My Fitness Journey – Losing Motivation & Losing Myself

Fitness Journey - Losing Motivation

Maybe it’s boredom, maybe I just need a giant kick up the arse. Whatever the reason, my postpartum fitness journey has well and truly ground to a halt! A few months ago I wrote about how I was working towards building myself back up post-pregnancy, the goals I had set myself and the programmes I was […]

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My Top Five Wooden Toys For Babies & Toddlers

My Top Five Wooden Toys

*disclaimer…I am pressing publish on the back of a shopping trip which has seen me purchase approx 1.2 tonnes of Duplo a.k.a plastic tat…you win some, you lose some! I had very specific ideas of what life post-baby would look like (read about our breastfeeding and weaning journey here) and I am slightly embarrassed to […]

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Three Things I’ve Learnt On Our Breastfeeding & Weaning Journey

Things I've Learned On Our Breastfeeding & Weaning Journey

*Warning – those of a sensitive or squeamish disposition may want to look away now…TMI post incoming* I’m writing this on the back of perhaps the most unsettled few weeks of motherhood so far. I’m tired. Tired in a way that only a mother can fully comprehend. My thoughts are confused, nothing seems to make […]

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Luna’s ‘Flamingo Fantasy’ First Birthday Party

Flamingo Party Decorations

If you’ve read my August Favourites post then you’ll have seen a little sneak preview of Luna’s first birthday bash! It was never in question that we would be hosting a first birthday party – I have pictures from my own and although I can’t remember the day, I almost feel as though I can […]

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The Sleepyhead Baby Pod – A Review

The Sleepyhead Baby Pod - A Review |

No sooner have you got your head around the fact that a squishy little person will be joining your family than you are bombarded with a list of gadgets, pieces of kit and so-called necessities that you simply ‘must’ purchase. Some (a cot, a car seat, a pram) are a given. Others (baby gyms, swings, […]

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My Morning Routine – Top Tips For Staying Productive With A Baby In Tow

My Morning Routine - Top Tips For Staying Productive With A Baby In Tow |

So, in the interests of getting to know one another a little better, I thought it might be fun to take you through what an average morning looks like in Casa Rhoades! I have learned over the years that starting my day hungry and in a rush does not make for a productive (or happy) day. […]

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What’s​ In My Changing Bag – The Jem + Bea Jemima

Whats In My Bag - The Mum Edition |

I was really quite excited to purchase my changing bag but was disappointed to be met with an array of spotted, striped and floral designs which, while clearly practical, weren’t really what I had in mind. Losing my sense of self after having a baby was, to a degree, inevitable, but I would be damned […]

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Postpartum Fitness – The Journey So Far

Call me naive but I was completely unprepared for the way I would feel about my body after giving birth to my baby girl. I had read all the books and I had all of the necessary information, but there’s just something about pregnancy that makes you kind of, mentally block out the thought of […]

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Postpartum Fitness MuTu System – A Review

Approximately 6 minutes into my favourite pre-baby workout I realised things had changed. The body that had previously responded to anything I had asked of it felt out of sync, alien and simply as if it didn’t belong to me. I was tired, dazed, confused and completely unable to connect to the body I once […]

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