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Gardening – a new trend?

I admit, I am stressed. No surprises here, I bet most people in my situation would be, yoga teachers being a possible exception.     And I know that being stressed isn´t healthy, and I KNOW that I am a stress eater (gimme all the carbs!), which isn´t healthy either. So I should probably do something about it. Given that I can´t change the circumstances, and, quite honestly, don´t want to change them (seriously, giving up the kids is not an option, but giving up the job isn´t one either), I…

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LLL Vlogs 35 – Cake and Chanel

There are some struggles with motherhood that no one really prepares you for. And I am not talking sleepless nights and complete loss of privacy here. I talk about the struggles you face when your kids develop their own taste and it is completely different to yours.     “It is a phase!” is what people tell me, and I cling on to that hope like a drowning woman. Because right now all my daughter wants is pink, glitter and unicorns. And if you know me just a little, pink,…

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Time saviors – Surviving as a new mom

The one thing I remember from being a new mom last time is the strange way your days feel. On the one hand, they seem endless. Constant feeding, sleeping for short periods of time only and the frequent need to nappy change make your days feel like they never end. Maybe because they never end. There is no bedtime, no end-of work, no weekend. It is just the same stuff over and over again.     On the other hand, there just isn’t enough time. Even though you wake up at…

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Getting back into shape Part II – My post-baby body: Success and a setback

If you have read Part I of my journey ( if not, click here), you may know that I have struggled a lot to loose my baby weight and return to my former sportive lifestyle. At the beginning of this year I still had some stamina to regain and 4 kg to drop, and I was determined to keep going. Getting back into shape post-baby Working out when you are a new mum is hard, so I decided to stick to short and sweaty workouts, HIIT and strength instead of…

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Under Pressure – Breastfeeding

When you are having a baby, there are a million things you worry about. You start reading books on what to eat during pregnancy so your offspring will be all set for winning the Nobel prize. You spend hours researching the right kind of mattress for your baby´s crib. You read debates on whether or not to carry your baby, while expert mothers of four fight battles against each other in the depths of the internet regarding self-soothing. But there is one thing you can read wherever and whenever the…

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On my plate – Vegetable Hot Pot

In the life of every parent comes the moment when you decide to start feeding your child the same food you eat on a day to day basis. In my life, this was a moment of truth. I looked at what I had been eating for the last few weeks and suddenly realized that it had been neither wholesome nor nutritious and for sure not the kind of food I would want Little Bean to have. And if your diet is that bad you wouldn’t want your child to eat…

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Getting back into shape – Post Baby Body

My daughter is now ten months old (actually eleven when this post goes online) and I still have baby weight to loose. This is a shocking confession in times of “What is your excuse?” pictures found everywhere and Heidi Klum walking the runway for Victorias Secret eight weeks after giving birth. Weights and weight But I have come a long way since the Little Bean was born and even if I am not where I want to be quite yet, I have learned a lot about my body and working…

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Stretch mark prevention – You are a tiger!

This blog post uses affiliate links, please read disclaimer You are a tiger, you earned your stripes! is a quote every mom-to-be read or heard at least once during her pregnancy. Because as your body starts changing, you inevitably face the question: Will I ever look like I did before? This question may have a different impact on every one of us, as we all give varying significance to the reflection in the mirror, but I am not going to lie: For me, it was quite an important subject.  …

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