Why A Mum Blogger?

I’ve been noticing a steadily-increasing trend of friends and colleagues who seem to be unsure of how to take my (not-so-new) role as a mum blogger. Whether it is because they’re fed-up with my oversharing, or they’re uninterested in mum life, I’m not too sure. But it’s definitely becoming a trend.

I’ve had acquaintances unfollow my Instagram.

I’ve had friends roll their eyes when I discuss my blog, or talk about products I’ve received.

I have friends and family who look uncomfortable when I mention the word ‘blog’. They shift awkwardly in their seat and look away as though I’ve told them I like to eat rocks for breakfast (side note, I totally don’t).

While I still don’t know what it is that makes them think I’ve turned to something horrible such as witchcraft in my spare time (another side note, I haven’t), I’ve decided maybe it is time that I break down what it is I actually do as a mum blogger (especially since today is my blogaversary – Happy “birthday” Mumma Morrison!). I hope that by sharing this, more people might understand what it is us bloggers do, and how it isn’t necessarily an easy thing to be doing.

Ever wondered what a mum blogger ACTUALLY does? (Or why she does it?) Here is a bit of a behind-the-scenes of being a mum blogger.

What Blogging IS!

I started blogging as a way of documenting my life with Starfish. I have an awful memory, and knew that I needed some way of recollecting all the early moments of his life. Blogging seemed to me like a great way of keeping an online diary of my crazy thoughts, our wonderful moments and the “highlight reel” of our Morrison family moments.

Except that’s not exactly how motherhood works.

You see, shortly after starting the blog, Starfish went into that weird (and wonderful?!) period between 6-12 weeks where babies get excessively fussy. It was brutal. It was full on. It seemed unrelenting and unending. So I wrote about it, on the blog. And from there, a new direction for my blog started. 

Here are 11 things that blogging is really about:

  • Blogging is an outlet – It has become a way for me to creatively explore my experience of motherhood. It is a way I can work through my feelings, emotions and experiences of this crazy rollercoaster ride. It helps me to understand what’s going on, and work through some pretty big stuff.
  • It is about helping people – I’m passionate about helping others as much as possible, so writing about motherhood has been a way for me to encourage other first-time mums that what they’re doing is normal, and that they are good mothers (even though I don’t know much myself as a first-time mother).
  • It is a way of creating community – Since I started blogging a year ago, I have met some amazing mums, and deepened friendships with other mum friends who I haven’t spoken to in years. It has been a way to connect through our shared experience of motherhood; to help each other through the nitty-gritty stuff, as well as celebrate the successes of our families.  
  • Blogging is a source of community – not only can blogging create a community through the topic you’re writing about, but blogging in itself has its own community. I’ve met many lovely bloggers (who write about a variety of topics) who help support and encourage the writing process and have helped me to build my blog to where it is today).
  • Blogging is about innovation – I’ve always been an enthusiastic and passionate person, and I am pretty good at coming up with ideas to try something new. Blogging has been a way for me to explore my innovative side, and allowed me to come up with cool new ways of doing things (and helping other bloggers/biz mums along the way too!).
  • It is about creativity – Not only is writing a creative skill on its own, but I’ve had the opportunity to explore photography, videography and digital media as well (and even a bit of styling thrown in the mix!). While I’m no way a pro at any of these things, it is a lot of fun getting creative and trying new ways of engaging people.
  • Blogging is about collaboration – It has been fun working alongside a range of people (most of them mums who have created a business from home!) and helping them in their business, as well as helping the mums I meet learn about awesome new products. There’s nothing else to it – it is just fun!
  • It is about utilising the skills you already have – I’m only starting to appreciate this now, but I love being able to write about and use my teaching knowledge and experience to help mums with their children. I love being able to use my creativity in fun and new ways. I enjoy being able to use my interpersonal skills to speak at events and connect with other mums and bloggers!
  • Blogging is multi-faceted – As some of you may know, I am exploring ways of turning my blog into a business. I’m learning about business registration, taxes and finance, marketing, strategy, the works! An interesting way to learn about business, that’s for sure! Plus, I need to understand the blogging aspects of a blog (duh!), such as SEO (making my articles Google friendly), WordPress and html coding, and so forth. AND THEN there’s the actual topic I’m writing about – motherhood – that I need to understand and write about; quite often it involves research or interviewing professionals cause I’m still learning along the way too. There is a lot that is involved in a blog, particularly one that is being established as a business (it is full-time work!).
  • It is a way of making money – This is by no means the only reason I blog, but it definitely has become a reason to keep going some days. The financial element helps me to keep the blog running on its own, as well as provides a way to support my family and possibly give me an option of working from home. While I wish I could be a stay-at-home mum, we cannot afford this option so blogging has become another means of earning money from home.
  • Blogging is a heck of a lot of work – If you’re aiming to run your blog as a business (like I am), it is a LOT of work, just like any business start-up is. I spend a few nights awake after midnight doing work, because I am working around a part-time job, another online job and a 14-month-old! I don’t get to socialise as much as I’d like (or as much as people assume I do) because I spend my time working at home. Unfortunately, I think this area of blogging is difficult for some friends and family to understand – it is a full-time job in my books, but it isn’t always seen this way because it is working from home on my computer.

