Helen Chik Pregnancy story

What Happened After the Birth

I know you’ve all been waiting for the sequel to my birthing experience and I’ve finally come out of the stage where I’ve been trying to forget. Dark circles and bags have become the norm for Chris and I as Jacob channels his inner party animal at any point between midnight and 3am. He feeds…

my birthing experience

My Birthing Experience

It’s been just over a week since I went into labour and we’ve survived our first few nights at home with our little menace – Jacob. I’m not going to lie but the last week has been a complete blur but has also felt like a lifetime for some reason. I wanted to share my…

Why Dating Apps Aren't So Bad

Truth: Dating Apps Aren’t So Bad

There’s been a lot of discussion about how dating apps have ruined the dating scene for millennials but I couldn’t disagree more with that view. You’ll always find tales from jaded swipers about how they’ve been on one too many Tinder disasters over the years, but I’m here to tell you that as an experienced…

How we met on tinder

How We Met on Tinder

I know you’re all thinking right about now that we’re one of the few success stories that have occurred as a result of arbitrarily swiping left or right on the notorious hookup app. On an app that serves up an endless carousel of faces and cringe-worthy body shots (both men and women are guilty of…

Married & New Parents Helen Chik Chris Turner

Married & New Parents in Ten Days

We got married last Monday. I know what you’re thinking… where on earth did this come from and when was there even an engagement announcement? This will singlehandedly be the most life-changing fortnight of our lives with our nuptials followed closely by the D-Day of our baby boy. I’ve finally got a finish line in…

Pregnancy Rules I've Broken

Truth: Pregnancy Rules I’ve Broken

Most people would say that I’ve had a dream pregnancy so far and I would have to agree for the most part. No morning sickness (thank goodness) and the only real discomfort I’ve experienced so far have been the standard third trimester symptoms that I’ve written about here. I think I stayed up for hours…

Busting Baby Gender Myths

Busting Baby Gender Myths

For some couples finding out the gender of their child is the most exciting thing to look forward to in the early stages of pregnancy. This is followed closely by the excitement of furnishing the nursery before inevitably realizing that buying baby stuff can virtually send you broke. In fact, babies are expensive – period.…