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The Best Mothers Day Ever.

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Life / / 0 comments

So, I have this thing with Special Days. I feel an uncontrollable and unbridled excitement for any kind of Special Day, whether it be Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day, Fathers Day or… really… just any day of the week. And I always hope, NAY EXPECT, others around me to share it too. But the problem is that my abnormal levels of enthusiasm means I expect too much, and regardless of what occurs, I find myself disappointed. It’s ridiculous I know. I should have been a freaking Christmas Elf. (more…)

Toddlers Gone Wild

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

There is something that happens to a toddler when a newborn sibling enters the world. Something extraordinary. Something astounding. Something semi horrific. The toddler that was once sweet and loving and gorgeous turns unexpectedly into something … different… And let me tell you, that something is…at least 45% monster. Sigh. (more…)

The Musings Of A Four Month Old Baby

Ellyn Shepherd / Bloggity Blog, Mumma / / 0 comments

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a super bald teeny tiny baby? I know I sure do. Instead of coming out of my hoo-ha speaking English as any good baby should, she babbles, squeals, snorts and squirms in my arms, and I have absolutely NO idea what she is talking about. Sigh. (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Ellyn Shepherd (mummalifelovebaby)

Ellyn Shepherd / Baby, Bloggity Blog, My Real Birth Story Series / / 0 comments

Hey guys!! *waves madly*. Sooooo, here is the latest instalment in our Real Birth Story Series, and this time it has been written by ME – Ellyn, head honcho over here at mummalifelovebaby! Wooooo! This was my second labour and birth, which meant that although I hoped for a different experience, I assumed it would be exactly the same as the first… How did it go, you ask? Well, read on to find out… xox (more…)

Parenthood. And going from one child to two.

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

I know that you all already know this (because I wont stop talking about it), but I am about to go from being a mother of one child to a mother of two in this glorious game of parenthood. I am so close to doing so, that I am actually due today. Like, literally TODAY. And you know what crossed my mind last night? The thought flicked in and out again, but it was there… The thought that I have absolutely no idea how I will manage as a parent of two kids. (more…)

Diary of a Crazy Pregnant Lady – Weeks 37 and 38.

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

I must preface this instalment by mentioning that we have recently experienced a death in the family. A very unexpected death, and it has left our whole family shattered and stunned. It is not remotely my story to tell, so I will say no more on the subject, however I do want you to know that as I write these words, my heart is breaking over and over. And because of this, this piece will not be as joyous as my usual posts and for that I am sorry. I hope you can forgive me… xox (more…)

Diary of a Crazy Pregnant Lady – Weeks 34 to 36

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

Pregnant Lady Alert! Pregnant Lady Alert! Tummy that has stretched beyond what is humanly possibly for 34 freaking weeks alert! I say this every freaking time I know but 34 weeks? THIRTY FOUR FREAKING WEEKS? But…but that means that I have just 6 weeks to go? Its saaaaaaah crazy! Who made time speed up like this? Who took away the in-between? What is going on? (more…)


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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...
And our weekends are jam packed with ALL of the things. 🥅☕️🛒🧘🏻‍♀️🏀⚽️🧺🥪🍲🍷
I’m exhausted. And if I am, I bet you are too. 😴
So what do I do when I am too tired to emotionally face life and adulthood?
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...❤️
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 ❤️
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 ❤️
It will fill your cup again... 😘❤️
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.
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.
Oh, and she dances with more enthusiasm than I do when I desperately chase chocolate crumbs in the pantry after a particularly rough day.
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
Ps. Rad 📸 by only-slighter-older-than-19-months-legend @jessworrallphotography .
Stunning headband by @luluandmilly .
Cost knit by @targetaus (old)
Instagram post 2110974871459367257_2224857444 * T H E S E  T W O *
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. ❤️
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?!”. 💓💓
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 😂
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... 😫
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. ❤️
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 🤦🏻‍♀️💦
I’m so grateful for these two babies of mine, and I hope they stay besties forever... ❤️❤️❤️
Whose babes are besties? Tell me all about how much they love each other in the comments below 🙌🏻❤️
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T I M E ! *
Oh hey guys! *waves madly and trips over* #DamnitSigh
I thought I’d play a game with you on this cold cold winters night tonight ...❤️
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 👑 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️
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.
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.
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
Ps just look at those sweet baby toes - thanks for the rad 📸 @jessworrallphotography

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