BEAR

Are you really happy?

I always had this idea in my head that I was going to be some feminist, working mom, Sheryl Sandberg type, and I always assumed that having children meant this dream was never going to come true. What made me think that I couldn’t have both?  It definitely wasn’t my mother. Miss working girl, dressed to the nine…

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How To Bottle Feed a Breastfed Baby

Every cheesy thing you’ve ever heard about becoming a parent is absolutely true. They are the only thing that matters to you in the entire world. They are also a complete nightmare, which is why becoming a new parent is the most terrifying experience in the world. There are so many FIRSTS: The first time they look…

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Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

I keep having these realisations…. I. am. a. Mom. ***Looking in the mirror, “Yes, I am a Mom.” When I called the GP to set up an appointment for my son to get his injections at 8 weeks old, the receptionist asked, “Hi, how may I help you?” I said, “Uh…Um Hi, I’m good, I have…

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Children of Divorce

I never liked the idea of marriage. The white gown, the pink flowers, the fake smiles from distant relatives. The commitment to another person for the rest of your life. It’s just not realistic, really. I never fantasised about marriage as a little girl. Dressing up in a white sheet and pretending my girlfriend was…

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Stay Classy Link Party #14

For anyone that is new… WHAT IS THE #STAYCLASSY LINK PARTY? #StayClassy link party is a place for all you lovely bloggers to add your posts (at the bottom) and ‘link up’ with each other. Any topics are welcome! Please link up old or new posts as well. Life is full of ups and downs…

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A Letter to my Breasts

Dear Breasts, We have been through some tough times together. I remember the days when we couldn’t wait to grow up. In middle school, we wanted to wear a bra for the sake of being able to tell your friends “I am wearing a bra”. You were too small and flat to fit into a…

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Dear Bear: 5 Month Update

Dear Bear, You are 22 weeks old. Currently, you are sleeping in your BIG cot right now…..finally. It took us a while to get you into the cot as you like the closeness of the walls in the moses basket. You also liked how we would rock you a little bit in the moses basket.…

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Mum Pick Up Lines

On my Mum journey I have found that having Mum friends is key to Mum success. Diyyaam, I just said “Mum” three times in one sentence. Anyway, without Mum friends I would be that woman you see at music festivals in giraffe pants and dread locks downing a bottle of champers at 6am because the day is just…