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So, we aren’t quite ready for the big-boy potty just yet. Phoenix is still really scared of it... Send us your best toilet training tips! For now, we’ll be rocking these Huggies Ultimate Nappy-Pants. He loves being able to pull them up all by himself, and they’re certainly helping us through this transition.  @huggiesau #huggiesau #ad

So, we aren’t quite ready for the big-boy potty just yet. Phoenix is still really scared of it... Send us your best toilet training tips! For now, we’ll be rocking these Huggies Ultimate Nappy-Pants. He loves being able to pull them up all by himself, and they’re certainly helping us through this transition. @huggiesau #huggiesau #ad

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We’ll be wrapping things up and slowing down soon over the holidays as we head to Canada. If you’ve had your eye on something in my little shop, get your order in quick.  Challenge yourself this Christmas to try and shop small. Don’t go into debt trying to show people how much you love them, make something from your heart, gift handmade, support small business. It’s amazing how small decisions of many people can hold such an impact. And those of you that have supported this journey of mine, Thank you. ✨
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We’ll be wrapping things up and slowing down soon over the holidays as we head to Canada. If you’ve had your eye on something in my little shop, get your order in quick. Challenge yourself this Christmas to try and shop small. Don’t go into debt trying to show people how much you love them, make something from your heart, gift handmade, support small business. It’s amazing how small decisions of many people can hold such an impact. And those of you that have supported this journey of mine, Thank you. ✨ . . 📷 by @charlieandmarlow

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Is anyone else reluctant to pass on their baby stuff after the littlest outgrows? I don’t know if it’s that the stuff is just so cute + sentimental to me because these materials are where their little bodies grew in or if I can’t quite accept I’m finished. I’m not one to hoard “things”. But Cruz outgrowing his bassinet soon does make me wonder if I can even part with any of it.

Is anyone else reluctant to pass on their baby stuff after the littlest outgrows? I don’t know if it’s that the stuff is just so cute + sentimental to me because these materials are where their little bodies grew in or if I can’t quite accept I’m finished. I’m not one to hoard “things”. But Cruz outgrowing his bassinet soon does make me wonder if I can even part with any of it.

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Hello Summer, we’ve only got a couple more weeks of you until we are going to be in snowy Canada. We can hardly wait! ❄️

Hello Summer, we’ve only got a couple more weeks of you until we are going to be in snowy Canada. We can hardly wait! ❄️

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“Lean on me, when you’re not strong. And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on. For it won’t be long, til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.” Sometimes you’re the one leaning, sometimes you’re the one picking up someone else’s pieces. Community is so important. Acceptance, validation, support, simply being heard can make such a difference in how you feel. I’m feeling grateful for friendships near and far, and this amazing community of Mummas. ✨

“Lean on me, when you’re not strong. And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on. For it won’t be long, til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.” Sometimes you’re the one leaning, sometimes you’re the one picking up someone else’s pieces. Community is so important. Acceptance, validation, support, simply being heard can make such a difference in how you feel. I’m feeling grateful for friendships near and far, and this amazing community of Mummas. ✨

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So, we completely ran out of toilet paper this morning. I went to the shops.. just to get toilet paper. Came home, and realised I left it at the shops. Searched the car, and yep.. Definitely just paid and then walked out. At least I remembered both of my kids, and my handbag. What’s the strangest thing you’ve done as a Mum? 📷 @momentswithus_

So, we completely ran out of toilet paper this morning. I went to the shops.. just to get toilet paper. Came home, and realised I left it at the shops. Searched the car, and yep.. Definitely just paid and then walked out. At least I remembered both of my kids, and my handbag. What’s the strangest thing you’ve done as a Mum? 📷 @momentswithus_

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As some of you are new here...
Hi, Let’s get to know each other. I’ll start. 
I’m Traci. 
I’m Canadian, (Now Australian) From a place called Regina. And yes, it does in fact, rhyme with you know what. 
I moved to Sydney after meeting my husband bungee jumping in South Africa. I remember within days of meeting him, I saw us having babies together. And here we are. 
My biggest inspiration is my Mom. She’s raised four of us, and I can’t think of a time I’ve ever heard her complain about how hard any of it was. 
I hate scary movies. I’m scared of the dark. I still run up the stairs of my parents basement like a monster is chasing me. 
I’m a Virgo - perfectionist - a tad OCD. What’s your sign?
I used to pee my pants when I would laugh too hard as a kid. Even in front of my friends and somehow they never seem to forget. 
I realised I was an artist before I realised anything else about who I am. However, I spent most of my life believing it wasn’t actually a valued skill. 
My favourite junk food is Old Dutch Ketchup Chips. They’re my kinda crack. Can’t buy em’ in Australia though, and my thighs sure thank me for that. 
I’m an empath. I can’t stop putting myself in other people’s shoes. I’ve always taken pride in being kind, even if things don’t always feel fair. 
Tell me one thing about YOU. And go!

