Celebration of Pregnancy

Here at the belvedere festival, we believe that the experience of pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and unique experiences in the world. Indeed, some of our contributors to the blog are lucky enough to be mothers themselves.

It’s both a beautiful and scary time in equal measure. You have no idea what is going to happen nor what to expect. One thing that we don’t agree with, is the bombardment of mothers with propaganda. We refer to companies trying to exploit a profit from a lack of understanding.

All too often, companies are trying to tell mothers what they want them to buy, not what they actually need to buy.

Many of our contributors breastfed their children. However, one common problem they all experiences was finding nursing bras that they felt comfortable in. Some of our members recommended mothercare nursing bras and others M&S. However, one company that really stood out was Amoralia.

Put simply, they make beautiful nursing bras. That are not only great to look at, but also serve a functional purpose brilliantly. You should definitely check out their site here!

young mother nursing bra

We took the conversation further and explored other products that our contributors benefitted from during their maternity. One that really stood out was the Boba baby wraps. If you are unfamiliar with what these are, then I strongly suggest you check out them for yourself here - http://www.boba.com/.

Boba Wrap Baby

 

Our contributors said they had a great experience with the wraps. They found that they brought them a lot closer to their child than other carriers. Plus, it just looks a lot more natural and fun!

New Year

I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel different this year. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I feel optimistic and that I can achieve anything if I truly work for it in 2014.

I guess I’ve maybe grown up a little this year, who knows. I’ve also been doing a lot of reading. One post that really hit home with me was a blog post about changing direction and being who you want to be over on the tiny buddha blog.

It really got me thinking about my life and who I actually want to be. How I need to be true to myself and do what’s right for me. Despite how silly that sounds.

So with that in mind, I have decided to really go for it this year and do the best I can.  Do I know where I’ll end up? Of course not. But make sure you check the blog to keep up with me!

Expression

One of the things that truly pains me is a perceived criticism of expressing yourself. All too common showing emotion or indeed any passion is looked down upon with scorn. Sometimes people just don’t get it can be as simple as that. But other times people look down upon stuff that they don’t understand and get angry that they don’t understand it.

I believe personal expression is right to which we are all entitled. Whether you are male or female and regardless of your age. Were all sort of brainwashed to follow the same rhythm in life. To go to school, to get a good job, to settle down, not break the mould or rock the boat.

The whole point of this blog is to help us express ourselves. We will be sharing with you think that we are passionate about and care about.

There isn’t going to be a real set pattern to the content, we simply going to let it flow and see what journey we go on.

I hope you join us.