3 must see new mom movies!

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Prior to becoming a BrandNewMom and having my little guy, I’d watch movies involving young families but couldn’t truly relate. I mean how could I without having yet walked the walk? I could definitely empathize to a certain degree but parenting is just one of those things in life you have to experience first hand to really “get”. (Even then, some things remain a mystery! Like sleep! LOL) I digress.

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DIY Harvest table for under $80!

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This is quite possibly one of the easiest DIY projects requiring the least amount of construction “know how” while packing the most designer punch! This table is a functional statement piece that will hold many family meals and dinner parties for years to come. So why bother make your own?

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Quick & Easy Congee for your Cold!

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Every Sunday we go to my parents house to fellowship and have a Bible study. Upon arrival, in lieu of a traditional, “hello how are you doing?”, they are more likely to ask if we have had something to eat. Let’s face it, everyone is happier on a full tummy and nobody wants to be around anyone who is hangry.
For breakfast/brunch, my parents often make our favourite chicken congee (kao peak). It really is the Asian version of chicken noodle soup. The fresh Asian ingredients give it a little more zing and additional health benefits. It’s especially a great  go-to soup for when you feel a cold coming on!

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3 Surprises in Pregnancy! (TMI)

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If you’re a dreamer like me, the idea of getting pregnant, dawning a brilliant glow and cushy curves had me envisioning pregnancy as some sort of ethereal state of wonder. There would be pixie dust and lace headbands, luscious lumps and bubblegum cheeks! Of course it wouldn’t be all about me…there would also be lots of nesting and baby closet curating to be done! Now you get to shop for two!!

I mean, hurling into a porcelain bowl and swollen ankles could NOT be MY experience! I forebode it! I definitely don’t believe in Earthly Karma but know God has a sense of humour. And wouldn’t you know it, I doth profess too much! I ended up, ‘err, blessed with a few other anomalies of pregnancy to make up for it! Here are 3 unsuspecting things/conditions I experienced during pregnancy.

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BrandNewMom Babywearing 101

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Baby-wearing (BW) fits into the Attachment Parenting philosophy. The attachment theory touts that strong relationships are formed in childhood between caregivers and babies which, are carried through to adulthood. To boot, close physical touch such as skin to skin and BW fosters secure attachments. The BW community is huge, has its own vernacular and underground buy and sell markets. While it’s argued that any BW is good BW, it turns out that for extended periods of time, there are some more favourable, efficient and comfortable varieties of baby carriers to chose from. I’m going to highlight different styles/brands of safe ergonomic BW that you may have never heard of or overlooked.

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Shout out to all the #International #Brandnewmom’s !!!

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This is a mini-post to acknowledge and thank all of the visitors from near and far to Brandnewmomblog.com! I know its called the #worldwideweb but I am still amazed at the reach of my visitors!

Shout out to all the #international #Brandnewmom‘s who keep coming back to see what’s new on the site! I see you;

#Canadians        #Czech Republic             #Greece

#USA                   #India               #Germany

#SouthAfrica              #Finland

#Kenya         #UnitedKingdom            #Australia  

#Belgium       #Indonesia         #NewZealand

Leave a comment below where you are visiting from : )

xoxo

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Monday Musings Blog Hop

Welcome to BrandNewMom! Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays have been full of food, family and fun!

When I began this blog, I admit I underestimated just how amazing and supportive the mommy blogging network would be! It’s pretty simple! We build one another up and teach each other a few random things along the way!

So, to kick off 2015 in honour of this simplicity, let’s share your latest and greatest blog posts here every Monday, called “Monday Musings Blog Hop”!

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In addition, each week I will feature 5 of my favourite posts! Why not give some recognition where recognition is due?! Make Sure to check back next Monday to see if you/your post stood out among the rest!!

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The Best Day of my Life! -A 2015 Lifestyle Revolution!

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Today is my birthday!

You might be thinking, “Okay, judging by the post title, I thought this was going to be about her wedding day or the day her son was born…something along those lines!” While those were definitely amazing benchmarks in my life thus far, I was recently inspired by the lyrics of a song today that made me wonder,

why shouldn’t EVERYDAY be the BEST day of your life?!

 

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Engaged or Planning a Wedding? Start here!!

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Wedding Planning 101
Planning Plunders-You cried, “yes” and now your mind is going a mile a minute! Do you go for a trumpet, mermaid or ballgown?  What flowers best illicit your ‘essence’? Will you risk an outdoor wedding or play safe indoors? Before you get ahead of yourself, its a good idea hunker down and get organized. Download a good wedding planning ap or sign up on a wedding planning site like the knot.com before your imagination has you saying your nuptuals on a castle turret in Belgium! From budgets, reception ideas to do’s and dont’s,  not only will these mechanisms keep you organized, they will dually keep your feet firmly planted on this planet.

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