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The days & daze of everyday mama life Family β€’ Fashion β€’ Fitness Northern Beaches, Sydney 🍽 @theblueprintbody -20% THEMAMADAZE πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ @northheadfitness

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MORNINGS | With daddy at a course all weekend, and needing to be dropped off, we were all out the door early #mumstaxi πŸš• β€’ What better way to start the day than park time at North Steyne, on Manly Beach. Even bunny 🐰 got a turn! Then the climbing began πŸ™ˆ β€’ #butfirstcoffee at @jellyfishmanly β˜•οΈ Shout out to the staff for coming to the rescue with bandaids πŸ™πŸ» after Lily stacked it chasing Noah in circles out the front πŸ™„πŸ˜­ No injuries AT all but bandaids and kisses urgently required of course. Happy Wednesday... which means the weekend countdown begins! β€’ #themamadaze #mumlife #kids #raisingkids #mumming #coffee #manlybeach #lovemanly #northsteyne #parklife #parktime #northernbeaches #weekend #holidaylifestyle #manlylocal #beachlife #sydney
PERSONAL SHOPPER | Hubby will be a groomsman 🀡 at our lovely friends’ wedding next week but needs new black shoes and is too busy to get to the shops #imnevertoobusytoshop πŸ˜‰ β€’ My scientific plan was that hubby’s foot is slightly bigger than my size 9 flippers πŸ‘£ so I tried them on and got a pair a bit too big = which means they fit! 🀟 And 25% off today only in @myer #forthewin β€’ A slightly more interesting styling look with a summer dress and sandals today πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ž #commitment β€’ #themamadaze #canshop #mumlife #mumming #kids #raisingkids #shopping #shopaholic #onsale #myer #motherhood #mamaday #weddingshoes #groomsman #mensshoes #retaildream #personalshopper
PRETTY IN PINK | Lily loves watching me do my makeup and already asks to do her brows (just brushing!) and cheeks (a little MAC cream blush). Before dinner on the weekend (in our #matchingoutfits πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§see my stories!) she asked for #pinkielips like mummy πŸ’„#howcanisayno β€’ Her sheer excitement was so gorgeous... but more important to me is that she grows up and knows how beautiful she is, inside and out, without it πŸ‘§πŸΌ β€’ #themamadaze #firstlipstick #pinklips #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #maccosmetics #benefitsbrows #prettygirl #growingup #motherhood #mamaday #likemotherlikedaughter #knowyourebeautiful
THE TRIFECTA | What is better than the combination of a great child-friendly cafe, amazing park AND facilities (parking and toilets) all in one place? #notmuch β€’ βœ”οΈ Large coffee for #mama and traditional kids milkshakes (that dont cost a small fortune!) β˜•οΈπŸ₯€ βœ”οΈ Pencils and paper menus for kids to draw. Entertained kids mean #happymama ! βœ”οΈ Brand new amazing park right next door. Beautifully built with so many unique activities like a castle/fort, bouncing mats, xylophone, sound tunnels, play shops, swings! βœ”οΈ Rockstar parking right next to the park 🀟 β€’ So lucky to have this just a short drive down the hill, from home 🏠 β€’ #themamadaze #mumlife #kids #raisingkids #parklife #cafelifestyle #coffeeplease #sydneykids #sydneykidseats #northernbeachesmums #northernbeacheskids #narrabeentramshed
CHILDHOOD FRIENDS | 30 years of friendship is hard to imagine... but is the milestone we’ll reach early next year. After meeting on the first day of kindy... we were best friends ever since πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ with a connection always still there no matter how long it is between catch ups these days #toolong β€’ I have such vivid memories of sitting in the quadrangle on the first day each year, DESPERATELY hoping to be in the same class (not once!); family holidays and dancing with towel turbans πŸ’ƒ; cruising in the #redbaron πŸš— and many high school parties with vodka stollies, decked head-to-toe in our finest @kookai_australia outfits πŸ™ƒ β€’ So wonderful to celebrate your marriage, with a new member to join in the photo of #thegirls πŸ‘§πŸΌ β€’ #themamadaze #childhoodfriends #friendship #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #mamaday #motherhood #growingup #howlifechanges #feelslikeyesterday #feelssolongago #wedding #newlyweds
