The Mama Edit

posted on 23 February 2018 at 11:27 am by

Featuring Emma McAleese

Instagram: @theonshoremum



“I decided to start my blog to share the truths, tears and tantrums behind the scenes.”

Hi everyone!

My name’s Emma and I’m a 26 year old mama living in Suffolk by the sea. I have two crazy boys, Bobby age three and Jax age two. I am also currently 34 weeks pregnant with baby no.3 which is a girl. So I’m over the moon about finally not being so outnumbered by boys! Let’s just hope she doesn’t end up loving football more than her big brothers!

I have an amazing husband @theoffshoredad  ♥  on Instagram who spends 6 months of the year working offshore on the rigs. This means I spend a lot of time on my own with the little devils *ahem* darlings. Hence the name @theonshoremum but equally, when he’s home that means he gets to spend a lot of valuable time with the boys – which they both absolutely love.

If you could sum up being a Mother in three words, what would they be?

1. Hilarious

2. Rewarding

3. Exhausting

How and why did you create @theonshoremum?

After having our second child, Jax, I found I kept getting comments on how easy I made looking after two children under the age of 2 look. But, in reality, it couldn’t have been more opposite. I decided to start my blog to share the truths, tears and tantrums behind the scenes. Too many people take social media too seriously nowadays. Especially on Instagram. There are a lot of ‘perfect’ little squares out there and I wanted to show that our lives are far from that. And that bringing up two children on my own 50% of the time can be really hard! Having a husband that works offshore means he misses a lot of milestones etc.

How do you balance blogging life and family life? Do you have any tips for other blogging Mamas?

For me, it’s definitely about time management. People ask me ‘How do you find the time?!’ And the answer is if you really want to do something – you make time.

I generally write mostly when Snod is away. As I’m on my own in the evenings and it gives me something to concentrate on and pass the time. Offshore life can really suck. Sometimes I’ll only get a phone call one day and if I miss it that’s it. There’s no opportunity to phone them back. Sometimes it feels like we are living in the olden days. So the evenings, when the boys are in bed, is when I sit and write/post on Instagram to pass the time. And, it really does go quickly!


‘Mum’ Cushion | Mumboss Tote Bag | Floral Mum Mug

What advice would you give to new mums wanting to start their own blog?

Most importantly, find your purpose. Who are you aiming to reach out to? Write out a list of topics you plan to write about. Watch YouTube videos and read up on various blogging platforms. I have varied between using WordPress and using my own websites on Wix and Go Daddy. I personally find WordPress the easiest to use. It’s also greatly improved its mobile app in the last 6 months which means I now find myself writing bits here and there from my phone! Perfect for nap times or when you have a spare 5 minutes.

Which are your favourite mummy blogs to read, and why?

  1. The Unmumsy Mum – Snod bought me her book after having Jax and it really inspired me to start my blog. She’s just so relatable as a mother and literally isn’t afraid to say what we are all thinking! That’s exactly what I love about her!
  2. Father of Daughters – Ok he’s not a mummy blogger but he’s absolutely brilliant. He has 4 daughters including 2 year old twins. And he literally cracks me up daily! He’s about to publish a book called ‘Outnumbered’ and it’s already no 1 on amazon preorder! You should totally go check him out on Instagram!
  3. Lucy Jessica Carter – As well as being an absolute beaut! She has an amazing home that I’m totally jealous of. She has two boys like myself and is a regular YouTuber with a huge variety of videos ranging from fashion/beauty to interior and parenting.

Why is sharing your Mummy life important to you?

I believe it’s really important to be honest about the struggles and hard times as well as the good. If I’m having a hard day/week. I can post online and be overwhelmed with other parents who have been having a rubbish day too. It gives me a sense of ‘I’m not the only one’. And that really helps me mentally on days I’m struggling.

How are you feeling about having another little one to look after? How do you think your boys will take it?

