Author - Abbi

My baby essentials

Before having a baby, my daily essential items would more or less consist of my phone, purse, keys and a bottle of water. If travelling I’d also have my camera and passport. When preparing to have a baby, we looked at a number of lists of so called baby essentials (google it, and you’ll get one hundred and one different lists). We also talked to friends...

Leaving your job behind to travel

It’s a new year, and a new decade come to think of it – a great time to make some changes and start your next chapter. Many of us wish we could travel more, but unfortunately work is the one thing holding us back from simply packing a bag and heading off to see the world. But how long are you going to put off your other plans for? Taking the plunge and deciding...

Getting The Most Out Of A Road Trip

Having a road trip is one of the best ways that you can possibly get around while travelling. If you are keen to see more of your home country, then this is one way that you can do that relatively easily and inexpensively. And if you are exploring another country, then you can likewise hope to see much more of that place much more readily if you take a road trip. Of...

2010-2019: What I did in the last decade

As the end of the year closes, it often leads to a lot of reflections and aspirations. Reflecting on the year just gone and aspirations for the year to come. I often think about the year that has just gone and how quick it has been. However, this year is a little different in that we are now entering into a new decade. Yes the roaring twenties are back! With that in...

I’m I doing this right? Surviving the fourth trimester

The fourth trimester; that period of time (of approx. 12 weeks) after you’ve given birth to your baby and are thrown into the wonderful world of parenting and you have absoultely no idea what you are doing. Although we planned to have our baby I am adamant that nothing will ever prepare you for one coming into your life. Unless that is, you have on average 2...

Travelling with a newborn baby

Prior to the birth of our baby girl, my husband and I had no hestiation in travelling anywhere. Often I would discover a cheap flight and equally affordable accommodation, and would then figure out the rest as the time approached, or even when we got there. During my pregnancy, we travelled a lot and in preparing to have our baby, we discussed about how we would like...

6 pre-travel tips you need to remember 

It’s one of the best feelings in the world when you’ve clicked confirm and booked your flights for a holiday. What follows are days of excitement as you think about all of the incredible things you’ll get up to whilst abroad, but then it dawns on you that it’s time to start prepping for your trip – only you don’t know where to begin. Fear not – we’ve put together...

Exclusively expressing: My breastfeeding journey

Throughout my pregnancy I hadn’t given much consideration as to how I would feed my baby. I knew what the options were: breastfeeding and bottle feeding with formula.  I assumed that I would naturally breastfeed. I assumed because you know, “breast is best”.  It’s what ‘they’ say. They say it in the antenatal classes, your midwife...

Five things to do before the birth of your baby

Pregnancy is the most important part of a woman’s life, which is why it is important to live every moment of it. If you are about to become a parent for the first time, there are few things you need to do to prepare for your little munchkin pops out. A lot of people overlook important tasks to be done before baby delivery and get in trouble at the last minute. Before...

The birth of our baby girl

When I found out I was pregnant I was full of mixed emotions. I was overjoyed, but equally petrified as I thought about the birth. I had spent many evenings in watching episodes of one born every minute to know what it could involve. As I began telling people,  I inevitably began to hear stories of their own birthing experiences.  Many of these sounded negative and...

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