always manages to look 🔥. The blazer jeans tee combo is a classic! Thank you Julie @mother_with_style
for sharing this pic of you rocking our Mama tee! 🙌🏾 Julie along with @the_ft_times
will be speaking at @luckythingsblog
blog event in December they will be talking all things career style and confidence. If you’ve not been to a lucky things event before I’d recommend it so many supportive like minded women. x
🚨 PSA 🚨 Personalised Christmas sacks are a GO!! I’m really proud of theses and can not wait for my boys to see them. It’s Grays first year of understanding Christmas is thing it will also be Jude’s first Christmas. The boys having to share everything pretty much all the time now. It inspired me to create these for the shop so little people can have something a little special and personalised. There are two designs that you can personalise with the name of your choice. I’ve tagged both for you to check out. Also If I said this was the last Christmas post I’d be lying 🤥. #sorrynotsorry #socialmumsxmas
Got the biggest smile on my face because I worked my ass off and will have the Crimbo products released in a few days for you! I’m a geek productivity and getting shiz done makes me smile 😀 #mamaonamission
Side not is it too early to mention the C🎄word? #famdemcrew #familymerch
Just a reminder you can still grab 10% off your WOMAN UP SWEATSHIRT with code WOMANUP10 💪🏽✌🏾Go give yourself a payday treat! #familymerch #famdemcrew #womanup
Happy Monday! You can get 10% OFF on the WOMAN UP sweatshirt & hoodie with code: WOMANUP10
I wasn’t going to post this today but Raga @parentinginbritain
sent out a call to arms asking a bunch of us to join her campaign in speaking up about mental health. My mental well-being is something I’ve struggled with this year. After having Jude I just knew I wasn’t right, I felt off, disconnect from everything and everyone. I felt like I was drowning. I spoke to my husband about how I was feeling and told him that I felt I needed to get help. I wanted to be the best wife and mother I could be and knew that wasn’t going to happen feeling the way I was. I went to see my GP they were less than helpful. I was offered anti depressants that didn’t feel like the right thing for me, they also told me to read the surgery website for more info. Im not a tech-phobe but reading the website was also not helpful. Long story short I reached out to my health visitor who put me in touch with an organisation that offered support for PND. Yes PND, for the last 7 months I’ve been suffering with post natal depression. Ive found counselling sessions amazing for working through the issues. That said Ive not found it easy to talk about. I’ve felt embarrassed, about what exactly I don’t know 🤷🏽♀️. I’ve managed to avoid talking openly about it by pretty much dropping off the radar from friends & family (sorry guys!), how do you answer that “how are you” question? In-fact I’ve told a handful of family members and 1 friend due to feeling ashamed. I’m writing this because staying silent keeping you in a place of shame when you don’t need to be. Struggling with mental health does not make you weak, does not make you less than, does not make you inferior. It makes you human 1 in 4 people struggle with mental health. If you’re reading this please know you’re not alone. Speak to someone whether it be friends, family, colleagues or GP (most are pretty good I had a bad experience). The one thing you can’t do is to stay silent xx #worldmentalhealthday2018 #pnd #familymerch #famdemcrew