BEDTIME | I love #daylightsavings time in Sydney in summer... but I always feel that I lose track of time enjoying the light afternoons and before I know it... we’re WAY behind in the evening #productionline of dinner, shower, bed 🍽 🚿 πŸ›Œ β€’ THEN the demands begin... πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #howmuchcantheyneedtodo I need to go to the toilet I need a cuddle I need some socks I need a #twinkletwinklelittlestar . . (Then...) I need to go to your bed. So they both end up in our bed, giggling and chatting while we keep saying β€œgo to sleep or you’re going back to your bed!” β€’ Whether we carry them back to bed asleep, or leave them in with us, we know it will be too soon and they’m no longer come in 😭 Until then, the nightly antics are driving us crazy! β€’ #themamadaze #bedtime #favouritetimeofday #favouritetimeisbedtime #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #motherhood #gotosleep #mamaday #thismama #todo #todolist
DINNER DATE | Being no longer in the same team at work is VERY inconvenient for regular chats (and by #chats , I mean critical topics like @witcheryfashion lunch break shopping trips, snacks #atalltimes and makeup πŸ’„) β€’ So lovely to spend time & catch-up with @eveygram outside of work, even though we only made it a block from the building 🏒 I think the waiter was a little surprised when we ordered 3 entrees and a main between us... plus dessert! πŸ™Š #dontjudgeus #andalwayswine 🍾 β€’ Until next time... πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ β€’ #themamadaze #workbestie #mumlife #mamada #workingmama #lovefish #vassefelix #barangaroo #summernights #friendship #saltandpeppersquid #cerviche #salmoncakes #crabspaghettini #cremebrulee #foodie #foodporn #girlsdinner
WORK LUNCH | I’m the one that always takes a packed lunch to work... mostly because I eat so much each day! #snacktime #always #anditsavessomuch β€’ Today as I bolted for my usual #sushi quick fix, I glanced at @namapoke without the usual long queue and pounced on the chance to try a bowl courtesy of @livenpay ! 🍲 β€’ Salmon bowl was SO good 🀀 #illbeback Especially for a cute #neon sign β€’ #themamadaze #workmama #mumlife #pokebowl #worklunch #motherhood #mamaday #workingmum #namapoke #somefinfishygoingon
THE LOOK OF LOVE | #fridayflashback to our trip to the Hunter Valley πŸ‡ β€’ Today’s life lesson: Find someone who looks at you like hubby looking at a case of @brokenwoodwines #cricketpitch red wine πŸ’‘ 😍🍷 β€’ New cellar door is open so it will be at the top of the list to visit when we are there in February! β€’ #themamadaze #mumlife #hubby #lookoflove #romance #redwine #mumessentials #kids #raisingkids #huntervalley #weekendaway #friday #love #sendwine #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #mamaday
FOR THE RECORD | I’d like it known that it is fact the middle of November and I’ve just come home from Noah’s β€œsummer soccer” IN THE RAIN, wearing a hoodie, pants and trainers πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #whereissummer #morelikewinter β€’ What is going on with this weather in Sydney? Where’s the sun β˜€οΈ?! β€’ Already checking the forecast for #Argentina 26 degrees and sunny 😎 #yesplease #bringiton #threeweeks β€’ #themamadaze #mumlife #nikehoodie #dropcrotchpants #holidaycountdown #mamaday #kids #raisingkids #summersoccer #soccermum #soccermom
READY | As we waited for #schoolpickup , and after I’d just received confirmation of Lily’s enrolment in #preschool next year, she showed me β€œthree like me!” and could recognise all of the other numbers too πŸ”’ β€’ There is something different about having your littlest one growing up. It was different with Noah as we always knew/hoped to have another one day... but Lily is the baby... πŸ‘§πŸΌ β€’ Every day I’m amazed by how quickly they are both growing up... mostly when I realise that Noah is pretty much too heavy for me to carry while asleep 😴 #weighsatonne #bigboy β€’ #themamadaze #biggirl #bigschool #kids #raisingkids #growingup #growinguptoofast #motherhood #mamaday #mumlife #school #schoolgatestyle
