the.mama.daze

T H E M A M A D A Z E ✨Allie

The days and daze of everyday mama life Family • Lifestyle • Home 🏠 Sydney 🍽 @theblueprintbody -20% THEMAMADAZE 🏋🏻‍♀️ @northheadfitness

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BIG GIRL | Nothing but big smiles and excitement for Lily going off to pre-school orientation this morning, carrying her “pack pack” 🎒, complete with “mummy, I don’t need you” 😭 #cuethetears #frommenother • Having failed dismally in the #monthofbirth planning stakes 😂 Lily’s end of May birthday feels too late in the year to send her to school next year at just over 4.5, so she’ll go in 2021 #septemberwouldhavebeensomucheasier • I already knew how ready she was for #preschool but I couldn’t be prouder of her for walking in so confidently and already being excited to go back next week ✏️ How old were your little ones when starting preschool/school? • #themamadaze #kids #raisingkids #growingup #growinguptoofast #mumlife #motherhood #babygirl #mybaby #nomorebabies #earlychildhoodeducation
SUNDAZE | What better way to finish off the weekend than lunching with friends 👫 • I’ve also decided that I need to go to #spotaholics anonymous 😳 New skirt with spots from Manly Markets, new dress (holiday purchase) with spots, new slides (xmas present... I chose!) with spots (at least they are leopard?!) 🐆 • At least I must have slightly progressed from #stripeaholics then? #everythingelseiownhasstripes 🤷🏻‍♀️ • #themamadaze #thingskidssay #spotaddict #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #leopardprint #lovespots #motherhood #mumstyle
THE CHOP | My hair had naturally thinned out at about this length #thankskids #babyhair so it was #timetogo ! 💇‍♀️ • Probably almost 10cm off (took my gorgeous hairdresser Kate 3 chops as I kept saying “shorter!”) and the kids thinking #crazymummy going home in the car in foils 🤷🏻‍♀️ • Who else has started the #newyear with #newhair ? • #themamadaze #mumlife #motherhood #kids #raisingkids #hairflick #blonde #haircut @katelhhairmakeup
MINI BREAK | What’s the most important thing to do when you get back from holidays? Plan the next one! 😂 Well this one is just a #minibreak but #childfree ! • So excited to receive our @aami_insurance #luckyclub #rnbvinedays passes... and to be seeing @craigdavid & @nelly at @bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley! • Even better to be going with friends who will eat/drink and dance like lunatics too 💃 #inappropriatedancemoveslikely • #themamadaze #weekendaway #longweekend #vinedays #nelly #craigdavid #highschoolflashbacks #backintheday #winery #vineyard #concert #bimbadgen
WEEKEND | ... and #NOTHING planned 🙏🏻 • How. Good. Is. That. #lovedoingnothing • Even better? #workingfromhome on a Friday (to avoid public transport given how hot it is in Sydney atm 🥵) so as soon as the day is done, #thismama is ready for a #g &t 🍸#winning • #themamadaze #mumlife #friday #friyay #kids #raisingkids #weekend #workingmum #sydney #summer #sohot
SKILLS | You always see the insta posts about a child’s AH-mazing new skill and how advanced they must be #gifted • This is not one of those posts. But I AM very pleased that Lily has progressed to using the actual scooter BRAKE 🛴 rather than just dragging her foot 🦶or just plain old slamming into something to stop 🛑🤦🏻‍♀️ • This made me think about the other skills that aren’t exactly mind blowing but you are so rapt when they get them...! Like when they learn to blow their nose 🤧 or shoes on the right feet 👟 #mumlife #winning • #themamadaze #kids #raisingkids #parklife #skills #growingup #motherhood
HEIRLOOM | Today would have been my Nana’s 97th Birthday... but she didn’t quite make it 💫 • As I put away my beautiful new ring (made with stones from her) in her old cut crystal jewellery box, it was a nice memory to think of her on her birthday and a beautiful reminder that I’ll look at every day 🤚 • But how does a ring stand upright on its own? #themagicofinstagram #joking #stickytape • #themamadaze #happybirthdaynana #diamonds #diamondring #heirloom #crystal #family #memories #restinpeace
THE ACTUAL ZOO | (As opposed to my house 🤷🏻‍♀️ 🏠) • Always a fun day to visit @tarongazoo with my own monkeys 🐒🐒 and even better to join for only $99 for an adult annual pass with 2 free kids passes! We got a transferable guest pass too ($150) so daddy or nanny or someone else can come with us 🐘 Did you also know that on your birthday entry is only $1 and kids U4 are free? • Swipe for the reality of a photo with mummy 🐒 and to see what a pelican does... and the cutest scary face you’ve ever seen 🦖 • #themamadaze #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #tarongazoo #family #mamaday #sydney #bestviewinsydney #wildsquad #tarongasaurs #dinosaurs
MOTHERS GROUP | There’s something I love about how we were thrown together by our local early childhood centre... only because our bubs were born within days of each other... and it quickly became not about the babies 👯‍♀️ • Nearly 7 years and 4 more babies between us, some moving away and joining our group, but always so much fun to catch up with our families. • Even more fun when just the mamas go out too 😉🥂 #mumsgowild • #themamadaze #mothersgroup #mg #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #motherhood #family #friendship #growingup #growinguptoofast
