Dec 172017
 

As the end of the year draws near I am secretly getting excited about getting back in shape in the new year, I have a wardrobe full of pre-baby clothes I can’t wait to wear again. As you can probably imagine delivering a 4.6kg baby was no easy task, recovery has been slow and unfortunately I am yet to get the doctor’s tick of approval to start exercising again. It has been almost three months since Ted was born and thankfully I am feeling a bit stronger every day so I am slowly picking up the pace with the help of Maze Activewear:

Designed for new, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers of all shapes and sizes Maze Activewear offers stylish, high quality activewear that is both practical and flattering. I am a bit disappointed that I only discovered this awesome label after Ted was born as I am loving this supportive yet comfy sports gear!

Most expecting mums will know that it is important to stay active during pregnancy, but at the same time your changing body and that rapidly growing bump can leave you feeling a bit out of balance and unsure. Don’t worry mama, Maze Activewear will help you feel confident and supported in all the right places with their fabulous over-the-belly Maternity Tights (RRP $79.95-$89.95, size XS – L).

Featuring a breathable and seam-free tummy panel that grows with you as your baby belly grows, stability power mesh that will make you strong and steady and hi-tech performance fabric these tights are your ultimate exercise buddy. They are available in both full length and a shorter 3/4 length and come in a range of neutral colours to compliment all your favourite workout gear.

Once baby has arrived most mamas will find their new body will take some getting used to, after 6 babies my body most certainly isn’t bouncing back the way celebrities seem to do! The Maze Activewear High Waisted 3/4 Tights (RRP $49.95, size XS-L) do a fantastic job keeping all those wobbly bits in place while the Active Core Stability technology provides much needed support for this poor mummy tummy which has had quite the beating. Added bonus: A handy zip pocket at the back to keep your gym pass or keys safe and mesh panels on the lower leg for extra air flow.

Whether I am at home or out and about and whether I am relaxing or working out, our big boy counts on easy nursing access. With the Nursing Sports Bra (RRP $59, size XS-L) you can get fit and feed at the same time, easy drop-down cups allow for convenient breastfeeding (and a nursing pad if desired) while the powerful nylon/spandex/cotton blend will keep you comfortable and supported through your entire training session. The ergonomic racer back design distributes the weight evenly and stops me from getting a sore back and shoulders.

Hip Tip: When you buy the Maternity Tights and Nursing Sports Bra together you get a welcome 15% bundle discount. For an even bigger saving why not join the Maze Activewear mailing list to enjoy an additional 10% discount on your first order, simply enter your email address at the bottom of the home page to receive your discount code in your inbox.

Want to get started on your workout as soon as possible? Make sure you refer to the handy Maze Activewear Size Chart to select the size that is right for you. For extra peace of mind a hassle-free returns and exchange policy is in place.

To find out more about Maze Activewear, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mazeactivewear.com.au, shipping is free Australia wide.

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Mama’s Weekend Wear

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Apr 092016
 

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And then it was Saturday, finally! On schooldays I generally rush around like a mad woman and hardly have time for breakfast, let alone to brush my hair and put make-up on, so on the weekend I always try to find 5 minutes just for me. A bit of lipgloss and mascara, some sleek and shine for my hair and of course an outfit that’s both comfortable and stylish.

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Eeni Meeni Miini Moh has weekends covered with this fabulous ladies look: a limited edition Cape and Yoga Leggings that are perfect for relaxing at home, going out for lunch, a bit of shopping, coffee with friends or anything else that makes your weekend amazing.

Sunday DressAfter its big success last year the Article: Ladies Yoga Leggings (RRP $59.95, size Small-Large) are back for a repeat. These stretchy leggings are a must-have winter staple and a piece of luxury in disguise, Eeni Meeni’s specially milled cotton jersey mixed with a touch of elastane equals cosy comfort all day long. Layer these babies with the brand new Ladies Cape, your favourite dress, tunic or over-sized shirt for easy peasy winter style for trendy mamas.

