Saturday, October 8, 2011


So I'm posting for the 250th time!
Why not have a give away!!!
To enter, I just want you to give me a piece of advice... Something that relates to my blog title... Marriage Motherhood And...

So, whats the best marriage or motherhood advice that you can pass on?
Can't wait to hear them all!!!

Judging... Well quite obviously... I will pick what advise I think it the best! It might be something I too agree on, or it could be something new that I can try or use!

The prize... A triple scented candle from Glasshouse. The scent is Manhattan Little Black Dress (because  I have no idea when I might get the chance and a babysitter to put on my little black dress and party it up again!)


  1. Make sure you always have time for some you and hubby time! Make it a regular " date" thing- once a week/ fortnight/ month whatever suits you as a family . Dont need to be extravagant just nice candlelight dinner and movie snuglled On the lounge - after the baby has gone to bed at night if it's hard to get her babysat:) find what suits your family and what you are comfortable with and stick with it! Time alone with you hubby is so important now you're a mum :) ENJOY !!! xxx

  2. I'm going to give you some motherhood advice seeing as I'm once again in newborn land (about 3 weeks behind you).

    Go with your instincts - you're a mum and you spend all day with your bub so you know what's best and you'll know if something's wrong. Also, when people and books tell you that you must have bub on a routine or do this or do that, otherwise you will spoil your child forever - ignore them. Kids have short attention spans and short memories and new habits can be created quite quickly, and when the kids are ready for them - not when they're brand new little bubs! Oh and keep napping :)

    Congrats on 250! I'm a constant lurker :)

  3. Congrats on hitting 250 posts Sammie! I wonder how many posts I've done ...

    My advice is to always make time for yourself. I think it's so easy to become The Wife, or The Mother that you can lose sight of who you are as a person. This is something I want to avoid because I want to always be me who happens to also be a wife and mother. So make time to do things you enjoy on a regular basis whether it's a 15 minute walk around the block to clear your head, a long soak in the bath tub, curling up with a good book or a regular coffee date with your girlfriends x

  4. Congratulations on the 250th post - how exciting! I also love a good giveaway so here we go ...

    Everyday you will get conflicting parenting advice and as a first time parent it can be overwhelming. 11.5 years ago I completely melted down when my first daughter was 6 weeks old. I was exhausted and I wanted to be the best mum I could be. The books contradicted each other. The grandparents contradicted each other. Every person seemed to stop me in the street to tell me anything from my stroller was the wrong way to having a hair bow was cruel. I ended up loosing me s**t on the phone to my mum when I told her I was giving up breastfeeding (one of my nipples was practically hanging off and my daughter was drinking more blood than milk and both of us spent the entire feed crying). My mum was still breastfeeing my younger brother and started a rant about breast is best. She then gave me the only piece of parenting advice I ever followed from her. "Listen to advice, try to understand where it comes, from and store it away. One day you will be faced with a problem and all that advice will come flooding forward. Then you can make the decision to try something and see if it works or to throw it out and go on instinct". 4 children later and I still do this. What seemed so irrelevant as babies suddenly became relevant when we had to explain sex to my eldest daughters, when I was able to breastfeed my twins - after no success with my first two, when trying to figure out how to stop my then 5yo daughter from biting everyone and when making the decision to homeschool.

    Every persons advice is based on what they truly believe is best for their own children. So listen, store away and sort as necessary, but always follow the decision which seems right for you.

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  6. The days are long but the years are short. That is my mantra on hard days.

  7. That is funny that we chose the same days to do giveaways!
    I would only give this as advice:
    Gratitude, remember to be grateful for the things you have even when it doesn't seem enough. When you're too tired to cope think of the amazing gift that a healthy child in a safe country is. When baby seems to be screaming for no reason at all this can be hard but be grateful she has a voice, you have hearing and that it won't last forever.
    Life is a gift that we all get so caught up in we sometimes forget to be grateful for and just be present in it.

  8. Yum that candle looks fab! "Little black dress" would look fab in "Black velvet chair".

    Although I have no motherhood advise to offer yet (I could have offered plenty of advice on "Marriage, Renovations &…” hehe)

    My Marriage is to make time every month for a “Date night” A dinner night/ or lunch with just the Hubs. I think taking time out lets us catch up on where we are & where we want to be.

  9. 250 posts...that's awesome!
    So I'm only recently married, so no great gems of advice to give and I have no children, so hmmm.
    One bit of advice coming from one who is childless is to please, please, please never become one of those parents who lets their child run free in Woolworths (Balmain, i'm talking about you) who always ends up almost under the wheels of my trolley.
    Ok now I sound like a b***h, but I dont mean to. I really dont want to run those children over!

  10. woo hoo!! 250 posts is massive! Well done.

    There has been some great advice so far!

    My advice for marriage and motherhood (and Renovating) is...

    pick your battles

    I think it's easy to get bogged down with the small things out of habit.. Look into your own heart and focus your time and energy for the things that really matter to YOU and less energy into the things that don't.

  11. Wow congratulations on making 250 posts! I don't even think I've done that many yet! My advice as a new Mum and Wife is that sometimes you just need to accept that things won't turn out the way you want. Your daughter and husband will have their own preferences and needs so you will need to work on compromising and sometimes that means accepting things for the way they are and moving on. Otherwise you will just be exhausted with trying to prove a point...


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