So there’s a bit of a rundown of what my experience of blogging has been like and has taught me. But just to clarify, I thought I’d share what blogging isn’t.

 Ever wondered what a mum blogger ACTUALLY does? (Or why she does it?) Here is a bit of a behind-the-scenes of being a mum blogger.

What Blogging ISN’T!

I think there are some weird perceptions and myths about what blogging actually involves, so I thought I’d share with you what blogging ISN’T about!

Here are 7 things that blogging isn’t about:

  • Blogging isn’t narcissism – While I’m sure there are some narcissistic bloggers out there, the majority of us are not. In fact, it can be quite the contrary. Many bloggers write from a space of vulnerability and aim to support like-minded people who could use the support.
  • It isn’t about getting ‘free stuff’ – I have had some friends and family members rave about all the ‘free stuff’ I get. While it can be helpful to get free products to review, this is actually part of my payment for the work I do for a business or brand. When I receive products, it involves a lot of work to try the product, take photos of it, edit the photos, write my review of the product and format it all together to put it up on the blog. In the end, I review products to help mums find the things they need to make motherhood easier, not to fill up my house with products.
  • Blogging isn’t a waste of time – I know many people think I waste my time blogging and building it as a business. Wondering why I don’t get other things done at home or for work. I explain that as a business, I am striving to help mums through the ins and outs of daily life with kids – it isn’t wasted time!
  • It isn’t about getting on my high horse – Similar to point one, I don’t blog to tell others what to do or to insist that other mums take my opinions. On the contrary, I try to share differing opinions to help mums make their own informed decisions, or to feel confident in the decisions they make for their families.
  • Blogging isn’t an excuse – I think there are a few people who also believe I use my blogging as an ‘excuse’ to not do other work or get things done (similar to being a waste of time). I would hope that people who did see how much work I put into my blog would realise that blogging isn’t an excuse to get out of anything – if anything, I’ve created way more work for myself.
  • Blogging isn’t nerdy! – Okay, I totally may have had this perception myself starting out, however blogging is not nerdy. People from all walks and stages of life have blogs and help people in their audience in a variety of ways. There are even a variety of celebrities who have blogs, so you know, that makes it cool right?!
  • It isn’t exclusive – I’ve come to realise that anybody can have a blog, because everyone has a voice; everyone has talents; and everyone has something to share with the world. Your blog can be as big or small as you want it to be, so the sky really is the limit! I think everyone should have a blog (but I’m totally biased!).

Ever wondered what a mum blogger ACTUALLY does? (Or why she does it?) Here is a bit of a behind-the-scenes of being a mum blogger.

So, Why A Mum Blogger?

As I mentioned before, blogging started as a way for me to document my life with my son. But as I’ve built up my blog and my brand, it has become a way for me to help other mums out there get through motherhood. Celebrate the highs, and work through those hard lows. It is a way to build a community of mums to support and encourage each other in their day to day lives.

While being a mum blogger is challenging, and it brings about a tension between my ‘real life’ and this online world I’m involved in, I really do love it. And I hope it helps some mums out there.

I hope that by sharing this post, and writing about some of the things that blogging is and isn’t, it may help some friends and family (and beyond) understand why us bloggers do what we do.

