As first time parents, my husband and I bought a lot of things for our daughter and realized after some time that we barely used some of the items, while others got used tremendously.
In this post, I would like to focus on the top 10 things we used intensively and which we are reusing (or have repurchased) for our second baby. Continue reading Top 10 baby items I am using with my second child (baby’s first 3 months)
I posted previously my Thoughts while waiting for my second baby and I have a confession to make: I actually drafted that post mid-December and a few days afterwards my son was born, so I only managed to publish it on January 10th! Talk about being slow!
Before my second child was born, I could only imagine what it was like to come home with another baby, based on parenting books and other blogs; then it finally happened and life changed again for us all: Continue reading Thoughts after my second baby was born – Surviving the first month
My son was recently born in the Döbling Private Hospital Vienna, so it is a good opportunity to make an update on my experience there and tell you if things changed compared to more than 2 years ago when my daughter was born. Continue reading My delivery experience – Second time giving birth in Döbling Privatklinik Vienna
Hello again! It’s been 2 years since my last post. Although I have enjoyed writing and interacting with you, I reached a point when I got really busy with my daughter and I decided to use the little spare time I had to get back in shape by exercising and eating clean. When my daughter turned 1, I went back to work full-time and it was already very challenging trying to juggle work and family, while also moving to a new apartment, changing jobs or going through the difficult transition period when my daughter started going to kindergarten. Busy 2 years and it is about to get even crazier when our second baby comes. Continue reading Thoughts while waiting for my second baby
I confess that I found out about Zoeva brushes at a time when their Youtube rave-wave was starting to fade.
I was shopping online for beauty products (currently the easiest way for me, as carrying a baby stroller through Douglas – a chain similar to Sephora – can be quite stressful), when I also looked at the brushes section and noticed one brand I never heard about: Zoeva. I was curious, they looked really nice and had good reviews on the site, but of course I wanted to do my own research and was surprised to see a lot of very good reviews, comparisons to MAC or Sigma, but at a much lower cost. I wanted to try all the brushes that appealed to me, and not limit myself to the pre-selected brushes in an eye brush set. My problem was that I could not find reviews for all specific brushes I wanted, so I am writing this post for all those that want to buy “single” eye brushes from Zoeva 🙂 Continue reading Zoeva Eye Brushes Review
What I first noticed about the Essence brand was the very affordable prices and I confess that I was a bit skeptic about the quality. It took me quite some time before trying one of their products, especially when the Essence stand is right next to the Catrice one, and every time I wanted to pick something from Essence, I end up putting it back and purchasing something from Catrice instead. Continue reading Essence – Come to Town Collection Haul & Review
As I had no idea what a hospital bag should include, I searched online and found a lot of ideas of things that might be useful, but the truth is that I only needed very few things.
It is your personal choice: you could bring a lot of stuff, or you may only bring essentials, as the father could go back home and bring other things at any time after the delivery. Continue reading My hospital bag for baby delivery
In a previous post I talked about choosing the right hospital for giving birth, and now I will go more into detail about the facilities of Döbling Private Hospital Vienna, speaking from my own experience. This might be useful for you if you live in Austria and do your initial hospital research, or if you would like to give birth in Döbling. Continue reading My delivery experience in Döbling Private Hospital Vienna
I would like to share with you my skincare routine during pregnancy, which did not radically change after delivery, so if you are expecting or even just want to have a more natural approach to your skin care, I hope you will find some interesting points below. Continue reading Skincare during pregnancy
Do your research – online & offline
My husband and I had been living in Vienna for a little more than a year when we found out that I was pregnant. As we did not know anybody who had given birth here, we started to search online for a list of hospitals and reviews and we also asked work colleagues for advice.
The idea is to get as much information as possible about doctors, facilities, prices, because later on in the pregnancy you will have other things to think about so it is better to clarify this topic from the beginning. Continue reading Choosing the right hospital for giving birth