The Curvy Mummy Guide to Making Mum Friends – Part Two

mum friends

When writing about making mum friends thus far I’ve focused mostly on the struggle I’ve experienced. Today I’m writing about getting over the hurdle that we create for ourselves. Exactly! We create the hurdle. Making mum friends is exactly like making friends of any sort. As mothers we’ve given it a different title and talked about how hard it is to achieve. But do we talk about why and what makes it hard? What or who are mum friends? Are they your play date buddies because they have children the same age as yours? Is your mum friends’ companionship convenient because they live in the same town as you Continue reading “The Curvy Mummy Guide to Making Mum Friends – Part Two”

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Questioning Myself, Can I Really Do This?

questioing myself, muffin top

The past week has been one where I wish I could’ve changed so much. My mood has been awful. I have the determination to succeed still. But I’m not implementing it. My will to continue with this fitness journey is there but only just hanging by a thread. So what about motivation? It’s there, but certainly not as much as I know I need it to be. I’m questioning myself, can I really do this? I’m not proud to tell you right now that I’m experiencing a strong sense of self-doubt. Continue reading “Questioning Myself, Can I Really Do This?”

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Learn to Eat. Love to Eat. – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy

learn to eat, fussy eaters

Learn to Eat. Love to Eat. – Such a simple term with so much meaning. It’s a wonderful introduction to an initiative that helps parents find food ideas to get through the introduction of solids for babies and the childhood phase of fussy eating. Developed by speech pathologists, ‘Learn to Eat. Love to Eat’ is a business that runs workshops for parents/carer of young children. Rachel and Nicole have extensive experience in the field of infant and child feeding. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge to help parents develop good feeding habits with their children.  Continue reading “Learn to Eat. Love to Eat. – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy”

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How Was Your Day Love?

how was your day, family life

Living as a one income family has its perks and perils. There was a time where it was the norm for the husband to be the sole bread winner. I remember the days where it was expected for a woman to be a housewife. Women stayed home to care for their babies and to be there when their older children arrived from school. Housewives have been portrayed in the media as pretty and well-groomed in the past. They always had perfect manners and greeted their husbands with; How was your day love? I mostly remember this in films such as Bewitched and Happy Days. Yes those are really old films but I loved Continue reading “How Was Your Day Love?”

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My Fitness Journey Begins Again

Body Image, Childhood, Fitness Journey

I vaguely remember a stage in my life when I wasn’t overweight. I dare say I was even skinny. It was during my very early childhood {see above image}.  I even have photos of me in a bikini posing in a cute little girl body. I appear to have a little baby fat, but that’s considered cute. Whenever I look at this photo I kind of can’t believe it was me. Because from about grade 3 – 8 or 9 years of age – all I remember is being fat. Yes I’m not going to sugar coat it in this online journal. I was and I still am fat. I’ve been through a few different trials of dieting Continue reading “My Fitness Journey Begins Again”

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Salts For Health, Long Forest – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy

Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy is one of the latest trends in the Health and Wellness industry. It’s becoming very popular and much more readily available in our society today. I only heard about it a little while ago when my husband came home with the information. It caught his attention because of the idea that it could help relieve respiratory ailments. Being an asthmatic since childhood he was very keen on trying it out. It took him a while to finally book his first session but he did.

Our little baby bear was born in the beginning of the coldest months we experience in our area. Therefore you can guess the next thing I’m about to

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Behaviour Problems, a Normal Part of Growing Up

behaviour problems, motherhood

Of late my boys have tested me with misbehaviour in a high frequency. In the last fortnight my eldest boy has been showing signs of becoming a lot more head strong than his mother. My younger baby bear is just a natural at having no thread of patience. From just a few months old he was named the ‘Hangry One’. The moments where he doesn’t get his own way he will slap the wall, the floor, the fridge, and even the dog if he just happens to be there. Sometimes I can’t help but chuckle even though I’m really over it. Behaviour problems are so much easier to deal with at home. My children are very well behaved when we are out and about. So much so it brings me to a point where I think people won’t believe me if I complain about tantrums at home.

As a mum of two now I look back often at the time when I had one baby bear. I remember people would always ask if he was my first. When my response was

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Motherhood Melbourne – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy

Motherhood Melbourne, Friday Feature

When you see the words Motherhood Melbourne what thoughts come to your mind? I first noticed the profile on Instagram during my daily #instastalking activity on Instagram. My first assumption was that this was some sort of social group sharing all things motherhood in social media. As a mum myself and originally from Melbourne I wanted to find out more. I started following, stalked some more on Facebook and liked the page. I even signed up to the awesome newsletter! Looking through the website I found so much useful information for mums, especially useful if you’re a mum from or near Melbourne. I noticed there was an event coming up – exclusive for mums only. Then, when I received the email about the tickets for the Hood Mama Event I

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Trying to Conceive: My Story

mum of boys, love, motherhood

They say when you stop wanting and searching for that missing piece in your life it will just fall into your lap. Or arms, or hands, or basket…or whatever is suited for that little bit of something you long for. In a nutshell that’s how my first pregnancy came about. My second baby wasn’t easy to brew either. I was in my mid-thirties and trying to conceive, I became my own enemy with over doing the googling about the statistics.

My journey of trying to conceive wasn’t the smoothest of sailing. But one thing I kept reminding myself was that there are others in the same boat. And there

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Restyle Closet – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy

second-hand online store

I’m so excited to have Restyle Closet join me for this week’s Friday Feature! Scroll back up a little and take a look at the limited time offer that’s included for all Curvy Mummy’s readers. What do you think of those hot red heels? What is Restyle Closet? It is an online store that offers Secure Second-hand Luxury Shopping.

Would you love to own a designer piece of clothing by the likes of Christian Louboutin, Zimmermann, Jimmy Choo, Prada, or Gucci? Can’t spend the full price amount? Girlfriend you have to check this out. Quality items of clothing that are at a fraction of the Retail price. You are just a click away to owning

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