A MUM blogger has bravely spoken about why she almost didn’t post this innocent photo of her sitting on the beach with her daughter – and it might surprise you.
Olivia White, who blogs about being a mum-of-two, fashion and travel on her site House of White, shared the holiday snap on Instagram along with an explanation about why looking at it makes her uncomfortable.
INSTAGRAM/houseofwhite_ Olivia White admitted that she didn’t want to post this photo online as you can see tummy rolls
She said: “I didn’t post this photo while we were away because I hated how my stomach looked.
“As much as I try to be self confident and be positive about my appearance, it’s not just a switch and one day you’re completely 110 per cent okay with yourself.
“It’s a daily thing, and you have good and bad days… But you can’t stop, especially when you have little eyes watching you.”
The picture features her daughter Teddy, now aged 22-months, and despite hating her midriff in the candid shot, Olivia says that the memory outweighs the embarrassment.
INSTAGRAM/houseofwhite_ Olivia later thanked her followers for their support, and shared one upsetting story from a lady whose sons died
She added: “You just need to keep reminding yourself everyday that you’re amazing no matter what anyone else or your own brain tries to trick you into thinking.
“This is a beautiful moment between my daughter and I, a memory I want to treasure forever and nothing can ruin that.”
Melbourne-based Olivia, who is also mum to 4-year-old Bella, was inundated with positive responses from her followers.
She later followed up with another post thanking them, writing: “One of the comments I received was from a mama in the US , she had just lost her two eldest sons ages 18 and 20 in a car accident that month.
INSTAGRAM/houseofwhite_ Olivia with her two daughters Bella, 4, and 22-month-old Teddy
“She pleaded with me to not care what I ever look like in these images because she regretted that she herself had next to no photos of her with her children for this very same reason.
“My heart absolutely broke into a million pieces for her. My eyes began to water and in that moment, it hit me like a tonne of bricks.
From the first female Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker to Hollywood whistle-blower Rose McGowan and Meghan Markle, we reveal 20 women who ruled 2017
IT’S been a year of groundbreaking highs and heartbreaking lows, from the first female lead of Doctor Who to the fire commissioner heading the Grenfell Tower rescue mission. Countless women i…
IT’S been a year of groundbreaking highs and heartbreaking lows, from the first female lead of Doctor Who to the fire commissioner heading the Grenfell Tower rescue mission.
Countless women in the spotlight have overcome adversity with remarkable strength, whether it’s whistle-blowing sexual assault in Hollywood or calling out racism in sport.
Jodie Whittaker was cast as the first female Doctor Who
Women have triumphed in all areas of the public eye – and none more so than this inspirational lot.
Meet our Women of The Year…
Jodie Whittaker, 35, Actress
It may have taken 10 series, 12 Time Lords and a whole lotta Daleks, but thanks to this super-talented actress, we will finally have our first female Doctor.
We’ve already been wowed by Jodie’s portrayal of grieving mother Beth Latimer in ITV crime drama Broadchurch, which in its third series drew 7.5million viewers, as well as her starring role in four-part BBC1 drama Trust Me this summer.
Now we’re thrilled to see that the actress will take on space and time as the 13th (and probs best yet) Time Lord.
Peter Capaldi comes face to face with the first incarnation of the Time Lord in a preview of the Doctor Who Christmas Special
Rose McGowan, 44, Actress
Getty Images Hollwood whistle-blower Rose McGowan
The Hollywood whistle-blower was hugely influential in the movement to bring Harvey Weinstein to justice, following revelations that the film producer allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed more than 50 women.
Rose posted on social media that he had raped her, and later gave a moving speech on the need to expose society’s culture of misogyny.
Her story helped drive the #MeToo campaign, which saw millions of women share their experience of sexual assault.
