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October 18, 2019

 Here we are everyone, we've made it four months!

By my silence on the blog I'm sure you can tell it's been full on mom life, but if you're missing updates from me, come follow us over on Instagram

To be honest, it's not just that mom life has been busy that's caused m...

August 8, 2019

Okay, so this was meant to be the 6 week catch up, but baby 'n all...we are now at 7 weeks as I'm typing this. 

Wow, what a journey it has been. The time has flown, and yet the days can feel impossibly long. 

Let's dive in...


The first few days were wild after t...

July 16, 2019

And here we are, three weeks and two days into being parents to our beautiful daughter, Lyla, born on the 18th of June 2019 at 18:45, weighing a lovely 4,24kg.

But let's go back for a bit...

As far as birth preferences go, it was our intention to have a home birth and...

May 27, 2019

We are officially 38 weeks and 2 days preggy, and in the home stretch. 

I haven't shared much during the pregnancy, as I felt a deep sense of going inward rather than outward, but now I feel ready to reflect a bit and share how I'm preparing for birth.

Pregnancy has been...

February 26, 2019

This week in the Portman house the project is painting- inside and out! 

It can be a bit of a schlep having people around all the time and being stuck at home, but it's also a perfect opportunity. 

When you need to move all your things (these are mostly my things like pl...

February 23, 2019

When you feel low, or anxious, everything around you

seems to affirm those feelings, and often the untrue thoughts associated with them.

When this happens- take a step of self-care,

reach out.  

My way of reaching out was therapy. 

I first went to see a therapist at the...

November 15, 2018

On Friday the 21st of September we packed our cars to the brim with all things wedding, and off we went. It felt surreal that the big weekend had finally arrived, and my stomach was filled with butterflies of excitement and nerves.

As our family and friends started arr...

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