Packing my hospital & baby bag for the labour & birth of my second child. 

Photoshoot photographed and styled by Tahlia @wyldefolkstudio_

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Packing my hospital bag for my first pregnancy was very exciting. I Pinterested all these hospital bag lists and I was so excited with what I packed into my suitcase, ready for my babies arrival. When the time came, my husband grabbed the bags and brought them to hospital with us. I thought I was so organised, but boy was I wrong. I had really over packed! I had so much stuff that I actually couldn’t find what I needed, when I needed it. I had to much of the stuff I didn’t need and not enough of what I actually really needed. I was so overwhelmed. So I made a promise to myself that next time I would pack a little lighter and bring more of the essentials rather than all the extras.

I have put together a list of what I need and wished I had put in the first time, for both my hospital bag and my babies nappy bag.

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Feeling Like a Yummy Mummy in my Lingerie.

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When Cruz was 6 months I decided I would do a little #selflovephotoshoot when I was 10months postpartum. 
So now Cruz is 10 months, here they are. During the last 4 months I have been working on a little self love project with myself. To teach myself to be proud of my body and its achievements. I no longer want to waste my breath on self hate chat in the mirror. Instead I will preach love. The rules of the photoshoot was to no make up, just a little lipstick, just a home camera  job (nothing fancy), no photoshop or filters. I have nourished my body with good foods, moved my body in some way everyday since the birth and rest when I need too. So hey why not be super proud of my body and my son.

I contacted Robyn from @yummy_mummy_lingerie to be apart of the shoot as I absolutely love her underwear she sells. It’s comfortable, its fits my new mum shape and I feel good in it. She has been wonderful and so supportive of my mum journey. I think its only fair that I share some love in return and tell you all about the woman behind  Yummy Mummy Lingerie?

Why did you decide to start Yummy Mummy Lingerie?

Hubby and I decided to become foster carers in 2013 so I gave up my career in health to become a full time mum, but knew I’d need to find a family friendly business to work in as well. We had tried for many years to have a family and had only been blessed with one son, who is the light of our lives. We decided that we would like to grow our family and we knew that there were so many little ones needing a loving home so we decided to embark on the fostering journey.

It was a serious commitment to make, as caring for a baby would mean that one of us would need to give up our current career and be home to care for bub and allow for the vital bonding to occur. However, once bub settled in with our family and I had time to think about work again, I starting looking for opportunities. The first day I looked for an online businesses to buy I found what I was looking for in Yummy Mummy Lingerie.

It was meant to be! I just loved the idea of offering beautiful and practical maternity lingerie to new mums and mums-to-be in a super convenient way and helping make their pregnancy and breastfeeding experience as comfortable as possible. We were lucky enough to be able to purchase the business and now I happily work from home doing something I love, whilst being able to be there for my boys.

Best selling product on the website?

My best selling range at the moment would definitely be the Cadenshae Maternity Activewear range. The best selling style in this range for Yummy Mummy Lingerie is the Ultimate Nursing Bra which is designed for larger busted mamas. They have literally been running out the door J

The other range that sells really well is Cantaloop. They are really great quality and super comfortable as they are seamless. They are also well priced which makes them in reach for the many mums who hesitate or are unable to spend too much money on themselves.

What is the most common question you get asked  by women when buying underwear?

It’s more of a statement than a question but the most common thing I hear from my customers is– “I am not sure what size I am”. This is not surprising is it as our bodies are undergoing the most amazing transformation J  So don’t be worried if you don’t know – you are not alone J My response is to ask a few simple questions so that we can work out together what size would be best for them now and some styles that would suit that particular mums needs.



Maternity and Nursing Bra – Cake Blue Cotton Candy Bra and Underwear – Cake Blue Cotton Candy Maternity Brief

Maternity and Nursing Bra – Cake Blush Cotton Candy Underwear – Cake Blue Cotton Candy Maternity Brief

Maternity and Nursing Bra – Cake Blue Cotton Candy Bra and Underwear – Cake Blue Cotton Candy Maternity Brief

Have a cuppa with OLIVIA WHITE AKA @houseofwhite_

I first came across Olivia White AKA “House of White” when I was pregnant. I loved coming across gorgeous real women to follow, that know how to completely keep it real! I love that she is down to earth, she is raw and honest and her children are adorable (they will hurt your cheeks smiling at them so much on your screen) and she loves a wine. Olivia you won me over woman. Plus I love your humour, like I pee myself reading your posts! 

