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Cool Rider

In Motherhood, Reviews, Stories, Travel by Jessica Jane Sammut

If you have ever had the pleasure of pushing a Bumbleride Indie stroller you know that it’s a pretty neat ride. Across dirt, gravel or sand, it’s as smooth as anything for both bub and mama, so we’re pretty excited they’ve just updated it with some more cool features. The main amaze new gadget is the ingenious …

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Adventure Baby

In Features, Motherhood, Stories, Travel by Jessica Jane Sammut

Have baby. Will explore. They set the bar high: they wanted to design an ergonomic baby carrier with four-way front and back carrying. It had to be the perfect hiking baby carrier and have functional materials, smart features and a convenient storage bag, as well as easy access to a …

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When You Grow Up

In Motherhood, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

How many times have you been asked or have asked this question: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Now days I answer ‘Betty White’, because frankly that woman ROCKS! Yet when I was younger it changed, influenced by adults around me giving me their stories of …

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I Used To Be The Perfect Mum

In Motherhood, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

I’d see children running wild in a cafe, and I’d say to my latte sipping friends “It’s all about expectations. As children, we were expected to behave in public, and so we did.” And my friends would nod in agreement. If a mother went back to work before their children …

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My Imperfect Pregnancy

In Motherhood, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

In a tiny hotel room in Toowoomba I found myself lying on sickly scented starchy sheets listening to the drum of a hailstorm, one hand on my third trimester belly, the other holding my hair off my face. My phone lay close to my head and I waited for it …

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Goal Setting and Motherhood

In Motherhood by Jessica Jane Sammut

Why I Won’t Be Setting Lofty Business Goals For 2016 I’m writing this post in my child’s hospital room. It’s long overdue, but my daughter has been ailing and I’ve been unable to concentrate. Back in my home office there’s umpteen emails waiting to be answered, and I had hoped …

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Existing In Photos

In Motherhood by Jessica Jane Sammut

My first truly terrifying moment as a parent came recently, having rushed my son to emergency we sat in a hospital stall, staff rushing around trying to stabilise him. I watched his little chest sucking in so hard I could see the outline of his ribs, fighting for every breath, …

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Green Juice For The Soul

In Motherhood, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

Just so we’re clear (and so I don’t scare you off), when I say GREEN JUICE I’m not talking about spinach smoothies or kale and cucumber concoctions. The green juice I am talking about is GREEN JUICE FOR THE SOUL, an EMOTIONAL SUPER FOOD that if consumed regularly has the power …

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Birth: It’s Okay If Yours Sucked

In Features, Motherhood, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

Words: Leah McClelland I was at a party recently and was pulled over to a group of women,” just dying to know my birth story!” All I could manage, nearly twelve months on from the experience, was, “Pretty full on …but what an amazing outcome at the end!” Cue the gushing …