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 struggles, I…

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 before you give…

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 am…

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…

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 think it is…

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…

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! 

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 since…

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. Kinda like…

What will happen to Curvy Life Stories?

EDIT: I pre-wrote this post, with the intent of publishing it before the baby arrived. However, as I already shared on my Instagram, baby decided to come early on the 23rd of February.   I’ve been blogging for a decade now, consistently over 6 years and on this blog since 2011.…

Stop asking me if I plan on breastfeeding

And stop trying to convince me to do, by listing all reasons why I have to be a part of the breastfeeding club when I tell you I don’t know if I will.  Breastfeeding, like tattoos or choosing to color your hair, is something very personal. When did it become OK to…

Say Cheeze – the new selfie photo studio

AD: cooperation with Say Cheeze Who wouldn’t want to have a professional photo shooting? With the perfect lighting, multiple sets and props? Preferably without costing an arm and a leg. Sounds too good to be true? Let me introduce you to Say Cheeze, the new selfie photo studio! Keep on…