Katie Heane is mumma to two gorgeous babies Rafael and Olive and lives in Barwon Heads . Katie co-owns Pop Up Plants, and shares the responsibility of running this full time with another friend and mumma. Here, she shares her incredibly honest and raw story on her pregnancies. I had wanted to be a mother my WHOLE … Continue reading KATIE HEANE OPENS UP ON HER PREGNANCIES
Have you ever considered hiring a nanny? Chances are you most likely think of nannies as something that are more common in overseas countries, rich mansions and fantastic sit coms. I actually worked in Germany for two different families as an 'Au Pair' when I was younger, and the experience was interesting. I got my own … Continue reading Nannies & Au Pairs & Fairy Godmothers, oh my.
One of the final things to tick off our must have list before Bean is born was a rocker/bouncer. My friend swears by hers, and her 4 month old is usually laying in it when I go over and say hi. Not only is it comfortable for the baby, but it allows mummas (and dads) to … Continue reading Rock-a-by baby (and let me take a shower)
Depending on whether you're having your first baby, or number 2,3,4, it will change how many midwife appointments you have during the course of your pregnancy. Because I'm having my first, I get an extra one added in which is nice. They're a fantastic opportunity to be able to ask all of the questions you've … Continue reading The ‘low’ down on routine pregnancy blood tests
It's funny the things you find out when someone is waxing your nether regions. Should I back track a bit? Yesterday, getting my regular wax and being regularly late (I seriously think my body knows how much I really don't want to be having someone rip the hairs out of my body and as a … Continue reading The things you find out when getting a wax (and the benefits of hiring).
Some people say that having the flu shot whilst pregnant can be harmful to your baby, when in fact just the opposite is true.
I've been looking forward to having a baby shower since I went to my friends about 5 months ago. She had a 'high tea' at her mums, full of delicious food, Champagne (and soda water for the preggies), some non dorky, 'name the celebrity baby name' games and of course the gift giving. She was given a … Continue reading Baby Bunting, Baby Showers and Gift Registeries
There are floods of ads on TV all the time about taking prenatal vitamins before becoming pregnant. But if you're like me, and weren't trying, chances are very high that you haven't been. And this is OK. When I found out at the doctors at around 6 weeks, the doctor wrote down a vitamin for me to grab on the way out, to start taking once a day, as it's really important especially in the first 12 weeks to be giving your baby all of these vital nutrients.
As part of my editorial role at Voice on Pako, I attended the official launch of Geelong Mums new warehouse. This article first appeared in the January edition of Voice on Pako. When Newtown mum Kate Betts heard about a group calling themselves St Kilda Mums she was intrigued. And when she found out exactly … Continue reading Geelong Mums