Category : New Mum Challenges

Bright Ideas to Protect Your Family Wealth

Bright Ideas to Protect Your Family Wealth

If you’ve worked a considerable amount in your life, then you’ve probably accumulated a lot of funds. This could be in the form of assets like a house or a car, or it might just be sitting in your savings account. However, as you grow older, you’ll start thinking about how you can pass your money down to the next generation of your family. To help you out, here are a couple of bright ideas no how Read more...
Road Trip with a toddler - what to take in the car

Road Trip with a toddler - what to take in the car

We're 7 months into our epic road trip with a toddler and dog around Australia. We left Sydney in July and have been up to Cooktown, back down the east coast to Victoria, across to Tassie, back to Melbourne for Christmas, through South Australia and we're currently cruising around the south west of WA - which is beyond amazing and so beautiful! We've driven over 24,000kms which is A LONGRead more...
World Breastfeeding Week - Breastfeeding tips

World Breastfeeding Week - Breastfeeding tips

World breastfeeding week - It's totally a thing!  Read more about it here...  It runs from the 1st - 7th August, 2016. "The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share." All that aside.  I'm all for breastfeeding if you caRead more...
Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

image: Pixabay With caution being crucial during pregnancy with everything from how many servings of fish you eat per week to exposure to household cleaning products, it is no wonder that women are hesitant about following an exercise program. Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy? How much is alright? What are the essentials that every women should know in order to make the most of workouts, wRead more...
Getting ready for cold and flu season with a baby

Getting ready for cold and flu season with a baby

Winter AKA 3 month Snotty nose, cold and flu season is here! Navigating it as a first time mum can be tricky to work your way through the thousands of options to make a snotty little one more comfortable.  From our experience last year, I've just stocked up and prepped to make sure we're good to go when it cold and flu season hits - which it will, because I'm not going to bubble wrap my baby anRead more...
Prepping for a caravan trip with a toddler

Prepping for a caravan trip with a toddler

The caravan is on order and I'm at that exciting stage of fantasy shopping  and mentally prepping for a caravan trip with a toddler.  I want it to be the best trip of my little mans life so far - and ours, which is why I'm mentally planning for how to make it as comfortable as possible for the whole family. Because of the timing, our little man will be turning two.  That means moving out of theRead more...
10 natural baby products you can share with your baby

10 natural baby products you can share with your baby

Right now in our house it's all about clearing out and getting ready for our trip of a lifetime with the fambam around Australia in our caravan.  That means I'm looking at all our overstuffed cupboards and wondering how on earth I can work smarter so we have a lush trip on the road.  Starting with the bathrooms.  The big question, which natural baby products can we all share and use as a family, tRead more...
A toddler, a massive dog, us and a caravan

A toddler, a massive dog, us and a caravan

So we bought a Caravan. We're not even caravanning people, I mean my man caravanned with his family as a kid, we camped and yet someone it seemed like a great idea. We have a toddler, a dog and a caravan.... It all started with my my man suggesting we went to the Caravan and Camping supershow, great idea for a day out.  We like the outdoors, it's easier to camp with our giant bear of a beRead more...
Designing my toddlers playroom

Designing my toddlers playroom

Meet "Project Playroom"  after being totally spoilt for my sons first christmas and birthday (thanks everyone), we needed a better play space that provided better storage for all the toys we found in our home.  With no space for the toys, my head was spinning with the multi coloured mess. The best gift for a first birthday would be a new room for the house to hide everything, seriously! I settlRead more...
Babies, Toddlers, Sleep and Daylight Savings

Babies, Toddlers, Sleep and Daylight Savings

If you have an early riser or late to bed baby, daylight savings can send a strike of fear right through your gut. In Australia the clocks go back an hour on Sunday April 3rd 2016 and Daylight savings starts again on Sunday 2nd of October 2016. How do you manage the time change with a babies routine? I'm no expert personally, but I do know how tough it can be to find the time to research Read more...
10 Delicious, Nutritious Smoothie Recipes for new mums

10 Delicious, Nutritious Smoothie Recipes for new mums

For many women, there is no greater blessing and miracle than becoming a mum. They say nothing in this life worth having comes without a great deal of effort. In some cases, the efforts you put are nothing compared to how much you get and that’s something every mum knows. But, when speaking about day-to-day activities of a new mum, the fact is -- things can get hard. Putting yourself in a new rolRead more...
Toddler travel entertainment kit

Toddler travel entertainment kit

Flying or long road trips can be scary for some, especially parents of little boys who do. not. stop. moving!!! Like a boy scout, preparation is key when getting psyched up and sorted for a long haul flight.  After careful consideration of stuff that isn't noisy, will not roll down the airplane or fall into a thousand tiny pieces under the seats. The major tips - are think small, think cRead more...