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DIY Koala Theme Birthday Party 🐨

DIY Koala Theme Birthday Party 🐨

by Polly McCourt of Sage Cosmetic Coaching My toddler, Alfie, is absolutely obsessed with Koalas. Whenever he sees them pictured in a book, he gushes and kisses the page. So come Alfie’s 3rd Birthday, throwing him a Koala themed party seemed a no brainer. I don’t profess to be in any way a fancy party planner, but I did create a special day that he loved. If you’ve got a koala lover like mine on your hands, I hope these ideas help you out.   The Set Up We’re quite lucky that Alfie’s Birthday is in May, when the weather is...

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Insider || Mama Style Maker

Insider Toddler Book

Insider || Mama Style Maker

We are lucky to work with some amazingly talented people and Dana, aka @mam_style_maker, is no exception! She's a creative mama of two boys with a passion for photography AND she's a huge fan of our Monochrome Toddler Book! She answered a few questions for me and shared photos of her Monochrome Toddler Book. What’s your style: Colour or Monochrome? Usually I am such a Monochrome lover but I have actually coloured in some of the pages and love how you can personalise the book in so many ways!  What is your favourite page so far? Ahh there is so...

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5 things I record every day about my toddler

As a parent I am often blown away by the speed at which my children reach their developmental milestones. It is astounding (and amazing) how quickly they develop from helpless newborns into opinionated toddlers!  It all happens so quickly, I try and document all the significant changes. Here are my top 5 things to record; New words or phrases Between your child’s 1st birthday and their 5th birthday they will learn to say approximately 1300 words. Crazy right?! That makes the key toddler years of 1-4 years old an intense time of cognitive development. They start with single words like...

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Easter gift ideas without the chocolate

Easter gift ideas without the chocolate

Is your Easter all about chocolate? If you’re looking for beautiful gifts for babies and kids, and avoiding chocolate, it can get challenging, so I’ve pulled together the best baby EASTER GIFT GUIDE!!   Warmth With the change in seasons, it’s pretty easy to get all snuggly. Easter is that last weekend for warm holidays (or, let’s face it- wet ones). Aster and Oak make the most amazing organic cotton clothing and blankets. Why organic? Because babies and small children have sensitive skin and organic cotton is low allergen and oh so soft!   You’ve got the outfit, so what...

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Pregnancy, birth and going home... we've got you covered

Pregnancy, birth and going home... we've got you covered

Are you determined to record all the precious moments of your pregnancy?  After two pregnancies, there are  few things I know I want to remember. I want to know the symptoms I had and when they started or eased. I want lots of photos to look back on the way my body changed and for my girls I want to make notes of the small bits of their personality that made itself known in utero. If you're reading this and you have one child, it's hard to imagine how your next pregnancy might be different. I knew that each pregnancy...

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