Bella Heim

Bella is a mummy of three, writer, and photographer. She's not afraid to admit that she relies on a little red wine to keep the chaos of motherhood at bay. When she's not dodging toys and dirty diapers, you'll find her documenting the wild and wonderful ride of parenthood, and adding a splash of inspiration, creativity, and a healthy dose of mum humour along the way.

Articles written by Bella

Baby
The do's and don'ts of breast milk storage
When I decided to breastfeed my baby, I had no idea I was signing up for a 101 on how to run a dairy farm (but perhaps running an actual 'cow' dairy farm would have been easier).
Labour & Birth
What exactly will I learn in antenatal classes?
Hello there, mums and dads to be! How’s the view from up there? I mean, really, is it getting hard to see your toes yet? No worries, I can assure you they are still there.
Health & Wellness
Should I be doing pelvic floor exercises when pregnant?
Pregnancy is quite the adventure, isn’t it? One moment, you’re revelling in the excitement of baby kicks and bizarre food cravings (pickles and ice cream, anyone?), and the next you’re wondering if your bladder has somehow shrunk to the size of a pea.
Development
Follow the child: A mindful approach to meeting milestones
Have you ever had one of those days when parenting feels like you’re wrestling with IKEA furniture assembly and you’ve misplaced the instructions? Oh boy, I totally get it. Even with three kiddos under my belt, I’m still stumbling through nappy changes, powering through midnight feedings, and puzzling over those mysterious developmental milestones. 
Lifestyle
These items are a must for families who want to be more sustainable
You’ve probably heard the word ‘sustainability’ being tossed around more times than your toddler’s favourite cuddle blanket. And you might have probably caught yourself wondering, “Sustainability? Is that just a trendy buzzword for ultra-advanced tree-hugging?” Well, not quite.
Pregnancy
Pregnant mums of toddlers, this one is for you!
When you’re wrestling with pregnancy and morning sickness while trying to keep up with a hyperactive toddler, you know you’ve signed up for the most advanced level of parenting. When I was pregnant with my baby, my morning sickness was like a particularly grumpy cat that had chosen me as its favourite scratching post. Ouch!