It's almost Mother's Day, so I've accumulated a list of ideas for the special women in your life!
Cleverhand is owned and operated by the lovely Emily Wilson who lives in Sydney, Australia.
I've purchased two custom prints from her and they are both my favourite pieces of art we have in our home.
A nice idea would be to get your Mum's favourite quote/song or to have all the members of your family written (like the image below).
HOT TIP: ALL MOTHER’S DAY ORDERS TO BE PLACED BY MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 3RD MAY. ORDERS SENT ON WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY.
Joco Reusable Cup
JOCO reusable glass coffee cups are so nice, ergonomic and eco-friendly. I LOVE mine which I got as a promo from The Source Bulk Foods in Rhodes, NSW. I love it so much in fact, that I actually went back and got my husband one as well! These would be great for the eco-conscious Mum, Mum-to-be or MIL.... and you could even fill them with some healthy homemade treats or goodies from The Source Bulk Foods.
HOT TIP: Other reusable cup brands here.
Black Chicken Remedies Skincare Travel Set
This Travel Set is an excellent way to introduce your Mum to the benefits of low-tox beauty. You get 7 of their outstanding products in a cute black and teal travel kit.
What's inside? Their oil cleanser, exfoliating polish, toning mist, facial serum, multi-purpose balm, body oil and their all-natural deodorant. All of these items are to die for, all-natural, cruelty free and toxin free!
Notes To My Future Daughter
Catie Gett is the author of Notes To My Future Daughter, and this would be an incredibly thoughtful gift for a a Mumma-to-be that knows she is expecting a girl, or any Mum for that matter.
HOT TIP: Check out her Instagram, it is all kinds of wonderful.
GoodnessME Box Gift Subscription
Looking for a fun, unique gift that will keep them on their toes?
Gift a GoodnessMe Box for three months, and it's only $85! Each box has 7-10 health products and samples that have been hand picked and curated by a team of nutritionists, naturopaths and doctors. If need be, you can even set dietary requirements for the gifted boxes (for example: gluten free, dairy free, vegan, gluten and dairy free).
GoodnessMe also offer free shipping Australia wide which is always a bonus in my book since I think everything should be free shipping!
Sorry that this post wasn't up sooner!
All the best on the hunt for the perfect present!
There is something about being pregnant that seems to lift a lot of people's proverbial filter, am I right?
The uninvited belly touching, the crazy personal questions, it's enough to make your head spin, exorcist style. I'm lucky mine have been quite tame this time around. Here are my top asked questions thus far, with my answers attached as well:
1. Are you going to find out the gender?
2. Would you prefer a boy or a girl?
I'd love to give my husband the boy he has always dreamed of.
I wanted my firstborn to be a boy, but I was so happy once I give birth to and met my baby girl!
3. How far along are you?
4. Are you going public or private for the birth?
5. Where are you having the baby?
Westmead Private, Westmead in their brand new maternity suite which opens in March 2019.
It's like a 5 star hotel, I'm so pumped!
6. Have you chosen a name?
We don't have a boy name yet, and we have nearly decided on a girl's first name.
7. Do you have any cravings?
Spicy food, asian food, fish tacos, Indian food and bao buns.
None of which I really eat funnily enough- except for the occasional homemade asian fusion dishes.
8. Are you going to get an epidural?
No thanks! I always aim for as natural a birth as possible.
9. How do you think your daughter will adjust to having a new sibling?
She is so excited to be a big sister! She kisses my tummy all the time and her fav book at the moment is "There's a House Inside My Mummy."
10. How do you feel about giving birth again?
I'm excited I guess. I know I'll hate the waiting game in the final few weeks, but I had a really good birth experience with my daughter.... even though it didn't remotely go to plan (read my birth story here) and we had some big hiccups.
I can't wait to grow our little family and introduce our little bubba to her sister, and the world.
11. What are your favourite green beauty brands to use during pregnancy?
Black Chicken Remedies: 1. All natural deodorant 2. The skin complexion polish and
3. The nocturnalist night serum
For an even complexion: La Mav Organic BB cream (medium shade)
For added face hydration: Biologi, Bf Hydration body serum
For sunscreen: Simple as That, SPF 30
For my belly and my daughter's skin too: Byron Baby macadamia oil
(I'll do another blog post about these and more later on)
Are you pregnant too? Tell me in the comments below the craziest thing you've been asked!
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