Friday, June 25, 2010
Today is Red Nose Day and I would love to help raise some money for SIDS research and awareness. We will be donating 20% of all sales made today to the cause. Just visit the Taylored4Baby store and purchase a little something for a special little someone, and help make a difference today!
Posted by Taylored4Baby at 2:17 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I am suddenly finding my self with a massive (and constantly growing) wish list! Half the time for Christmas/Birthdays etc I have one, half the time I don't. But now, I have a HUGE list, and I am scared because Christmas is ages away, my birthday is weeks after Christmas, and Mother's Day has been and gone! So I thought that maybe if I share these things it will be therapeutic enough for me to not want them anymore, or maybe you could tell me why I don't need (want... same thing right?) them :) In no particular order:
Posted by Taylored4Baby at 11:41 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
The 'kind of' applies to the debate of whether or not it should be still considered an anniversary. The 'happy' definitely applies! On Thursday it was 12 years since my husband and I started dating. A dear friend of mine claims that once you are married, the 'getting together' date goes out the window - but I say 12 years is an achievement!
Usually we verbally acknowledge this date, and maybe have a nice dinner at home. This time we went out for a lovely dinner at a local Italian restaurant, with Miss Emily in hand. Sadly, no glass of wine for me, and my handbag was replaced with a bag filled with blocks, puzzles and a dolly for Emily. After a lovely dinner, we put Emily to bed and settled in to watch a movie together... however I passed out about 1/2 an hour in. That's what happens when you have a 19 month old, and are 23 weeks pregnant :) My how times have changed!
Did we ever imagine 12 years ago that we would be here? No way! We could have only dreamed about it!
Posted by Taylored4Baby at 1:12 PM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Pic uploaded from Nanagyei on Flickr
Well I just feel SO lucky! I have attended two Sunny Mummy events in the past week! If you are a mummy, please visit Stacey's website, check out her blog and definitely the facebook page (if facebook's your thing)! Plus there is a bunch of tool and info on the main site.
But what is it? It's all about 'enjoying' not 'enduring' motherhood! Realising that you can't be the perfect everything to everyone, and especially if you aren't taking care of yourself first! It's a very supportive and uplifting community that I am finding is not only online, but in person also! It's recently been dubbed the Sunny Mummy Sisterhood! I love it :)
So the first event was the Buffet of Life breakfast at Darling Harbour on Saturday morning. I decided to make the most of my 'child free time' and caught the train into the city. And what do I do on this train... I read a book! A Sophie Kinsella book! Pure luxury... So what was the breakfast about? Well all the things I mentioned above. Stacey spoke of the beginning of Sunny Mummy (read her blog for more info... I hadn't planned on crying), and spoke of her experience, and said so many things that really hit home. There was also a guest speaker Joanne Felder who spoke of her experiences which lead to her new book (soon to be released) 'When hungry, Eat'. She talked to the similarities between food/eating and life, and our tendency to over stuff our selves. Very funny lady! I was also very fortunate to have been sitting at the table that 'won everything'! I won a Health & Well-Being Journal as well as getting one of the jam packed goodie bags! You can check out Steph's Blog over at MooBear Designs who also attended, and got some WONDERFUL pics! Sadly I forgot my camera. A new friend, Leanne has also blogged about the event here.
And this morning I attended the Mums, Dads and Bubs club at Castle Hill RSL. It was a wonderful morning out, hearing from Stacey about the stages of Motherhood, and getting to chat to other lovely Mums! (No dad's today) There were so many times that Stacey would say something, and I wished we could pause and break into groups to discuss. Although this would have made for a very long day :-)
Has my life changed in the past week? Yes! How can I tell? Well I have taken two bubble baths for the first time in a long time, and I have deleted my series recording of Home & Away :-)
Pic uploaded from Or Hiltch on Flikr
Do yourself a favour and put a ray of sunshine in your life today!
Posted by Taylored4Baby at 3:24 PM