My Maternity Leave Must-haves 

Oh, all the plans I had for my maternity leave….All the places I was going to visit. All the series I was going to watch while my Aidan napped peacefully in his cot and Alyssa played quietly… Yeah right!

With just a few weeks left of my maternity leave ( sob sob) I thought I would share some of the things which have made my time at home with the kids so much cosier and kept me sane!

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South West? The joys (and not so nice stuff) of Pregnancy


I’m a bit shy to admit… But I’m actually a Kim Kardashian fan. She is probably my style icon and nobody can deny the fact that she’s got a really great fashion sense.

I was so happy to hear that she and Kanye are expecting their second child as they’ve been trying for a really long time.

With their first daughter’s name being North West, the logical question on everyone’s lips was “will they name him South?” Well she’s already confirmed that they will definitely NOT be naming him South but it really makes me wonder what name could top North?

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New series – Celebrating baby’s first year 

Happy Hump day everyone!

When baby reaches that 1 year milestone, it really is a reason to celebrate that you as parents “have made it” through, probably the most challenging yet rewarding year of parenthood. Of course baby won’t remember his first birthday party however there will come a point in their life when it becomes important for them to know.

Over the course of the next few months, a few of my nearest and dearest gal pals will be celebrating their little ones first birthdays. They are all first time moms and are super excited about this milestone. They’ve all happily agreed for me to interview them and share their year long journey into motherhood with you on Hayley’s Joys.

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