We’re Pregnant!

We’re Pregnant!

Photo: scan at 10 weeks

I haven’t blogged in so long! I didn’t mean to be away for such a long time, but as you can see by the title, we are pregnant! I’ve been battling morning sickness with a risk of a miscarriage with this second pregnancy and therefore, I decided to stay away until we were sure we’ve made it pass the first trimester! I’ve had a few people contacting me asking if I’m okay and that’s so sweet! It’s great to know people do read your posts and take an interest! Continue reading “We’re Pregnant!”

What’s Happening in September?

What’s Happening in September?

Another month has gone by! My daughter is 13 months and I have successfully settled back into work after having a year off on maternity leave. I am now working full time, and life is busy busy! There is still a part of me that is guilty for working and leaving Madeleine, but she’s enjoying childcare and I’m enjoying having a wage again! The first full time pay check felt so good! After having a year off and struggling with our finances, we are now back on our feet. I’m planning another family holiday, hopefully to New Zealand or Noosa! Do you have any tips for travelling with a toddler? I have traveled with her at 7 months and the flight was not bad, but it wasn’t good either! Continue reading “What’s Happening in September?”

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

So, I’m not one to show much PDA (public display of affection) and my husband and I are way past the romantic stage. Although we do love each other a lot and have been with each other for 14 years (I think?), the days of feeling butterflies in our stomachs are long gone, but not in a bad way if you know what I mean. He went away for a week with his friends and I am missing him dearly. (It honestly feels weird to be saying that out aloud!) Continue reading “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder”

Separation Anxiety in Babies & Toddlers

Separation Anxiety in Babies & Toddlers

Separation anxiety is when children fear being parted from their parents or their carers. This can start at 9 months of age and peaks at 14 to 18 months. It usually goes away by early childhood. Separation anxiety is a normal part of development and there’s nothing to be concerned about. Although, it can be more heartbreaking for the parents than it is for the little ones! There are a few things that you can do to help your child if they are suffering from separation anxiety.

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Inexpensive Relaxation Methods For A Stressed Out Mother

Inexpensive Relaxation Methods For A Stressed Out Mother

Being a mother is stressful to say the least. It is chaotic. I am a mother of 1 (hopefully a mother of 3 someday), so I’m taking notes from friends who have big families. I often wonder how they do it all? How do they stay so calm. A friend of mine, who’s a mother of 4 with 2 of them being twins, said she isn’t always like this. It is hard work, but sometimes small things that you do on a daily basis can make a difference. It’s important to remember to schedule in relaxation time, it keeps you sane and keeps you happy. Happy mum means happy kids. So I’ve come up with 10 inexpensive ways to help a stressed and tired mum relax in the comfort of her own home! Continue reading “Inexpensive Relaxation Methods For A Stressed Out Mother”