Maternity Style Edit // Blossom And Glow

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Finding maternity clothes, which allow you to maintain your usual style, but can also go the whole 9 yards (-see what I did there 😉 or in the case of pregnancy, the whole 9 months) seeing you through from bump to breastfeeding and beyond is no easy task. So, I thought I’d share with you a few of my saviours, some of which I’m still using at 4 months postpartum. View Post

A little, late announcement // Baby Boy

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Well, hello. It’s been a while, again, hasn’t it? The past 2 years, in retrospect, have felt like a bit of a blur: Enduring 6 months of (failed) fertility treatments, followed by IVF (successful on the second attempt), packing up our lives’ in London and moving to Australia. Adjusting to a whole lotta ‘new’ everything. I *think* all of that alone, is reason enough to have a marginally fuzzled head (I’m not sure if fuzzled is an actual word, but I’m calling it). View Post

STOP Gawking, I’m pregnant! (and other, socially inappropriate comments or behaviour)

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*** This is a Public service Announcement, brought to you courtesy of my hormones***

Modern manners, codes of behaviour, decorum and rules of etiquette, they may differ from culture to culture, but manners by and large follow the same principle: Just don’t be dick -I paraphrase, but that just happens to be the single philosophy I keep returning to, which essentially covers the broad spectrum of acceptable ways to conduct oneself around other humans, and in society as a whole, I’m sure you’ll agree? View Post

Maternity Essentials // Fertile Mind

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When I was pregnant with my son, I was a sucker for stockpiling every single mother & baby magazine I could get my hands on. I immersed myself in them, trying to pick up all the insider info, convinced I was gonna have this being a mother thing down. Sleep? I knew how to deal with that. The best buggy? Yup, I was cocksure all my research made me the leading authority on strollers/ travel systems & car seats. Let’s blame those pregnancy hormones & my beautifully naïve mind on all the above delusional thoughts. Because if my introductory to motherhood taught me anything at all it was; You can never be prepared. View Post

A fresh Start // I’ve been away for a while now ……

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7 Months. That’s how long it’s been since I’ve graced these pages, waxing lyrical about life & everything in-between. In fairness, even before I dropped off the blogging radar, my attention to this space dwindled significantly towards the end of last year because as a family, we were gearing up towards our impending move to Australia, whilst also struggling privately with infertility; learning how to cope with the treatments that came with this (which was in fact a challenge we’d been dealing with for a good 2 years). View Post

WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN 31 years…..

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So, yup, you can guess from the title, I recently celebrated a birthday. But truth be told, I still don’t feel much like an adult. WHAT is one of those, anyway? Adult? Who let me adult? I like to think of myself simply as a slightly wiser (more natural, than platinum blonde) version of myself (so, basically, I’m still the headstrong, stubborn mare, I’ve always been?). View Post