31 Christmas Outfits for Your Baby’s First Christmas!

The season of plenty is upon us and my little family is gearing up for our first Christmas as a unit of 3! I’ve been on the scour for the perfect outfit(S) for Jaxon’s first December 25th!

Check out these adorable outfits. They are so perfect that you could find a reason to dress your little in a new outfit every day in December!

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ManFlu VS MomFlu

When a man is sick, they call it #MANFLU All of a sudden, he is incapable of functioning and reverts back to a child who needs nurturing and petting. He needs you to make him hot soup and wait on him with meds, socks, blankets and the tv remote. He does that ‘ferris-bueller’ style *coughcough* […]

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Family Menu Meal Planner – FREE PRINTABLE

Now that I am back at work, I have started to think about the logistics actually involved with running a household and working.

One thing that I used to always struggle with (before kids) was planning out the week’s meals.

I am sharing this week’s meal plan with you!

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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 have made the choice to go back to work before I actually have to financially, and while I am excited to be going back and re-opening this facet of my life again, I can’t help but have this sinking feeling that I am making the wrong decision.

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30 Things Before Turning 30

Tomorrow is my 29th birthday. Yikes!
And so, I begin the countdown of 365 days until I exit the party which is my 20s and enter the next faze of my life, my 30s!
I have decided to go out of my 20s with a bang and set myself a challenge. 30 things before 30.
I will come back and mark off the things on the list throughout the year.

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Breast Feeding For The Last Time – A Letter To My Son

This morning I cut you off from the bar, kid.
I didn’t know last night that I was going to get up and make this decision. I didn’t know when I woke up to your coos in the other room, or as I stumbled on your daddy’s slippers as I tied my robe on the way to your room.

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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. What is a Time Capsule? A time capsule is a collection of items that encompass an era of time. The idea is to compile items from now, lock them up and […]

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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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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. Cats are very territorial creatures. So, how did we introduce Jax to our fur-babies? Read on!

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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 onto formula so I can eventually go back to work, but for other mums the choice is made for them.

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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). 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!

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Healing a Cystocele

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.

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Things I Learnt About Myself When I Became A Mother

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.

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