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Throwback Thursday Pregnancy Bump

I don’t always remember to do these throwbacks, but it’s nice sometimes to reflect isn’t it? So I’m jumping on the throwback Thursday bandwagon and sharing some images from the past…

In this digital age, where we all take photos on our phones and upload them to Facebook, we don’t always look back do we? We don’t have photo-albums to pull off the shelf and flick through, in the way we used to (well I actually have made a point of printing photos of our little girl now and making proper real albums out of them!) and holding a real photo, something tangible, seems quite rare.

So throwback Thursday is a nice reminder to actually sift through all those photos on your computer and pull out some of your faves. So that’s what I’m doing today…Continue reading

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Maternity Photoshoot in the Woods

So with my little girl turning one this week, I’ve been totes emosh (!) and reminiscing a lot about the whole experience of motherhood so far.

It’s staggering to think that it’s over a year ago now that I was pregnant, carrying her inside me and that she’s been around longer now than I carried her around for. Mind-blowing.

I’m so glad that when I was pregnant, I took the opportunity to have a maternity photoshoot and to document the whole process as much as possible. I think it’s so easy to forget these moments and I know already, I struggle to remember what it felt like to be pregnant and have that ever-so-special bump. Continue reading

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Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading

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