The Article: Ladies Cape (RRP $139.95, one size) feature a classic cowl neckline that’s flattering and feminine and a cosy rib sleeve cuff to keep cold chills at bay. Made from 100% cotton single jersey gauge knit it is super soft and cosy, bring on the cooler season I’d say! Currently available in timeless noir and grey marle this gorgeous knit is a great match for virtually anything in your winter wardrobe.

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For a closer look at these pretty pieces drop in at one of the Eeni Meeni Miini Moh stores at Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Toowong or visit the online store.

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the range and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.

SRC Pregnancy Leggings: Supported, stable and safe

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Sep 112015
 

After carrying four babies (including twins!) I know all about the toll pregnancy takes on your back, hips and pelvis. During pregnancy your body has a lot of extra weight to carry and for me, like for many mothers, pain and discomfort has been part of every pregnancy journey; it’s definitely not all smooth sailing. What a blessing the adorable babies make you forget about all the tears and struggles or I would have stopped after the twins!

With a home full of young children to chase after, a household to care for, school runs to do and specialist appointments to attend my obstetrician warned me that this time around pregnancy would be even harder on my body. I expected the pain to kick in early but was very determined to not let it ruin my joy or keep me housebound, which is how I stumbled upon SRC Health:

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The SRC Pregnancy range is designed for expecting mothers and consists of Pregnancy Leggings (RRP $189.95) and Pregnancy Shorts (RRP $199.95), available in neutral black and size XXS to XXL. Both products are ARTG listed and recommended by health care professionals to provide support and relieve pain in your back, pelvis and hips during pregnancy. Using specifically designed anatomical panels the shorts/leggings offer consistent gentle medical grade compression for these well-known problem areas.

SRC Pregnancy LeggingsAs the majority of this pregnancy would fall in winter I decided on the full-length SRC Pregnancy Leggings for extra warmth and comfort. I first started wearing the leggings at around 24 weeks of pregnancy, some days matched with a dress/tunic and boots and other days with a cosy hoodie and nice sneakers. On days that I did not wear the leggings out, I would quickly change into them when I got home so I could still benefit from the extra support for some time of the day and even night. In my opinion the longer/more often you wear them the bigger the relief.

You may find that the leggings are a little tricky/tight to get on (especially near the end of your pregnancy when there is a big baby bump in the way) but this medical grade compression is essentially what will give you that much needed support so it is worth the wrestle and once they are on you will feel fabulous.

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I am currently 36 weeks pregnant so the end is in sight and I cannot begin to explain what a difference the SRC Pregnancy Leggings have made for me. I was hesitant at first but hopeful and I can confidently say that this pregnancy has been my most comfortable yet! Even my obstetrician has been amazed at how well I have carried this pregnancy and how much less pain I have experienced. The extra support and stability for my pelvis and hips has been very noticeable and reassuring and not once (whilst wearing the leggings) have I felt that dreaded feeling of my hips giving way, my pelvis becoming unreliable or not being able to move anymore.

Getting a good night sleep has also proven to be a lot easier when your pelvic area is secure and you can comfortably move and roll over without being in pain. My only regret is that I did not give SRC a go during my precious pregnancies, they are absolutely worth every cent. In fact, SRC is so confident you will love your SRC product that they back it up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee (conditions apply), now that’s great peace of mind!

SRC Recovery ShortsAfter experiencing the relief and support from the SRC Pregnancy Leggings I have high hopes for the SRC Recovery Shorts for post-natal recovery. As I suffer from severe diastase recti, better known as tummy muscle separation (oh the joy of twin pregnancies!), I am afraid I have a long way to go but that’s a different story and one I will deal with when the time comes. I look forward to sharing my progress with you as I recover and (hopefully) improve so stay tuned.

To find out more about the SRC Pregnancy range, to determine your correct size using the size chart and to locate a stockist near you visit www.srchealth.com.