 

 

 

xx

 

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Ever wondered what a mum blogger ACTUALLY does? (Or why she does it?) Here is a bit of a behind-the-scenes of being a mum blogger.

Perfect Summer Styling For Mums On The Go!

Summer fashion can be quite daunting, and sometimes it’s better to just keep re-wearing things that you’ve had in your wardrobe for years! Motherhood makes a lot of changes to your body, and as seasons change, it can a bit terrifying to start sifting through your clothes wondering why nothing fits like it used to! So here is iy summer styling for mums on the go – my top 5 things that you need to have in your wardrobe this summer that will be classic enough to wear year after year, but also stylish enough to be added to the best-dressed list!  

Are you looking for the perfect outfit this summer? Here are 5 tips for perfect summer styling for mums on the go to help you look fabulous this summer!

1. A really decent pair of togs/ bathers/ swimmers! 

This is CRUCIAL! I don’t want you to do anything before you find the perfect pair of togs. They don’t have to be a one piece, and it doesn’t have to be a bikini, just find one thing that you can wear and feel amazing in! There are so many brands at the moment that are MUM FRIENDLY! And they cater for so many different types of beach go-er! If you are chasing after little ones- take that into consideration, maybe a string bikini isn’t the best idea, if you are a different shape then you have been previously- experiment with maybe a higher waist, or a thicker material to keep everything in place, if your boobies aren’t as perky as they used to be- wear a top that has a little extra boost, and if they are a little larger then they have been previously- racer back bikini tops are so gorgeous and stylish at the moment!

2. A great pair of “wear everywhere” metallic sandals!

So versatile it hurts! They don’t have to be overly designed, just something nice and simple to compliment your outfits, whether your wearing a denim skirt and a white tee shirt to daycare or school, or a long flowy dress to lunch! I tend to lean more towards the golds and rose gold in shoes but silver is so fresh and will make any outfit look brand new! 

3. Off the shoulder top! 

I personally find off the shoulder dresses a little bit to hard to wear, because they move so much when you move your arms, but if you don’t have an off the shoulder top, you are missing out! They are so flattering across your décolletage because they open that area between your chin and chest! It doesn’t have to be super ruched or overly detailed, just nice and simple to start with and then as you start to know what works, then work on grabbing a few more as those summer days get longer!

4. A great denim skirt/ pair of shorts!

Denim is such a staple in my wardrobe and has been since I became a mum. You don’t have to wash it each time its worn, they last and are so hard wearing, they are gods gift to parents haha!

I tend to wear a lot of white denim because it pairs so well with my summer wardrobe (colourful cami’s or a slogan tee shirt) and I steer clear of black/ dark denim because its a little bit too…. gothic… for those summer months.

5. One key “trend” piece!

I know you want too. Go on, splurge on something special that screams summer, but just one (if you can 😉 Whether its a super gorgeous maxi dress, an embroidered straw hat, an “it girl” handbag, or the heels of your dreams, summer is the perfect time to get your fashion on, because hey…. winter can be so cold and kinda boring! 

Are you looking for the perfect outfit this summer? Here are 5 tips for perfect summer styling for mums on the go to help you look fabulous this summer!

7 Signs That You Are A Good Mother

It is a universal fear of all mothers. Something that we are constantly asking ourselves every minute of every day, and in all hours of the night.

Am I a good mother?

Am I doing enough for my child?

We wonder if we’re feeding them the right foods. We wonder if we’re doing enough activities with them during the day. We wonder if we are allowing them to socialise enough. We wonder if we are allowing them (and ourselves) to socialise too much and not have enough time for independent play. We wonder if we’re using the right methods to help them to sleep. We wonder if we’re disciplining them enough. We wonder if we’re disciplining them too much.

We are constantly wondering. And feeling so damn guilty about it too.

Am I A Good Mother?

So how do we try to work out if we’re a good mother? We compare ourselves (and our babies) to others.

That’s why we’re obsessed with Facebook and the endless memes about sleep deprivation and babies who never eat what we put in front of them (and tag all our mum friends in them).

That’s why Google is our best friend at 3am as we start googling what kinds of sounds our 2-week-old should be making while they sleep.

That’s why we follow InstaMums who are ‘real’ about motherhood, because it makes us feel a bit better knowing someone else is facing the same sh*t (literally!) that we are.

