Hi Beautiful Mumma,
Thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to read this little blog. I am so happy that you are here and hope that you enjoy the read :)
I wanted to take this opportunity - my very first blog post, to introduce myself, so that you can get to know me on a more personal level. Let's start with the basics shall we?
My name is Sarah. I'm nearly 30 years of age and I live in the outer suburbs of Melbourne with my bubba Isla , my husband Jamie and my dog Axel. Isla was born in December 2018. Jamie and I have been together for 9 years and married for 2. Axel came into our family in November 2017. These 3 are what I love the most in life. They give me true joy and happiness and for that I am thankful every day. I owe them all the love I have to give in this world. I also live close to most of my family and friends, who I also love and hold close to my heart, therefore could not stand to live to far from them.
In my spare time I "TRY" to keep fit, I could do more I know, but I enjoy playing netball, yoga and walks with the family. I love to read, take long baths and relax watching a good tv show. During summer I love to go to the beach and in the winter I love to go snowboarding.
As for my working history, well to tell you the truth I have only ever done one thing...
RETAIL. I have spent the last 15 years of my life working for many great Australian brands and learning copious amounts about the Australian retail landscape. I have a love of customer service and making people happy. I would not change a thing as it lead me here...
To MUMMA + BUBBA COLLECTIVE.
You see it wasn't until I found out I was pregnant with my first child (Isla) that I realised that there was a huge gap in the market that needed to be filled. That's where I came up with the idea, joining two of some of the biggest things in my life - pregnancy and retail. I found myself one day, wandering around Bayside Shopping Center, 25 weeks pregnant, trying to find maternity clothes that just looked like normal clothes. Not like a smock/kaftan/moomoo. Not out dated. Not over priced. That were comfy. Most importantly that would make me feel like my old self and that I didn't have to compromise my style for pregnancy. This list seamed impossible to find. I ended up travelling all over the shopping center, exhausted, till 9pm at night to find suitable options. I walked out with hundreds of dollars of clothes that I didn't even really like and certainly would't get much wear out of.
You know those people that glow when they are pregnant? That the only thing that tells you they are pregnant is the perfect round belly out in front? Well, that was not me! I was the mumma that had swollen up like a balloon, put on 17kgs, couldn't put on her wedding rings (and I still can't mind you) and got exhausted going up a flight of stairs (I live in a double storey too!). So this above fact, also made it hard to find anything that I wanted to wear.
Pregnancy changes you, yes in the most amazing ways, growing a human is the most beautiful thing our bodies can do. It also changes your body in many weird and wonderful ways.
After I gave birth to Isla and trying to breastfeed, I quickly realised that it was a lot easier if I was wearing breastfeeding friendly clothes, that seamed very hard to find. This was not something that pregnancy books tell you about! Otherwise I would find myself, in just my underwear - breastfeeding on the couch. This is not the most practical way to do this and I felt for my poor neighbours if I forgot to shut the blinds.
I took to the internet to find a solution to this problem. There must be somewhere to fill that void, I thought to myself. What I found was many amazing and beautiful maternity/nursing wear brands and we now work with many of them. However there wasn't one place that you could find everything. One website, many brands, many items, one purchase, one delivery and personal customer service.
Thank you for reading, it is appreciated a lot. If there is anything at all I can help with please do not hesitate to contact me .
Remember Mumma, you are BEAUTIFUL no matter your shape or size.