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thank you mum collective 2017

SHOP SMALL. SUPPORT LOCAL MAMAS: THE MUM COLLECTIVE IN 2017

SHOP SMALL. SUPPORT LOCAL MAMAS: THE MUM COLLECTIVE IN 2017 This year has been BIG for Avidiva. We revamped our website. We’ve grown our collection and become home to some great international brands, and are proud as punch to be stocking even more small, local businesses too. Plus, we launched The Mum Collective. On a personal note, I have had a huge journey with infertility, miscarriages, and a high-risk pregnancy (more about all that another day). But we got through it [...]

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Unsettled Baby. Could It Be Christmas Colic

UNSETTLED BABY. COULD IT BE CHRISTMAS COLIC?

UNSETTLED BABY. COULD IT BE CHRISTMAS COLIC? Time to spare a few thoughts for those newborn babies this festive season! So we’re all getting into the festive spirit, decking the halls, cranking the Mariah and trying to be as jolly as possibly while barely functioning on only a couple of hours of broken sleep… not just us, no?! There’s presents to wrap, cards to write, advent calendars to open and guests to keep merry. And there’s also your gorgeous little newborn bub, [...]

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STOCKING FILLER IDEAS FOR YOUR SANTA BABY

Stocking Filler Ideas For Your Santa Baby

STOCKING FILLER IDEAS FOR YOUR SANTA BABY Our top 5 for popping in the stocking this year. Father Christmas would definitely approve of these choices!! The end of year fun is truly upon us now! The Christmas tunes are blaring out, the shops are full of bag laden weary looking folk, trees are going up, and so are the strings of flashing lights! To join in the merriment, we thought we’d share with you a few of our stocking filler faves… There’s [...]

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Winter Warmer: Quinoa, Chicken & Broccoli Bake

Winter Warmer: Quinoa, Chicken & Broccoli Bake

QUINOA, CHICKEN & BROCCOLI BAKE Another delicious one to add to your repertoire from the wonderful Stacey at Champagne & Gumboots. It’s cold and rainy outside, the fire’s warm and welcoming and all you want to do is sit down with a big bowl of something delicious (but healthy!) for dinner. You want something the kids will eat without complaint. That the hubby won’t complain about (what’s this keeenwaaa rubbish? I hear him say) and something you’ll enjoy without having to [...]

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SLEEP BABY SLEEP

SLEEP BABY SLEEP Self confessed shopaholic (without the kids, of course!), espresso martini lover and folding washing hater… we have been getting to know the lovely Ami from Baby Sleeping Solutions. Ami dedicates her time to helping other parents get the sleep they well and truly need, to be able to enjoy that amazing time of having a newborn. All the heart brimming love and overwhelming amounts of pure joy can quickly subside when sleep deprivation kicks in, and mama [...]

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Allergy Free Apple Blueberry Muffins

Allergy Free Apple Blueberry Muffins

ALLERGY FREE APPLE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS From the wonderful Gluten-Free Baking Stacey at Champagne and Gumboots. With school holidays over, it’s time to get back to packing those lunchboxes! It’s so tricky to keep up with new and fun ideas, as well as keeping it all nut free! Whether you’ve got school aged kids or need afternoon kid friendly snacks, it can be hard. Hello nightmare shopping centres. And if you’re anything like me, then you’re in dire need of some more [...]

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BABY BATH TOYS WITHOUT HOLES

Baby Bath Toys Without Holes

BABY BATH TOYS WITHOUT HOLES Do your children love a good bath?! Sploshing, splashing, playing with the bubbles!? It really is a great way for them to explore through all their senses… and a great way for mama to allow a bit of messy play (without having to clean up afterwards)! Yep, we know how you think ;) From tiny little bubbas, kids love the feel and sensation of water on their skin. Reminding them of that simple and peaceful time spent [...]

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AIN'T NO HOOD LIKE MOTHERHOOD

AIN’T NO HOOD LIKE MOTHERHOOD

AIN’T NO HOOD LIKE MOTHERHOOD Fi and I crossed paths on the wonderful world of Instagram… you know that place that can easily zap the whole of nap time?! Or mean you miss virtually a whole episode on Netflix!? A great place to share, connect and be inspired but also a great place to get lost too!! Fi is a tea drinking, weekend loving first time mum who wants to share the good in motherhood and provide support to all [...]

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how do you boob?

HOW DO YOU BOOB??

HOW DO YOU BOOB?? Meet Jessie.. the wonderful mum behind Borne Too. A brand of breastfeeding wear born out of a fierce want to still feel human (i.e. not all boob, and not all ‘just mum’), be fashionable and still comfortably breastfeed. This mama tackled the near on impossible to bring us a range of easy to wear, easy to mix and match, 100% comfortable and stylish clothing to make that transition to mumhood that bit more bearable!! We got [...]

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Why Being A Single Mother Is So Rewarding

Why Being A Single Mother Is So Rewarding

WHY BEING A SINGLE MOTHER IS SO REWARDING Guest Blog written by Lucy Good from Beanstalk Single Mums, an online space empowering single mothers to re-find their potential and re-build their confidence.  Motherhood. For many it’s not quite as we imagined. What is that saying? ‘I thought I was a great parent until I had kids’. So true. For single mums, often their motherhood journey is a long way from their perceived conceptions (excuse the pun). There are so many reasons that women become [...]

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