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maternity leave having the balls to do your own thing hollygoeslightly
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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.

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5 toys for 1 year olds hollygoeslightly
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5 toys for 1 year olds

So my little one is growing ridiculously quickly and her 1st birthday is only a couple of months away (eek!). It’s got me thinking that a baby’s 1st birthday is probably one of their most important (even if they don’t remember it). And inevitably it’s an excuse for me to go shopping for some new toys, as she takes quite a lot of entertaining these days!

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Baby Mori – A chic subscription box for your baby

Naturally, with our 1st baby on the way, I’ve indulged in a little shopping in the lead-up to the arrival of our bundle of joy. One of the first brands I came across and instantly fell in love with, was Baby Mori – a subscription box, that sends you bits for your bubba every 6 weeks.

Who doesn’t love receiving a subscription box through the mail, full of surprises? It’s like receiving a present every 6 weeks (you almost forget you pay for it!). And the good news is, you can sign-up before you’ve given birth, even if you don’t know the gender of your little one and receive things in preparation. This is what I did.Continue reading

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