Ariana Grande, 24, Singer
Lickerish Ariana Grande won the nation’s hearts in tragic circumstances
In the wake of the tragic terror attack at her Manchester Arena concert in May, in which 22 people lost their lives and 120 were injured, it would have been understandable for Ariana to take time out of the spotlight.
Instead, the singer gathered the support of her chart-topping pals, putting together and performing at tribute concert One Love Manchester, which raised over £2million for the victims’ families and We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Ariana has now been made an honorary citizen of the city, and we can’t think of a stronger role model for young women.
Ariana Grande performs ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ as world tour resumes in Paris after Manchester attack
Suranne Jones, 39, Actress
BBC Suranne Jones starred in hit show Doctor Foster
This year, the nation was gripped by Suranne’s electrifying turn as revenge-seeking Gemma
in the second series of BBC1’s Doctor Foster.
The show even managed to claim victory in he ratings battle over Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off.
After her West End debut in thriller Frozen next February, Suranne is all set to try to break America as she fights off job offers back in Blighty.
Not bad for an Oldham girl who started out on the Coronation Street cobbles.
Eniola Aluko, 30, Athlete
Getty Images Women’s footballer Eniola Aluko helped expose racism
She’s the former England player who called out team manager Mark Sampson for racism, harassment and bullying in the Lionesses camp – leading to him being sacked in September.
Now Eniola plays forward for Chelsea and is a qualified lawyer after she took a year out of footie to study for the New York bar.
Her recent actions have created a gateway for positive change in the women’s sporting community.
Pink, 38, Singer
Getty Images P!NK has had a fantastic year and famously stood up to bullies
Her most recent album Beautiful Trauma went straight to No.1 around the world, and there’s no doubt this rock chick just keeps getting better and better.
Her extraordinary career so far saw her win the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs in August, where she moved us all with a speech that promoted self-love.
Relaying a conversation with her six-year-old daughter, who believed she was the “ugliest girl I know”, the singer helped her realise there are many types of beauty. #Mumgoals
Pink performs Beautiful Trauma on The X Factor 2017 final
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 32, Actress
Getty Images BAFTA winning actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge
The hilarious Fleabag star has bagged a raft of awards – including a BAFTA earlier this year – for her refreshing take on what women really want. And we’re so on board.
The success of the show, which was adapted from her 2013 Edinburgh one-woman play of the same name, has meant a second series will follow in 2019.
Now it’s onwards and upwards for Phoebe, as she’s set to appear in Solo: A Star Wars Story next year.
Prue Leith, 77, TV personality
Getty Images Prue Leith has stepped into big shoes in the relaunched GBBO
Replacing Mary Berry on GBBO was bound to be a tough gig, but we have to take our hats off to cooking legend Prue.
She’s managed to add a new-found touch of fun and flair to the universally loved programme, and despite a little drop in figures, the show still holds an average of 6.5 million viewers. And yep, we’ve forgiven her for that tweet. Mary who?
Meghan Markle, 36, Actress/activist/future duchess
Getty Images – Getty Meghan Markle couldn’t stop smiling during her first royal engagement with fiancé Prince Harry
A royal engagement always makes us go a bit gooey, but the news that the next woman to join the House of Windsor is the strong, independent and glam Meghan Markle is the icing on the cake.
We first fell in love with her in 2011 when she began playing sassy paralegal Rachel Zane in Netflix hit Suits, and now she’s bagged our most-loved royal, Harry.
Alongside a killer acting career, Meghan is a humanitarian and former UN women’s advocate. She’s the perfect addition to the royal family.
Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle quizzed on her knowledge of Britishness
Malala Yousafzai, 20 Activist
Getty Images Activist Malala Yousafzai survived the Taliban
All she ever wanted was an education – and she almost died for it five years ago when she was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Pakistan.
But Malala never gave up her fight, and this year she achieved her dream when she enrolled at Oxford to study philosophy, politics and economics.
