Baby Wearing

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These days, my favourite accessory is my baby.
I love wearing Lyddie.
Different people have different reasons for baby wearing.  I wear my baby because she is content when I am wearing her and wearing her makes my life easier.

Baby wearing makes your baby happy.
There is an abundance of literature on why baby wearing is good for your baby.  One study even found that there is in inverse relationship between the number of hours a baby spends crying and the number of hours a baby is read more

The Village Gathering

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My late night Internet wanderings take me to all kinds of interesting corners of the world wide web.
Instagram is my favourite place to start.  I scroll through my feed, admiring photos, reading captions, following hashtags.
It was while jumping from hashtag to hashtag that I stumbled across The Village Magazine.
It was love at first sight.
I found myself madly liking photos, nodding along while reading the accompanying text, scrolling through the comments.
I  was grateful for the sentiment that The Village read more

Sunday Styles: Breastfeeding Basics

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When you are breastfeeding you need to either pull your shirt up or pull it down.
I personally prefer to pull down…or pull across.
I just find it easier.
And I would rather show some top boob than flash my stomach…it is too hot here in Brisbane to wear a nursing singlet under the shirt I am pulling up.
Even when breastfeeding, my boobs aren’t very big and so when she is feeding, my baby’s head covers most of my boob for me.  If you are curious about this, feed at home in front of a mirror…I bet you read more

How Does Home Birth Work

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As soon as I became pregnant, I started investigating home birth.

I had my first baby with a private obstetrician in a private hospital.
At the time, I was content with the way in which my birth unfolded but as I learned more and more about birth, I became upset by the number of interventions that were performed unnecessarily.
I knew that I didn’t want to birth in the hospital system again but I wasn’t sure exactly how home birth worked.
Curious, I asked a few midwife friends to recommend read more

Sunday Styles: Body Image After Pregnancy

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One month after giving birth.
I love being pregnant.
Call me crazy, but I love giving birth.
What I don’t love so much is the recovery part of having a baby.
I have been fortunate not to suffer emotionally.
My woes are primarily physical.

There are the superficial changes.
The beautiful bump is gone.
The double chin, the love handles, and the thigh chub remains.
I seem to develop stretch marks after giving birth…I don’t notice them when my stomach is lovely and round but once it is read more