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Let’s Talk Nappies: My Review of the Eenee Compostable

Eenee eco-friendly nappies

When I found out I was pregnant one of the things I felt passionately about, was nappies. I didn’t know a lot about them to be honest. All I knew was that I didn’t want toxic chemical products on my bubs bits, and that throwing ‘away’ thousands of nappies to landfill over Leo’s infancy didn’t sit well with me. I’ve since learned A LOT. The reality looks like this; more than 4 million plastic nappies are being sent to landfill…

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My breastfeeding journey: The importance of self-talk and trusting my body

my breastfeeding journey

I admit breastfeeding has been relatively smooth sailing for us, so when Medela approached me to share my breastfeeding journey, I didn’t realise that I would have quite so much to say. Fast forward through our birth story (coming soon), and we had a blissful experience in the hospital. Despite feeling battered and broken I got the giggles instead of the typical ‘day 3’ tears, Leo was a contented little dream, and we left on day 5 feeling confident after…

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Life Motherhood

The Truth Behind the Smile

calmly-kaotic-meditation

There was a point in time, when this girl did not exist. Her smile, her joy, was absent. I’m telling this story now because I know a lot of people might see this smile (or read my blog posts about wellness and ease) and never question that it was any other way… It was 2015. We were due to move into our newly built house when, upon applying for our occupation certificate, it was uncovered that there was a critical…

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Finding Ease – My Motherhood Journey So Far

Mitch said to me in the early hours of the other morning, after I’d done a Nappy change and settled back into bed to feed Leo, “do you think you’ve turned into some kind of freak energiser bunny since you became a mum? I’m very impressed. You’re amazing”. I laughed, and as he rolled over and went back to sleep I sat there staring at Leo and having a moment of reflection, because the truth is… I’m feeling REALLY good.…

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38 weeks & my mantra for labour

I trust my body and I trust my baby. I trust in their wisdom and that when the timing is right all I need to do, is be calm and rest assured that my body and my baby will work together exactly as nature designed them to. This is the sentence I’ve got on repeat as I enter my 38th week of pregnancy, knowing that bub is now engaged and could come any time. It’s honestly feeling very surreal but…

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Kitchen Lifestyle Motherhood

Here’s why I’m not eating meat in my Pregnancy

why im not eating meat in pregnancy

I get un-approving looks when I say I’m not eating meat during my pregnancy. I acknowledge that there’s things in meat that you can’t readily get elsewhere, like B12 which is why I take a supplement for that. But I am getting my Iron, protein, calcium etc from alternative high grade sources such as organic leafy greens, beans and nuts etc. It’s so important to support the body during pregnancy, by eating foods that are high quality, organic, non-complex (in…

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Motherhood

Politely, please shut up.

I have to preface this post by saying this is not directed at anyone in particular, but rather the MANY who feel it necessary to rain on our parade by persisting with ‘jokes’ about parenthood. “Oh you’re having a baby…”; “You don’t know what’s going to hit you haha”, “say goodbye to sleep haha”, “say goodbye to your sex life haha”, “say goodbye to your money haha”, “say goodbye to your freedom haha” and my favourite… “good luck HA HA”. Oh…

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Lifestyle Motherhood

This is why I’m abstaining from coffee during pregnancy

coffee during pregnancy

Coffee is bad news, it does not care for our wellbeing… It enjoys long walks and socialising but is quietly sabotaging our health. Let’s face it, coffee is our best frenemy. I feel like I need to start this post by saying, I’m not having a go at coffee drinkers… I would never… coffee lovers are a passionate people, and I’m not here to get between a sleep deprived mumma and her daily fix… after all I use to be…

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What is “Rounding” and why it’s a non-negotiable part of my Pregnancy Wellbeing Plan

What is Rounding

This past week I was in Byron Bay, for one of Tim Brown’s rounding retreats. If you follow along on instagram you might have seen that I was in Manly in March for a similar retreat and it was that experience that made me really realise the importance of this kind of self-care. I decided, upon receiving the exciting news that I was pregnant, that I was going to do everything I could for myself and my wellbeing during my…

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