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My First Mother’s Day

My first Mother’s Day was really lovely 🙂 I spent it with my parents, my sister and her son and we kept it really simple; we took the dogs for a walk, had a lovely breakfast and lunch, and then did some gorgeous art work with Hannah and Zeb.

Here is my day in photos:

 

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12WBT: Round 2 – Let’s Go!

So I’ve finally done it! I’ve signed up for the Michelle Bridge’s 12WBT program! Today’s the first day and I’ve already done my exercise, which is amazing… I really wasn’t sure how I’d go with Hannah (my 10 month old) and my motivation (haha).

I decided to do a few “before” shots so that I can see exactly how well I do. My goal is to be as transparent about this with you as possible – I don’t want to be able to hide anywhere. My starting weight is 80kg and my goal initially was to lose 15kg. I’m now wondering whether that was a little ambitious and perhaps should aim for 10kg instead? To be honest, I’d happy just to drop a dress size or two and get fitter before Hannah starts walking.

So, this is me now:

My sister and I on my first Mother's Day.

      My sister and I on my first Mother’s Day.

I have to admit that I wouldn’t be capable of running if I didn’t have a couple of important things:

1. My Panache Sports Bra – this has been a revelation for me (and my customers at Honeypot Lingerie)! I don’t mind sharing that I’m a 14G and to find a bra that actually prevents most of my bounce (83%) is AMAAAAAZING! In fact, a lot of my customers wear them as an everyday bra, although I couldn’t yet because after breastfeeding for 10 months, it feels rather firm!

You can see the difference in life and shape it makes in my photos above. Yesterday (Mother’s Day) I was wearing an older maternity bra.

Panache Sports Bra

2. I absolutely adore the Rexona Clinical Protection Ultra Dry – I’ve always had an issue and now I don’t, it’s that simple! It is more expensive (around $12-$14 each) but it lasts quite a while and has a nice fragrance. Plus I have very sensitive skin and it’s been no worries.

(NB – I have no affiliation with Rexona, this is purely my personal opinion)

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Wordless Wednesday: Workin’ It

 

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Wordless Wednesday: The Kid Loves to Rock

 

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My budding musician

My budding musician

When I was pregnant, Hannah would groove away whenever Bob Marley was played. She wasn’t really fussy which song, but particularly enjoyed “Could You Be Loved?”. I tried to engage her in the songs after she was born but I think she was a bit young; definitely a goal for the near future though.

Lately I’ve been wondering about the benefits of ‘sensory play’. I’ve read a bit about it through the Facebook page Sensory Learning 4 Life, as well as finding great resources on Pinterest, so I decided to have a go and gave Hannah a bowl and a spoon, to see what would happen. I didn’t expect it to be so popular and for Hannah to start playing with rhythm and repetition!

 

I’m also really keen to try ‘Cornmeal Play’ found on the Productive Parenting website. The idea is that you fill a container with cornmeal (or a similar substance), simply add a couple of measuring cups or scoops and away they go! The skills covered include tactile stimulation, sensory development and fine motor skills. I might even try it later today 😀

If you have any great sensory activities for your baby, I’d love to hear them!

 

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Wordless Wednesday: February, a month of firsts

 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Ideas: Costumes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Ideas: Costumes

One of my all time favourite themes has to be ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. It’s such a wonderful book and there are so many great ideas out there that you can use to create a fantastic and memorable birthday party with.

I will share ideas with you for:

  1. Costumes
  2. Invitations
  3. Birthday cakes
  4. Party food
  5. Decorations

Let’s start with costume ideas. For original links, please click the photos.

Costume 2

Just TOOOOOO cute!

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Fabulous DIY costume – loving the skirt!

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This is my daughter, Hannah. we got this cute ensemble from Target for $14.

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A close up of the pocket on Hannah’s romper. Technically this was in the boy’s section, but it was too cute to pass up!

Very Hungry Caterpillar themed 1st birthday

A very beautiful 1st birthday party.

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Such a great hat! Learn how to make it by clicking on the picture.

Tune in again tomorrow for more ideas 🙂

 

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