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The Ultimate Toddler Gift Guide (to keep parents happy)

The Ultimate Toddler Gift Guide (to keep parents happy)

The Toddlers years are the most important years for learning and development for your child. Their physical, emotional and cognitive development is in overdrive as they grow from a baby to a toddler. They are learning social and emotional skills, their language develops from single words to complex sentences and they use play to explore and understand the world around them.  It can be an intense time for both parents and children, and for me, keeping busy and providing fun and flexible play options is one of the best things I can do to support my toddler’s learning and development!...

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How to write your birth story

How to write your birth story

When it comes to putting life changing events, like giving birth, down on paper sometimes the enormity of the process can feel overwhelming.

'Should I include all the messy details?' 

'Should I tell my child I feared for my life?'

'How do I explain any birth injuries?'

'Should I include anything negative? They're only kids!'

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My accidental home birth VBAC

My accidental home birth VBAC

My home VBAC… yep!  Let’s get this out of the way; a homebirth was not the plan. It wasn’t even in the realm of possible outcomes for the birth of my second baby. I’ll set the scene for you; we live in rural New Zealand, about an hour away from a hospital. In my 39th week I was crazy with ‘late stage pregnancy rage’ as I like to call it. I think if my midwife called me that day and said ‘I think there has been a mistake, you’ll be pregnant forever’ I would have believed her. I felt like...

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DIY Koala Theme Birthday Party 🐨

DIY Koala Theme Birthday Party 🐨

by Polly McCourt of Sage Cosmetic Coaching My toddler, Alfie, is absolutely obsessed with Koalas. Whenever he sees them pictured in a book, he gushes and kisses the page. So come Alfie’s 3rd Birthday, throwing him a Koala themed party seemed a no brainer. I don’t profess to be in any way a fancy party planner, but I did create a special day that he loved. If you’ve got a koala lover like mine on your hands, I hope these ideas help you out.   The Set Up We’re quite lucky that Alfie’s Birthday is in May, when the weather is...

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Insider || Mama Style Maker

Insider Toddler Book

Insider || Mama Style Maker

We are lucky to work with some amazingly talented people and Dana, aka @mam_style_maker, is no exception! She's a creative mama of two boys with a passion for photography AND she's a huge fan of our Monochrome Toddler Book! She answered a few questions for me and shared photos of her Monochrome Toddler Book. What’s your style: Colour or Monochrome? Usually I am such a Monochrome lover but I have actually coloured in some of the pages and love how you can personalise the book in so many ways!  What is your favourite page so far? Ahh there is so...

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