Stokke® Steps™ Bouncer – my review

Stokke® Steps™ Bouncer – my review

*Ad/PR Sample – product received in cooperation with Stokke Stokke is one of the most known brands when it comes to children furniture and equipment. While the brand was first established back in 1932, it only started producing children’s products in 1972. The first children’s product was the worldwide known&…
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Easy Portuguese Recipe: Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Easy Portuguese Recipe: Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Since I am currently in Portugal visiting my parents, I thought it would be nice to share with you a traditional Portuguese recipe with Bacalhau. It’s a specialty from the north of Portugal, even though you can now find it pretty much anywhere in the county. And the best …
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My tips against sunburns

My tips against sunburns

As an extremely light-skinned person, I get sunburns pretty easily. Having grown up in Portugal, getting sunburned was a reality in my teenage years. Since then I have perfected the art of not getting my skin burned. Now that the weather is getting summery again, I am sharing with you&…
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Pressure to lose the baby weight

Pressure to lose the baby weight

Every woman reacts to pregnancy differently. Some put on a ton of weight, some don’t gain any weight and some lose weight. But one thing they all have in common: their bodies don’t look the same after pregnancy. Although I am usually pretty open about my life and …
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Motherhood is not a competition

Motherhood is not a competition

I thought having a baby was hard enough. But that is just the beginning! Before even giving birth, I found out that everything is a competition for some mothers. Today I am sharing with you some thoughts on it.   MOTHERHOOD ISN’T A COMPETITION In some cases, it’s even …
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My eyeshadow palette collection

My eyeshadow palette collection

I love makeup. Not to change my features or how I look. I love makeup because it makes me feel good. Whether it is just mascara or a whole full face. The ritual of applying it, that time to myself, that’s part of why I love makeup. Today I …
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My first month as a mom

My first month as a mom

About two weeks ago I told you why things have been somewhat quiet here on the blog. As I am writing this, Benjamin is exactly six weeks old. He still seems tiny to me, but when I look at his first pictures, I see the changes. He looks so much&…
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Why we didn’t share our baby’s name

Why we didn’t share our baby’s name

Like William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” Sure, when Juliet said that, she was referring to the feud between her and Romeo’s family. There’s that. But I still …
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Visitors after baby is born

Visitors after baby is born

Edit: this post was pre-written before Benjamin was born. Like, literally the day I went into labor.  Whenever a new baby is born, everyone wants to go see it. How does it look like? What eye color does it have? Everyone is free to decide how they want to proceed&…
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And then everything changed

And then everything changed

Things have been quiet here on the blog for almost a month. Before you all get mad at me: there’s a good reason. The best reason ever: I had my baby! 
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Easy recipe: Carrot Cake

Easy recipe: Carrot Cake

Have you ever had carrot cake? As in, a cake made with carrots? I must confess I had never actually tried it, even though it is a very popular cake! Recently I really wanted to try it, so I did what every savvy person does: I googled a recipe. And …
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Why I don’t have a birth plan

Why I don’t have a birth plan

When I first announced my pregnancy, there were two questions everyone asked me. First was how I was dealing with the morning sickness. The second question was if I already had a birth plan. Because apparently, every woman has a birth plan set in place even before they get pregnant. …
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