My Breastfeeding Journey

My Breastfeeding Journey

A while ago (read here: 2 years ago) I wrote an article on my journey to becoming a mum. A dream I had had since I was about 20 years old. You can read about that here. And when I first held that Positive Home Pregnancy Test in my hand, I had one thing that I wanted to do the minute I became a mum. One thing that not all mums are able to do. The one thing that shaped how I walked through my pregnancy: what food I ate, getting enough exercise and learning as much as I could about breastfeeding. Yes, folks this is going to be a Boob Post! I was very adamant that I would breastfeed my child. I of course knew that it would take a few days after birth for my milk to come in, but I should keep putting my tiny human to the breast often so she could stimulate the breasts...

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Pushing Mommy Away

Pushing Mommy Away

I recently read an article that really spoke to  me. And I think that a lot of parents go through this, but not too many want to get to the root of why this is happening. And I ask myself on a daily basis what I am doing wrong, or what I could do better. But in the end, I think we all are just doing what we can to the best of our abilities. So here’s my story… My little Angel, my baby girl and the cutest bundle of joy I could have asked for, recently turned 2. And even though we had already started going through the motions of the famed “Terrible Twos” since she was about 22 months, and we thought we figured out how to get through those times, boy were we in for a rude awakening. Or at least I was, my husband is usually at work or sleeping...

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The Hungry Caterpillar

The Hungry Caterpillar

So I made it! I got to 2 years of being a parent, a mum. The Little Miss had already hit the Terrible Two’s at 22 months and she was also quite strong-willed. And no matter how fast she grows up, physically as well as emotionally and mentally, she will forever be my baby girl. I learn more about who I am, just by being her mother. And I have in the last two years made countless mistakes as her mother (if measured by the standards set by other people), and so I am learning everyday how to be a good mum and to raise her to the best of my abilities. Anyway, so her birthday was coming up and I had already decided in November last year what her birthday theme would be: The Hungry Caterpillar (book by Eric Carle). The German version (Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt)...

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The Tale of the Bear and the Monkey

The Tale of the Bear and the Monkey

So we recently celebrated my Little Girl’s First Birthday. Whoa! Can someone say “Milestone”!!! For her actual birthday, we visited my in-laws and brought together the hubster’s family for a small get-together. It was a lovely afternoon spent with cake and presents. But I must admit: leading up to the main event, I seemed to be going through a bit of an emotional few days. If you haven’t read about my journey to finally welcoming my Peanut to the world in 2015, go ahead and read it here. So as I prepared for the big milestone of the 1st Birthday, I think my hormones kicked in big time 🙂 Anyway, I knew that I wanted to be the one to make my Peanut’s first birthday cake. I consider myself an ok baker and just felt it was...

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50 Shades of Pink

50 Shades of Pink

I have a confession to make. And yes, I know that once I say it, then it’s out there in the webisphere and it cannot be taken back. And yes, I also know that perhaps one day, some day, my Peanut will happen across my blog and read this post. But as I write this post, I find that I am not worried. I am in fact at peace with what I am about to write and have no regrets when I hit the “publish” button. So here goes: I always wanted a son. A boy. And when we first found out that we were pregnant, I imagined bringing home a little boy, putting him to sleep I his powder blue painted room that is decorated with sailing boats and a lighthouse as his nightlight. How can I add fire to this confession, you ask? Well, at my 14 week scan which I had to...

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The Guilt of Mommy’s Me Time

The Guilt of Mommy’s Me Time

So I’m a Stay At Home Mum. I don’t use that as a title, more to just explain that I am in fact a mum who doesn’t work in an office or whatever. Anyway, I will readily admit that I spend a lot of my time with my Peanut who recently turned 9 months. So much time in fact, that housework usually gets pushed to weekends or late at night. So on some weekends PapaBear often takes Peanut out for a few hours to give MamaBear some alone time. And he does this do that I can do stuff that I want to do. The problem is though that even though I would love to draw a bath and soak in bubbles for an hour with some soft music and a glass of Vino, or go catch up on some well-deserved sleep, or do my nails or wash my oily hair: I usually end up folding and putting...

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