{We Heart Clothes} Little birdie looks thanks to Two Little Owls

We have found the absolute CUTEST EtSY store ever!

Two Little Owls is run by two sisters that offer handmade and unique baby products that are simply sublime!

Some of our absolute favourites are the gorgeous bandana bibs that they offer – so stinkin’ adorable (and on our wish list come April 2015 when our new little bambini arrives!)

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Plus how clever are these girls? These little people onesies and shirts are simply to die for!

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Look no further for your next baby shower/birthday/christening gift (or better still, dear me from me pressie!)

You can also find the girls on facebook here -> Two Little Owls Shop

Happy shopping Nesters x

 

{WIN} Want to get your hands on some Kleynimals thanks to Explore.Play.Learn?

A little while ago we stumbled across a great invention for little birdies. We discovered the brilliant Kleynimals.  (You can find our previous articles here -> ‘Little Birdies you can slobber on my Kleynimals’ and ‘Teething little birdie relief’)

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These bad boys are for chomping and slobbering. Best of all they give just a little bit of relief to poor teething baby birdies.

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The fantastic team at Explore.Play.Learn have generously given us a set to give to one lucky nester.

If you would like to have a chance to win a set of your own please head over to our The Central Nest Facebook page for more information!

The winner will be announced on Monday 17 March 2014 at 5pm.

Good luck Nesters!

{Play} Australian icons cube for your little birdies

This is so ridiculously adorable. Instill Australian pride (and icons) in your little birdies as early as possible with this soft cube.

mmi_toy_cube_01_lrFeaturing kookaburras, thongs, a ute, fairy bread and more they are just a perfect addition to your little birds toy box.

mmi_proofs__228_of_331_-lAvailable from Lark for only $29.95 this really is a brilliant gift.mmi_proofs__238_of_331_-lPlus as an extra bonus it has a rattle inside for extra fun!

 

mmi_proofs__248_of_331_-lEnjoy Australians!

{This is life} A million tiny grains of rice and a daughter’s tears. Are you guilty?

You will have seen her name on the blog many times before. Rachel Macy Stafford is an honest, thought provoking author who really makes me stop and reassess.

She has written an article ‘The Important Thing about yelling’ that will make you consider your next reaction to spilt cereal and consequential anger snaps.

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Here is a small section of her article:

“…not an easy sentence to write. Nor is this an easy time in my life to relive because truth be told, I hated myself in those moments. What had become of me that I needed to scream at two precious little people who I loved more than life?

Let me tell you what had become of me.

My distractions

Excessive phone use, commitment overload, multiple page to-do lists, and the pursuit of perfection consumed me. And yelling at the people I loved was a direct result of the loss of control I was feeling in my life.

Inevitably, I had to fall apart somewhere. So I fell apart behind closed doors in the company of the people who meant the most to me.

Until one fateful day.

My oldest daughter had gotten on a stool and was reaching for something in the pantry when she accidently dumped an entire bag of rice on the floor. As a million tiny grains pelleted the floor like rain, my child’s eyes welled up with tears. And that’s when I saw it—the fear in her eyes as she braced herself for her mother’s tirade.

She’s scared of me, I thought with the most painful realization imaginable. My six-year-old child is scared of my reaction to her innocent mistake.

With deep sorrow, I realized that was not the mother I wanted my children to grow up with, nor was it how I wanted to live the rest of my life.”

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Here is the link to the rest of the story. -> Hands Free Mama – ‘The Important Thing About Yelling

Have your little birdies become distractions in your otherwise busy life?

Read it. Share it. Change your reaction. For they are only little once,  what do you want your little birdies to remember?

{Raising little people} Name me a name for life

It’s the start of a new year and some new little lives need names.

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Essential Baby have put together the top New Zealand names for 2013.

Is your little birdie’s name in the top 10? Here is the link -> New Zealand Top Baby Names 2013

While these lists really are useless (as I am assuming that most people will not need to know what the most popular names are to provide their infant a name for the rest of their lives), it really is fun to look at.

Enjoy x