Category : New Mum Challenges

Taking On The Childcare Minefield

Taking On The Childcare Minefield

Having a baby can really put a giant, baby-shaped spanner in the works when you are trying to decide what to do with yourself. Unfortunately, life doesn’t just stop and wait patiently for our little people to grow up and go to school, so if you want to be able to pay the bills and keep a roof over your head, you may have to look into going back to work. There are three camps for new mothers: the fRead more...
After The Event: Understanding Your Post-Pregnancy Body

After The Event: Understanding Your Post-Pregnancy Body

We all know that our bodies change during pregnancy. How else could we grow a baby? While these changes vary for every mum-to-be, there are some things that you can guarantee. Your womb will expand. You can rest pretty easy that your ankles will too. But, less of us think about what happens once we’ve given birth. It’s no surprise. Rightly so, the baby is the priority then. But, to ensure you dRead more...
Stressed Out? It's Time To Call A Babysitter!

Stressed Out? It's Time To Call A Babysitter!

Parenting is really, really hard work and if your kid, or kids, are happy, healthy and staring forward at a bright future, you can certainly be proud of your efforts so far. Unfortunately, the role of a parent never ends no matter if your child is four-years-old, or forty-four! You children will always need your advice, from help with their homework to advice on their first mortgage. You'll alwaysRead more...
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...