Bellies & Beyond Blog
Writing a blog is not normally difficult for me, finding the time might be, but the words seem to come quite easily to me. Friends that read my blog always say how they can hear my voice while they read it.. it really is not something I find especially challenging and I actually really enjoy … Read More about Labour caught on camera
Now that I’m a mother of 3 children I’ve worked something out and it actually makes no sense at all. Having one baby is actually the hardest. Mothers of one are reading this and shaking their heads.. I know how you look at mothers of multiple children.. you wonder how do they do it? You … Read More about One child is actually the hardest. Go figure!
For the last 8 months since I have had my third child, so many mothers have asked me to write a blog about having three children and what its like. Yes some are just making conversation, some are curious but I sometimes think its because they are sitting on the fence…two versus three. “Two makes … Read More about MY truth about three kids
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.
After two healthy and normal pregnancies, miscarriage was something that never entered my mind as we embarked on our third pregnancy. My first two babies we had conceived without trouble and had “uneventful pregnancies” so why should the third be any different? We waited for our 12 week scan and found everything to be healthy … Read More about A rainbow baby (From a guest writer).
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?
Michelle and I have known each other for a few years.. We are in the same community, have a lot of mutual friends and seem to bump in to each other a fair bit. Our girls are similar in age too so we have often chatted whilst in line shopping for (more) clothes! When she … Read More about A story of surprise, love, understanding, appreciation and emojis.
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.
I am the first to admit that I am completely terrible when it comes to taking care of myself. To other people, it probably doesn’t look like that. I am not skinny, but not fat. You will find me at a delicious bakery and never at a McDonalds. I often will have links on my … Read More about Note to self:
When I am out with other mummy friends I sometimes feel like a misfit. At an average Mothers Group dinner there are two kinds of mothers, the working mothers and the stay-at-home mothers. The night will be lovely, as much as we try not to talk about our kids inevitably we will be hearing what … Read More about From around the play-dough table..
I absolutely love being a mother. Whilst I didn’t love being pregnant, I do love the fact that I carried both my girls. (I love always having a one up on pain threshold over my husband because I kicked ass at childbirth). I love that I ultimately make the decisions for our children and even … Read More about A flight of ideas on Mothers Day..