Tell your Daughters…

🌙 Tell your daughters how you love your body. Tell them how they must love theirs. Tell them to be proud of every bit of themselves – from their tiger stripes to the soft flesh of their thighs, wether there is a little of them or a lot, wether freckles cover their face or not, wether their curves are plentiful or slim, wether their hair is thick, curly, straight, long or short. Tell them how they inherited their ancestors’ souls in their smiles, that their eyes carry countries, that breathed life into history, that the swim of their hips does not determine their destiny. Tell them never listen when bodies are critiqued. Tell them every woman’s body is beautiful because every woman’s soul is unique. – Nikita Gill 🌞

Luella Starts School with Mathers

I actually cannot believe I am writing this, Luella starts school in 1 week. Whaaaaaat?! It all seems to have gone so fast.  I started this little blog when she was only three months old and now my baby is heading to school (inserts an ugly Kim cry).

Over the Christmas school holidays i promised her that we would shop for her new lunch box and her school shoes.

Luella’s school Uniform structure includes black leather shoes.  I have always disliked the look of school shoes as they are always so clunky, wide and to be honest, not all that attractive. But, I suppose they have to serve a purpose right? Comfy, wearable and above all practical.  After trying some different styles of school shoes, Luella made it very clear that she wanted “Mary Jane” style shoes. She loves velcro too. Need i say more?

After trying a few different stores, we ended up at our local Mathers store. Seeing they are having 20% off available on all Colorado Resilience, Colorado and Clarks school shoes, i was keen to check out their variety. They made Luella feel comfortable and made conversation of what she might like to wear.  She was then measured correctly for her shoe size with room for growth and was given a pair of Colorados Glory Yths to try. They fit Luella like a glove, the velcro was nice and sturdy, easy for her put on and remove independently AND they look pretty on. They have Leather uppermoulds to the foot for perfect fit and comfort with wear. Soft and breathable leather lining. Also, Podiatrists designed moulded innersole for superior cushioning comfort and support. Durable and flexible rubber sole.

The proud/shy smile that beamed across her face when she looked at them in the mirror, will be something i will always cherish. Right there and then, we knew with Mathers help, we found the perfect pair of school shoes. i personally think Mathers really is the destination for parents out there that are looking for both affordable & quality school shoes for their kids. You can check out the Colorado Resilience range online and then head into your local store to get your kids properly fitted.

What are your favourite school shoes for your child/children?

Thank you Mathers for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Whit xx

P.s. (While in store looking at the Colorado range with the sales assistant, i was given a flashback to when i used to beg mum to buy me those colorado boat shoes with a heel for school back in the 90’s. Were you one of them too? Ha ha. They were the coolest shoes ever!).

My little Sunshine

I’ve been soaking up all her pure sweetness, I can’t even begin to imagine not having her with me when she starts school. I know it will get easier with time- but I want her to always know that she’s my sunshine and life’s such a lovely breeze with her in it….. whether she’s close or from afar 🌞

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Christmas shopping with TK Maxx

Do you hear what I hear?  Yes, the sound of rustling wrapping paper, carols being belted out in the lounge room, recipes being shared & lots of laughter! I LOVE Christmas!

Undoubtedly, Christmas can be one of the most celebrated yet equally stressful times of the year. First of all, we can really scramble our brains for great Christmas gift ideas followed by some frenzied Christmas shopping. Fortunately, Christmas gift giving and all that it entails does not have to be overly time consuming nor does it have to drain our bank account, especially when it comes to the little one! That’s why I’m so excited to share that I’ve partnered with TK Maxx to do my Christmas shopping with the challenge to find stocking stuffers for kids under $150. Without a doubt, TK Maxx is my new favourite shopping destination!

TK Maxx is famous for bringing big name brands and high-quality apparel and homewares to customers at exceptional value every single day. And, as new stock arrives multiple times during the week, TK Maxx offers an exciting treasure hunt shopping experience like no other.

I usually (and know I am not the only one) struggle with Christmas shopping at big shopping centres because I get so overwhelmed as to which shop I should even start at.  So, the first thing I noticed when I walked into my local TK Maxx was that everything is so organised with each section clearly labelled and the stock organised by category (e.g. dress, shirts, pants) and then size – this mama wasn’t stressed out in the slightest!

They have such a wide range of departments, including Women’s, Men’s, Kids, Shoes, Accessories, Active wear, Lingerie, Home, Beauty, Toys and Luggage so it’s the perfect destination to start (and finish) your Christmas shopping!

I was able to find some great stocking fillers for such bargain prices. I scored some really adorable designer swimmers for $16, dresses from $19, beach shoes for $27 and some lip balm packs for $3 for the girls and other kids in the family. I followed the TK Maxx mantra of “if you love it, grab it, because ones it’s gone, it’s gone” and I definitely did not want to miss out on these gorgeous pieces that I picked up for a bargain!

Christmas should be fun and a time enjoyed with family and friends while carving out precious memories to last forever, and TK Maxx makes that totally possible by taking away the stress involved with shopping for the little ones in your life.

Have you shopped at TK Maxx before? What did you score? I would love to hear from you!

Thank you TK Maxx for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Bubs Goat Toddler Milk for the win. 

When Emily was about 14 months old, we really had a difficult time trying to work out what was wrong with her bowel.  We had so many doctor appointments and had Emily on all sorts of milk such as Soy and Organic milk. It’s quite stressful to watch them try all these different things. I had so many of you ask me all kinds of questions about Emily’s transition from Cows Milk to Goats Milk, so I thought I’d dive into our decision-making process a little bit more. It’s of course just what we do and it’s totally up to you how you want to feed and care for your little darling.

I breastfed Emily until she was only about 8 weeks old, but by then she wasn’t settling very well with her Milk and was having troubles with her bowel. I talked with Emily’s doctor about Goats Milk and felt relieved when I knew the signs to look for if it was going to be a problem for her. Emily transitioned beautifully to goat milk and has been on it for nearly a year now. The Bubs Goat Toddler Milk is made with easy digestion in mind and is a nourishing and gentle alternative to cow’s milk based products, especially for children with sensitive tummies, allergies/intolerances, digestive issues, congestion and skin conditions.

Bubs Goat Toddler Milk is produced in Victorian pristine countryside. It is the only Australian made Goat Toddler Milk sold in Australian Supermarkets. We love Bubs Goats Milk for this reason. Bubs Goat Milk products are made with easy digestion in mind and are a nourishing alternative for toddlers with sensitive tummies. Naturally digested, our ADVANCED PLUS+ formulation blends the highest quality whole goat milk and goat whey protein with a balanced daily intake of essential fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids, and advanced supplements including Omega-3 DHA, Omega-6 ARA and Prebiotics GOS and FOS. Bubs premium formulation will help nutritionally support comfortable, gentle digestion whilst providing your growing child with all the balanced nutrition they need to support their immune system, growth and development. 

I’ve never felt so at ease to finally see that this Toddler Milk does wonders for Emily’s little sensitive tummy. It’s definitely been a tough journey for her. 

We buy Bubs Goat Toddler Milk for Emily to drink at my local Coles, also available at Big W, Costco or selected pharmacies. 

Emily normally drinks a cup of milk in the morning with her breakfast and a sippy cup of milk before bedtime. 

How much milk do you give your toddler? Have you tried Bubs Goat Toddler Milk? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Thank you Bubs Goat Milk for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Whit xx

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