15 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Maternity leave is a big financial adjustment. Whether you receive full pay for six weeks or six months, making a few little changes could have a big impact on your finances. For me, I found being on maternity leave made me feel quite financially vulnerable. I was conscious that we didn’t have as big a cushion to fall back on and I also felt a bit of guilt (entirely self inflicted).  Especially after my leave ended when I wasn’t contributing to our family income.

After making several small changes, I managed to save quite a bit of money and I hope that you might be able to use these tips to do the same.

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SIGHTINGS FROM NOVEMBER – LINKY

I recently discovered the lovely Caitylis’ blog, her photography skills are incredible and she is currently pregnant with her first baby- so exciting! She started a ‘Linky’ where you share your favourite photographs from the previous month and I absolutely love this idea. One of my favourite things about my blog is being able to look back on past events, feelings and memories! Joining in was a no brainer. I also think it is interesting to share more about the story behind the pictures I share on Instagram. I hope you enjoy hearing about mine!

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NINE MAMA/BABY FAVOURITES FOR MONTH NINE

It has been a little while since I last did a favourites post and since we have gathered quite a few favourites recently, I have put them all into this post. Although these are geared towards a nine month old, many of these products would also work for younger babies as well. Some of them would make great Christmas presents too!

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MY MOTHERHOOD | THE FIRST YEAR |  0-6 MONTHS

PART ONE

One of the biggest comforts to me during this crazy motherhood journey so far has been reading about the experiences of other Mama’s with babies of a similar age or just ahead. Today’s post is a collab with three other lovely Mama’s with babies of all different ages. Whether these posts reassure, entertain, encourage or amuse, I hope they help you to feel a little less alone.

mum and baby. Motherhood advice.

Anna is Mama to now four month old baby girl, Emilia.You can find her over on Instagram, Twitter and on her blog ‘All About Anna‘ where she posts about all things motherhood, travel and her current home renovation project.

 

Emilia has just turned 4 months old, and I am loving this age. We had a tricky period over the last two months because she had a posterior tongue tie which wasn’t diagnosed for a while. View Full Post

PART TWO

One of the biggest comforts to me during this crazy motherhood journey so far has been reading about the experiences of other Mama’s with babies of a similar age or just ahead. Knowing that the way my baby was behaving was ‘normal’ reassured me and reading about all of the things he was about to learn helped me to look forward to the stages ahead. That is where the idea for this post came from. Today’s post is a collab with three other lovely Mama’s with babies of all different ages. Whether these posts reassure, entertain, encourage or amuse, I hope they help you to feel a little less alone.

Baby sat on Mum's lap. Mum advice, nine month old baby.As you probably know, I am Mama to my nine month old baby boy, Freddie. I will spare you the bio here as that might be a little awkward but as you know, this is my blog and if you fancy following me on Instagram and Twitter please do! 

Baby in bear hat, rubber teether, teething, nine month update, nine month old baby.

The age Freddie is now has been my absolute favourite so far. He is so responsive and engaging and there has been such an explosion in what he can do and what he understands. Now that he has a predictable routine, going out to different places is a lot less stressful. Freddie is so inquisitive and I feel like I am seeing the world through his eyes, as cheesy as that sounds!

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