Saturday, June 25, 2016

Back to Blogging, Motherhood & More

Hello!? Not sure if anyone will see this as I've been away from blogging for a year and a half. Eeek!

To say Motherhood has been a deep, life-changing journey for me, would be an understatement. I really needed time away to just simply be a Mum and discover this whole new woman that I had become. It has truly been the most amazing experience but definitely difficult at times. I didn't breeze into Motherhood like some seem to - I'm sure there are many women that do, but I also recognise that as Mothers we can be so hard on ourselves and fall into the "comparison" trap when what we are often seeing is someone else's "highlight reel" as they share their best moments. Motherhood has forced me to strive to be the best version of me - no, not perfect by any means because life and Motherhood is sometimes really messy, but learning to accept all of that, be more present, and relax and let shit go a little more! I've spent my time (around the nappy changing and the breastfeeding and the baby wearing and the co-sleeping and all the messiness) going within and really digging deep. I've been on a wonderful soulful journey (still am),  learning to trust myself, love myself, and really follow my intuition. I have finally decided to start sharing my journey.

So here's my 21 month old munchkin now.

A few new things I'm up to... The hubs and I have started our own organic children's wear label, Manuel Montt. All made in Australia, completely sweatshop free, ships worldwide. I've also been taking a truly amazing course through Belinda Davidson called School of the Modern Mystic. This is where I began my soulful journey last year and have been regularly cleansing my chakras, meditating, and looking after my energy ever since. More on all of this later. For now, I'll leave with you with a few funny pics of bubs and I where I naturally couldn't get a decent pic haha! I'm sure most parents can relate.

Come on, stand by this rad wall... No way Madré.

Windy hair, don't care!

Feels good to be back. See you soon lovelies.

Clare x

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cruz's Newborn Photoshoot

A few of my favourites from my gorgeous little man's newborn photoshoot at just 2 weeks old.

Clare x

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Welcome to the World!

Why hello there! I've been busy getting the hang of this motherhood thing. The biggest change in my life but definitely the most rewarding. We had some gorgeous shots taken of Cruz at just 2 weeks old and I've decided to use some of them and send out birth announcements for close friends & fam to keep. Here are a few of my favourite styles so far...


Which would you choose? 
I think I'm leaning toward the top one by Tiny Prints as I love the font or number 6 which I found on Pinterest as it's  lil fun!

Back soon with Cruz's photoshoot.

Clare x

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Baby Cruz

Well I've been a little quiet recently but I have a really good reason! 6 weeks ago we welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby boy, Cruz, into the world. He is just adorable and we're very smitten. So here's to my newest journey, motherhood.

Clare x

Saturday, August 23, 2014

40 Weeks!

Photos by Looking Glass

Well I've made it to 40 weeks! Reflecting over these last 9 months & feeling truly grateful that I've been able to experience the miracle that pregnancy is. I have loved every little minute, I truly have. I'm going to miss the hiccups & alien-like kicks & punches protruding from my belly but I'm excited to meet our little man!! Any day now...

Clare x

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration

Well I'm almost 39 weeks pregnant now & bub's room is just about complete. I'm just awaiting a few final touches and then I shall reveal. His room has been quite the transformation. Here's a little inspiration...

Clare x 

images via pinterest

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hawaiian Babymoon


 Photos by Glenn Chiofalo

Aloha! Just a few fun snaps from our babymoon in Maui, Waikiki & Turtle Bay, Hawaii. You can sort of see the lunar eclipse a few photos above. That was magic. I was just 21 weeks pregnant here. Now I'm almost due! 36 weeks! Time flies when you're having fun. The nursery is almost complete so I will share a few piccies soon.

Clare x