We want to know that we’re doing it “right”. That our child will turn out okay and we haven’t screwed them up for life in some monumental way through that one silly little thing we did (like going to the toilet and putting your son on the floor ’cause what else are you supposed to do?!).

It makes us feel better to watch other mums go through the same things we are – and let’s be honest here, we feel relieved when we see another mum struggling because it means we’re not the only ones!

But deep down, we still worry about whether we’re a good mother or not. We need reassurance. We need to see some real signs that we’re a good mother. So are you ready to find out the 7 signs to show that you’re a good mother – are you ready for that reassurance?

7 Signs That You Are A Good Mother

Do you need some reassurance that you are a good mother? That you're doing enough for your child? Check out these 7 signs that will prove you're a good mother.

1. You are the last to eat and usually walk around in sweatpants and a messy bun (or ponytail).

We all hear how mothers are the last to eat in their family, and usually go without a shower or clean clothes for what feels like forever. Even though it can make us feel ‘sloppy’ or just plain gross, it is actually a sign that you’re a good mother. You are putting your child’s needs before your own as you race around to get them ready and organised for the day (even if you don’t feel like you are!).

2. Your child will give you plenty of smiles!

Your child will feed off your love and energy. If you’re putting in the effort to make your child happy, and to make them smile and laugh, then you’re a good mother. 

What about if you’re having a bad day? I have learnt that one bad day will not erase their lifetime (however long or short) of memories you have created with them. I always feel awful if I’m having a bad day and get cranky easily, but my son still smiles at me and I know he isn’t holding a grudge that I got angry this one day (or a few days…).

3. You discipline your child (with love!)

As a teacher and now a mother, I have seen how utterly crucial it is for parents to discipline their children. It is important for children to know their boundaries (they actually crave it!), and to understand what is right and what is wrong for them to do. It helps them to grow into well-behaved children and well-rounded adults. Unfortunately, I have seen fewer parents take responsibility for disciplining their children, because they either don’t want to or they don’t know how. This results in children doing whatever they like with minimal to no consequences – which often translates to poor behaviour at school and beyond. Teaching your child that there are boundaries shows that you care enough about them to teach them right and wrong, and help them adjust to the real world. 

Of course I’m not talking about disciplining such as smacking or anything of the sort – however time-outs and similar consequences (I believe in consequences that match the behaviour you are discipling) can teach your child what is acceptable and unacceptable, as well as the consequences they might face later in life. (This also means being consistant in your discipline, as this helps reinforce the boundaries they are learning about).

4. You spend QUALITY time with your child.

Many mums can feel guilty about not spending enough time with their child (right here!). This can be especially true for working mothers. However, if you are making the most of the time you do have with your child, and you’re getting plenty of smiles and engagement during that time (see point 2!), then you ARE a good mother. At the end of the day, your child wants to see you and spend time quality time with you!

Do you need some reassurance that you are a good mother? That you're doing enough for your child? Check out these 7 signs that will prove you're a good mother.

5. Your child will lose their crap when they see you.

Unfortunately, 9 times out of 10 this is the hysterical, whingey kind of losing their crap (not the excited kind, although that does happen sometimes!). Despite what it feels like, this is actually a good thing. It means that your child feels safe enough around you to show their true emotions and feelings (knowing that their mother will love them no matter what!) – and you’d be surprised at how young this will start. If your child displays a whole range of emotions around you, they are letting you know that you are a good mother!

6. You are practising patience (as much as you are able to!)

If you are striving to be more patient each day with your child, you are definitely a good mother! Motherhood is exhausting, and can be incredibly frustrating – especially when you’re dealing with the day-in, day-out frustrations such as poo explosions, a baby who won’t sleep, a baby who is clingy and/or whingey, and so forth. I know patience isn’t my strong suit, and sometimes I fail at it, but if you’re trying to be more patient with your child (deep breaths, reminding yourself that your child is trying to communicate, etc) then you are an awesome mother!

7. You ‘show up’ the next day to do it all again!

This may sound like an obvious point, but unfortunately, there are some situations where this isn’t the case. No matter what kind of day you have had; no matter what you have faced – if you wake up the next morning and do it all again because you love your kid, then you are an amazing mother! There is nothing like the love of a mother to help you keep showing up day after day to care for your baby.

And an Extra Tip to help you be a good mother: Take care of YOU.

