{The Nest Health} Anxiety and the unknown. Finally, someone explains it simply.

One very clever person has finally been able to put into cartoon drawings what people have been trying to say for years.

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This is quite possibly the easiest way to describe anxiety to people who don’t understand it (or like myself have never experienced it so struggle to fully understand what it must feel like).

Tumblr user Sophie Wright posted the following images on her blog, Snapdraws, to provide others with a glimpse into life with anxiety.

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You can see more here -> Snapdraws – Anxiety Cartoons

You can get help at Beyond Blue or Lifeline.

{Raising Little People} Motherhood: The Big, Fat F$*k You

It is the most important job in the world, but also the lowest paid.

It is challenging and emotional.

Some days seem like an eternity.

No one talks about it though.

Everyone pretends it is easy and that they love it ALL of the time.

Not this lady. She speaks the truth. Lisa from Scary Mommy puts into words the exact way that every one of us has felt as some time or another.

Motherhood: The Big, Fat F$*k You is an honest piece of writing from a mother who today, has just had enough.

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{Love Birds} 23 questions to ask your wedding venue

There is so much to do. So much to think about. So many questions to ask.

You need your wedding day to be the way YOU want it.

We came across this fabulous list from the team at The Wedding Party of questions to ask your reception venue.

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Tick, tick, tick.

Makes your job just a little bit easier.

Happy wedding planning Nesters!

{The Nest Style Files} H&M opening down under!

Hold on to your well-dressed heels nesters – some very exciting news is coming down under.

Swedish retail giant H&M is opening in Melbourne on 5 April!

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Offering quality, brilliant, on-trend pieces at a reasonable price this really should be your first stop this autumn.

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You can find more information at: www.hm.com/au

CANNOT WAIT!

{Locally Found} Get in fast for some school holiday fun

Bathurst PCYC offers some great school holiday activities for the little birdies in your life.

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Get in quick I am sure they will book up fast!

{The Nest words} You are enough.

Sometimes I feel like I am not enough.

Being a parent, a wife, a sister, a friend, a student, a writer, a clerk, a cook, a bookkeeper, a cleaner, a …….. some days it all just feels overwhelming. Trying to be perfect at everything. To find time for it all.

Then I found this.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Somehow it just resinated with me.

You too are enough. I promise.

{‘Beautiful You’} Aimee’s new project celebrating special children

Local photographer Aimee Cook is making a difference. She is making a stand against the norm and celebrating the smiles of some very special little children.

Her latest project ‘Beautiful You’ is moving, strong and remarkably generous.

You can check it out on her blog -> Aimee Cook ‘Beautiful You’.

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The first life she captured as part of the project just happens to be one of our favourite little Nesters, Darius. You can find his story here -> ‘Special Needs a mother’s story’

The Nest salutes Aimee for taking the time to create such a beautiful project.

{Health} With absolutely no guarentee of success I present to you: Foot Reflexology

With absolutely no medical research, with completely no guarantee this will even work – I present you to Foot Reflexology.

I found this on Pinterest – and Pinterest (much like TV) doesn’t lie.

I would love to know if this actually works?!?

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Happy foot tickling massaging Nesters!

{Twins are twice as nice} but.. how about a little support – did you know that Multiple Birth Awareness Week is from 9-16 March?

So you fall pregnant and think how wonderful life will be with your new little mini-me.. then you go for a scan and discover not one but two heartbeats.. or even three!

Having multiples is not only a lesson in patience but tough, rewarding, difficult, funny and sometimes isolating – especially if you live in the country.

Enter the Bathurst Multiple Birth Association (BXMBA). They are a lifeline. They are new friends. They are support.

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The BXMBA is a not for profit organisation which was originally set up to help multiple birth families to network, find support and friendship while parenting twins, triplets or more!

It is a volunteer run club that is part of a greater support network of 65+ clubs nationally.

When you join the BXMBA you get: fun, support, connection with other parents/carers of multiples, playgroup, outings, information nights, parent nights out, morning teas, Christmas party, monthly meetings, newsletters and magazines.

The Facebook access (to members only) is where you can get support, ideas or just have a chat without leaving your home. Other bonuses are the fact that you have access to resources such as information on multiples from pregnancy to beyond the start of school including but not limited to books and DVD’s.

The group also runs the Bathurst Multiple Birth Association Playgroup. This playgroup is held at Bathurst Baptist Church, 188 Eglinton Road, Bathurst. They are there for a friendly chat (and to tire the kids out!) every 2nd Monday of the month during the school terms. All you need to bring is yourself, your babies and a gold coin donation ($2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members). They will even feed you morning tea!MiniTrains Poster

If you or someone you know would like to join the BXMBA you can find them at bxmultiples@gmail.com

To celebrate Multiple Birth Awareness Week which runs from 9th – 16th March the BXBMA is hosting a free event for all families of multiples. There will be some laughs at the mini-train day which includes face painting as well! It really is a great chance to get out and meet other families of multiples around your area. Microsoft Word - multiple birth awareness week poster 3.docx

 
 

{Raising little people} Are you and your friends part of this ridiculous competition?

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone knows someone that has done this, they have been a participant in a competition that doesn’t really exist or can’t possibility have a winner.

This article is by the talented Holly Wainwright and I could not agree more with her. post-baby-selfie-Silvana-Lovin-184x290There is enough pressure on new mums without this additional burden and challenge.

You can find the link here -> Mamamia ‘Post baby body’

Let us know what you think Nesters..