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My Real Birth Story – Cath Lankford

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My Real Birth Story – Cath Lankford Pregnancy a second time is a weird thing. It’s as if you’re a glutton for punishment! I mean yes, you hopefully get another beautiful baby out of it, but you know what’s coming the whole time. You know that at the end of the process there is something the size of a BASKETBALL that needs to exit a very tiny hole to get out of your body… (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Ellyn Shepherd (mummalifelovebaby)

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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…)

My Real Birth Story – Tamla Verban

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My name is Tamla and I’m the Mama behind the small business, Bubakin. Essentially my birth stories are what shaped my business! Both my boys were born at home with two midwives and just my husband and I in blissful peaceful surroundings. So I will endeavour to write them both here in short. I really believe sharing stories is our first step to being the empowered birthing goddesses we really are. After all, our bodies were designed to have babies! (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Emily Whishaw

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My Real Birth Story – Emily Whishaw from Mummy Couture Um, HI! (*waves*) I’m Emily from Mummy Couture. I started my little online business at 8 months pregnant with my second bub because I’m a workaholic and hate being a stay at home mum! (oops, did I just say that out loud?). I’m a Chartered Accountant by trade and LOVE everything small business. After 8 years of living in London, my hubby, daughter and I returned to Oz this year. With baby number no. 2 on the way I started to dread my impending maternity leave and finding myself stuck in the zombie mum routine of eat, feed, sleep, clean, repeat, so I took the opportunity to start the online business I always talked about starting. Mummy Couture offers stylish and affordable baby friendly accessories, fashion and gifts for mums. Because why should babies get all the nice things? Whist it is hard juggling mum life with building a business, I’ve learnt SO much and met some amazing mumprenuers also hustling away while breastfeeding and wiping bums. (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Brea Walker

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Welcome to the latest instalment of our Real Life Birth Story written by the gorgeous Brea Walker! Brea is a mum to gorgeous 4-year-old twin boys and a 20-month-old boy, as well as a step mum to a 10-year-old girl. She is a mummy blogger and small business owner of an online shop – Mamma Bee. Mamma Bee is an online baby and kids shop that provides practical products that are loved and tested by parents all over Australia. Make sure you check out her story, and then head over to her website for some gorgeous goodies for infants, newborns and mummas! I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I did xxx

My Real Birth Story – Jodie

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Welcome to the latest instalment of our Real Birth Story Series! This instalment has been contributed by the gorgeous Jodie, mother of 2 super cute kidlets – Milly and Cruze. Jodie is currently operating a handmade clothing biz called MillyCruze Clothing, named after the best things in her life – her children, who are her inspiration. MillyCruze Clothing is all about being unique and individual. When an item is made it will never be made in that same fabric in that same size again. “Because our Children are Amazing, Let them wear it on the outside”. Once you have read through Jodie’s story, then make sure you head to her business page and check out her incredible products! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy her story as much as I did xxx (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Louise Cherry

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Welcome to the latest instalment of our Real Life Birth Story Series! This instalment has been contributed by the gorgeous Louise Cherry – mumma to one adorable and super drool worthy Giselle.  Louise’s story is amazing. She has such a wonderful way with words and she will draw you into her experience like you are living it along with her. Whilst being a super mumma, Louise also runs an amazing Facebook page – West Assured Mums, which offers support, networking and potential friendships for local Melbourne mums.  Check her page out at the end of this post and show her some love!  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy her story as much as I did, and that you roar like a lion at the end of it… xxx (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Angelique Loverso

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Welcome to the thirteenth instalment in the My Real Birth Story Series! This contribution has been written by the beautiful Angelique – mother of one incredibly gorgeous little boy Louis, and creator of the amazing Instagram account – @heads.shoulders.knees.  Through her beautiful page Heads Shoulders Knees, Angelique shares gorgeous picture book recommendations for parents, and offers advice on how those books can be used to enhance kids learnings at home. She will tell you more about it in her story, however if you are looking for some literary inspiration, then make sure you follow her by clicking the link at the bottom of her story!  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Angelique’s contribution as much as I did xxx (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Janelle Browne

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Welcome to the twelfth contribution to our Real Birth Story Series, written by the amazing Janelle Browne – mother to the sweetest little man Ryan, and co-founder of an amazing handmaiden business – Yes Mumma – Handmade.  Yes Mumma – Handmade provides customers with gorgeous handmade baby accessories of the highest quality, which are also durable and stylish. These include bandana bibs, solids bibs, nappy purses, newborn towels and hooded towels. Head over to their Facebook page to check them out!  I really hope you enjoy reading Janelle’s story as much as I did xxx (more…)

My Real Birth Story – Megan Ftouni

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Welcome to the eleventh contribution to our Real Birth Story Series, written by the gorgeous Megan Ftouni who is an amazingly loving mother to her two gorgeous children AJ and Maya. Megan struggled with PND following the birth of her firstborn son and this is her story. She hopes that her words will show other women that they are not alone and that they can come through the other side to live a loving and happy life with their families. I really hope you enjoy reading Megan’s story as much as I did xxx (more…)