I’ve heard the quote a lot recently: “you can’t fill from an empty up”. If you are spending time each day (even if it is 5 minutes) to take care of yourself, then this will help you to be an even better mother. You’ll be able to practise patience better and more readily face the next day of motherhood! So try and remember to schedule in at least 5 minutes to yourself each day.

I hope these signs have reassured you that you are, in fact, not only a good mother but an AWESOME mother! And above all else, your child thinks you’re an amazing mother too!

Love this? Share it with a mum who can use the reassurance that they’re an amazing mother! Plus tell us in the comments below – what do you think makes a good mother? xx

 

Do you need some reassurance that you are a good mother? That you're doing enough for your child? Check out these 7 signs that will prove you're a good mother.

Survive the School Holidays with the Ultimate Craft Box

It may already be halfway through the school holidays (and granted I only have a 14 month old son), but as a school teacher I understand the pressure parents feel to keep their children entertained through the school holidays.

All day, every day, children across Australia are driving their parents slightly bonkers by demanding extra time and attention (and usually fighting with siblings), when all their parents want is 5 minutes to relax – or cook dinner or wash the dishes or whatever else it is they need to do.

So imagine my excitement (granted, it was probably teacher nerd excitement) when I came across Sherbet Creations – a monthly subscription craft box for 5-8 year olds. I was so enthusiastic about the endless possibilities that this box would offer children around the country, that I just had to get my little hands on a box! So I enlisted the help of my beautiful niece, Miss E (who is 6 years old), to have a play with the Sherbet Creations box.

When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!

What’s in the Box? 

In our craft box, we received the following:

  • A pencil case full of resources we’d need for the crafts (glue, scissors and colourful, chunky crayons)
  • A felt ice-cream craft (which included pompoms and glitter glue)
  • A stripe bear craft
  • A caterpillar craft
  • A canvas-painting kit (which included the canvas, paint, paintbrush and glitter)

Miss E’s jaw kept dropping every time she pulled out a new craft from the box, and I could see her eyes shining at all the possibilities that lay before her. She kept begging me to open all of the crafts, wanting to do them RIGHT NOW. (We only had time for one craft because we were in the middle of family dinner!).

So we grabbed the felt ice-cream craft and we let Miss E’s imagination run wild with the designs she’d create for her ice-creams. As you can see, she’s a pretty clever cookie. Miss E had even prepared a speech before she had arrived about the crafts we’d be making – bless!

When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids! When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!

Is the Sherbet Creations Box for Your Child? 

I loved the range of crafts available in the Sherbet Creations subscription box. There was a range of crafts included, from collage, to painting, to drawing. One thing I noticed was that the box didn’t come with any ‘instructions’ for the crafts, as they are actually uploaded onto their Youtube channel. However Miss E and I wanted to have a go at creating the crafts using our own artisitc skills (which I love doing!). The only thing we were confused about was the caterpillar craft, so the Youtube video helped us to be able to create that.

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time on the night to engage in all the crafts with her (waaaaaay past Starfish’s bedtime!), however she spent the next day creating the striped bear and canvas crafts with her grandma and dad, and I received beautiful pictures of her (very proudly) holding her art.

This box was the PERFECT accessory for the school holidays for Miss E, and kept her engaged for hours (apparently she spent at least an hour on her painting!!).

When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!

If you’re the type of parent who worries about not having anything to “do” for your child (I’m guilty of this), you want to keep them entertained for a couple of hours, you want some more pretty pictures to hang on the fridge, or you want to help foster you child’s creativity – if any of these sound like you, the Sherbet Creations box IS the one for you!

And the perfect thing with this craft box is it is a subscription, so your child can engage with new crafts each month (I’ll write a separate post soon on why creativity is fundamental for your child’s mental development – so it is super important!!).

To grab your Sherbet Creations box this month, head to their website HERE, or visit their Facebook or Instagram for more details.

When you're trying to survive the school holidays, the Sherbet Creations subscription craft box is the ultimate entertainment package for your kids!

Time To Rescue This New Mumma!

Most ‘seasoned’ mothers will tell expectant, first-time mums that, “Nothing can prepare you for motherhood”.

In fact, I was told this almost everyday when I was pregnant with Starfish (and usually on repeat by the same serial offenders!).