COUNTDOWN | Only 3.5 weeks til our amazing family holiday ✈️ to Argentina and Uruguay, and need to start thinking about packing and anything to buy before we go πŸ“#listnerd β€’ I literally can hardly remember the last time I read a book #twokids πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ but going to give it a go this trip! I’ve got a few in my aspirational pile of things to read, so we’ll see how I go! β€’ Planning all of the long haul flight essentials for the kids like drawing, small games and iPads #gottobedone πŸ“±πŸ– β€’ #themamadaze #holidaypacking #readabook #holidaygoal #reading #packinglist #mumlife #mamaday #kids #raisingkids #travelwithkids #christmasholiday #holidayessentials #capsulewardrobe
LIFE SKILLS | β€œMummy can I do the card?” πŸ’³ β€’ Daddy NOT so appreciative that Lily has learnt #Tapngo I said it’s a #lifeskill πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ β€’ #themamadaze #mamaday #mumlife #kids #raisingkids #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #shopping #amex #americanexpressblackcard #lifelessons
SO SERIOUS | When the only πŸ“Έ of you from the photographer at the #hensparty was playing #pinthepenis πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #classy β€’ And some VERY serious conversation? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ #whoknowswhatweweretalkingabout #flowercrowns #seriousbusiness #seriousglasses β€’ Can’t wait for this wedding in a few weeks time, and at the same reception venue as our wedding was... 9 years ago! πŸ‘°πŸ» #goingtobestunning #andprobablytoomuchfun πŸ₯‚πŸΎ β€’ #themamadaze #mumlife #mamaday #kids #raisingkids #weddingtime #motherhood #girlsnight #girlsnightout #spraytanbooked #imsopasty #needatan #firstspraytan #weddingcountdown
ALL THE GEAR | Perhaps not the top of the birthday list for some people... πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ but I love using my Nike Romaleo’s for Sunday Training πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ β€’ This week I’ve managed to get to the gym THREE times #athlete πŸ‘Œwhich is good for me as it’s often only twice (or once! πŸ˜‚). I have no chance to go the 4 days that I work so it’s only my day off and the weekend #unlessimbusy #anyexcuse πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ β€’ The fact that they look brand new (and my birthday was in April!) is proof that they aren’t used that often... I deliberated whether I β€˜needed’ them but... they’re so pretty 😍 Isn’t that all that matters? Do you have something that you’ve love even though it doesn’t make sense?! β€’ #themamadaze #allthegearnoidea #nike #romaleos #northheadfitness #theblueprintbody #fancyshoes #lifters #sundaytraining #sundaysession #weekend #lovemanly #shopping #birthdaypresent #retaillove
PEACE | β€œMummy can we take a photo with Daddy?” is NOT a request to be negotiated with πŸ“· #lovesaselfie β€’ At the end of the the night, when #netflix came to the rescue, the boys all flocked around too πŸ¦… Always a fun family night at @thecollaroy β€’ I’m sure a sign of things to come #daddygetyourshotgun 😍 β€’ #themamadaze #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #mamaday #pizza #saturdaynight #thecollaroy #withkids #theboys #thankheavensfortheiphone #selfie #motherhood
INNOCENCE | Yesterday Lily was showing us every member of our family as a finger on her hand πŸ– β€’ She was the pinkie finger Noah was her ring finger Mummy was her index finger... And this was her big Daddy finger πŸ–•πŸ˜‚ β€’ Coupled with her smile of PURE love and happiness in each finger for our family, with NO idea what it meant πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ β€’ #themamadaze #keepingitforher21st #kids #raisingkids #mumlife #mamaday #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #mumhumour #middlefinger #daddy #daddyslittlegirl #childhood #innocence #ifonlysheknew
PICK UP | I work 4 days and my day off happens to be a Tuesday, which means I never get do anything for Melbourne Cup! #theracethatstopsthenation #exceptme β€’ Instead, I was in the school yard for pick up at 3:10pm, none the wiser that there was any horse race on 🐎 Didn’t see it, or even a replay, or know anything about it, while it seems everyone else was frocked up and out for the day πŸ‘— πŸ₯‚ β€’ Fascinator was probably a little much for the school yard? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ β€’ #themamadaze #kids #raisingkids #melbournecup #didntseeit #fomo #mamaday #mumlife #schoolpickup #schoolgate #fascinator #fashionsonthefield #schoolpickupfashion #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged
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