Instagram post 2176862978364533994_2224857444 * L O V E Y O U S W E E T I E * . Oh. Em. Gee. Shut the front door. . These two spent all yesterday fighting at the in-laws house because The Girl was jealous AF that her brother - the sicky mc-sicko - was totally and unexpectedly trolling in on her special alone time with her nonna and Pa. #ThisIsMYTimeBrother #ErmagawdStopCoughingOnMeAlreadyBro . But today? Today they loved each other hard. Yasssss! 😍😍😍 If my heart could cry it would be leaking disgusting tears of sunshine right on outta my body right now. #EwGross This affection went on and on and on and on and ooooooooon all day. It was so beautiful that I became one of those annoying humans who kept yelling “NAWWWWW I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!” in their general direction. I became THAT mother. 😂 . And it reinforces why I became a mumma in the first place. The love, the cuddles, the sweetness, the giggles. The non-jerkiness ❤️❤️❤️❤️ . It makes those shitful times where they whack each other in the face for no reason, steal each other’s toast, or when they tell me that I am their least favourite parent all so worth it ❤️ . What kind of day did your kids have today? Were the haters be hatin’ or were they loved up and lovely? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it ❤️❤️❤️
Instagram post 2175436144041045636_2224857444 * Y U P. M E. L E G E N D . * . Have you ever experienced one of those moments in life - where you do something kinda regular not-really-that-big-of-a-deal, but you do it in such an epically and unexpectedly amazingly way that it stays with you forever and you high five yourself every time you think about it #YouRockstarYou! 🙏🏻 . Well I have had two of those moments. Well, probably a whole heck of a lot more, but these two totally probably-insignificant moments have stayed with me and still make me smile to this day... 😆 . Now, let tell you about, well... one of them. ❤️ . Moment 1. . Picture this. Grade 4. . A girl who hated to run (or do anything really except sing Mariah Carey) lined up with 3 fellow students ready to start the obstacle race of a LIFETIME. Jay. Adrian. Meagan. And a much younger version of myself who was pooping her pants, and wanting to just get the losing part over with already. Sigh. . The starting gun went off. BOOM! And off they run. The two girls falling quickly behind whilst the two (bloody fast) boys sped off around the course, miles ahead. #tinyjerks . Zip! Over the hurdles they went. Vroom! Around the hoopy things they flew. They ran so fast that I swear we ate their dust. . And then it happened. . The boys made it to the skipping ropes, which was the final “obstacle” in the race. They had to skip 100 times before they could run to the finish line, and let me tell you, those boys couldn’t skip to save themselves. #SuckedInKidlets . There were arms flying, feet tripping, and grass eaten. . My crowning moment came when I - like the skipping extraordinaire I was - reached the rope and skipped my little heart out. I kicked ass. That rope FLEW! And because of my inCREDIBLE skipping ability I somehow made it over that finish line first, to win the race. . It was my moment. It was beautiful. . And I still get the happy shivers every time I think about it. . Have you had a glory moment like this? Tell me all about it below and let’s be legends together 🙌🏻🙌🏻 . Ps rad 📸 by legend @jessworrallphotography
Instagram post 2171798125354641560_2224857444 * S W E A R B E A R ! * . Do you have a tiny Sweary McSwear Bear in your family? . I still remember clear as day when this dude dropped a bunch of bananas out of the supermarket trolley, before standing up and yelling at the top of his lungs “Oh F&$k! Oh F&$k! Oh F&$k!” . I didn’t know whether to be crazily proud of him or disgusted that he was so verbally colourful in the fruit and veg section at Coles 🤔 . What’s the most hilariously sweary thing your tiny person has accidentally (possibly on purpose) said? Tell me in the comments below! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 . *Warning - potential Sweary McSwear words in the comments - cover your eyes if needed 😂* . Ps. This hilariously sweary Toddler Milestone card is by the equally hilarious and sweary @seriously_milestones 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️❤️
Instagram post 2166732332241769125_2224857444 * T H E P E R F E C T D A Y ! * . Although this picture was from another day, today was a great day. A bloody bloody bloody great day. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ And after a whole bunch of shitful ones it was so super appreciated. . I was in a crappy mood this morning because I woke up more tired than before I went to bed (just call me Mrs You-Look-Exjausted-No-I-Think-That’s-Just-My-Face-Now Shepherd) so I didn’t have a lot of hope for today. . But that self-induced rocky start the family really turned the sunshine on for me. . I took The Girl babe to our local Kmart so we could update our $19 blow up swimming pool from last year to the obviously now totally high end $29 variety, where she proceeded to wave at strangers and point out things that I didn’t need pointing out... Like, “Look Mummy! Cars!”. Great. “Look Mummy! Sky!”. Yes babe. “Look Mummy! Bin!”. Errrm, woopadeedoo sweetheart. . We brought it home, set it up, and alternated between in it splashing with joy until we realised how cold we were, and basking in the sunshine till we dried off again, all day until bedtime. . We shivered in the icy water, we sweated when we got out, we ate cold fruit, finished the day off with fish and chips and we laughed continuously. . This day is what I live for. It was a perfect day. And it’s what life is all about. I am so grateful for today. ❤️ . What is your idea of a perfect day? Tell me all about it in the comments below xx . Ps rad 📸 by the makes everyday a great day by being her beautiful self @jessworrallphotography

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