Wednesday, 8 June 2022

J&J Northland

 




It was time to hit the road again! Heading further North we made our way to Rainbow Falls, a bit of paradise tucked away just outside Kirikiri. A spectacular 27m waterfall is only a short walk, so great for kids. The spray of the waterfall creates a wonderful rainbow hence the name Rainbow Falls.

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Postpartum Care Cart


As a soon to be second time mama, I feel like I have a leg up with how to prepare for baby number two. While I am no expert, I wanted to share how I’ve been getting ready for her arrival. Welcoming a new baby into the world is an exciting thing but postpartum recovery… not so exciting! I find a lot of mums spend their time getting ready for their labour, delivery, and bringing the baby home…but they completely forget to prepare for the postpartum stage! I’ll be the first to say that I was not very prepared for the postpartum stage with my first born, I had no clue what to expect for postpartum recovery and truly, I was learning as I went along. No one informed me of how extensive postpartum recovery is. While I was prepared in the sense of having maternity pads and such, I wasn’t organised at all. This time around as a second-time mum, I am all about being as organised and I am prepared with supplies! No matter how you deliver, you’ll need postpartum supplies to get you through the recovery period better. If not for you, these would make for an amazing gift for any first time mum that you may know. 
 

Monday, 16 May 2022

J&J Bay of Islands


 
Such a beautiful scenic drive up to the Bay of Islands and we were excited to enjoy the last of New Zealand's summer in this sub-tropical region. Northland features numerous beaches and islands to explore and its ideal for a leisurely road trip in a campervan. We had the ability to stop, sightsee, and spend as long as we wanted in each stunning location. We did a quick car ferry ride between Opua and Okiato on our way to Russell. We drove straight onto the ferry and parked up while we enjoyed the 15-minute ride which was fun and scenic to do.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Family Babymoon




Things are a little different when you have your three year old in tow! Not quite so far as Morocco this time! I loved our first babymoon and enjoyed that pre-baby bonding time with Jake. However, this time around I wanted to do things a bit differently as it’s not only Jake and I this time. I knew Arlo would also benefit from some serious pre-baby bonding time before adopting his new role of big brother. It would be our last big holiday as a family of three! So, we decided to have a family friendly babymoon! 

Sunday, 3 April 2022

We're having a.....


 
We are so excited to tell you that we are expecting a little girl! I would have been over the moon either way but I'm so excited to be a girl mumma and have already brought a few girl clothes over the past few days. Let’s be honest I will probably never buy myself anything again because why are baby girls clothes so damn cute!! She’s going to be taking the whole clothing budget! 21 weeks of growing her, over half way there. It’s my second time nurturing another little human and this time I'm feeling wiser, more confident and empowered in my decisions for this pregnancy and birth and so excited to have a daughter on the way.
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