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30 Things I didn’t do before 30 – Like I Had Planned

I can hear my sister giggling as she reads this. “Unplan your life!” – my sister A mantra that she has tried to instill in me for the last 29.99 years. 2 weeks before my 30th birthday I am brought back to the post I wrote a year ago. A self-indulgent list of all the …

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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 I Have Learned During Lockdown 2020

This morning we were advised by the Victorian State Government that restrictions and effective ‘lockdown’ due to COVID-19 are being eased as of tomorrow 12th May 2020, 12:59pm. With the ability to have up to 5 people in our homes, after 6 weeks of isolation I wanted to reflect. On what I have learned, what …

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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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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. …

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

Time To Marie Kondo My Body 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 …

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Why I Have No Shame Putting My Baby In Front Of The Television

…While I Get Sh*t Done The first time I realized that Jaxon is particularly familiar with television was during his first trip to the doctors for his vaccinations. We were in the waiting room and I looked down at him in the capsule to find him cranking his neck to watch the TV on the …

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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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What 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. I do this in work and I do this in life. It is my meditation and …

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What I Learnt by Attending Mother’s Group

Expectation: Bunch of women I had nothing in common with Awkward silences Having to find somewhere to feed and change Jax Not educational at all Like an anonymous support group… “hi, my name is…” Reality: Bunch of women I had everything in common with Lots of laughs and sharing Openly feeding and changing Jax right …

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