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De-stress & decorate your home with indoor plants

I have always loved being in green spaces and having plants around me. When I worked for a large cosmetic company I had the opportunity to do a bit of research and a presentation on colour and how it affects us. Green has a mentally calming affect on the body. There are numerous benefits to having plants indoors and if you can, creating a garden space for you and your ...
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Two under two 

Everyone's experience with having children no matter what your age gap, is going to be totally different. This is what I went through, what my experience was and what I learnt from it.. The pregnancy When my first daughter turned one I really thought things were going well, I was in good health and my husband and I felt ready for another baby. After all there is no turning back ...
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Resolving early rising – What I wish I knew earlier

The million dollar question, how do I get my baby to sleep in longer? For some of us we might be thinking 6am is too early and rightly so but for others 6am might be a luxury if you have a real early rising problem. My first baby had always been an early bird but never anything extreme. 6:30am was the norm. On and off we had a few patched of ...
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Early motherhood & loss of confidence 

We have all experienced starting a new job. Our feelings about our new job might differ depending on how well the job is suited to us, or how badly we wanted the job in the first place. Generally though a new job comes with feelings of excitement, hope, happiness but also anxiety, nervousness and perhaps fear if the job is quite different to anything we have done before. On the ...
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Balancing out the mundane tasks we do each day

Most of us as mums go through the same mundane cyclic tasks each day, like making bottles, cleaning the floors and doing the washing up. It might be different in your house but it's reality for most women. If your a working mum then your work may be fulfilling enough that you find you do not need to take on anything else. For others, I think we need to have ...
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The Put Away Pig game will have your kids packing away their toys in no time!

After playing with toys I have always encouraged my daughter to pack them away. Some of her first words were, "away, away". In fact she is quiet a clean freak but I'm not sure how much I had to do with that, I think it's just her personality. Lately though she has turned two and packing up toys is less fun... She has realised it's a more tedious job than ...
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Teach children to do chores & reap the rewards 

Most young children love to copy what mum and dad are doing. So you better be careful not to do anything dodgy around them! 😉 On a more serious note, it's great to take advantage of this time when they have an interest in helping. If we include our children in daily chores the child learns that they are an important member of the team and that everyone has a ...
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Why you and your kids being sick isn’t so bad

Get the remote, blankies, dummy's, trackies and slippers out because we're all sick... 😞 What the hell good can come out of this? I have a collection of good memories from my childhood and one is when I was home from school sick. Mum would set it up all cosy in front of the tv and I could snuggle and eat comfort foods. Mum would overly nurse me back to ...
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Happy mum, happy family

That's a lot of pressure right? I really believe children follow the mother's tone. If Mum is happy and setting an example the day runs smoother with less tantrums and chaos. Mum is more equipped to handle blow outs in a calm manner. And we all know the saying happy wife happy life so it's it applies to husbands too. Mums don't have a lot of time to sit around ...
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How can I make time for myself each day?

Firstly, I do hope you can see the humour in the featured image on this post. This is me heavily pregnant resting a plate of food on my belly and enjoying the weight off my legs. Obviously I am not doing this on a regular basis in my free time! Back to the topic being discussed.. So you want to paint your toenails or perhaps go to the toilet on ...
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