Stop Being a Bitch Revolution!

stob being a bitch

Last week I wrote about basically feeling sorry for myself. I was feeling like I was failing and not getting anywhere with my fitness journey. I drowned myself in my negative emotions and I let them drag me down. The messages and comments I received were supportive and made me remember that I’m not alone. My husband had listened to the complaints and put up with me. Plus, he was very careful with his responses because he could tell how sensitive I had become. The week passed and I wrote about it all. The comments and support kept flowing at me. I knew people would relate to what I was going through. Then I got the call I wasn’t expecting. It was the call that I Continue reading “Stop Being a Bitch Revolution!”

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Shine Bright Mama Project – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy

self-care

Self-care is something that is so easily put aside by women and the focus is rather set on their maternal instinct to care for others. I myself let this happen when I became a mother. How about you? I never thought about turning to others for guidance or just to point me in the direction of somewhere where I could learn about looking after myself. I tried making a new beginning of self-care when I had my second boy. But in doing it on my own I found myself trying to fit it in with everything else. When I came across Lisa Godlee’s Shine Bright Mama Project on Instagram I started learning so much more. One of the most important points I am now aware of is the importance of putting me first. I now Continue reading “Shine Bright Mama Project – Friday Feature with Curvy Mummy”

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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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