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Heading out for a trip to the beach I make sure we include lots of snacks for the girls. I’ve found the Woolworths Smiling Tums range of pouches to be a hit as they are a convenient option that have been naturally sweetened with fruit/veggies making them taste delicious & something I know Lucy will always enjoy πŸ˜‰πŸ’• @woolworths_au #WWSmilingTums #WWPartner
I’m 15-20kgs heavier than I once was. . . . Blame the kids. Blame the fact I really haven't cared about myself since having them... or blame the fact I've been full on loving McDonald's the last few years. . . . The old Laura would see a photo of myself & wouldn’t post it because of β€œflaws” in the way I looked. A lump under my dress, my arm angle wasn't right and it looked fat, my fingers looked fat (yes. Seriously πŸ˜‚). . . . New Laura is much more chilled. She saw this photo and went OMG look at my beautiful babies and I!! I made them!! look how loved up and happy we are!! how radiant and full of pure love for my kids I look!! They will love looking back on this photo!! . . . You know what, she's got a hell of a lot of lumps but new Laura goes alright. πŸ“Έ: by the lovely @cathybrittonphotography
My head is racing with thoughts. None of them make sense. It's as though my head is a television changing channel every second. I can't sleep at night. I wake up exhausted. No energy, no motivation. 3 years without sleeping more than 4 hours. It's killing me. I have 1000 things to do. Emails, the emails. Emails from 3 months ago that I still need to reply to. The DMs on instagram are just as bad. There's a pile of washing that has been washed 5 times now. I must hang that out. Maybe tomorrow. The kids are bored. They don't want to play outside. They don't want to watch tv. They want to be interactive. Need new toys to keep them entertained just for an hour so I can get some photos done.... Need an outdoor playset. That requires money. They need me. Not toys. Me. Time. I wish I could give them that. Maybe if I could have a minute to myself I could do some sponsored jobs. Make money. Take the pressure off our family. Then it would be all out the way! Another day at daycare would mean I could dedicate a day to work. 8 hours a week, quality uninterrupted work. That means I wouldn't have to be on my phone the rest of the week. I could play all day with the kids. Because the work would be done. I just need it to be done. But daycare costs. A babysitter costs. We can’t afford it right now. If I did more sponsored jobs I could afford it. We could afford a playset for Christmas even. God I need help. Shut up. Chill out. Go for a walk. Only 5 weeks until you go to nz better start dieting. Then I hear the sound of cereal being tipped over the entire lounge floor. I can't breathe. . . . Moments inside a stay/work at home mothers head... where does one find the balance?
This morning I made fancy toast, otherwise known as French toast 🀣 I'm no chef and I certainly don’t make food look pretty, but both of my girls absolutely looooove it & it's an easy recipe that you can have on the plate in under 5 minutes. It's our Sunday morning tradition! πŸ’• . . . To make 4 serves of the toast I usually butter then heat a frying pan on medium heat . . . I mix 2 eggs & 1/2 cup of milk in a shallow bowl . . . Dip both sides of the white bread (perfect to use up bread that is getting close to use by date) in the mix & place in the pan . . . Lightly brown on both sides (usually 1-2 minutes) . . . Serve with syrup, fruit, bacon, icing sugar.. anything your heart (or stomach!) desires! . . . So simple & the girls think it's such a treat! You can also add cinnamon & vanilla extract to the mix if you like ❀️
Sophie's at an awesome age where she's super active & eager to learn! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’• . . . She's shown an interest in kicking her ball around & shooting hoops so we have enrolled her in @junglesportsoz sports classes which are held across WA for kids aged 18 months - 6 years ⚽️🏏πŸ₯… . . . The best thing about these classes is that the sport changes every 2 weeks, Sophie gets to learn about multiple sports & see what sparks her interest. We've explored rugby & t-ball so far this term & Sophie really enjoyed learning how to throw a rugby ball by using a trick called the tick tock throw 🏈❀️ . . . Sophie's confidence is growing with each class and I just love watching her run around having fun while making memories & developing her coordination & skills! . . . I just know that she will look back on her childhood & have fond memories of these classes! If your interested too, head to @junglesportsoz to find out where your closest class is! . . . . #collab #theguestlistpr #theguestlistprinvite #junglesportsoz #junglesportsfun #kidssports #perthkids #perthmum #perthmums #perthmummas #perthmummyblogger #perthpr #perthblog #perthblogger #discoverunder20k #perthtodo #whatsoninperth #perthkid #perthkidz #kidssports #healthylifestyle #healthyfamily #activefamily #toddler #toddleractivities
Grabbing lunch on the go doesn’t need to be unhealthy πŸ˜‰ In fact, lunch on the go was under 350 calories today thanks to my delicious Big Yum Pesto Chicken & Sundried Tomato Wrap from Coles Express 🀀🀀🀀 #Colesexpress #BigYum #ad
The @indiaandgrace Limited edition Christmas ruffle romper restock is online NOW with sizes 00 & 3 left! This gorgeous romper has only been online for 24h and already restocked & sold out twice.. there is no more restock, this is it ladies.. if you want one NOW is the time! Don’t forget my code Stories15 for a discount 😘😘 while your at it, don’t forget your Christmas headbands from @tailadanae πŸŽ„πŸŽ…
@piperandme_ new release is live lovelies & you can get 15% off with my code STORIESOFAMUM πŸ˜‰πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’• Lucy wears the Sadie Romper - Floral ( size 1) & Sophie wears the Laurel Playsuit - Floral (size 4) which is such a beautiful stretchy fabric 🌸 Let me know if you score some goodies πŸ˜˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»
We’ve added a touch of Coastal beach-house charm to our kitchen with the new Sunbeam Toaster & Kettle. What do you think of the new Blue Seabed colour lovelies? πŸšπŸ’™ I find it so refreshing to have some brightness in our kitchen. The range includes 3 other colours, white with rose gold finishes is beautiful too and very modern! I also have to note the awesome functions on both appliances that help speed things up for us in the morning: The 4 slice toaster has a quick check function without interrupting the browning session, a high lift lever so you can remove crumpets easily, 9 browning settings and dual controls so you can toast 2 or 4 slices at different browning levels to toast just the way you like it πŸ™ŒπŸ» The Kettle has a fast boil element, can make 7 cups of tea with a 1.7L capacity and has a 360 degree base so you can place the kettle in any direction on the base πŸ™ŒπŸ» Sunbeam has made it easy for my family to get out the door quick in the morning & gives me all the happy feels with the beautiful new colours in the Coastal Collection! You can check out the range in all good appliance stores or online at www.sunbeam.com.au 😍 @SunbeamAustralia @SunbeamNewZealand #collab
Sophie sees the specialist today.. we might finally have an answer for the reoccurring UTIs! Cross your fingers for us 🀞🏻🀞🏻
🐞 β€œAww the ladybug thinks I’m his MOMMA!!”. Sophie can now be referred to as β€˜Ladybug Momma’ in an American accent 🐞 {wearing dress by @the.aviva.collective & headwrap by @avaniandco_au }
Our trip home to New Zealand for the month of January is booked! I can’t wait to meet my niece & see all of my family & friends.. this will only be our second trip home since having kids as kids = expensive as F πŸ˜‚ I’m going to need ALL the helpful ideas on how to keep a 1 & 3 year old entertained for 10 hours.. Lucy does not like to sit still. At all. I need a wine just thinking about it 😳😳

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