28 September 2015

Aria's 15 Month Update

Another month, another update! Doesn't time fly? I feel like I always say that, but I know Christmas isn't too far away and we'll be saying 'remember when it was only September and Aria was a little 15 month old?'.


26 September 2015

The Tired Toddler

As I begin this post, my precious little toddler is sound asleep having her afternoon nap. Sounds blissful doesn't it? It is, but getting here wasn't easy...

I'm sure all you parents out there will understand the importance of nap time. If for any reason is it late or god forbid, missed at all, it can see our perfect little angels turn into what I can only describe as complete and utter demons.


25 September 2015

The Importance of Car Safety with Kids*

Since becoming a mum, there are so many aspects of my life that have changed. One in particular being the way I drive. Now, I was never an unsafe driver, but I definitely pay more attention to the road now that I am chauffeuring very precious cargo!

Not only do I pay more attention to the way I drive, but the way that others drive too. I make sure I keep my calm and don't put my foot down if I need to get somewhere in a hurry - no matter how much I want to overtake the old biddy driving at 3 miles an hour - better late than never!


19 September 2015

Quality Time

For our family, a weekend together is quite rare. Tom works most weekends so Saturdays are usually spent just us girls, which is wonderful, but nothing beats a day together as a whole family.

This weekend, we get to have that quality family time we constantly crave, so we decided to take a trip to Sandyhills beach.


12 September 2015

Finding My Body Confidence after Having a Baby

It's almost been 15 months since I gave birth to Aria, and I'm finally feeling content about how I look.

I haven't suddenly lost a tonne of weight or gone on some health kick, I've just come to realise that this is me. This is the body that produced the most amazing child (suppose I have to give Tom a little credit too) and I'm damn proud of it!

Sure, I'm a stone heavier than my pre pregnancy weight, and a dress size bigger, but I'm finally in a place that I feel confident about how I look.

I was lucky not to get any stretch marks during my pregnancy, but I put that purely down to genetics. However, I did gain a bit of mum tum that after 15 months, I've grown to love. I don't have that toned stomach I used to have - although with a bit of exercise I'm sure I could attain - but honestly, I'm not bothered. Working out, for me, isn't fun, and the emphasis on work definitely sticks out. If I can run around after a toddler all day without running out of breath, that's good enough for me!

That little bit of cuddle is something I've finally been able to not only accept, but embrace. The thought of going up a dress size terrified me at first, but you know what? I'm really happy with the size I am now. My body is a different shape now, my hips are wider and therefore going up to a bigger size feels more comfortable. More natural.

I will never look like I did pre pregnancy, but why would I want to? This body is mine and I'm god damn proud of it. It took a while to get here, but I really am.

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10 September 2015

Having a Mummy Time Out

I often forget the importance of having time out to myself. The mummy guilt sirens go off in my head and I feel like a terrible parent for wanting, needing this alone time.

But it makes me a better parent. I feel like I am being a better parent. Partially because before this break, I feel like a pretty sh*t one.

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