Millie Bobby Brown, 13, Actress
Getty – Contributor Young Millie has starred in hit show Stranger Things
This young Brit has taken the world by storm with her amazing turn as Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things, which had 8.2million people glued to their screens in its first 16 days of streaming.
Now in its second series, the role earned Millie a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress – and it’s rumoured she’s lined up to earn £3million a movie. All this before her 14th birthday, might we add.
Debbie McGee, 59, TV personality
eyevine Debbie McGee bounced back from the death of her husband
Her career as a television, radio and stage performer has flourished for almost 40 years, and now the “lovely Debbie McGee” has danced her way into our hearts on Saturday-night fave Strictly Come Dancing.
Despite losing magician husband Paul Daniels last year, she has kept her infectious warmth throughout, and openly spoken about life after loss.
And who could forget that face when her tasty tango received the first perfect 40 of the series?
Debbie, we salute you.
Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice dance the Argentine Tango on the Strictly Come Dancing final
Dany Cotton, 48, Commissioner of London Fire Brigade
Alamy Dany Green’s stoicism in the face of tragedy earned her huge admiration
In January, the London Fire Brigade appointed its first female commissioner – and it wasn’t long before she was put to the test.
In the early hours of June 14, Dany was called to the raging fire consuming Grenfell Tower in west London, where not only was she charged with monitoring the situation, but led the rescue mission in the burning building.
Since the tragedy that killed 71 people, Dany’s spoken about the need for counselling in her profession and continued the fight against sexual discrimination.
Rihanna, 29, Singer
Getty Images Rihanna is never far from headlines and it has been another big year for her
With her fast-growing empire, Rihanna is giving Beyoncé a run for her money as the ultimate female superpower.
Her new make-up range Fenty Beauty tackles the lack of diversity in the industry, and includes a boundary-breaking 40 shades of foundation that should suit every woman and every ethnicity.
It’s also earned her over £50million in just a few months. Werk, RiRi.
Adwoa Aboah, 25, Model
Getty Images Vogue cover star Adwoa Aboah
You don’t need much more proof that you’re the model of the moment than being chosen as the first cover star under Vogue’s new editor.
But Adwoa is so much more than a clothes horse – her online platform Gurls Talk is all about female empowerment. With 120,000 followers already, Adwoa has a voice to be heard as well as a face to admire.
Johanna Konta, 26, Athlete
Getty Images Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach Wimbledon’s semi-finals for a generation
Her thrilling victory over Donna Vekic at Wimbledon meant that this young tennis player became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals in almost four decades.
She may have lost out on a ticket to the final at the hands of the legendary Venus Williams, but Jo left the court grinning nonetheless. And there’s no question as to why.
This year she reached her best singles ranking of 9th in the world, and batted off all competition in Blighty, finding herself comfortably in the British No.1 spot. Go, Jo!
Margaret Atwood, 78, Author
eyevine Author Margaret Atwood’s novels are being turned into TV hits
The Canadian writer’s dystopian hit The Handmaid’s Tale may have been published in 1985, but now it feels more frighteningly relevant than ever.
The TV adaptation won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. With a second series due to premiere in 2018, the world can’t get enough. Catch her latest offering Alias Grace on Netflix now.
Laura Weatherall-Plane, 37, Campaigner
CoppaFeel Laura-Weatherall-Plane has helped raise cancer awareness
There wasn’t much teacher Laura wouldn’t do to spread the message about breast-cancer awareness, from running half-marathons with a giant inflatable boob to speaking at universities.
Laura raised £70,000 for charity CoppaFeel! in her own right, as well as taking part in our Fabulous Challenges to Peru and Iceland, which raised a further £200,000.
She lived with breast cancer herself, until she tragically passed away in May. Her legacy is still going strong, however, with Laufest, a festival held in her name, raising another £7,000 for CoppaFeel!
Jess Phillips, 36, MP
eyevine MP Jess Phillips is a working-class mum battling for your votes
Jess has a success story that every young girl from a deprived background needs to hear. A working-class mum of two, she grafted hard, went to university then worked her way up the ranks of local politics to become a Labour MP.
