This too shall pass..

To all those mums out there who haven’t slept a solid 7 hours since their baby was born.. To all those mums out there comparing their child’s development accomplishments with other babies and questioning whether they are doing something wrong.. To those mums who look through their instagram feed and self doubt that they are…

Sleeping training 101

 We were blessed with a baby who loves to sleep!! From a few conversations I’ve had with friends I can see that we are really really blessed. There have been a few things we’ve done that I believe have helped with this process. I know Ava may experience some sleep regression- we’re crossing our fingers…

Pumpkin Patch

At first I couldn’t believe Pumpkin Patch was going out of business.. they have been in Australia for a number of years. My mum dressed me in Pumpkin Patch and I’ve dressed my daughter Ava in their clothes.. but alas.. They (along with Charlie & Me) have a closing down sale of 40-60% off. While…

Mum Life Lessons

I initially thought about naming this post ‘the postpartum season- not for wimps’ but decided against it considering it wasn’t very eloquent. I’ve been “on the job” for just over 11 weeks now and I find myself conflicted most days. So.. I decided to jot down a few lessons I have learned over the past 11 weeks since becoming…

Free Activities in Sydney- November, 2016

Hello there friends! Below are my top picks for events in November. I love this time of year, as Christmas slowly begins to creep into our stores and streets! On a side note- I would recommend clicking on the clicks to make sure you don’t need to register in advance for the event! November 2016 Sunday…

City Elite Baby Jogger Review

I work in an area where there are quite affluent families- let me tell you- the price some of those families have paid for their prams is astronomical! When I was pregnant I would write down the names of prams I saw, especially travel systems (the capsule which clicks into the car and the frame)…

Working out – post baby!

Prior to getting pregnant with Ava I was running 3-5 times a week.. I was also unofficially competing with my husbands father every  month on the Nike app to get more km’s/miles than him.. I’m not sure if he was actually aware of it which is why I saw “unofficially competing!” When I miscarried late…

Baby Shower Gifts

My best friend threw Ava and I the most beautiful Baby Shower a few months ago- we laughed and cried and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with family and friends! I received so many amazing gifts!! We were truly spoiled.. It’s hard to know what to get a new mum-to-be so I’ve detailed a summary of some of…

In my Diaper bag..

I had a reader ask me about what I carry in my diaper bag when Ava and I go out- I’m very much a no fuss kind of person in that I carry around what is needed- nothing more. I don’t think there is anything worse than rummaging through a bag of baby items trying…

A heart for the home!

A few weeks ago I came across the below picture on instagram by Awaken Gathering- I took a screenshot with the intent of re-posting it when I felt to- that hasn’t happened yet (can you blame me). This simple image profusely spoke to me. I can imagine there are quite a few mum’s out there who feel…

Father’s Day!

Ava was born just in time for Greg to experience his first Father’s Day! He has seamlessly transitioned into fatherhood (of an 11 day old..haha) and has been so supportive- he truly has astounded me. What kind of guy will wake up every 4 hours during the night just to sit and chat so you don’t…

Introducing Ava!

It all began on Monday, the 22nd of August. We were at my grandma’s celebrating her 77th birthday..  I think it was mid cronut that I experienced, what I now know to be a contraction. I complained that my stomach hurt really bad- my mum quickly started arranging pillows on the couch so I could…