Wander Lust Spirit | Guest Blog

Earlier this year, I married my best friend; a man that continues to inspire me each new day. I’m glad the wedding chaos is over, but in keeping with the newlywed spirit, I’d like to introduce myself by sharing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Something old: For as long as I…

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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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Our Top 5 Books For Christmas

Christmas is a fantastic time to cosy up as a family with a good book. As suggested in our last post, we prefer a relatively minimal Christmas, and try to incorporate the 4 present rule. We find books are a fantastic fit for a minimal Christmas! Books aid reading development, as well as promoting mindfulness…

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The Wonders of Hypnobirthing & Why You Should Try It!

Calm, peaceful and safe was how envisioned my perfect labour. Even before Aria, I had this wonderful image of a safe darkened room in which I would experience birth and our baby would be born into a calm loving environment, free from worry or stress. Hypnobirthing was key to ensuring this experience, especially in my…

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Induction Of Labour | My Experiences

Whether due to going past the due date or because of complications, induction is something most pregnant women are told about. A brief search of the internet will reveal there is equal support for those who support it and those who tell horror stories. As someone who has been through two inductions within the space…

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Our First 24 Hours As Parents Of Two Under One!

Prior to Ryver being born everyone told us that having two under one would be chaos. That we would be constantly busy and we were crazy and we could certainly say goodbye to sleep! Whilst the first 24 hours has certainly been chaotic, I am glad to report it is nowhere near as frantic as…

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My Second Birth Story

After our first birth with Aria (Read the story here) we were determined to have a much more positive experience the second time around! Ideally, I would have loved to make it to 40 weeks and go into labour spontaneously, however due to the growth dropping below the 5th centile, we were told that it…

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Keeping Calm In Chaos

  Moving house. A teething 9 month old. Pregnancy complications. One horse on 24/7 box rest. It’s safe to say life has been pretty hectic and stressful recently for our household! Just when you think you have found a moment of calm, life throws another curve ball! Although it’s safe to say life has at…

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The Reality Behind Abortion | Our Story

Abortion has been a hot topic this week for those of us in the United Kingdom with Ireland voting to change the current laws stating that a woman can only have an abortion if her life is at risk, regardless of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormalities. Whilst many will be against the repeal, I…

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