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Ava’s little girl room reveal: Purple and Florals everyone can love

August 13, 2018
Just a Mamma little girl room

Finally! The day has arrived to reveal Ava’s little girl room! It took months of planning, sourcing, emailing and carefully selecting all the items fit for our baby lady’s little girl room. For some reason it has been my most challenging room make-over to date. Now that it’s complete, I’m so pleased with how everything came together. Best of all, Ava LOVES her room too! We find her basking in the sun, playing with her toys and simply enjoying her…

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Making memories at Toy Kingdom with dad

July 31, 2018
JustaMamma Herodad Toy Kingdom

A couple of weeks ago Mr. Perfect a.k.a Alec and the girls were invited to go and enjoy an instore “Amazing Race” at our local Toy Kingdom. Nobody knew what to expect but the excitement was real. Even Ava could feel something good was coming… Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff. The girls instantly felt at home and eagerly awaited instructions, they were ready too have FUN! First up, radio controlled car racing! It’s 2018 people – girls…

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Mommy and me favourite toy picks from baby’s 1st year

July 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Baby's 1st year

A while ago I did an entire #momming101 post regarding play and all the fun toys we love. (Read more here) but when it comes to stimulating and playing with your baby, you really don’t need much. Today’s post is all about our number one toy(s) – Ava’s top pick and mine. It’s about the toy(s) that always grabs her attention and keeps her occupied for ages. The one(s) she simply cannot get enough off and has loved from birth…

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Our 2 most used baby products of Ava’s first year

July 23, 2018
ust a Mamma Best baby products

I’m still getting use to saying this but, our baby is ONE! I can’t help reminiscing about the past 12 months… It’s been magical, emotional, amazing and hard – all at once. Sharing our journey with YOU has been a new experience and so unexpectedly wonderful. We have also come across so many fantastic new brands and baby products. Ones that made Ava’s first year a lot easier. The 2 most used baby products (except diapers and wet wipes) in…

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3 Easy ways to document baby’s first year

July 20, 2018
Just a Mamma Keeping track of baby's 1st year

We are all part of the visual era and with so many #instagood and Pinterest perfect ideas on how to document baby’s first year in the prettiest and most unique way it’s super easy to get carried away. This 3rd time around I certainly did… With Eliana I just took a photo every month. With Lia I used a blackboard and monthly stickers. I still love her photo series (see it here), but storing the massive blackboard for a year…

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Eco-friendly kitchen hacks: 5 ways to reduce plastic-use TODAY!

July 18, 2018
Just a Mamma Plastic free Eco friendly kitchen hacks

We are already halfway through #PlasticFreeJuly and if you have been following us this month you’ll know our family decided to give up the use of plastic water bottles. Not just single use plastic but ALL plastic bottles. Partially for the environment but also for all the health benefits. Read our post and review on Pura Stainless bottles here, (GOING GREEN WITH PURA) and find out why it’s the best change we’ve made for our entire family. Switching out our bottles…

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Baby’s 1st birthday giveaway: Pure Beginnings, only the best for your baby

July 16, 2018
Just a Mamma Pure Beginnings

As you may know, our Ava turned one this month and we are celebrating with an amazing birthday giveaway. 8 mystery brands, 1 incredible prize. Today we reveal our 1st prize and a little extra announcement too… Find out more about Pure Beginnings and why it’s our “go-to” skincare range for all 3 our girls. It all started with a gift… When I fell pregnant with Eliana in 2011 we were on a mission. We wanted to give our baby…

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A letter to our daughter on her 1st birthday

July 15, 2018
Just a Mamma Letter to a one year old

Here we are, one year after the 1st moment I held you, the 1st time I heard your voice and the 1st instance I looked into your big, beautiful eyes. So many things have happened and changed over the past 12 months and although it sounds like a decent amount of time, it actually went by in a flash. Our tiny, fragile baby girl that slept for hours on end has become a bubbly, feisty toddler crawling wherever she likes,…

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#PlasticFreeJuly: Going GREEN with Pura

July 5, 2018
Just a Mamma Pura Stainless

Have you heard of #PlasticFreeJuly? It’s an initiative aimed at reducing the waste created by our modern world’s excessive use of plastic, especially single use plastic items like plastic bags, disposable cups, straws and more. The idea is to waste less and create a culture that re-uses or cuts out all the unnecessary, wasteful ways we rely on plastic products. In our home we’ve been “greenies” for a while and raising our girls to be mindful consumers is one of…

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Volpes Winter Bedding: Setting up Ava’s room Part 1

June 27, 2018
Just a Mamma Volpes

We are merely days away from our little Ava’s first birthday and setting up her nursery is top priority. Ava’s been co-sleeping with us and it’s been an incredible experience but the time has come for her to move into her own room. Something comfy, cozy and beautiful. The transition won’t be easy (especially on mama) so, we are approaching this nursery a little differently. I’m sure we’ll still be co-sleeping for a while and have decided to include a…

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