Bellies & Beyond Blog
Its Birth Trauma Awareness Week. For some that will mean nothing, they will give it a seconds thought and then go about their day and that’s completely fine. In fact that used to be me, and I wish I was still so naïve to it. But for so many others, those words will flow through … Read More about Birth Trauma Awareness Week
Especially because I have three girls, I feel an immense pressure that they don’t see that I am never happy with how I look. I try to model good eating behaviours on them (even if I get stuck into the choccies late at night) and I try to keep them as active as I can. … Read More about Personal Training done right.
As most of you would have noticed, I’ve barely blogged this year. You probably thought it was because three kids are busy and I’ve dropped the ball. Well that may be true and the ball may have been dropped a little. If anyone asks, I tell that that I call three kids “beautiful chaos”. Throw … Read More about Labour one year on.
Snacks can be really difficult for kids. We all want to give them healthy snacks but don’t feel like a fight. My favourite dietician Chloe Sacks (and super mum of three) gives us her take: I looked at Dairy Lea Fridge Sticks, Bega Stringers and the Kraft Cheese Sticks. I couldn’t find any nutritional … Read More about The verdict on Cheese Sticks for kids.
Get a group of mothers together and you can be sure of two things 1. There will be liquid consumed. If its before 5pm strong shots of coffee will be skulled and if its after 5pm… well then it’s obviously wine o’clock. 2. Conversation will ultimately turn to food. And that’s for sure. Very rarely … Read More about Kids and Food. Need I say more?
Since I made the decision to send Mikah to school as a 4.5 year old and not a 5.5 year old, I have had a few requests for a blog about it. I am guessing that the mothers asking are mothers of children born from February through to June. I am convinced that a mother … Read More about The great debate: What age to start school?
There are some little things that I have learnt along the way that I feel like I have to warn mums about so they are not blind sighted. I make sure to tell pregnant mums about after-pains being worse than actual contractions and I also always tell them to start lathering their breasts in Lansinoh … Read More about Why Mums cry on the first day of school.
My family knows that I am very particular about what presents I get for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. There is a strict criteria that they must abide by. 1. I don’t care about cards 2. It must be a want and not a need 3. It must be something I want (continuously check back with … Read More about Dyson V6 Absolute part 2
I met the beautiful Marnie years ago BC (Before Children), I taught her son Bailey and instantly took a likening to him. He was (and is) gentle, sweet, loving and caring. Let me tell you, the apple did not fall far from the tree because that is Marnie to a Tee (pun totally not intended). … Read More about What the Frock Do I wear now?
I will admit when I was asked to review the Dyson V6 it caused a little giggle in my house. Lets just say, I am no domestic goddess.. I’m a shocker cook, lazy cleaner and cannot for the life of me understand why people feel the need to iron anything. I’m also a serial shrinker … Read More about Dyson V6
As a lot of you who follow me would know, I am a big believer in raising other mothers and their businesses up. I get so frustrated that women are often by nature so competitive against each other and not building each other and working together. I feel like we all find this juggle really … Read More about Bellies and Beyond Business
The end of year is around the corner (cue conversations about how quickly this year has gone, how much your kids have grown etc.) and its time to start thinking about presents. We don’t celebrate Christmas in our house so thank goodness I don’t have to start stressing (and saving) for stocking fillers and presents … Read More about Teachers Presents
I am all for being easy when it comes to baby products. There are enough decisions that we have to make as mothers so I’m always about finding a good product and then sharing it with you mums. There are the really “tough” decisions like which baby bag to use – the Mimco one of … Read More about The Ezy Switch EP by BabyLove
Most of you would know by now that my family and I are Jewish. Not the kind that just dabble in their religion but people that really TRY to live and breathe it. We have a kosher home, go to Synagogue from time to time, look forward to the weekly Sabbath from about midweek and … Read More about The Sweetest Blog I’ve ever written.
One of the services I offer at Bellies and Beyond is meeting with pregnant mothers and helping them get set up for the baby. Sometimes this entails helping with a nursery or a baby registry, or other times it is teaching them how to bath a baby. Whilst doing this I generally talk about what … Read More about Top Ten Tips for a New Father
Last week I wrote The Sweetest Blog I’ve Ever Written when it was the Jewish New Year. (If you missed it, here it is: /blog/the-sweetest-blog-ive-ever-written). This period now is a sensitive time if you a Jew. It is the time between Rosh Hashannah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement where we fast for 25 … Read More about My Juice Cleanse for the Year
Sometimes in my head I’m one of those earthy mums.. In my mind I have a compost heap, recycle at every opportunity possible and serve my kids delicious veggies from the imaginary amazing herb garden I have. Oh and I also used cloth nappies! Unfortunately this is not me in reality. I sometimes use disposable … Read More about Pineapple Heads
If you are anything like me you feel Fathers Day creeping up on you and you promise that this year you will be different and you will be organised and brainstorm really early. Only to not do anything at all about your brainstormed list and then the week before you are running around Westfield with … Read More about Fathers Day Solved.
One of the most common topics I get asked about is when is the best time to transition from a cot to a bed. I want to tell you about the “mistakes” I’ve seen in the past. Wait, lets not call them mistakes, lets call them mishaps. No wait, setbacks. Yes, setbacks. Because that’s all … Read More about Goodbye cot and hellooo big bed! A blog about transitioning from a cot to a bed.