I’m a researcher. Google is my friend and I use it often. When I was pregnant with my first baby I was in research overdrive. I mean I researched basically everything you could imagine. The pile of books on my bedside table was impressive (and slightly daunting!).
“Put your hat on!” This must be the most used phrase I say when we are at the beach. I feel like a robot constantly alternating between “Oliver put your hat on” and “Isla put your hat on”.
Isla (my 4.5 year old) was given her first scooter last Christmas and took to scooting like a duck to water. She scoots while I walk with the pram and when we’re at home she just scoots around and around on our deck. She’s obsessed. So needless to say, she was excited when I told her that she was getting a new scooter to trial from Reid Cycles. Her little sister Clover (who is 1.5 years old) was also going to get a scooter to try so it was excitement all round!
Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that I do love to sleep stalk my two babes. Whilst Oliver doesn’t always day sleep these days, I can rely on Isla to give me my daily sleep stalk fix.
I’ve got messy eaters. Like food-is-EVERYWHERE-messy. My parents and in-laws are always giving me disapproving looks when they watch my babes eat. ‘Why don’t you spoon feed; it will be much easier and cleaner?’ That is one of those ‘handy’ aka so freaking annoying pieces of advice I have heard at nearly every family get-together since having children.
My skin has always taken a backseat when it comes to self care and maintenance – I go through phases where I’m determined to keep up with a beauty regime in hopes of achieving flawless, glowing skin (don’t we all?!), my motivation or lack thereof tends to last somewhere around the one week mark before I give up hope and admit defeat. As I begin to creep closer to my thirties, I’ve started to take notice on how my skin is ageing – the fine lines and wrinkles have well and truly set in and taken up camp underneath my eyes and on top of the forehead, I know they’re not going anywhere unless I do something about it and now is the time to start before it’s too late and I seriously reconsider my stance on Botox.
I’m going to be honest, at first I totally thought this was one of those ‘gimmicky’ things that sounded good, but would essentially never get used. Boy was I wrong. Here’s how things went down:
Us TMJ mama’s have loved collaborating with BellaBaby Box this month to bring you a product package overflowing with eco and natural goodness. We wanted to share a little bit about our favourite products with you – our tribe …
Online shopping is my jam. In fact there was a time when my delivery guy knew me so well, I felt like he spent more time at my house than my husband did. Okay slight exaggeration, but he was there through all the stages of my pregnancy with Isla; each week as I grew bigger, new things would arrive – like cots, sheets, clothes. And then once Isla arrived, each week he came she would get a little bit bigger too. It made me happy hearing the delivery truck arriving in our driveway and then seeing a little parcel with my name on it. Most of the time these days the packages are for my babes, more specifically for Isla (she’s the real online shopping addict). So you can imagine my excitement when there is actually a parcel in there for me as well!
I’m always on the lookout to try new products for my babes, especially products that tick boxes. For me; as a mama, and at this stage in my life these boxes include natural, eco, and minimal chemicals. Oh and I am partial to pretty packaging too. So you can imagine my excitement to try some of the Weleda products including some of the Calendula Baby Range; which has been developed in collaboration with midwives.