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MILO MVP Program

Posted by on February 4, 2016 in Being a Mumma, Kids | 0 comments

MILO MVP Program

    I was recently asked to be a part of the MILO Valuable Players is a national search for kids aged 6 to 12 that display the values of fair play and good sportsmanship. As a proud sporting nation, generations of Aussie kids have grown up having fun on the sport fields, but it’s also through sport kids learn values like teamwork, leadership, and the importance of self-belief and positivity. Together we can let kids know they are held in the highest regard. MILO Valuable Players is proudly supported by Aussie sporting heroes, and...

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Children after PND – “Don’t let your past, shape your future.”

Posted by on August 2, 2015 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy, The UNspoken | 6 comments

Children after PND – “Don’t let your past, shape your future.”

I recently received an email asking me how I built up the courage to have another baby after experiencing Post Natal Depression, 5 years ago with my first born Olivia? Was I frightened PND would return? Did I have any freak outs along the way? Did I experience it with my two youngest children? This email and these questions inspired this post. If one person is taking the time to write me an email, I am positive there are others out there having the same dilemma and may not have anymore children out of pure fear that PND will raise it ugly head...

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Different baby, different birth – Macy Rose

Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy, Uncategorized | 16 comments

Different baby, different birth – Macy Rose

When they say all pregnancies are different, all births are different and all babies are different, they’re not wrong. I’ve now had three kids and from start to finish all have been totally different. Unfortunately from 25 weeks with Macy, I started dilating from the inside out (cervical funnelling). This meant I was on bed rest for a few weeks and had to take it easy for the rest of the pregnancy. Being on rest with two other children was very difficult, however fortunately we have a fantastic support network in my Mum and Dad. We...

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Skechers Silent Disco

Posted by on October 4, 2014 in A few of my fave things, Being a Mumma, Kids | 0 comments

Skechers Silent Disco

                  My kids, Olivia, Jack and I were recently part of a store opening for Skechers at Garden City in Brisbane. Skechers launched the store with a “Silent Disco”. Now I’d never heard of a silent disco but when they invited Liv and Jack to come, I knew it would be anything but “Silent”. The concept is, you put wireless headphones on and dance to the song playing, you can choose from two songs. Olivia requested Katy Perry and after coming to terms with the...

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My ectopic pregnancy – trust your instincts

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Pregnancy, The UNspoken | 6 comments

My ectopic pregnancy – trust your instincts

In October 2011 I was rushing out the door to go to my friend Hayley’s Hen’s Night. (Jonathan and I had decided we were ready to have another baby, Olivia was 2 and we had just started trying). As I was on my way to a hen’s night that I knew I would have a few drinks and I thought I better do a pregnancy test, just incase. To my surprise it came up positive, I ran downstairs to share my excitement with Jonathan and he was also shocked. We had only just started trying and with my history of endometriosis, we didn’t...

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It’s a GIRL!!!!

Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy | 1 comment

It’s a GIRL!!!!

We are happy to announce we are expecting a baby girl in July!!!!   This is the first time we have found out the sex, although we didn’t need the Dr to tell us, Olivia has been convinced she is getting a baby sister from the beginning. We are all very excited but I definately think Jonathan has sprouted a few new grey hairs since finding out, especially when the Dr told us she had really long legs ha ha. I know that when the girls start dating it will be very similar to the scene from “Bad Boys 2” where Martin Lawrence...

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Here we go again…

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Pregnancy | 4 comments

Here we go again…

Just because we thought our life wasn’t busy enough,  Jonathan and I decided it was time to have another baby. To our delight Baby Brown number 3 is due in July. We are all very excited especially Olivia, who is convinced she is getting a baby sister this time and regularly argues with Jonathan as he keeps telling her it’s a boy. Either way I know she will be the doting and protective big sister she is to Jack. Jack on the other hand is a Mummies boy and a bit of a sook, he will probably take a little more time to adjust to the...

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Febrile Convulsions

Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Being a Mumma, Kids, The UNspoken | 5 comments

Febrile Convulsions

Have you ever heard of them? I know I haven’t and neither had my family until Grand final week this year. Jonathan and I were in Melbourne for the week, it was the Thursday morning and while I was shopping in the city I got a phone call no parent want’s to get. It was my dad on the other end, he and my mum were looking after Jack at our home. Dad started with “the ambulance is here, Jack has had a little seizure.” My heart dropped, I had clothes in my hand and I don;t even know who I handed them to, I think it was just...

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“So, are you pregnant yet??”

Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Kids, Pregnancy, The UNspoken, Uncategorized | 7 comments

“So, are you pregnant yet??”

These 5 words should never be used in the same sentence!! For someone who has fallen pregnant by accident or on the first try, you can’t even begin to imagine how hard it actually is to fall pregnant. Also people that haven’t even tried yet. Each cycle a women only has a 15-25% chance of conceiving, but this is only the case if you do everything right. If you or your partner have any medical conditions that decreases the chances significantly. That 15-25% is also only if you ovulate which not everyone does each month and it needs...

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Keeping the “Love” alive

Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Being a Mumma, Kids | 12 comments

Keeping the “Love” alive

I have read so many things about introducing a new baby to your toddler, how your partner can support you during pregnancy, even how to introduce a new baby to your dog but I never see much about bringing a baby into your relationship. Now I am definitely no relationship expert but I do feel when a baby makes 3, 3 can become a crowd. Not to mention 4,5,6 or more. I remember when I was pregnant with Olivia, one of the tradesman working on our house said “Oh your pregnant, congratulations”. “Now I know your going to and...

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