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  • Valentine (and galentine) letterbox treats

    The pandemic has created a boom in letter box gifting. With so much choice and V-Day coming up, why not make someone's day?

  • woman jumping in fitness gear

    How to shake up your mojo!

    Feel like you've lost your way a bit during lockdown? Read these tips on how to regain control of your life and grab the future with both hands. Go get 'em, tiger!

  • couple kissing

    Is your sex life suffering in lockdown?

    Is lockdown 3.0 wrecking your sex life and pushing your relationship to the limits? We hear you. Read on for our expert guide on how to Covid-proof your love life.

  • eco christmas decorations

    How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

    'Tis the season to banish waste, tat, all things un-recyclable and go sustainable. Does anyone know where you can buy halos?

  • Introducing The Indie Store

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • How to survive lockdown (again)

    Feeling the Covid 2 blues? Here are six silver linings to the latest restrictions that just might change your mind (and no, cheeky, they're not all gin brands)

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?</a

  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

  • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

    Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

  • Five useful things I learned in lockdown

    Lockdown has been bloody hard. Hugs, holidays, popping out for a coffee and weekend getaways seem a long way off. BUT this monumental shift hasn't been totally bad.

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    Muddy chatted to author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Feeling it for 2020's New Year's Resolutions or think they're a total waste of time? Muddy ed-in-chief Hero and HQ staffer Nancy duke it out.

  • #InLoveWithLocal this Xmas

    We're all for shopping at local indies at Muddy and we know you are too - step away from Amazon and read on for how together we can turn this impulse into a bonafide movement. Get involved!

  • Flexible working – a personal view

    It's a contentious issue, that's for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, Muddy Founder Hero Brown can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what she thinks?

  • Are you an imposter too?

    Self doubt, anxiety and an inability to believe in your own success. I've just been there and it's not pretty. Here's how to stop it happening to you.

  • First time fashion

    Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch). Read on for inspo - and win a sizzling £400 hush wardrobe while you’re at it!

  • Wonderful weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more- you're welcome!

  • Wonderful Weddings

    Planning a wedding? Don't do anything until you've consulted our comprehensive wedding guide for all 21 Muddy counties. The dreamiest venues, florists, photographers and more - you're welcome!

  • Run for the hills!

    Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first - all the inspo you need to pull on your trainers on these chilly mornings.

  • Are you sober curious?

    Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now after too much December carousing (and some pretty dodgy photos to be honest). Could "sober curious" be for you?

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Quiz time! How good are you at self-care?

    Here at Muddy we love wellbeing and we love a quiz, so a wellbeing quiz? Yes please! We've all done it - but how will you get on? Clocks go back this weekend so use that extra hour to find out.

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