So Miss Olivia White is the first to feature in my segment “have a cuppa with” so sit down, have a rest and take 5. 

I present to you …. Drum roll please … 


OLIVIA WHITE! 


 

Your Instagram and blog is all about the “White squad”. Tell us more about why you started?

 

I started my blog a few years ago as a creative outlet while on maternity leave. It was also a great way to connect and share without women and mums at a time I felt very isolated.

 

Your girls are adorable! Seriously I love the White squad updates! Why do you think it’s important to share the good and the bad about parenthood on your platforms?

 

Stemming from the reasons I began the blog, I felt it was important to share all aspects of parenting and motherhood, whether good or bad, as I don’t want to portray an image that truly isn’t us.

 

Some days are good, some days are bad and I don’t want to dupe anyone into thinking it’s all fairies and rainbows over here!

 

What do you think draws women to your social media platforms?

 

Ummm I’d hope it was for my honesty and because what I post and write resonates with them! I find that now I’ve had my presence for a while that I’ve really drawn in a little community of people who’ve followed our journey and we can all be there for each other – sounds corny I know but I love it!

 

Where do you look for, for daily motivation?

 

I’m a lists gal! I make a list of things I need to do and I start from the top and work my way down. Even getting one thing done I feel so good ticking that off.

 

Otherwise I start cleaning, once I get one a roll with cleaning I feel great. A cluttered and messy house makes my mind a mess! So clean house, clean thoughts!

 

Instagram accounts you love?

 

Oooo so many I love but favourties are @reviejane, @rozaliarussian, @___laurenkate, @kellandmase, @themodernmumma, @newmumstheword, @daniloxton, @yummololaberry, @stylingthetribe, @whatwouldkarldo, @newmumsthword, @taradixon_ for all my lifestyle and house type stuff! And of course, yourself miss Alice!

 

Do you work out? If so how do you find the time?

 

I walk a lot. I walk with the girls, We walk on the weekend. I walk down the street! Walking is my thing haha

 

Favourite active wear?

 

I’m old school. Puma and Nike!

 

What advice would you give to other mummas that are about to have their first bubba?

 

My advice would be that there is no definitive! No right or wrong way to do things. It’s all subjective. Every baby is different; every parent is different. Take it all in your stride and just do what works and what feels right!

Cacao Crackles.

Cacao crackle.

Because I have cravings.
3 tbsp organic coconut oil, 2 tbsp organic peanut butter, 1 tbsp Manuka honey. (Or whatever honey you want to use).

Melt.
3 tbsp mixed granola (I use the.milk.pantry as I am using it to increase my supply for feeding). 2 X tbsp organic cacao.

Mix.

 

Place in freezer to cool and go hard. Enjoy responsibly 😂🙈.

 

#showmehowyouhealthy

Cauliflower Pizza

Need a idea for something delicious for weekend dinners?
Cauliflower Pizza 

Base – half a small cauliflower, 50g raw oats, 30g almond meal, 1 egg, 1 tbsp organic olive oil, 30mls coconut water. Blend.

Bake on 180 degrees for 25minutes.
Topping – tin tomatoes, grated low fat cheese, cooked sweet potato, spinach leaves, cooked chicken breast. 

Bake for a further 15minutes.
Bases can be pre prepared and frozen for the future.
#showmehowyouhealthy #aliceinhealthyland #nosugarchallenge 

 

Zucchini Gluten Free Bread

Zucchini gluten free bread
Zucchini gluten free bread
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Want a delicious bread that isn’t harsh on your digestive system.. It actually aids digestion.

Last week I was out to breakfast with @chloeawilson got offered zucchini bread with our meal. I promised Miss Chloe I would recreate a zucchini bread recipe.
This is what I come up with.. It taste amazing!! Haha.. I may have changed it up a little but taste amazing.. 🙌🏼🍞🍆🍅

Recipe –

1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup almonds (could use and nuts or none at all)
1/2 cup almond milk (any milk you prefer)
1/2 cup coconut flour (alternative spelt, buckwheat flour)
2 tbsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp oregano
2 Cherry tomatoes
2 zucchini
1/4 cup macadamia oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 eggs (could use chia egg?)
Pinch pink salt
Pinch of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon turmeric
Blitz all ingredients in my blender
Poured in loaf tin

Baked on 180 for 50min.
Enjoy warm or allow to cool for a salad sandwich! 🍞🍴🍆