Mummy moles/lovelies

So I took a step back from the whole blogging thing, as putting yourself out there comes with a cost (as we all know). What I didn’t know, was that the cost would come from people I actually know. I am the type of Mum who is open to suggestions and help – lord knows it takes a village! I am also well aware of the fact that I do not know everything. But I have also learnt along the way that other Mums are not so open to suggestions, even if every single status/conversation you have with them is about how much they are struggling with a certain area of Motherhood. My natural instinct is to help people. I worded everything carefully and tried my best to not come across bossy/judgemental/condescending, but it still ended in me being mocked online and to my face. It hurt, but that’s cool. I searched for compassion, in my almost empty fuel tank. After searching for a while, I decided to take the easier option and send them love, from my extremely full heart. Being a woman is hard. Being a Mum is hard. Sometimes nice people do mean things. No one is perfect and we are all struggling with something. These women didn’t mean it personally, it had more to do with them than me. And just like that, I dug up some compassion…

I took a step back to assess the situation and wondered if I am actually helping anyone. How am I coming across? Like a judgemental-know-it-all? Or like someone who just wants others to learn from her mistakes and someone who wants to share any ‘secrets’ that she comes across or learns from the Mother’s who have gone before us. I know what I am trying to do and then I realised that it doesn’t matter how others perceive me – how they perceive me is their choice & is a reflection of themselves. I have no control over that.

I told one of my friends the other night that being a Mumma is hard, but one of the hardest aspects is other Mums. I am still so baffled that we can’t all just help each other? Instead of supporting one another, we criticise each other. It’s because women can be so bloody awful to each other and the nastiest ones are usually the ones that have been burnt the most.

I am just super lucky that the gems I surround myself with are super awesome women/Mumma’s, who do support and uplift each other. We help each other, we offer advice, friendship, compassion and most of all – we let each other flourish into all of the fabulous women/Mumma’s that we are – allowing and understanding that we might do things differently, but that’s cool, cos we always did shit differently, cos we aren’t clones of each other. Your sparkle shines through the way you parent – don’t let other people dull your sparkle.

I am sending you all love & compassion

B Xo

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G R E E N S M O O T H I E + C L O T H E S

These are two of the questions I get asked a lot.

Where did you get her headband/shirt/dress/pants/shoes from?

What is in her green smoothie? – along with ‘what do you feed Amaya?’. They go hand in hand.

A lot of people have seen Amaya eating her green smoothies on my Instagram and/or my Snapchat and often ask what is in the green smoothie. Well, it all started when I was drinking a green smoothie one day and decided to give Amaya a taste. She loved it and opened her mouth for more. I gave her a few more mouthfuls and she kept opening her mouth for more. I then decided I would make her, her own green smoothies and I have been experimenting ever since with different combinations. (Years ago, my friend introduced me to green smoothies and I started using her recipe and over time I have just added different ingredients in an attempt to make the perfect green smoothie haha). In saying that, I don’t always add the same stuff to Amaya’s green smoothie – besides chia seeds, it is just fruit and vege. Here is how I make her green smoothie..

I N G R E D I E N T S:

  • Two handfuls of Kale
  • Two handfuls of spinach
  • Boiled water
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Banana
  • Carrot
  • Chia seeds

 

M E T H OD:

I add the kale, the spinach and the boiled water and then I blend. I then add the rest of the ingredients and then blend again. I divide the smoothie up into her Baby Bullet containers and then I put them in the freezer. I take the smoothie out and put it in the fridge the night before. That way they are no longer frozen, but still cool, come lunch time the next day.

It is so simple and extremely healthy! I believe that her green smoothies, teamed with essential oils is why she has only had two little colds thus far. Touch wood.

Edit: Amaya has green smoothies for lunch, she sometimes has banana + avocado – this is one of her favourites! She usually has either a green smoothie or banana + avocado…or just banana!

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Amaya – the green smoothie addict!

The other meals Amaya has is baby cereal, that I make, for her breakfast. I got the recipe from Sophie Guidolin – follow her on snapchat and she shows you exactly how to make it and what the ingredients are. Sophie Guidolin is a nutritionist, among many other things! Amaya loves her breakfast cereal and squeals with excitement when she sees it!

For dinner Amaya just has some mashed up vegetables. We try different combinations, but her favourites usually involve pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot. We sometimes add salmon, mince or chicken into her dinner. Amaya is not overly keen on meat, so we are just trying to find what she likes. So far Salmon, pork & Chicken are winning.

Edit: I am not a health professional at all, this is just what I do with Amaya and how I make her green smoothies. If you are after professional advice, I suggest you consult a professional.

 

C L O T H E S

We do shop a lot at Kmart, Big W and Target. We get her white onesies that she wears under most of her pants etc. from Kmart and Target. I do find that the Target ones are a little thicker and are better quality.

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White onesie from Kmart.

I get her pyjamas (besides her bonds wondersuits – well I do get them from Target too.) from Target – they have $5 onesies that are perfect for cooler weather.

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$5 Target onesie
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$5 onesies from Target

Her headbands are from Belles and Bruisers.

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Headband from Belles and Bruisers.

I love these headbands! I love that they aren’t too much. They are big, unique and simple. I am not into big sparkly, glittery headbands (it’s cool if you are), but these headbands I think are super cute and complete an outfit. They also double as ear warmers in cooler weather.

It would take too long for me to go through all of her clothes, but here is a list of shops that I buy most of her clothes from…

Ghetto Kids are working on their website at the moment, but click on their name to go their Instagram account.

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Headband is Belles and Bruisers. Shirt is Ghetto Kids Au. Pants are Cookies & Scream. Shoes are converse from Ebay.
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Headband from Belles and Bruisers, shirt from Ghetto Kids, pants from Cookies and Scream.

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I can’t find any photos of Amaya wearing their stuff. BUT please do yourself a favour and checkout their website – they have some really cool shirts!

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These pants. Oh I LOVE them. Cookies & Scream.

Children of the Tribe

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Amaya and her sweet friend Marley. Amaya’s outfit is from Children of the Tribe.
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Outfit and wrap from Children of the Tribe.

Daisy & Moose

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Daisy & Moose. This outfit is one of my favourites!

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Moccs Be Love – for her moccasins! At the moment Amaya wears ONLY soft soled shoes, as she is not walking yet. She also only wears Moccasins or Converse, at the moment. Ebay also have some good, cheap, converse for babies.

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Shoes are Moccs Be love. Outfit is Target.

Sunday the Label

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Bloomers are Sunday the Label. The headband, you guessed it, is Belles and Bruisers.

There are SO many places that I love to get Amaya’s clothes from, but if you head over to my Instagram and scroll through my photos, not only will you feel like a #stalker, but you will find some of our other favourite shops by clicking on the photos that I have posted of Amaya. I usually tag the shops in the photo.

Happy Shopping!

 

B Xo