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Diary Of A Crazy Baby – One Year Old

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Well, well, well. Holy moly sausage role-y, we made it, we made it, we ACTUALLY made it! Yes, our sweet sassy pants baby is finally twelve months old. TWELVE MONTHS!!!! Gaaaaah, Who would have thunk it? I SERIOUSLY can’t believe that my second little baby who was literally JUST BORN is already one. She still has next to no hair though. Lazy bloody hair… thinks it’s too good to grow. Sigh. #JokesButTheStruggleIsReal (more…)

The Best Anniversary Ever – The Mystery Picnic Date

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog / / 0 comments

Oh My Gawd. I love Anniversaries. I love Birthdays. I love Christmas. I love, in fact, every holiday and celebration of every kind. Something about celebrations gives me a case of hand-flapping excitement every time. Are you feeling me? I sure hope so, my fellow over-excitable human! (more…)

What Maternity Leave Is Really Like

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Life, Mumma / / 0 comments

So, maternity leave…. It’s a glorious and magical time filled with luxurious days where working is not remotely a thing, shopping trips are potentially endless, pampering is at an all time high, and high-end coffee dates seriously ARE a thing… I mean, isn’t that right? No?! Pfffft, yeah right, I wish. (more…)

My Shopping Addiction – 6 Of My Favourite Looks For Under $150

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Fashion, Mumma / / 0 comments

Warning: No models were harmed (or… um… even used) in the making of this post. It’s just one awkward AF mum. Standing in front of her camera. Hoping for a non-blurry shot which she may or may not (cough DEFINITELY not) have gotten. But still… Enjoy x   It’s no secret, but I love shopping. I always have and I always will. It’s just… that I always want more clothes than any human needs. Like, I want ALL THE CLOTHES. All of them. #IHaveAProblemAndItsHighlyLikelyMyHusbandWillWantToDivorceMeOverIt (more…)

Diary Of A Crazy Baby – 11 Months Old

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog, Diary Of A Crazy Baby, Love, Mumma / / 0 comments

Oh. My. God. Becky. Look. At. My. Baby. She is sooooooooo big. #TellMeYouGetIt And I ain’t lying, because the babe is 11 months old now. Whaaaaaaaaaa??!!!! ELEVEN MONTHS OLD?! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Actually to tell the truth – at the time of writing this, she is in fact just 9 days shy of being one freaking year old. #Oops I honestly don’t know how I really feel about it…I mean, I feel so many emotions right now, that I may possibly explode and splatter weirdness all over the wall. #TooFarEllynTooFar (more…)

When Kids Are Accidentally Hilarious

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Love, Mumma, Toddler / / 0 comments

There are so many things that make me laugh hysterically in this life. You know, like people falling over. Epic dog fails. And just about anything and everything to do with kids. Kids, whether they mean it or not are so innocently and so hilariously funny. They fall over a lot, get easily scared a heck of a lot, and they ask the most curious questions, COMPLETELY without a filter which gets me Every. Single. Damn. Time. (more…)

The TERRIBLE things that you should NEVER do with Troublesome Toddlers

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Life, Love, Mumma, Toddler / / 0 comments

Well. Toddlers, hey? They say that the hardest part of parenting is at the start, when you know absolutely NOTHING and are thrown into the deep end regardless. When you are left to flounder about aimlessly with no idea how to cope with this major change in your world that has arrived LITERALLY without warning. #WellExceptForTheWarningThatThePreviousNineMonthsMayHaveGivenYou (more…)

Diary Of A Crazy Baby – Ten Months Old

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Our cheeky girl babe or, as the toddler likes to call her – “Miss Poo Poo Bum Bum”, is ten and a half months old now. Can you believe it? I cannot. I mean, I lived it, but I cannot actually believe any of it. My oh my how time flies when you are exhausted and chasing a crawling baby and a very fast mini person all over the house. (more…)

The ABC’s of Crazy Kids

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Mumma / / 0 comments

Aaaah, Kids. Crazy, Crazy Kids. There is something about those teeny tiny humans of ours that can relentlessly push all of the buttons, and yet at the same time instil such a fierce love within us that it fills us almost to bursting. (more…)

Our Awesome Foursome Family Holiday – Part 2.

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog / / 0 comments

This is the second part of our Awesome Foursome Family Holidays Mini Series… Did you read Part 1 yet? If not, read it HERE before diving in to the below! xx Day 4. Tuesday.  We woke up at 5am today. Sob. Sah tired. A friend had recommended that we go and visit a nearby bakery – Bam Bam Bakehouse so we could try their “EPIC pastries”. As soon as I heard the word pastry, I was literally running towards the place ready to stress eat away my troubles. Again the kids were terrifying loud, and tossing things all over the place, but we somehow managed to enjoy our breakfast and bought some of those epic pastries to scoff on the way out. They were insanely good. And if you go to Broadbeach, or Surfers Paradise, then I recommend going to check them out – the lunch/breakfast food on offer in the restaurant is great but the pastries – the pastries really are EPIC! While the baby was asleep, the hairy husband and the mini man spent an hour or two in the hotel pool. I was thrilled because we were on the 6th floor, so I could just peer over ...