Initially, I was terrified! However, now I’m sure we’ll be just fine. Bobby, in particular, understands there’s a baby in mummy’s tummy and asks throughout the day whether his baby sister is moving around or is asleep. He’s always kissing my bump and asking when she’s going to arrive. Jax, on the other hand, I don’t think really understands. But he loves to copy what Bobby does by kissing my tummy and stroking it saying ‘Shhhh baby’. I think they’re going to be very protective over their little sister. Especially Bobby!

How is it different when your partner is home or away?

Honestly, it’s like I live 2 different lives. When Snod’s away, I always try to have something planned for every day. I’ll be out seeing friends with children etc and doing things with the boys. I really do keep super busy and try to get out of the house every day – even if it’s just for a walk. If I stay at home they boys run riot and will trash the house within minutes. Which is fine.. but when I’m the only adult in the house, guess who has to go around and pick everything up at the end of the day? Yep. That’s me!

When Snod comes home I try to keep plans to a minimum – at least for the first few days. We spend the first day or two chilling giving daddy a chance to relax and recharge. After that we will go out as a family and do different activities. That’s the good thing about offshore work. Once he’s home – he’s home for 2 weeks and we have so much time together to do all sorts of things. I often feel like families with 9-5 jobs must have to cram everything into 2 days at the weekend.


Mum Gift Box | Magical Mum Card

Do you believe Mother’s Day is an important day on the calendar, and if so why?

I grew up without my dad around so Mother’s Day definitely feels special to me! It’s really strange now having this day celebrated about me – & not all about me celebrating it with my mum. But like any event on the calendar, it all centres around whether Snod is actually home for it. With offshore life there are so many birthdays / events / special occasions that get missed. Sometimes we just don’t really celebrate them at all, or if we do it’s rather delayed! Luckily Snod is actually home for Mother’s Day this year – So I’m hoping we will celebrate it.


Felt Letter Board

Will you be revealing the name of the baby for your followers before the birth?

I don’t think we will no, mainly because we haven’t yet decided and have really struggled to come up with anything we both like! Naming a human is hard work. When I was pregnant with the boys we always had a girls name each time. But this time round when we actually finally have a girl … we can’t decide! Isn’t that typical!


Silver Knot Bangle | Rose Gold Droplet Necklace | Rose Gold Heart Studs

What’s next for the @onshoremum?

Since finding out we are expecting a little girl after two boys, my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of baby clothes including bloomers, rompers and florals. I’ve been so inspired, that I’ve actually begun a little journey of learning to make my own. I’ve made bloomers, rompers and headbands so far but plan to expand and try making some other products – including washable breast pads for myself.

I’ve also been wanting to organise a ‘Mama Meet Up’ for all my local followers / subscribers. I feel like we can all get a bit stuck behind our screens nowadays. So I thought it would be nice to have a chance to meet all the people I chat to so regularly! And for all our children to meet too. So with some help from two fellow local blogging mamas @thenorwichmummy &  @mamasophiejarvis – we have recently set up a Facebook group called ‘Norfolk / Suffolk Instagram Mama Meet Up’. We currently have over 70 members and are planning a public event this summer to get as many people together as we can with our little ones. So if anyone fancies joining us then you’re more than welcome.

Just search us on Facebook or follow this link

Instagram @theonshoremum


A big thank you to Emma @theonshoremum for collaborating with us for our Mother’s Day campaign. We wish you all the best with your beautiful family & we can’t wait to meet the newborn! Lisa Angel Jewellery and Accessories



Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

posted on 23 January 2018 at 12:04 pm by

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s gifts for her? Lisa Angel can help! Treat the lady in your life to something special this Valentine’s Day. We have a huge range of gorgeous goodies to choose from that’ll make their heart skip a beat, and we have hand-picked our fave Valentine pieces for you to browse that we know will be a sure win this Feb.


