7 things I wish I knew before becoming a mum

7 things I wish I knew before becoming a mum

I used to be the perfect mum.

I’d hear my girlfriends bribe their kids to behave, and I’d shake my head in judgement. ‘No wonder kids are so entitled these days’; I’d think to myself. 

I’d see toddlers glued to iPads in cafes and I’d tsk-tsk their parents for being lazy. ‘Our kids will never use screens at mealtime’, I’d whisper to my husband.

I’d roll my eyes up in disbelief every time a mum complained about how tired and unappreciated she was. ‘Seriously, how hard could it be?’, I’d snigger.

And then three days into motherhood, I came to the scary realisation that I wasn’t the perfect mum I thought I would be.

If I could turn back time, I’d apologise to all the mums I judged with my smug ‘I’ll be better than you’ attitude. I’d offer to hold their crying colicky baby, entertain their spirited toddler or just fold one of their many loads of washing.

And I would listen. Really listen. Because there are so many things that I now wish I had known before I became a mum.

Healthy, Happy kids.. the Finnish way

Healthy, Happy kids.. the Finnish way

This week, we're been lucky enough to have Susanna Heiskanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Tuutu Baby Box, write a guest post about her experiences moving between Finland and Australia. Susanna and Tuutu Baby Box recently won the Silver Ausmumprenure Sustainability Award 2017!! 
September 13, 2017
Monochrome Baby Book 2nd Birthday

My 2 year old's birthday party page!!

If you follow us on Facebook, you would have seen I've recently embraced Facebook LIVE!! It's so much fun and a great way for me to quickly show you how I do my own children's books and answer any questions you might have.

 

The video I posted last week showed me filling in my daughter's 2nd birthday party page in a crazy 7 minutes (yes I would have loved to be able to spend more time... but she woke up from her nap early!). I want you to see how you can create great customised pages in your Blueberry Co memory books without spending hours and hours on it. I used pens, markers, double sided tape and created a really great party page for her 2nd birthday in record time.

Milestone Cards.. The hottest baby photo trend

Milestone Cards.. The hottest baby photo trend

Have you been admiring beautiful crisp images of babies all over Instagram and Pinterest with the coolest Milestone Cards?

Well now you can join the fun! To celebrate the launch of our FREE Printable Milestone Cards we've pulled together the cutest Milestone Cards trends so you can get on board!!

 

JUST SIGN UP AND WE'LL EMAIL YOU A COPY RIGHT NOW!

Meet a Mama!

Meet a Mama!

Soooo... here at Blueberry Co we've been busting to introduce you to a few of our amazing customers so you can see what they get up to!! We're surround by so many amazing families exploring the world and creating magical memories with their little people!

Taneyha is a wonderful mum of two girls and one of my Instagram sistas! She's been an amazing support to Blueberry Co and takes the most amazing photos! You can check out her Instagram account here.

January 18, 2017
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The Neutral Nursery pt 1

The Neutral Nursery pt 1

Neutral tones are super fashionable at the moment, especially in kids wear and nurseries. There's something special about giving your child or baby a classic nursery, especially when you don't know the gender of your new bub.
July 04, 2016
Monochrome- the trend that encourages your childs individual style

Monochrome- the trend that encourages your childs individual style

Monochrome is the coolest trend. Its swept homewares, clothing and all things kid related. Heck, I've based my whole business around monochrome colour schemes.

So why is it so freaken fantastic? I love monochrome things because they form a great basis for you to personalise your style. I particularly love monochrome furnishings and clothing for kids. All it takes is for them to add a bit of colour and they can completely change what their wearing or their room. I'm all about allowing kids lots of flexibility to play with who they are, which is why I have so any monochrome clothes and furnishings.