2015 has come and gone

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Hello there! I hope you are having a fabulous Festive Season.

Wow … I cannot believe that I am actually writing this post! 2015 has certainly been a rollercoaster for personal and professional reasons and I am so content and grateful for the many blessings that has come my way.

The year started off with so many changes. Alyssa started her first year in the toddler class at a Montessori school which was quite a big adjustment – more for myself and K than for her actually. She settled in so quickly!

Settling in on the first day

Settling in on the first day

Just look how tiny she was! OMG

Then just 2 months later we welcomed little Aidan into this world and boy oh boy did things change after that!!!

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The transition from one to two kids was really tough on me, even harder on Alyssa. I mean come on, what did I expect? Alyssa like just turned 2 a few weeks before Aidan was born so she was literally a baby still! It was difficult for her to see me breastfeed Aidan, it was difficult for her to not have Mom jumping instantly for every little request and it reached a boiling point when Mom had to stay a week with Aidan in hospital while he recovered from RSV.

Things have certainly got easier since then! Alyssa can’t even remember life before Aidan was around. He is her little brother and she is a very proud big sister.

On a professional level, I still hold a full time job which I love. The last few months since I’ve returned to work from maternity leave has been a bit of a blur. It’s just been crazy juggling work, kids, blogging and being a mom/wife/friend/daughter but we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

My blog has also progressed and opened some new opportunities my way – some of which I wasn’t even looking for but I am loving so much right now. We heard from some awesome and inspiring Moms in my “Celebrating Baby’s First Birthday” series and  I was also able to bring you some great giveaways which has really been great working with these brands.

2016 is going to be even bigger and better, I have a really good feeling about it!

From a blog point of view, I’ve decided to make it REAL lol…. I’ve gone and bought by own domain and from January you will be redirected to my new site!

I wish you and your family everything of the best for 2016 and I hope that it will bring you whatever your heart desires!

See you in 2016

xxx

Hayley

A roundup of our year thus far…

This year has really started off with a bang and I can’t believe that January is already past halfway! It feels like just yesterday that we were wrapping Christmas presents and eating mince pies.

The first two weeks of January had me getting things in order for Alyssa’s first day of toddler school. I felt like such a Mom putting name tags on clothing , planning lunchbox ideas and buying school supplies. I was back at the office on the 5th of January already, while Kurt worked right through the holidays so we tried to feel a bit of holiday cheer over the weekends and went on a few day trips.

Visiting the animals at Giraffe house

Visiting the animals at Giraffe house

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