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  • I am getting better at being a mum

    Posted 9 September 2014 by Stacey A

    Written by Julia I am getting better at being a mum.   At mother’s group the other day, someone very smart said something very sensible (I don’t mean me.) She mentioned that a friend of hers who is a new mum is s.t.ruggling. Apparently she’s really into controlling things...

  • How I got my pre-baby body back

    Posted 1 September 2014 by Stacey A

    HOW I GOT MY PRE BABY BODY BACK Written by Little Things in Common member, Sharon.   I’m going to share with you the secret to how I got my pre-baby body back.   I didn’t.   And I never will. And I’m now ok with this. And I want to share with you my journey of...

  • Breastfeeding is hard

    Posted 20 July 2014 by Stacey A

    Breastfeeding is hard Before I had a baby, I specifically remember asking the question: “What is so hard about breastfeeding?” Don’t hate me. The question came out of genuine curiosity and in the hope that I could prepare myself for what was to come. I didn’t get an ans...

  • What to expect once you've delivered

    Posted 20 July 2014 by Stacey A

    WHAT TO EXPECT ONCE YOU HAVE DELIVERED – FIVE THINGS YOU WISH YOU KNEW! Written by Little Things in Common member Sharon E 1. Midwives and Nurses will touch your boobs. A lot. In the early days of breastfeeding, it can be helpful to hand express colostrum (the pre-cursor to milk tha...

  • The Global Mum's Club

    Posted 18 June 2014 by Stacey A

    The Global Mum's Club   I don’t remember signing up to the Global Mum’s Club. Don’t get me wrong; I’m flattered to be in such good company and all. But I don’t want it to define me. Why is it that the moment I daggy dance, or use ziplock bags or God forbid cut...

  • 'Labour' is an understatement

    Posted 6 June 2014 by Stacey A

    'Labour' is an understatement Written by Julia L My baby was five days late. Over that five days (of which four were over 40 degrees), I walked multiple ks every day, got acupuncture three times, went swimming twice and ate curry every night. Nothing worked. I was pretty frustrated over those f...

  • The five people you meet as a new parent.

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Stacey A

    The five people you meet as a new parent. Written by Julia L On this new planet I’m living on, I’ve met so many new people. Some have been particularly wonderful and others have been shithouse. Totally, totally, shithouse. I thought I’d break them down for my own entertainme...

  • Motivation is the key

    Posted 21 May 2014 by Stacey A

    Motivation is the Key Written by Dannie Price of Priceless PT This weekend just gone I had an amazing opportunity to partake in an hour and a half bootcamp with Steve Willis (The Commando from Australia’s Biggest Loser).  Throughout the session Steve was incredibly encouraging and kno...

  • Why would you have a baby?

    Posted 6 May 2014 by Stacey A

    Why would you have a baby? Let’s be honest, in a lot of ways life was better before I had a baby. More specifically, sometimes it feels like my days were more enjoyable in my old life.   Let’s look at this in more detail shall we? Sleeping in is nicer than being woken up by a...

  • Rock your baby bump - buying guide

    Posted 29 March 2014 by Stacey A

    So you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant and it looks like you may be spending the winter carrying around a big beautiful baby bump. You need clothes, but you don’t know where to start because, well, you have never carried a growing baby under your jumper, so you don’t know quite ho...