Veronika Veale

Veronika is a first time stay at home mum helping others make sense of motherhood through her love of writing.

Baby’s First Year Time Capsule

As I watch my child grow I cant’t help but think that this fleeting childhood before my eyes is but a moment in time. Disclaimer: Some links provided in this blog are affiliate links. I may be paid a small commission if you use these links to make a purchase (at no cost to you). …

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My Natural Birth Story

It has taken me a few months (seven) to digest my experience of childbirth. Now that my body is starting to function properly and I can feel myself getting stronger I think it is time to tell my story. That being said, do not expect to read a harrowing story about complications and miracles. In …

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Baby Take Over Days

Have you ever experienced a day where your baby just, takes over?? Being a mum blogger is one of those jobs where you really need to be disciplined to factor in time to write, promote and grow your business. That all goes out the window when your baby decides he is going through a leap …

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The Perfect Gift for the Couple Who Have Everything

Do you have someone in your life who is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for? Like, they have everything already? But they are the kind of people who mean the absolute world to you, but when it comes to buying them gifts you struggle to think of something that encompasses how you feel? What is the best …

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How to Introduce Baby to your Cat Fur-babies

One of the questions we get a lot is about how our two cats responded to Jaxon when we brought him home. Indigo we have had since she was 2 months old as a rescue kitten. We suspect that she is a German Nebelung (long hair breed). She was our first baby and has been …

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Bonds Baby Top Picks

Since Jax was born I have clothed him (sometimes head to toe) in Bonds Babywear. I am also grateful that one of my colleagues had a baby girl about 6 weeks after me. I couldn’t pass up on the gorgeous designs that Bonds keeps coming up with and so I was lucky enough to enjoy …

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Why We Need to Stop Shaming Mothers Who Formula Feed

I recently posted a question to a Facebook mum’s group about introducing formula to my breastfed baby. The question was about reflux and quantity not about the choice to do so. I got met with some pretty harsh criticism from ‘breast-is-best’ advocates and it got me thinking. For me it is a choice to wean …

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Transitioning Baby from Bassinet to Cot

With a 6 foot husband and myself measuring a cool 5”6 we knew that our ‘little’ Jax would one day tower over us. We weren’t expecting at just 4 months old he would creep into the 75th percentile for his age and measure a whopping 66cm!! Disclaimer: Some links provided in this blog are affiliate …

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Changes To Prepare For After You Announce Your Pregnancy

As soon as I was pregnant, I wanted to shout it out to the world. The 12-week wait was painful and I didn’t manage to make it very far before spilling the beans to my mum (10 weeks), a close friend at work (8 weeks) and my personal trainer (5 weeks). Being my first pregnancy, …

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Product Review – Bubba Mat by Soft Mats

I first came across the Bubba Mat by Soft Mats at the local library. I had taken Jax to ‘Baby Bounce’ – a story/play time for infants and toddlers run by the library for mums and bubs. After the story and song time we hung around to mingle with a few mums and that’s when …

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