Andreea Panciuc is the creative mind behind the fashion & lifestyle blog, Launeden - launched in 2012 as 'Dreaming of Chanel' and re-branded in 2017. The reputation and the success of Launeden has been built on press, industry recommendations and collaborations which have resulted in International recognition. For collaborations or to request a media pack, send us an email at contact@launeden.com
My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

Parenting  |  Ashford

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting, so I’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping so you are fully informed as to whether this arrangement is something that will work for you and your baby. I’m also going to be sharing our experience on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead.

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My honest thoughts on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead

Parenting  |  Ashford

Co-sleeping is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting, so I’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of co-sleeping so you are fully informed as to whether this arrangement is something that will work for you and your baby. I’m also going to be sharing our experience on co-sleeping with a Sleepyhead.

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Beauty favourites

Returning to work after having a baby

Returning to work after having a baby

Parenting  |  Ashford

Returning to work after having a baby can be confusing and it gets even more confusing and stressful if like me, you’re self-employed and you don’t have anyone to answer to, but yourself. You see, for self-employed people and small business owners, maternity leave is often not an option.
When I got pregnant, I was adamant that I would carry on working over my maternity period, but the truth is towards the end of my pregnancy my brain wasn’t in a place where I could continue pitching for work and new clients. I was technically on maternity leave but in some ways, I never left because I was still creating content for my social media platforms (mainly Instagram), negotiating contracts, replying to emails, etc.

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Returning to work after having a baby

Parenting  |  Ashford

Returning to work after having a baby can be confusing and it gets even more confusing and stressful if like me, you’re self-employed and you don’t have anyone to answer to, but yourself. You see, for self-employed people and small business owners, maternity leave is often not an option.
When I got pregnant, I was adamant that I would carry on working over my maternity period, but the truth is towards the end of my pregnancy my brain wasn’t in a place where I could continue pitching for work and new clients. I was technically on maternity leave but in some ways, I never left because I was still creating content for my social media platforms (mainly Instagram), negotiating contracts, replying to emails, etc.

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5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

Fashion  |  London

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean nine months spent wearing leggings and oversized jumpers – there are so many maternity and non-maternity options right now that are guaranteed to flatter your beautiful new shape. Whether you’re carrying high or low (like me!) or big all over – styling your pregnancy bump without losing style points is easy, trust me!

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5 ways to style your pregnancy bump

Fashion  |  London

Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean nine months spent wearing leggings and oversized jumpers – there are so many maternity and non-maternity options right now that are guaranteed to flatter your beautiful new shape. Whether you’re carrying high or low (like me!) or big all over – styling your pregnancy bump without losing style points is easy, trust me!

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Mother and baby essentials

Christmas checklist: speed cleaning my house for the holidays

Christmas checklist: speed cleaning my house for the holidays

Lifestyle  |  Ashford

At this time of year, our home becomes the stage upon which all the magic of Christmas is played out. With friends and family coming to visit throughout the holiday season, it’s time to get my place sparkling clean.

Keeping a clean house while pregnant (I’m due next month) has proved more challenging than I ever imagined – fatigue in pregnancy is real, as are other symptoms (back pains, leg cramps, etc) that sometimes keep me from cleaning or feeling like cleaning.

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Christmas checklist: speed cleaning my house for the holidays

Lifestyle  |  Ashford

At this time of year, our home becomes the stage upon which all the magic of Christmas is played out. With friends and family coming to visit throughout the holiday season, it’s time to get my place sparkling clean.

Keeping a clean house while pregnant (I’m due next month) has proved more challenging than I ever imagined – fatigue in pregnancy is real, as are other symptoms (back pains, leg cramps, etc) that sometimes keep me from cleaning or feeling like cleaning.

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What no one tells you about being pregnant (but should!)

What no one tells you about being pregnant (but should!)

Parenting  |  London

The moment you announce that you’re pregnant, everyone from your mother, grandmother, aunts, and friends (sometimes even strangers on the bus) seem very eager to share totally unasked for advice and horror labor stories with you. ‘Should you really be eating that/drinking that/be careful with that/make sure you don’t do that’ – I could write a book about it, no doubt!But there are actually are a few tips that expectant mothers really do need to hear – and chances are they were left out in the ‘becoming a mummy’ manual.

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What no one tells you about being pregnant (but should!)

Parenting  |  London

The moment you announce that you’re pregnant, everyone from your mother, grandmother, aunts, and friends (sometimes even strangers on the bus) seem very eager to share totally unasked for advice and horror labor stories with you. ‘Should you really be eating that/drinking that/be careful with that/make sure you don’t do that’ – I could write a book about it, no doubt!But there are actually are a few tips that expectant mothers really do need to hear – and chances are they were left out in the ‘becoming a mummy’ manual.

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Home sweet home

Take a peek inside my bedroom

Take a peek inside my bedroom

Interiors  |  Ashford

Around this time last year, we were picking up the keys to our new home – a truly momentous occasion, full of emotions and excitement as we moved away from all the stress and involvement of buying a property. Fast forward 12 months, we have just finished decorating our bedroom and the nursery for the baby’s imminent arrival.
One lesson I have learned throughout this journey is to have patience – decorating a home is like a never-ending love story. Every house tells a different story and every chapter of our life brings a fresh perspective.

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Take a peek inside my bedroom

Interiors  |  Ashford

Around this time last year, we were picking up the keys to our new home – a truly momentous occasion, full of emotions and excitement as we moved away from all the stress and involvement of buying a property. Fast forward 12 months, we have just finished decorating our bedroom and the nursery for the baby’s imminent arrival.
One lesson I have learned throughout this journey is to have patience – decorating a home is like a never-ending love story. Every house tells a different story and every chapter of our life brings a fresh perspective.

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