Tuesday, 20 January 2015

School Holiday Craft Haul

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Weekend Throwback - Welcoming Ella (Warning: Graphic Content)

Hi Everyone,

For this weekend's blog post I wanted to share with you some very special photo's from Ella's birth. Ella was born in March of 2009 by Emergency C-Section after a very long labor.

I was promoted to share Ella's birth photo's after reading an article on Modern Mum about The Stigma of C-Sections. 

Due to exhaustion and pain medication's I don't remember a whole lot from Ella's birth ... But what I do rember is crying, I cried from the time my obstetrician told me we had to go to theater to the time I had my beautiful baby in my arms.

I spent one of the happiest days of my life crying because at the time I thought I had failed my first test of motherhood ... that test being labor! 

The only one of my friends to have children at the time had two amazing drug free birth's ... At the time of Ella's birth I was young a naive, I had an expectation that I was to were to have a natural straight forward birth.

Ella had to be born via C-Section due to Fetal Distress.

Ella's birth has taught me about the precious gift that is life and how suddenly life can change.

When you have children be prepared to expect the unexpected.

Over five years later I can now say I am proud of the way Ella was born, it has made me the mother I am today.

Warning: This blog post contains blood and guts!

(To See The Photo's Click Below)

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Blogging Tip - Make My Post Image Titles!

Hi Everyone!
I have had a couple of questions from readers asking me how I make the images that I use as my post titles.  
I use a simple image editing website called PicMonkey to create the images. For today's blog post I thought I would share with you how I created the image below.
I have done a previous PicMonkey tutorial on how I created my old blog header, if you would like to see that tutorial click here!

Friday, 9 January 2015

A Frozen Birthday Party - Pinterest Favorites

As much as I don't want to face this fact ... I have to, Miss Ella is going to be 6 in March! This year she has requested a *surprise* *surprise* FROZEN themed birthday party. The first stop for me as I start to plan this party is one of my favorite websites Pinterest.