Lifestyle

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...

Staying Healthy And Happy Whilst On Your Travels

Health is something we need to reinforce whilst we’re on holiday. Sure, you’ve taken yourself off to a tropical beach to enjoy the sun, the sea, and the sand, but that doesn’t mean you’re now suddenly immune to sunburn and any skin issues arising from too much exposure! You’re going to have to make a liberal use of sunblock, and keep an eye on those moles on the...

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...

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...

The challenges that come with being a freelance photographer

If you love photography and it’s something that you’ve spent your spare time doing for a long time now, you might want to turn it into a career. Freelance photographers enjoy freedom to do what they want and to take photos of anything they like, as long as they feel confident of being able to monetize those photos. But there are some challenges that come with working...

Are we ready for this? Preparing to have a baby

Having a baby is a major life change.  Recently I have found myself saying to my husband “are we ready for this?” Although we talked at length about having a baby and the changes that it would bring. However, when you start to actually prepare you realise that heck, what is about to happen is going to change our whole world, and no matter how many books...

Travelling during pregnancy

When a major life change occurs, it often leads you to reassess your pirorites. One of my main passions is travelling, and having spent the past 10 years exploring over 50 countries, I am determined to continue to do so. It may look slightly different and perhaps not be as frequent. That is because I am expecting to have a little person in my life. Yes, I am actually...

What to do when you find out you’re pregnant

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve recently peed on a stick and got a few lines come up, or the word pregnant comes up on one of those fancy digital ones. Or, you’re just reading out of pure interest. Maybe you’re planning on having kids one day. By all means, read on. Finding out you’re pregnant I had suspected for a few days...

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