I just don't think I realised how much my life would change when I had kids. Yes, I obviously knew it would change, infinitely, for the better, life would never be the same. But I just don't think I really realised what that meant, ya know? I just don't think I realised that although I had … Continue reading I just don’t think I realised
As much as the original basis and idea for The Bean Bible was to share with you parent related things for the Geelong area, I also don't want this to turn into a product overloaded website. Finding time to 'blog' on our daily life with a 2 year old and a 10 month old however … Continue reading TBB Life Update
Is anyone else freezing right now? I seriously am. Man, winter gets me every time! But, in true Victorian Style, so does Summer and you'll inevitably hear me complaining about the melting heat. Luckily for my kids, we've teamed up with the Sleepy Company this winter who have provided the kids with new 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 … Continue reading The Sleepy Company
Recently I went away to Byron Day for a girls weekend, and knowing I would be drinking the Classic Margaritas at Miss Marg's like it was nobodies business, I started a 1 day juice cleanse the day before I left. Slightly dubious, as I don't like to buy into anything that is all about weight … Continue reading Downtown Pressed Juice Co
This next person I've interviewed is someone I've fan-girled over since Hunter was 26 days old, to be precise. I met Sally on the Kids Ward at the hospital where she works as a nurse when Hunter was admitted the first time, and she's been the most invaluable source of knowledge and comfort since, allowing me to keep in contact with her and asking her a million and one questions! It turns out Sally knew who I was from following The Bean Bible, as she owns her own amazing custom artworks and prints business Love Lennox and I also followed her! It wasn't until I asked her to interview with me that I made the connection that she was also married to a Supercats star that this little basketball fan 4lyf had watched play for years! SMALL world Geelong. SMALL world. Sally has two boys – Xavier who is 4 and Noah who is 2 in May and I'm almost certain she has some sort of super human powers or at the very least is fuelled purely on caffeine!
During the first 6 weeks after giving birth mums have a greater need for emotional support and her partner, mother and midwives are her biggest support.Receiving conflicting advice can be very normal. From this survey we see that midwives make a positive difference to mum’s confidence. Conflicting advice isn’t necessarily a scary thing, mum gets … Continue reading International Day of the Midwife
I met Alanna Holmes briefly when I came across her Instagram and purchased a gorgeous Robert Gordon jug (complete with a Giant Freckle as big as my head) and she delivered to my doorstep! Alanna is the (looks and) brains behind The Locavorium, a local artisan food hamper company. Alanna grew up in Maude (a tiny little … Continue reading Our interview with Alanna Holmes
When given the chance to work with Itchy Baby Co , we obviously jumped at it - Evie's eczema has plagued us since she was a few months old, and though we had it fairly under control with the elimination of lactose, it has been going through a rather large flare up lately. Itchy baby … Continue reading Itchy Baby Co
Samantha and I went to my first High School together, although a few years apart so we didn't really know each other. When we connected through Social Media years later, I couldn't help but be transfixed with following her career. At the time she owned a relationship consulting business in Melbourne with her husband, was … Continue reading Our interview with Samantha Krajina.
Thanks to one of my best girlfriends for inspiring this blog piece after a discussion about the 'joy' of childbirth. Warning - pictures of post cesarian wounds. Cesarians - still taboo? I can't see why. Vaginal or cesarian, childbirth is childbirth and each comes with their own set of pros and cons and possibly complications. … Continue reading Stitches vs Staples