A few of my latest posts

An Open Letter to the Author of “Being a Mum is Not Hard”

By Lauren Eccleston / June 27, 2017

I’m not usually one to comment on other people’s writing, after all, we all have an opinion and it can be expected for these to differ from person to person.  However, I just had to comment on this. Recently, an older MamaMia article titled “Being a Mum is Not Hard. Stop Pretending it is.” has…

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To My Hubby/Psychologist/Punching Bag/Baby Daddy

By Lauren Eccleston / June 12, 2017

It can be said that as Mums we have many identities – cleaner, first aid officer, professional book reader, chef, the taxi driver.  The list could go on forever, but, what about the Dads?  Our Husbands, partners or baby daddies.  I think that as a society we seem to overlook the many identities that these…

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TellMeBaby: Why I Chose to have an Elective Caesarian

By Lauren Eccleston / June 12, 2017

This is a guest post that was published on the Tell Me Baby website addressing the reasons why I chose an elective caesarian.   Twenty weeks into my pregnancy at my regular appointment with my OB, I chose to have an elective caesarian. No, it wasn’t medically required. Yes, it was completely my choice. From…

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I’ve Lost Myself in Motherhood

By Lauren Eccleston / June 6, 2017

I promised in my initial post that I would always be raw and honest about my struggles, successes and emotions. So here it is. This post will be nothing but the truth. I have honestly lost myself in motherhood. Putting these thoughts out there into the world is absolutely huge for me.  It’s something I didn’t even discuss…

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5 Reasons to Have a Small Wedding

By Lauren Eccleston / May 30, 2017

I know what you’re thinking.  Every girl dreams of a big white wedding and not so much an intimate small wedding.  You are correct and I was one of those girls.  That is until we sat down to start budgeting, adding thousands of decorating ideas to Pinterest boards and writing the dreaded invite list. My…

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Why I broke up with my scales

By Lauren Eccleston / March 3, 2017

I didn’t have a suitable photo for this post so here’s a photo of me eating peanut butter and lifting weights, whilst laying on a kitchen bench – because why not? It’s totally realistic!  (Please note: I am most definitely being sarcastic about that) About three years ago I had an unhealthy relationship with my…

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5 ways to take care of your body during the summer heat!

By Lauren Eccleston / January 19, 2017

Yep.  It’s HOT!  I will admit, I did not leave the confines of my house yesterday and even though today is much cooler I still have the air conditioning pumping out at the highest level possible. Whilst many of the things we need to take care of ourselves during this heat may seem like common sense,…

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Why I Love Magnesium

By Lauren Eccleston / December 21, 2016

It’s a mineral that is one of the most abundant in the human body, but is usually neglected when it comes to supplementation.   I would have only once purchased some magnesium pills as I heard that it could help with my period pain and muscle pain, however, I didn’t see much improvement. When I was…

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This is Mummyhood…

By Lauren Eccleston / October 17, 2016

My absence can be explained by the small human in the hat with the ears on it, otherwise known as Lola.  I spent six weeks staring at her, sure I had thoughts about writing but she seemed to easily win my attention.  My days are still filled with staring at her, but I have adjusted…

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Hospital Bags are packed! What I have decided to take with me.

By Lauren Eccleston / August 8, 2016

Officially 34 weeks…so I thought I had better pack myself and bub’s hospital bags just incase we end up in a mad dash to the hospital that is an hour away. I am booked for a scheduled c-section at 38.5 weeks, so some items in my bags will be swayed this way, I also had to…

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