You can never go wrong with a gorgeous piece of jewellery as the perfect Valentine’s gift for her. For personalised jewellery, we can have your special names, memorable dates and romantic quotes hand-stamped and engraved onto loads of our most fabulous pieces, while if it’s non personalised jewellery she loves, we have plenty of beautifully designed pieces that are perfect for wearing again and again with any look.


If your valentine is more into styling her home than she is anything else, then choose from our range of homeware to find her the perfect gift. With romantic prints, kitchenware, jewellery storage and so much more, you’re sure to find the perfect pieces for her to fill her home with.


The style savvy are often hard to buy for, but with our range of accessories you’ll find it almost simple to pick something pretty and practical your lady will love. We have personalised compact mirrors, engraved handbags and other fabulous bits to offer that we know will put a smile on her face!

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Valentine’s Gifts for Him

posted on 23 January 2018 at 12:04 pm by

Has your man done enough this year to earn himself or Valentine’s treat or two? The Lisa Angel ladies are here to help! We’ve developed and collected a wonderful range of jewellery, homeware and accessories to help you deliver to him the perfect Valentine’s day gift which is sure to make him smile.


Is your fella more likely to style his home than himself? We have a collection of fantastic homeware that is full of character and style, ready to fit into any room of his home. Whether it is personalised barware, awesome art, or space for succulents, these items will add a personal touch to his home interior.


Designed for travel, work, or play, our selection of awesome accessories will make sure your guy is fully equipt when he is on-the-go. Whether it is for his personal styling or his daily routine, these scarves, keyrings, travel bottles and lunch bags are just some of the handy products from our accessories for him to keep him organised always.


If your other half isn’t shy when it comes to accessorizing and you are looking for an on-trend jewellery gift, then our collection of minimal and meaningful pieces are personalised in-house to make the perfect Valentine’s present. Necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks are amongst the handmade pieces which can be hand-stamped or engraved with personal wording just for him.

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Lisa Angel Wholesale Job Vacancy

posted on 8 January 2018 at 11:34 am by

Lisa Angel wholesale trade fair

Wholesale assistant

The Lisa Angel wholesale team is growing and we have an exciting opportunity for a wholesale assistant to join us!

Your job will be varied and span the whole of the customer experience; from sales, order creation, packing and dispatch to after sales care. The ideal candidate is someone flexible who will take care in all aspects of the order process to offer a ‘Celebrity Service’ to our customers at every stage of their experience with Lisa Angel.

Standard hours will be Monday – Friday in an office / warehouse environment. However you may be asked to represent the brand at trade shows across the UK, away from home, during both the week and weekend. Hours will be negotiated with you ahead of the event and travel and accommodation expenses covered.

You must have your own transport as you will be based at our website HQ in Rackheath, 6 miles out of Norwich, and will include travel to trade shows across the country.

Main responsibilities will be…

Sales & customer service

– Be and outstanding advocate for the Lisa Angel brand to establish, develop and maintain positive relationships in a B2B environment.

– Develop and maintain excellent product knowledge.

– Deal quickly and efficiently with any customer issues.

– Record customer feedback to improve service.

Order administration

– Prepare invoices in an accurate and timely manner.

– Maintain back orders.

– Monitor and record payments and account administration.

– Prepare packing lists and labels.

Order packing

– Accurately and efficiently pick, pack and dispatch orders.

– Keep up-to-date with best practices.

We’d love to meet someone who has…

– The knowledge and the ability to work with a variety of computer systems.

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

– A confident manner.

– A friendly and engaging personality.

– The ability to work as part of a dynamic and quickly growing team.

– Motivation and confidence when working alone.

– Impeccable attention to detail.

– An unflinching commitment to customer service and quality.

– A reliable and trustworthy nature.

– The ability to be flexible and adaptable.

What we can offer you…

– The opportunity to be part of a vibrant, quirky and fun loving team.

– Staff discount on all products.

– Competitive Salary.

– Pension with company contribution.

To apply, please email your cv and cover letter to

A cover letter is required for all applications. Tell us why you want to work with us!