3rd Pregnancy | First Trimester

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Pregnancy. It is quite simply amazing. Whilst life taken a few unexpected turns the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to experience pregnancy three times within the last 2 years. Many people wait years to see those two lines, so whilst two of three pregnancies were a complete surprise, we do feel incredibly…

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A Rather Unexpected Surprise

This last year has been a whirlwind with being pregnant and the arrival of our second daughter, Ryver, in June. After adjusting to 2 under 2, we decided to focus on building our life for the near future. Getting married, building a home, creating our careers. Whilst life could be hectic at times, we finally…

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The Importance of Choice

Choice. Freewill. Two very important concepts within our world. Yet, some of the most forgotten concepts when it comes to children. Why is something so simple and critical as choice so often an after thought? Why do so many parents end up overriding their children’s choices? Some may argue it is a side affect of…

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The Power of Honesty In Effort |Guest Blog

I’m just going to cut to the chase.  I’m trying really hard to be a good mom to ThriveToddler.  I’m trying harder at this goal than ANYTHING else I’ve ever attempted in my 33 years on earth.  Since he’s been born (a little under 2 years ago), making sure that I “do right by him”…

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A Mother’s Guilt…. | Guest Blog

I am beginning to realise that the feeling of mum guilt will never go away. There will always be something I think I need to do better, to do more of, or less of.  The feeling of guilt just seems to cling to different aspects of our everyday life as the children grow fast before…

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Santa? Not In Our House! | Our Alternative Christmas Story

Santa. The staple character of most western Christmases. Not in our house. I know, Scrooge, how could we not tell the girls about Santa!? Won’t they miss out on all of the magic!? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding NO.  Aside from personal beliefs, which we will get to in minute, there…

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My Positive Birth Experience: A Birthday Baby | Guest Blog

I want to start this off by saying props to all Mommies out there. No matter how you deliver your baby (all natural, epidural, home birth, hospital birth, etc.) You are an incredible, strong woman. To any first time Mommy-to-be, have no worries, child bearing is a natural thing from God and your body was…

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Home-Schooling | Why We Chose It Over Conventional Education

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Education is perhaps one of the most important yet controversial topics in parenting. We all know that our children need to learn, but how, what and where are all up for debate. Home-schooling in particular, receives a lot of attention and seems to be a major point of debate. In the past, before public school,…

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Autumn Family Bucket List

Another season is upon us! In England, Autumn has well and truly arrived. The leaves have turned to beautiful reds and oranges, and with it the colder nights! As a family we absolutely love Autumn. Last year, Aria was only just 2 months old and we were still getting to grips with being first time…

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5 Lessons We Should Learn From Our Children

There is no doubt in any parents mind, that when it comes to raising children it is one giant learning curve. Nobody hands you a manual at the hospital. There is no one right way to raise a child. It is one of the single most challenging and rewarding things we will ever do in…

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