But, to be fair, it is 1000000% true.

Nothing can prepare you for the endless pooey nappies, constant feedings, and above all, the sleep deprivation that motherhood throws at you.

It is exhausting, and exhilarating, and overwhelming.

We try to ‘prepare’ these first-time mums by telling them what to expect, what they’re in for. I remember reading a message on our staffroom noticeboard for me before my maternity leave that read, “Welcome to the world of no sleep Fiona”.

But despite these best efforts, did I feel more prepared when we had Starfish?

Heck no.

Starting motherhood was hard. And it was brutal. And to top it all off, I had Postnatal Anxiety which just made the whole thing much more intense.

So what got me through those first few weeks and months?

Well, besides an amazing hubby (and a great love for this little thing that has wreaked such havoc on our lives), it was the support of awesome friends, and little “pampers” we could enjoy here or there

Early on, it was friends who would cook meals for us and bring them over. This reminded us to eat. It was even better when our friends brought meals over and then ATE with us because this ensured we actually did eat, instead of just saying we would (as we forgot to meat many meals in those early days).

After this initial newborn stage, it was the little “me time” pampers that got me through. A quick massage here or there. A bath, where hubby would take Starfish and I could READ A BOOK (bliss!). It was enjoying some delicious chocolate and not feeling any guilt about it whatsoever. It was the little things, that in those moments of chaos and mayhem that really helped me as a new mum. 

Rescue Mumma To The Rescue!

The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.

If you’re a new mumma, or know a first-time mother, looking for pick-me-up in the early throws of motherhood, Rescue Mumma has come to the rescue! They have curated some amazing gift boxes to help new mothers to get through (and ENJOY) some much needed “me time”. They have just launched their range of gift boxes and I just WISH it was around in my early days of mothering. There are a few options to choose from in the Rescue Mumma Range:

  • Standard New Mumma Box ($45)
  • Luxe New Mumma Box ($85)
  • The Rescue Mumma Breastfeeding Box ($120)
  • Monthly Subscription Box ($34.95/month)
  • Gift Subscription ($130/3 months)

I received the monthly subscription box to check out for myself and see the kind of goodies in store for lucky new mummas, and I was quite impressed with the beautiful range included in the box:

  • Coffee Body Scrub
  • Coconut Bath Soak
  • Mini Face and Body Mask
  • Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm
  • Hot Chocolate on a stick (um, YUM!)
  • Salted Caramel Fudge
  • Teething Bracelet

The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.

Why The Rescue Mumma Box is Helpful

I love the option of the subscription box for new mums because it is a nice monthly reminder for them to take some time out and focus on themselves (“you can’t drink from an empty cup,” – that’s what I keep being told anyway!). By receiving a gorgeous box of pampering goodies each month, mums can take 5 to enjoy a relaxing bath soak and facial mask, or read a book and enjoy their hot chocolate on a stick (just to re-emphasise, this is seriously DELICIOUS), or to feel stylish with their bracelet while their bub happily chews on it.

Or, if you’re looking for the ultimate gift for a new mum – the subscription box or gift set is the perfect way to help a mother get the time to herself that she needs (and you’ll be sure that’ll REALLY appreciate the “me time” you’re giving her). The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.

The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.

Have A Mumma To Rescue? (Even if it’s you!) 

If you’re dying for some pampering, want that much-needed, well-deserved “me time”, or know a new mumma who needs a RESCUE, check out the range from Rescue Mumma HERE (or visit their Facebook HERE or Instagram HERE). Rescue Mumma is offering Mumma Morrison followers a 5% discount on your first purchase with the code word LAUNCH5!

The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.

The Latest and Greatest Baby Monitor Review 2017

I’ve started to build up a bit of a repertoire of writing up BIG reviews – starting with the successful Winter Sleeping Bag review, and then followed by the Nappy Bag Review and The Great Australian Nappy Review. I have thoroughly enjoyed trialling a range of brands to help you find the best for you and your family, and so I’ve continued this trend by completing a Baby Monitor Review – 5 of the latest and greatest brands bringing families technology for the safety and wellbeing of their babies.

I wrote this review for the Baby Hints and Tips website, so click on the links below to check out my reviews and overview (including my pick!):

What baby monitor do you use and why do you love it?

 xx

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