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 […]Read More
One of the questions we get a lot is about how our two cats responded to Jaxon when we brought him home. Cats are very territorial creatures. So, how did we introduce Jax to our fur-babies? Read on!Read More
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 onto formula so I can eventually go back to work, but for other mums the choice is made for them.
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). Once each new person found out it was like a switch flipped. The way people treat you when you are pregnant is so different. It’s like all of a sudden you are a porcelain doll!Read More
Have you just been diagnosed with a cystocele? Do you think you may have one or are you looking for ways to heal one?
This post may help you. I have recently been successful if making a full recovery from this horrid experience myself and wanted to share how I did this.
As a young, healthy and active first-time mum I did NOT expect this to be part of my experience. I am sure that there are many mamas in similar situations. If I can help just one new mum heal their body, I will have spent my time wisely.
Self-reflection is a wonderful thing. I often reflect on experiences as a way to learn from them and I find the learning that occurs after the fact is sometimes even more profound than the skills learned during the event.
So naturally I have replayed the events leading up to Jaxon being born, how I felt, what my opinions of myself were, what kind of parent I thought I would be.
Then he was born and it all changed! This I can see in how I conduct myself. How I tackle day-to-day challenges and how I react to people and my own inner and outer abilities, appearance, shortfalls and achievements.
Overall, I am really glad that I went to mothers group. I learnt a heap of really valuable information that has helped me with really important aspects of raising a baby. Sleep, CPR and food is a basic outline but there were so many other topics covered as each mum asked questions about different things that they were experiencing with their babies that week, us included.Read More
If you are about to have a baby or recently welcomed a newborn into your world you will likely have thought long and hard about breastfeeding.
Although it is not all skin to skin bonding and staring out the window smiling at the sunset!
If you are pregnant right now you have probably spent the last few weeks/months surfing Pinterest and Instagram looking at all the wonderful ways you can prepare for your new arrival. I really wish I would have stumbled upon a list like this when I was preparing Jaxon’s nursery. Unfortunately, I didn’t and I own most of the items in the latter list. And I can tell you, I really wish I didn’t bother!
Just remember that not everything in baby stores is there to help mamas. A lot of it is purely there to spend your money!
I had an experience today that as a new mum has shaken me to my core.
…I felt like I had completely failed to protect my son.
Before going on maternity leave the prospect of being a stay at home mum was a light at the end of my tunnel. I had used having a baby as my end goal for several years of slugging it in the corporate world.Then a few weeks of ‘new baby’ visitors passed and the loneliness creeped in.Read More
here are lists galore about what you need BEFORE baby is born but what about AFTER baby is born?What do you need to stock up on before baby is born that will get you through the first few weeks, when leaving the house may not be an option?Below is my top 10 items I could not live without in the first 6 weeks with Jaxon.Read More
The most daunting feeling of all is that when you are driving away from your baby and your husband is sitting next to you.Read More
It’s no secret our bodies change SO much when growing a baby. What we talk less about are the changes that happen after baby has left our bodies… and taken all the good stuff with them.Read More
During conception, pregnancy and childbirth (and beyond) there is a lot of variables added to our already hectic lives. Keeping up with deadlines while trying to track symptoms can be daunting which is why I found myself searching for apps to help me juggle my changing lifestyle. I discuss which ones I found most useful here.Read More