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Things You Don't Know About Giving Birth

Hollywood Lied to Me About Childbirth

We’ve finally completed our two weekend ante-natal classes and I can finally (somewhat) say now; that I have a safe grasp on what exactly is going to happen to me and my lady parts for when that jubilant yet terrifying due date approaches. I should start off by saying that Hollywood movies are full of…

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Why I don't enjoy being pregnant

Truth: I Don’t Enjoy Being Pregnant

Ok. I’m just going to come right out and say it – I don’t enjoy being pregnant. Whilst I am totally mesmerized by the little miracle that is growing healthily inside my otherwise inhospitable body (according to certain specialists), I definitely do not enjoy hefty nine-month long feelings of being hung-over with exhaustion and no…

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Pregnancy Journey

My Pregnancy Journey So Far

Finding out three days before a six-week adventure abroad that I was pregnant certainly threw a spanner in the works for our plans for the foreseeable future. Imagine the expression on my face when I stood in the shower one Saturday morning to see those two red lines. I’m still not quite sure I can…

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7 Ways to Control Your Anxiety

Waking up at 6am everyday I find myself immediately reaching for my phone to do one of three things; checking how many emails I’ve received whilst I indulged myself in broken and restless sleep, going through my Instagram accounts to check the engagement of my posts or checking my various messenger apps. Sound unhealthy? It…

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2016 – A Year of Change

As this will be the last post for the year I thought I would hop on the bandwagon of reflecting on the year I’ve had. 2016 has proven to be such a turning point for my life – an abundance of exciting experiences have been thrown at me, people have come and gone (mostly for the…

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Discover Bangkok in 2 Days

I arrived in Bangkok four days earlier than the rest of the #ContikiAsia16 crew (read part one of the trip here) to explore a city that most would have a love hate relationship with. Picture gridlocked traffic at almost all hours of the day, thousands of temples that can be found on every second corner and…

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Why I Quit My Job

Is there anything more terrifying in this day in age as not knowing when your next paycheck is coming in? Money isn’t everything. Well – it’s not everything but it is something. It’s debated at lengths right from parliament down to the Smith’s household dinner table on life is perfect avenue. It can make or…

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Are You Happy?

Something that caught me off guard the other week was when my partner hit me with the question “have you noticed that you’ve been really negative lately?” One, I didn’t expect him to be quite so blunt but then again, who else would have the balls to tell me that I’ve been acting like a…

10 Tips for Building Your Instagram

Watching my Instagram evolve this last year has been both a tedious and exhilarating exercise for me. I started my Instagram not knowing what to expect or how to best nurture and manage its growth and the past twelve months has instilled me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we all want to see…

2015 Reflection

A lot has happened to me this last year and although I don’t tend to share too many aspects of my personal life with the world I feel that with a New Year looming just around the corner – it’s time for some self reflection.   CH1K.com I started the year with this site and…

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