She’s represented her constituency of Birmingham Yardley since 2015 and has frequently spoken out about women’s rights.
In the male-dominated corridors of Westminster, Jess is every bit the female representation that we need – she definitely gets our vote.
The timeline of The Holiday makes absolutely NO sense – and this is why
THE Holiday is one of Britain’s favourite Christmas movies, but have you ever noticed that the plot makes absolutely no sense? The timeline constantly jumps around, while there are scores of …
THE Holiday is one of Britain’s favourite Christmas movies, but have you ever noticed that the plot makes absolutely no sense?
The timeline constantly jumps around, while there are scores of frustrating plot holes in the script.
Universal Pictures Have you ever noticed that the timeline of The Holiday makes absolutely no sense?
With this in mind, Cosmo dug a little deeper into The Holiday’s complicated timeline, and here’s what they discovered…
Friday December 22
The film begins and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet), who writes a wedding column for The Daily Telegraph, in London, is at her office Christmas party.
Her editor tells the staff: “Now, we’re not officially closed, as you very well know.
“But we are going to try and get by this week with a smaller-than-normal staff.”
We will assume this is the Friday before Christmas which was, in 2006, December 22.
The film begins with Iris’ office Christmas party – which we can assume happens on the Friday before Christmas, or can we?
The movie then jumps to LA, where Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) is putting the finishing touches to a trailer for a movie starring Lindsay Lohan and James Franco.
The film, we are told, comes out on Christmas Day. Seems a bit late to release the trailer – but we’ll let that one slide for now.
Saturday December 23
Both women fly for their house swap the next day, with Iris landing in LA in the morning – and Amanda in the Cotswolds on Saturday afternoon.
Amanda meets Iris’ drunken brother Graham (Jude Law) on the Saturday night, while Iris hits the sheets to sleep off her jet lag.
This is where things get confusing, because today definitely isn’t Christmas Eve.
Amanda arrives at the airport but changes her mind and heads back to the countryside, straight to the pub and into Graham’s arms.
Amanda and Graham’s date must have happened on December 21 at the latest – because Cameron Diaz’s character is leaving in nine days
A day in December
The next day, Graham and Amanda go for lunch at a country house – their first ‘proper’ date.
But, as Graham drops her home, Amanda says the fateful words: “Graham, l’m leaving in nine days.
“And that makes this complicated. And l’m not sure I can handle complicated right now.”
But Amanda has already said she’s planning to be back in the States BEFORE New Year’s Eve, i.e. on December 30 at the latest.
Which makes today December 21, or even earlier. It’s also three days after Iris’ Christmas party – which means she definitely has the most relaxed paper boss ever.
Universal Pictures Meanwhile, Iris is throwing a Hanukkah party – but, for once, the dates do add up
Thursday December 21
Meanwhile, Iris is throwing a Hanukkah party for Arthur Abbot (Eli Wallach) and his friends – which her love interest Miles (Jack Black) ends up crashing.
Hanukkah is a movable celebration but, in 2006, it ran from December 15 to 23. So this does make sense. Back on track guys.
Friday December 22
Iris pops round to Arthur’s to try and persuade the reluctant retired director to do his An Evening With event.
She then has the extremely cringeworthy three-way call situation with Graham and Amanda, who she suddenly realises are sleeping together.
Shortly after ending the call, Miles rings and asks what she’s doing for Christmas Eve. And our theory about today being December 22 goes straight out the window.
Miles and Iris spend Christmas Eve together – but Christmas Day is conveniently skipped over
Miles and Iris go to their local Blockbuster store to pick out some classic movies.
Back at Amanda’s house, Miles says: “I’m making you some fettuccine.
“It is Christmas Eve, and we are going to sit out on that patio… gonna make ourselves a little fire, pop some bubbly… and we are gonna celebrate being young and being alive.”