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I’m feeling super tired at the moment. Work is getting super busy again so much so that I feel like I’m barely getting anything ACTUALLY done...
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And our weekends are jam packed with ALL of the things. 🥅☕️🛒🧘🏻‍♀️🏀⚽️🧺🥪🍲🍷
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I’m exhausted. And if I am, I bet you are too. 😴
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So what do I do when I am too tired to emotionally face life and adulthood?
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I catch up with family that I adore at a play centre and let the kids entertain themselves for a few hours. I buy them hot chips for lunch. I buy them a gingerbread man each (and eat most of The Girls myself). We spend time doing nothing...❤️
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We put the TV on this afternoon while the girl slept, and I hugged my son pretty much all afternoon. It’s been bloody glorious.
I’m still tired, but my heart is full ❤️
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So the lesson is, when ur feeling exhaustedly freaking exhausted, then try to slow the heck down.
Yes, chill the frick out. And spend time with those you love and those that make your soul shine again ❤️
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It will fill your cup again... 😘❤️
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Tag a friend who fills YOUR cup...
I’m tagging some mumma’s who fill mine whether they know it or not ❤️
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19 months old. 19 freaking months old. .
The sweet girl has grown up so much in the last month, and is turning into such a little person now.
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One that runs, laughs, is cheeky, demands to dress herself (horribly I might add), and one who loves everyone around her with every bone in her body.
She is the sweetest little girl, and gives the best cuddles.
She also gives the best open palmed slaps. And by “best” I totally mean the worst. It’s the pits. Slaps suck.
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Oh, and she dances with more enthusiasm than I do when I desperately chase chocolate crumbs in the pantry after a particularly rough day.
#DancingQueen
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So, head to the blog post via the link below, and then come back and tell me - do you have a little person in your life now?
What cheeky little monkey things are they up to? Leave a comment below as I would love to hear all about it xxx
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Ps. Rad 📸 by only-slighter-older-than-19-months-legend @jessworrallphotography .
Stunning headband by @luluandmilly .
Cost knit by @targetaus (old)
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Not that you can tell in this particular pic because The Boy is howling in disgust over being asked to “smile” and The Girl has totally body slammed him UFC style in annoyance that he is ruining her moment in front of the camera, but these two love each other so much. ❤️
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I can see it in the way that The Girl runs around the house every day stopping occasionally to breakdance or yell at anyone around her to pick her up. #SahFreakingBossy ... but as soon as The Boy disappears from her view she starts calling out for him “Aheeeee! Where aaaaah oooooo?!”. 💓💓
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She hates not being near him. She misses him. Probably just misses giving him a good old whack on the head to be honest... Or the bum. #TheseTwoAreSoWeirdTogetherLikeThat 😂
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But long story short, she will not rest until he is by her side again. Or until someone distracts her with food. 🍗
#totallymychild .
But, their relationship is changing a little bit now that the girl is getting older. She is getting bossier (ermagawd how do you get bossier than bossy?)... and this means that now they take TURNS pushing each other out of my lap so they can hop in it instead. It ain’t just a one sided affair anymore. .
Ps, they do that purely just to annoy the shit out of each other, not ACTUALLY because they want affection from their SECOND favourite parent... aka. ME... 😫
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But most of the day they spend time playing together, and cuddling each other, and they are beautiful to watch. They both snuggle in,
wrap their arms around each other and rest their sweet heads against one another. It’s so peaceful. ❤️
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And in those moments I see everything that I hoped for when I became a mum. A family full of love. Children full of joy. Besties. .
And it makes me feel happy. And fulfilled. And a little like I need a wee #mumlife 🤦🏻‍♀️💦
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I’m so grateful for these two babies of mine, and I hope they stay besties forever... ❤️❤️❤️
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Whose babes are besties? Tell me all about how much they love each other in the comments below 🙌🏻❤️
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Oh hey guys! *waves madly and trips over* #DamnitSigh
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I thought I’d play a game with you on this cold cold winters night tonight ...❤️
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The game is called “Lie Or Fact, Motherfactor!!” *shouts loudly*
It’s where I tell you three random facts about myself and one lie and YOU have to pick the lie. .
Squeeeeeeel! So excited. Coz games are motherfacting fun 😂
So here we go... .
1. When I was young I used to go red in the face just thinking about going red. ☺️
2. I eat my favourite foods on the right side of my mouth. 😬
3. My mum sometimes accidentally calls me Eric (and we don’t know anyone named Eric)
4. I have the same jumper in 4 different colours coz it’s comfy
5. I don’t like fruit salad. It’s dumb. .
Sooo, head to the comment below and have a guess which number is the big old fat LIE!! And you will win ... absolutely nothing except the satisfaction of knowing your a clever clogs. And a Queen Motherfactor 👑 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️
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Ps Rad 📸 by the Motherfactor fact checker @jessworrallphotography
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Yep, you heard it… I have one of those children that I never imagined that I would actually have.
I have… shockingly… A Stage Five Clinger. .
I know, crazy right? With a Mumma as footloose and fancy free as me, how could I EVER have such clingy children.
Cough, its me. I am the clingy one lol. Sometimes. Most of the time. Stop it.
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It can be super hard to have A Stage Five Clinger, especially at dinner time, when you want to vacuum, or when you want to have a quiet poo on your own.
Sigh. #Truth
Sometimes you just want to have minute to yourself and they never will really let you.
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But there are so many reasons to embrace the clinginess of these kidlets of mine.
Because soon enough they will not need me any more.
They will not want to have those beautiful moments with me that they do now.
They will rather do anything else than just sit there with me, nuzzling into my neck.
Soon enough they will not need me in any way at all. .
I will hold on to those moments for as long as I can.
I will hold on to them just as hard as they hold on to me. And I will not be the one to let go first.
Never will I let go. .
So, please head to the blog post via the link in my bio, and then come back here and tell me - do you have a stage five clinger yourself?
Do you love it, or does it drive you wild?
Let me know in the comments below as I would love to hear all about it xx
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Ps just look at those sweet baby toes - thanks for the rad 📸 @jessworrallphotography

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