MATCHY MATCHY | Beach time after the gym this morning 🥵 and #twinning with my #bigboy 👦🏻 Lily’s are a bit big so of course won’t wear them #crankypants 🙄👙 • That little cheeky face means one thing only... pouring water on mama! 💦 • Little Manly is such a great spot - parking is a bit of 🤬 but it has beautiful calm water being a harbour beach, cafe, showers and bathrooms ☕️ One of our fave spots! • #themamadaze #northheadfitness #matchymatchy #budgysmugglers #littlemanly
HOME | There’s something nice about heading home at the end of a holiday, back to everyday life and routines... as busy as they are 💫 I always think it’s also the sign of a great holiday, to be relaxed and content and ready to go home! • I’ve got a few days before back to work on Monday, to overcome #jetlag and get settled back in at home (and get in a bit of time at the beach 🏖😉 #tbh ) • We’re excited to be looking ahead for the year to come, with lots of goals and ideas and plans. It feels like 2019 will be a really foundational year for us... laying plans and foundations for the next steps after that both at home and work 🎢 Must be time to plan the next holiday! ✈️ #jokingnotjoking • #themamadaze #mumlife #goals #lifegoals #family #kids #raisingkids #therealworld #familylife
YOU’VE GOT MAIL | Arriving home from holidays today we had thankfully only a little washing 🧺 but lots of unpacking 🧳 and even more #jetlag 😴🤪 #somuchjetlag • Lots of mail #mostlybills but most exciting was a little package 📦 from @larocheposayaunz 🤗 I love all of their products I’ve tried so far... can’t wait to try these also! Who uses these ones and how? #willitfixthebagsundermyeyes • #themamadaze #larocheposayaunz #lrpmumstribe #anthelios #socialsoup
HOME TIME | After 4 week’s of holidays, 2 countries and 6 flights so far... we are heading home: 85kg of luggage and all 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🧳🏠✈️ #only2flightsand18hourstogo 🤪🙏🏻 • We’ve had so many incredible experiences, both on and off the tourist track, all because of our friend and Lily’s godfather and his entire family #thegodfather • Not sure who will miss who, more... 🤷🏻‍♀️ #untilnexttime #seeyousoon #notgoodbye • #themamadaze #kids #raisingkids #family #love #godfather #hometime #travel #travelwithkids #mumlife #motherhood
SAN TELMO | For our last day in #buenosaires we had an amazing time visiting the Sunday street market of #santelmo 🚩 • Stretching for absolutely MILES down a cobblestone city street, crossroads were literally empty beside #defensa overflowing with market stalls and people 👥 • So many beautiful and unique things in every stall: Not like some markets where it is all the same stuff! Hubby was very lucky we were out of cash (no ATM) and out of space in our luggage to fly home 😂🛍 • #themamadaze #familyholiday #travel #travelwithkids #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #shopping #markets #sundaymarkets #hometime #lastdayofholidays #argentina
A NEW FAN | Having missed the end of the #Futbol season, we were given the great suggestion of a stadium tour ⚽️ 🥅 • Having received an incredible Christmas gift of the team jersey 🎄 @carpoficial ’s newest fan HAD to wear it on the day and his little face smiled from ear to ear in every photo 😃 Such a unique #fatherandson activity to experience the city in a different way 👨‍👦 • We always love finding different activities to do while travelling... one of the best we ever did was a local baseball game in Japan! It was amazing! What have you done #offthebeatentrack while travelling? 🌎 • #themamadaze #river #clubatleticoriverplate #newestfan #soccerfan #stadiumtour #travel #travelwithkids #raisingkids #kids #mumlife #tourist #buenosaires #argentina
BIG DAY OUT | After being out with our hosts for our first few weeks, it was our first day adventuring out on our own in #buenosaires on the train and subway to explore downtown 🚆🏫 • There’s something nice about getting familiar with a city map and having your bearings on where you are 🗺 as well as trying to navigate it all without speaking any #Spanish 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 • From #plazademayo and #casarosada to #puertomadero riverside area, we walked MILES. Fuelled for the afternoon on #dulcedeleche icecream 🍦Noah proudly showed off another #20000steps after dinner 🏃🏻‍♂️ • #themamadaze #wishispokeanotherlanguage #family #familyholiday #kids #travelwithkids #raisingkids #mumlife #steps #garmin #vivofitjr
WHAT’S NEXT | We haven’t even finished our current holiday and are already starting to think #wherenext 💭 Hubby and I have marked off the countries we’ve visited on @been_app and it’s only 10% of the world! #wherehaveyoubeen • It’s so good to have something to look forward to, whether a goal or a holiday, to give you the motivation to get through busy weeks and everyday #mumlife at home 🏠 • We’ve got a family #bucketlist so will have to start thinking... I keep meaning to say #nextyear but it’s already #thisyear now! Where is your next #familyholiday off to? ✈️ • #themamadaze #lifeisshort #family #familylife #travel #travelwithkids #kids #raisingkids #theworldiswide #itsabigworld #beenapp
1/365 | What a way to start a new year... Beachside in #puntadeleste : swims (#waterwasfreezing ), beach tennis, and pizza ☀️🏖🌊🍕 • 2019 goal for Lily: smile in family photos 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 • What are your #goals for the #newyear ? • #themamadaze #mumlife #kids #raisingkids #travel #travelwithkids #uruguay #familyholiday #family #familyphoto #motherhood #mumming
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