Definitely Christmas Eve then. The film then cuts to Graham and Amanda, post sex, who are at Iris’ house.
So the widowed single dad left his two kids on Christmas Eve to have sex with an American woman he’s just met?
And, prepare yourselves, because this is when things get even MORE confusing.
Amanda says: “Maybe we should just – realise that what we’ve had these past few weeks has been perfect.”
That’s right, she said weeks. Amanda then goes on to add that she’s leaving in eight hours – and is therefore flying home on Christmas Day.
Arthur’s event, Jasper’s arrival and Miles and Maggie’s breakup all happen on the same day – sometime between Christmas and New Year
It’s Christmas Day and dad-of-the-year Graham is waving off Amanda while his two daughters are, well, somewhere else.
Happily, she cancels her cab and rushes back to him after crying her first tear since she was 15 years old.
Meanwhile, Iris and Miles are getting sushi, we are told that Arthur’s event is tonight.
Seems like an odd day to pick, but OK. Miles also gets a phone call from his cheating girlfriend Maggie (Shannyn Sossamon) and rushes off to see her.
Meanwhile, Iris’ unrequited love Jasper Bloom (Rufus Sewell) turns up at her house bearing gifts.
We suspect he may have had some trouble clearing up with his fiance, but there you go.
Both Iris and Miles manage to give their respective love interests the boot – and head to Arthur’s event.
Miles then asks Iris for a date for New Year’s Eve, but she explains she’ll be back in London by then.
Judging by the plot, today isn’t actually December 25. But hey, who needs Christmas Day in a Christmas movie?
Universal Pictures The film ends with a New Year’s Eve party
Where does Holly Willoughby’s outfit today come from? This Morning host’s Joanie Clothing ‘Golden Girls’ jumper revealed
HOLLY Willoughby is known for her fashion choices on This Morning. The mum-of-three is a high street fan who regularly shops in H&M, New Look and M&S– so where is today’s outfit from? Here’…
HOLLY Willoughby is known for her fashion choices on This Morning.
The mum-of-three is a high street fan who regularly shops in H&M, New Look and M&S– so where is today’s outfit from? Here’s all you need to know…
Today’s our final day on @thismorning before Christmas… let’s go out in a sparkle fest!!!! Skirt by @jcrew jumper by @joanieclothing shoes by @officeshoes #hwstyle💁✨
What is Holly Willoughby wearing today?
Today, Holly is wearing a festive outfit that certainly brings some sparkle to the This Morning sofa.
For her final appearance on the show before Christmas, she is wearing a jumper by Joanie Clothing that has the slogan “Golden Girl”.
It is the Vega Golden Girl Slogan Jumper which costs £38 and is a soft metallic blend knitted jumper with a classic fit.
In honour of Christmas Jumper Day, Joanie Clothing is offering a 25 per cent discount with the code XMAS25 today.
She has paired the top with a glitzy skirt from J Crew that falls to just below her knees.
It appears to be the Rose-gold Sequin Skirt which costs £83.
And the host has finished off the look with some glittery shoes from Office.
They are the Rose Gold Glitter Courts which cost £69.
Morning Tuesday… today’s @thismorning look, dress by @warehouseuk coat by @majeofficiel boots by @kurtgeiger #hwstyle💁✨ 🖤🖤🖤🖤
What is Holly Willoughby’s style?
Holly is known for her glamorous and feminine dress sense and she is almost always photographed or filmed wearing dresses and skirts – rather than trousers.
Her signature hairstyle is perfectly polished waves worn loosely around her shoulders and she favours a natural but glam beauty look, with defined eyes and rosy lips.
This Morning fans often go crazy for copycat styles of what Holly has worn – and snap up her high street staples.
Back in May, a £39.50 striped M&S frock almost completely sold out after Holly’s fans were left chomping at the bit to get their hands on one.
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