Motherhood

Toys and Playtime – Baby’s First Year

Toys and playtime in your baby’s first year are so important. It is how they learn and develop key motor skills and understanding of the world around them. How do you know when to introduce toys to your baby? What age does your child start to benefit from musical toys and when should you introduce …

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Completing the Deck of Milestone Cards

And just like that you have completed the deck of milestone cards. Cards I added to my registry when I was midway through carrying my firstborn. I shuffled through the deck when I got it home, dreaming about my baby reaching each one. Related: 10 Items I Could’t Live Without In The First 6 Weeks …

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What the First Day of Childcare was Really Like

When the time came to enroll my son in childcare, I thought choosing a childcare was going to the hard part. Boy was I wrong! It turns out that first day of care was going to be one of the toughest moments of my new mama life. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok …

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5 Old Wives Tales for When Your Child Is Unwell – And Whether They Actually Work

Disclaimer: I started writing this before COVID-19 was classified as a world wide pandemic. If you or someone you know (including your children) exhibit any symptoms that may be related to this virus, please refer to the instructions on the WHO website. This piece is for information purposes only, based on my own experience and …

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Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing a Childcare

I’ve been AWOL lately. It must be the Holiday period, or maybe it’s the fact we just moved house (crushing number 1 on my 30 before 30 bucket list). Or maybe it’s the recent health problems I have been dealing with (number 24). Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the dreaded 11 month sleep regression! OK, …

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Facebook Groups That Every New Parent Should Join

Being a new parent is hard… New motherhood is a lonely role with little support. If you don’t count the mandatory maternal health nurse appointments every few months (2, 4, 6, 8, 12 months post-partum) there is little space for a new mama to turn when she has questions. For me, it’s been 27 years …

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31 Christmas Outfits for Your Baby’s First Christmas!

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). However, I am not paid a commission to recommend products to my readers. The season of plenty is upon us and my little family …

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Anxiety About Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave

Lately I have been riddled with anxiety. You see, I am going back to work this month after spending 8 months on maternity leave, 7 with my amazing son. I’m anxious because it will be a huge adjustment going back to the corporate world, leaving my son for 2 days a week with his nana, …

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30 Mom Quotes to Inspire and Motivate Every Mama

Motherhood is one of the most empowering, difficult and most joyous events in a woman’s life. Birthing and bringing into this world a new soul, nourishing and providing for this tiny person, putting them and their needs above all else, even your own wishes and desires. And yet, feeling absolutely devoted to the task. Tired, …

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Travelling to Bali With an Infant

Jaxon’s first jet-setting experience was to Bali Indonesia at the tender age of 4.5 months. In fact, he turned 5 months halfway through the holiday. So what is travelling to Bali with an infant really like? Disclaimer: Some links provided in this blog are affiliate links. I may be paid a small commission if you …

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