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Sunday, 21 February 2010

The Fashionable-Affordable Maternity and Nursing Wear

So as you are aware this blog wants to bring diverse women together. It also wants to bring the best clothing line designed for a comfortable nursing and motherhood. So we went on search of the website where you can purchase some of these garments.

Expressiva is the website dedicated to mothers who want to be stylish but also have freedom to breastfeed their little ones when out and about. There is a variety of choice for affordable top, dresses, bras and nightgowns. All for the comfort to breastfeed. There is also the choice of covers whilst breastfeeding although I am not convinced of its benefit for the child. So The dresses and tops are excellent (no one is paying me to say this, you can see for yourself on their page).

Another good find are these two website in the UK. Isabella Oliver (left), their aim is to produce produce effortlessly chic collections; multifunctional must-haves that provide style confidence when you need it most. They have managed to do so by creating timeless classics with a contemporary twist such as ruche and wrap accents to create comfortable and stylish maternity essentials in easy and wearable fabrics. This to prove that you can be pretty and fashionable whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. Please check their website out.

The other cloth line that we find fabulous are by FertileMind (right). The garments are classy and elegant. According to us women/mothers would like to wear these kind of line. There many items in sale so please don't hesitate. This post will be breve because there are so many website dedicated to maternity/nursing wear, we loved these three and wanted to share it with you all.

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Hope everyone enjoyed Valentine's Day. Just remember it is not a one day event, the idea of spreading love, giving flowers and chocolates and cards are all something that should be given on a regular basis. Another idea, next time instead of indulging in all the pleasures of V-Day...spread the love to an older person who may not have anyone to share the day with. Trust me, it is a day worth spending.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


I went to the grocery store to purchase a few items to weather the BLIZZARD OF 2010 and came out having spent almost $20 on four apples and three oranges, bag of baby carrots, milk and some cereal. How are we to feed our children healthy but delicious foods when things are so expensive at the grocery stores? It would be cheaper to purchase processed, frozen foods including vegetables for the children and the family if i knew it were healthy. I understand the production, packaging, and the delivery of foods are expensive and a very tedious process however our Society are constantly talking about making sure our children are eating a large serving of fresh fruits and vegetables. However when a few items of fresh produce are expensive and children are to eat these items daily, how does one reconcile the grocery bills weekly? I am not encouraging not spending the money on fresh fruits and vegetables, i am voicing my concerns about the PRICING of so-called HEALTHY FOODS for families. If we would like our children to be well fed and healthy, then we need to make sure the PRODUCERS and the GROCERY STORE managers are pricing these types of foods so that ALL families can afford to feed their children the right amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. Let us not even talk about ORGANIC fruits and vegetables, that would cost me my leg and arm and $20.00!

Friday, 5 February 2010


Can women and men be friends? Furthermore, should women and men be friends?

Of course men and women should be friends and can be friends but let us get a little spicy and ask this question, can and should a married woman be friends with a single man? We have heard many times before that a man cannot be friends with a woman without some sexual tension playing a part in their friendship.

The fact that women are from venus and men are from mars is very true in the sense that both sexes have different needs in relationships. What a man gets from his male buddies--the games, the bonding over repairing and or building something in the home is very different than the relationship two women have including shopping and spa days. So then if the sexes have such different needs and interests how much differences are between a married woman and a single man who are friends?

The married woman is busy with her children, her husband, her friends and family and work. The single man is busy with work, friends and finding new adventures. Aside from perhaps the married woman sometimes wanting to find and have new adventures, her focus is on her family. Henceforth, it would be very confusing for a married woman to be friends with a single man. Friendships are very intimate and for a married woman to be in that type of relationship can be very dangerous.

A married woman can be friends with anyone that she chooses to be friends with. However married woman should not be friends with a single man due to her role as a mother, wife and the intimate nature of friendships so as not to place herself in a confusing situation. There are plenty of girlfriends to go around therefore we need to stick with them. Allow the single men to be unattached and allow them to befriends the single ladies.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

Body and Image: Beautiful inside/outside

As mothers and women we must always try to be happy with our body image, to help our children love their own (even more even when we have little girls). This will unsure that our other half keep their eyes on us - but this will also let them know that we are still gorgeous, if they mess around ;)! Beauty is most cherished if is from both sides of the individual. Meaning when inside you are beautiful it doesn't mean you have to neglect how you look from the outside. We are not saying you should try to overdo yourself (do not risk your life for any cosmetic surgery, is not ethical). All we want you to do is to be health and give extra LMT (little me-time)to yourself. The children and your other half will always appreciate the fact that you still take pride in your looks. 5aday combined in fruit and vegetables is good food habit. Plus, following these few steps you will see the result. Apply these healthy living to your family.

To prevent lot of stretch marks on your skin you should use essential oils such as Jojoba Oil and Almond Oil. Women have been these oils for very long. Creams should be used in moderation, and oils in excess. I will share with you some tips given by another blogger on M.A.I.L.
My body is precious to me and since I was about thirteen I've been spending tons of money to keep it smooth and silky. Like the French I like to buy expensive products that will solve the problem, instead of buying many cheap products that won't do anything for my skin.
The best cellulite cream I've ever bought was L'oreal Perfect Slim Pro (left). This essential gel is excellent to fight those difficult point. It smooths the fatty look of dimpled skin in solely four weeks. When I tried it I lost about 1 centimeter around the the thighs.
Another product that I go by is Johnson Baby oil. That was a product my mother introduced me to when I was a little kid and since then it has being in my body cosmetic bag. You just need a small amount to keep your skin moist. That was my secret for the perfect skin tone. Now the secret is outside for people to take example.
My latest addiction is Bio-oil. As is advertised on the box.
I've recently started using this product but it seems like it's going to be in my make up bag for years to come. It's quite easy to use, it should be massaged in a circular motion into the scar and the area affected twice a day. The manufacture advice to use it for a minimum time of three months. In this way even the old scars will benefit from the oil. If you have money and want your skin to be forever smooth. Do not spare on your body girls...
Yep, don't spare on your skin, you must love it and teach your family how to protect their skin from premature aging; this will help you avoid any body surgery :)!