Handy tip:
If you have private health insurance you may want to check with your insurer before making a purchase from SRC Health. Many private health insurers in Australia will provide a Health Fund Rebate to customers who purchase an SRC product as they are considered a medical compression garment, designed to aid with the recovery and health of expectant and new mothers. You could save yourself some welcome dollars to spend on gorgeous baby goods!

Feb 242014
 

Little Cocoa Bean

After the huge success of the last Little Cocoa Bean collection everyone has been waiting in anticipation for the new Autumn/Winter range to arrive at Baby Donkie and let me tell you, it does not disappoint. The prints are unique and eye catching, the styles are gender neutral, hip and practical and the organic cotton fabric is soft, comfortable and safe, it’s a win on all fronts.

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This season’s main colours are timeless black, white and navy with a funky touch of gold metallic, because sometimes all a rainy day needs is a bit of sparkle. New Little Cocoa Bean prints include a geometric print, mountain pattern and all over leopard design as well as last year’s hot favourite, the arrow print. The range is currently available in sizes newborn up to 2 years old and consists of leggings, skirts and long sleeve t-shirts as well as beanies and even a baby blanket.

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All pieces are designed for easy mixing and matching, with eachother or other items from your wardrobe. If you are not afraid of an all-over pattern you can go for the Little Cocoa Bean signature look with long sleeve t-shirt, leggings or skirt and a super cool slouch beanie. For a more neutral combination team a printed piece up with a cool pair of jeans or a plain top, you can style Little Cocoa Bean to suit your taste.

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If you missed out on your favourite Little Cocoa Bean pieces last year you have probably realised that you have to be quick, there are only limited numbers available and sizes sell out very fast.

If you are quick you can get your Little Cocoa Bean threads delivered for free! Simply enter the code ‘LOVE’ at checkout, free shipping offer ends February 28, 2014.

To find out more about BabyDonkie, to browse the Little Cocoa Bean range and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.

Aug 312012
 

Yesterday I shared our exciting news and I am sure you know what that means: I am on the hunt for the biggest maternity and new baby essentials. I can tell you that while I left for Holland wearing my skinniest jeans ever I was unable to wrestle myself in them by the time we had to go back. I like to think that was all thanks/due to the baby but the amount of delicious Dutch food I ate probably had something to do with it too. Anyway, there is nothing more comfortable for (and more perfect for hiding) a growing baby belly than a pair of beautiful, good quality maternity tights.

When I slipped on these blue denim maternity tights by Glitter Baby I straight away noticed they fitted like a glove, they are stylish, soft and stretchy and cleverly worn with a tunic top no one would guess there is a little baby hiding under there (for now). I am really thrilled with them as they are very versatile, just team them up with a short dress, tunic, shirt or top and a pair of boots for a different stylish autumn look day-after-day.

Glitter Baby is an Australian family business, with all Glitter Baby Tights custom made by mum Kerry and daughters Cassandra and Carly. In store you’ll find a large range of styles, colours and prints for hip toddlers, girls, women and expecting mothers, there is a Glitter Baby design to suit everyone big or small. How gorgeous are these Glitter Baby Toddler Tights in blue denim with pink gingham frills at the back? My oldest daughter would love ‘tights just like mummy’.

The Glitter Baby Mummy 2 B range is specifically designed to carry you all the way through pregnancy and beyond. With a soft, stretchy panel that will adapt to suit your growing belly they are a perfect fit at all times. If you are a little more game than me you can really make a fashion statement in one of the sparkly, velvet or sequin designs, they are sure to get everyone looking at and admiring your beautiful bump!

You can view all the available Glitter Baby designs in the online catalogue and once you have made your choice you can place your order online straight away. Prices ranges from $28 (Glitter Baby Todddler Tights) to $80 (Glitter Baby Maternity Tights).

To find out more about Glitter Baby, to browse the range and to order your custom made tights online visit www.glitterbaby.com.au.

For your chance to win a pair of Glitter Baby Toddler Tights in your favourite style (subject to availability) visit www.glitterbaby.com.au and answer the following question: Which design would you choose if you were to be our lucky winner?

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