Before I had my daughter I always did a major eye roll whenever people talked about the hefty costs of being a parent. But then I became a mummy myself and reality hit. From out-of-the-blue costs that you don’t anticipate to seemingly obvious expenses that somehow manage to blindside you, the unexpected costs of becoming a parent can really throw your finances into disarray if you don’t plan for them. Continue reading
Let’s face it, even though becoming a mum is amazing, it’s also pretty terrifying. When I first brought Baby Boo home from hospital I was scared stiff of just about everything. Seriously. Things that seem simple now, like swaddling or offering her a pacifier induced a stomach churning sensation inside me, a bit like when you’re on a fairground ride, but nowhere near as fun. The thing that frightened me the most was bath time. Continue reading
Let me first begin by saying that losing weight has NOT been my main focus since becoming a mummy. My attention has 100 per cent been on my daughter and husband and enjoying this magical time. Added to this, I’ve always had a bit of an issue with how so many women feel pressured to fit into a pair of size eight jeans while walking around with a six-week-old. That said, like most women, there is a part of me that laments over my pre-pregnancy body. Continue reading
I love a good list so I’ve compiled this set of life hacks for new mums. They’re simple but helpful tips to make life run a little more smoothly and are definitely things I wish people had told me before I came home with my baby.