The Mum Collective

The Top 3 Benefits of Pretend Play

The Top 3 Benefits of Pretend Play

A little piece about the goodness of wooden toys and the wonder of imaginative play… from the lovely Fern at TeaCupKids. Home to the wooden nail polish set… a fabulous eco-friendly toy for encouraging hand eye coordination, fine motor skills and encouraging correct pencil grip too. Ah-mazing!! Read on for her thoughts behind the benefits of play… The Top 3 Benefits of Pretend Play Play is something in which all humans engage, although the purpose for and the type of play may [...]

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Breastfeeding and Deodorant. Should I make a swap?

Ever thought much about your deodorant? Sue from SEssentials gives us a little insight into why we should consider switching to natural options. Especially when bub is snuggled up on the boob day and night…   With our continued use of, and introduction to, excess toxins and chemicals, it is easy to become overwhelmed. We can get confused about what products are best suited to us as new mums, and our precious bundles of joy. Through personal experience, I believe one of the [...]

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is my make up safe to use in pregnancy

Is My Make Up Safe To Use in Pregnancy?

When you’re growing a new tiny human, it’s good to think about what you’re putting into your body, as well as what you are putting ON it! And that includes your daily slap routine :) There is no need to go ‘au naturale’ just because you’re sporting a bump… but it can be good to swap out some of your regulars for more natural and organic alternatives. IS MY MAKE UP SAFE TO USE IN PREGNANCY? Guest post from the [...]

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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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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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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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Hey Mama! You're still in there

Hey Mama! You’re still in there… Take time to re-connect with your old self.

Hey Mama you’re still in there… Take time to re-connect with your old self. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve been getting to know the lovely Bettina and her two gorgeous boys, Eamon and Rory. You’ll mostly find her renovating or doing headstands on the beach… Bettina is a yogi by nature! We’re so lucky that she is sharing her talents and love of asanas to bring you a world of online yoga. This clever mama writes and teaches, [...]

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