As some of you are new here... Hi, Let’s get to know each other. I’ll start. I’m Traci. I’m Canadian, (Now Australian) From a place called Regina. And yes, it does in fact, rhyme with you know what. I moved to Sydney after meeting my husband bungee jumping in South Africa. I remember within days of meeting him, I saw us having babies together. And here we are. My biggest inspiration is my Mom. She’s raised four of us, and I can’t think of a time I’ve ever heard her complain about how hard any of it was. I hate scary movies. I’m scared of the dark. I still run up the stairs of my parents basement like a monster is chasing me. I’m a Virgo - perfectionist - a tad OCD. What’s your sign? I used to pee my pants when I would laugh too hard as a kid. Even in front of my friends and somehow they never seem to forget. I realised I was an artist before I realised anything else about who I am. However, I spent most of my life believing it wasn’t actually a valued skill. My favourite junk food is Old Dutch Ketchup Chips. They’re my kinda crack. Can’t buy em’ in Australia though, and my thighs sure thank me for that. I’m an empath. I can’t stop putting myself in other people’s shoes. I’ve always taken pride in being kind, even if things don’t always feel fair. Tell me one thing about YOU. And go!

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Okay baby Cruz, you can stop growing now...
Maybe one day technology will be able to bottle up a moment -a memory to be re-enjoyed more than just a photo or a video. Instead of watching tv, we could just relive the best days at the end of our days. 🖤

Okay baby Cruz, you can stop growing now... Maybe one day technology will be able to bottle up a moment -a memory to be re-enjoyed more than just a photo or a video. Instead of watching tv, we could just relive the best days at the end of our days. 🖤

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UPDATE: you guys did act quick! THANK YOU for all your orders. 🙏🏻 We have sold out of the imperfect ones, so the code does not apply anymore. .
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Snag a quick deal!! We have a handful of Koko the Koala muslins up for grabs that have some small imperfections. i.e. the logo tag sewn inside out. It does not affect the quality or function. Use code SECONDS at checkout for 60% off Koko the Koala Muslin Swaddle Blankets. Offer applies only to these few and until they run out. 🖤

UPDATE: you guys did act quick! THANK YOU for all your orders. 🙏🏻 We have sold out of the imperfect ones, so the code does not apply anymore. . . Snag a quick deal!! We have a handful of Koko the Koala muslins up for grabs that have some small imperfections. i.e. the logo tag sewn inside out. It does not affect the quality or function. Use code SECONDS at checkout for 60% off Koko the Koala Muslin Swaddle Blankets. Offer applies only to these few and until they run out. 🖤

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What is one word that best sums up motherhood for you lately? Right now, mine would be patience. Patience to let them learn, when you know it’s so much quicker to just do it for them. To not lose your shit, when they’re losing theirs. Patience when one wakes up crying and wakes up the other. Isn’t motherhood the ultimate reminder that life should be lived slowly?

What is one word that best sums up motherhood for you lately? Right now, mine would be patience. Patience to let them learn, when you know it’s so much quicker to just do it for them. To not lose your shit, when they’re losing theirs. Patience when one wakes up crying and wakes up the other. Isn’t motherhood the ultimate reminder that life should be lived slowly?

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Admiring whimsy + botanical vibes with this rocking wallpaper by @luluandgeorgia Walls this good looking, need to be seen. ✨#phoenixandtheoceanloves

Admiring whimsy + botanical vibes with this rocking wallpaper by @luluandgeorgia Walls this good looking, need to be seen. ✨#phoenixandtheoceanloves

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Hey guys! Just a few important things...
Our online shop will be taking a break soon, as we head home for Xmas. Anything ordered after November 22, will be shipped out in the New Year. Also, to my followers who live in Regina, SK, Canada: I’ve got a little bit of room to pack your order with me - and you can arrange for free pickup in Regina over the holidays. Space is limited, so first in, send me a dm and I’ll give you your code. ✌🏻

Hey guys! Just a few important things... Our online shop will be taking a break soon, as we head home for Xmas. Anything ordered after November 22, will be shipped out in the New Year. Also, to my followers who live in Regina, SK, Canada: I’ve got a little bit of room to pack your order with me - and you can arrange for free pickup in Regina over the holidays. Space is limited, so first in, send me a dm and I’ll give you your code. ✌🏻

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