Behind The Blog

Making Space

by Monique on July 13, 2016 · 6 comments

While my body makes space for a growing baby, and my Mr and I make space for his arrival, I’ve realised I need space to allow this blog to grow too…


Should we even celebrate Mother

Nowadays it seems that celebrating Mother’s Day is another expensive and commercially-driven expectation that has been added to a spending to-do list…


Why I’ll Never Step Foot in a Zumba Class Again + Free Fitness Channels

After a mortifying first Zumba class, I vowed never again. But, just when I thought I’d sworn off Zumba for good, I discovered online Zumba and other fab free fitness channels…


That Spring Feeling

by Monique on September 5, 2015 · 0 comments

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The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and air is filled with that spring feeling… Okay, it’s a cliché but, as I heard someone say (or read it somewhere), ‘The best things in life usually are clichés.’


How wedding blogging changed my life & why I’m taking a break

I started wedding blogging to avoid driving loved ones crazy with wedding talk. Almost five years later and it has taught me one of the most valuable life lessons.


The Ugly Side of Pretty

by Monique on January 9, 2015 · 2 comments

The Ugly Side of Pretty:

While standing in front of a mirror, in a wedding dress with a zipper that wouldn’t close, I felt the weight of weddings. This is the ugly side of getting ready for what is supposed to be the prettiest day.


When Love Has Been Lost {Behind The Blog}

by Monique on September 30, 2014 · 0 comments

When love is lost

A neighbour knocked on my door and, with tears in her eyes, told me “he’s dead.” What do you say when love has been lost?