Bellies & Beyond Blog
A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about the day I got stuck in the shower. (Feel free to have a quick squiz https://www.belliesandbeyond.com.au/blog/today-i-got-stuck-in-the-shower). You see at that stage of my life all I could see into the future was the next half an hour. That’s what it often can be like having … Read More about Scooping up the stars..
Mikah is 3 years 11 months and it’s finally time to admit that she has dropped her daytime sleep. Well, dropping. I really can’t complain, I’ve had a great run with it. She has until recently been happy to go to bed every day and could often snooze for a few hours. It worked perfectly … Read More about Admitting that nap-time is actually over..
Sometimes I suffer from extreme mother guilt and I rack my brain with ways that I could be a better mother. I am also aware that I may not be the best sister or daughter either but I’m going to be honest with you… when it comes to being a wife – call me crazy … Read More about Being the trouble and strife
At the local Kindergarten Growing your own vegetables, fruit or herbs provides a wonderful experience for children to learn that food does not grow in plastic at supermarkets, develop respect for nature and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing something grow from their efforts. I recently planted two veggie patches and a potted fruit tree at a … Read More about Top six reasons why you should get your kids growing vegetables by Melissa Waine
I promised myself that I wouldn’t work too much over the holiday period… A few check ins with clients here and there, but I was really trying to stay away from my Bellies and Beyond Facebook and Instagram accounts and definitely no blogging. But today something happened and I actually couldn’t help but blog about … Read More about It won’t be like this forever. The sequel
One of the services I offer is a Baby Concierge Program. Basically I help the mother physically and mentally get prepared for a baby. So I often help put together the gift registries, help with the bubs room, organise pregnancy photo shoots, pack a hospital bag for them and during this time together will let … Read More about What’s in a name?
The Networking Circle recently did an interview with me and I’m not ashamed to admit that I am just a little proud of it. It really is not easy being a working mum and sometimes I try to stop concentrating on where I am falling short and what I’m not doing and just be satisfied … Read More about Shameless Self Promotion..
I am constantly asked what to pack in a hospital bag. This is what I say.. Packing for hospital is like packing a suitcase for a holiday…. in a third world country. What you would take to that kind of destination is exactly what you would take to a hospital. Oh and FYI the souvenir … Read More about What to pack in the hospital bag…
I am definately not the most stylish mother out there. There is a mother that I see every morning when I drop my daughter off at her preschool and I am always amazed at how she looks. She is one of those mothers that just always seems to have it all sorted. She is … Read More about S Brand – Before, During and After Pregnancy
My daughters look absolutely identical but are polar opposites in personality. Maybe it’s the first child versus second child thing. Maybe it’s how I have parented them – you know the first one falls over and we rush to catch them and then ice it, band aid it, check on the bruise while they are … Read More about Take it or leave it!
When I was at high school, there were the computer nerds who hung off every word that the popular kid was saying. They would look at them at awe and wonder how they could be less nerdy and be more popular. Walk into the Apple store and you will see how it is all different … Read More about Time Hopping!
I, like most mums have had a somewhat turbulent time with fertility. But thats for another day. Today I am acting as a vessel for someone else’s story. This Blessed Journey is written by Lee-Anne Whitten. A really beautiful woman who is one of my favourite people in the world to bump into. At the … Read More about A story of infertility.. and fertility.
I am currently on a family holiday in Thailand. It is absolutely exquisite! One of my first few posts from the beautiful Resort was this: And it’s true! “Holidays with young kids isn’t about relaxing, it’s about making wonderful memories”. I am the first to admit that several times throughout the trip I wondered if … Read More about My holiday according to Facebook
When you get married you go on a honeymoon, when you are pregnant you go on a babymoon, when you have kids and you travel without them you go on a ???. I have been racking my brain for what it is actually called..when you go away with your husband and leave your kids at … Read More about No Words
I always get dud mothers day presents. My birthday is a week before and my husband thinks that its ok to just shmoosh the two days into one. I have been a mother for 3 mothers days. The first one hubby gave me perfumes from my new little 6-week-old baby. Doesn’t sound too bad does … Read More about Mothers Day Gift Guide. 5 hints for my hubby (and yours!)
I am not a freak out kind of mother. I can count on one hand the amount of times I have checked to see if my kids are breathing at night, I don’t lie awake worrying about them and I consider myself a pretty chilled out kind of mum. Ish. (For the record, I’m pretty … Read More about Some car questions answered…
Kids can be divided into two categories over the next couple of weeks… Those that excitedly get chocolate Easter eggs and those that gets cardboard-like Matzah. Those that get lucky or those that get rorted. It always frustrated me as a child that Easter and Passover overlapped in the calendar year. My grandfather would take … Read More about Let My Guilt Go!
I think I told you when daylight savings started, that it confuses the crap about of me. But one thing is for sure…about this time every year I get a flurry of emails and calls with mothers who are stressing out about the end of daylight savings. What does this mean for their toddler? Will … Read More about Daylight Savings Drama
Presenting…The Phil and Ted’s SmartLux This is actually a stroller that’s sexy! It is a modern urban stroller that will give your child the COMFIEST ride they will experience. The seat is convertible (can lie flat, face parents or face the world) but that’s not the most exciting part – it is completely cushioned. … Read More about Pram Diaries Part II
I read an article about these fantastic mothers in Connecticut who are trying to break down the concept of the mummy wars. I don’t think I am an overly opinionated mother, I think I have mentioned before that sometimes my opinions aren’t that strong simply because I’m just too tired to be that passionate about … Read More about So what? A blog about mummy wars
In BC (Before Children) I was actually a preschool teacher, I have taught at several schools and day cares and therefore I can say that I know a fair bit about 1st days…or first weeks really. I have seen it all, children crying and holding on to their mothers, mothers crying and holding on to … Read More about Bible in a Blog. 10 Commandments of starting preschool
Since I posted my blog last week, the response has been completely overwhelming. Your messages in my inbox, my emails and the words from friends were completely heartening and uplifting. There was one particular mother who completely blew me away and now she is writing this blog for all my amazing Bellies & Beyond followers. … Read More about 10 Miscarriages later… Some DO’s and DONT’S
I often am reluctant about blogging about anything that personal because I’m very conscious of the fact that one day my girls will be able to read whatever I put out into the cyber universe. By the time they can read they will probably be able to download it straight it to their glasses or … Read More about It won't be like this forever.