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When I was pregnant I loved scouring birth and pregnancy stories. Motherhood is one of the most wonderful jobs, which has ever been bestowed on me. It’s also one of the hardest!

Little Hepburn Motherhood is a way to share the beauty of pregnancy, birth, highlights and lowlights of motherhood. A community of likeminded mothers  where support and kindness is first and foremost!

 

*If you have a interesting motherhood, pregnancy, or birth story you’d like to be featured please get in touch via the  Contact Us form for more details. Applications need to have a high resolution photos to accompany their story*

If I had a $1 for every time I heard this phrase I'd be a millionaire. Christmas is coming up, there are sales and you've got your inbox is being assaulted full of best EVER sales just begging you to BUY BUY BUY! There is one...

Just a little bit about me. My name is Rebecca Lindsay and I live in Liverpool, England with my son. I'm 26 years old and have just completed university studying Business Management. Pregnancy In contrast to my birth, I had the most pleasant pregnancy anyone could wish...

Its been a while since i've posted. Life has been busy and i'm going to be honest when I say I haven't felt up to it...

Going back to work after having a baby can be one of the hardest things that parents have to face. For some it's a break to go back to work from the hustle and bustle of being a stay at home parent, but for many...

This is the second instalment from our NZ infertility blogger Emma. This time she is gearing up for her first IVF cycle. You can read her first blog here. (Photos supplied) x Charlotte "So our appointment or 'drug ed' as it's known happened last week and I...

I thought it was about time I sat down and wrote a blog about our toilet training experience so far. When Audrey turned two I started thinking about toilet-training her. Nappies are soooo expensive so I was keen to get rid of them, but I...

Nicole Leopold epitomises beauty inside and out. Her strength and positivity are infectious! Just being around her makes you feel so alive! You never would know she had stage-3 breastcancer at 26, not to mention she found out when she was 30 weeks pregnant! When...

This birth story is from the lovely Kelly (31) from Auckland. She is married with a 2-year-old daughter Peyton and a bulldog puppy named Rascal. You can find Kelly on her Instagram @runwildbeautifulchild At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to share my birth story, as...

I've been watching the TV show Arranged and it has been so eye opening watching different cultures and how they seem to have such a strong village of family around them! The one take-away that i've noticed from the show is how so many of...

 Sheridan Mcisaac (22) is a registered nurse who specialises in mental health. She lives in Palmerston North with her partner Jacob and son Eli.  This blog is about her families journey after Eli was born at only 28 weeks gestation and their subsequent stay of...

Danelle is a 28 year old mum to 18 month old Finn who was born early due to complications with IUGR.  Finn was a month early due to PROM (premature rupture of the membranes) & Danelle's pre-eclampsia.  This is their story! You can follow more about...

This is the birth story of Hannah (29) and her husband Tim who live in Rolleston, Canterbury with their two boys Lachy (Lachlan)  3.5 and Finley 17months.   Tim and I were pen pals from 15 years of age, and then lost touch and got married 6-years...

This water birth story is submitted by the lovely Liberty (23) who is mummy to Adeline Olive. She lives with her husband of nearly two years in Christchurch. Photography supplied by nayhauss photography. Pregnancy Becoming a mother has been the making of me, I feel so fulfilled and...

Rachael is an amazing mummy who I met on Instagram, whose son Louis has a condition called oesophageal atresia with a tracheosophageal fistula (OA/TOF).  Rachael's story has really touched my heart and i'm always thinking of her little family!  Louie had a really tough week last...

I have been approached by a lovely  follower to write her experience of infertility and starting IVF for Motherhood Monday's! Because of the personal nature of this experience, she has decided to remain anonymous for the meantime. Her partner will be referred to as R and...

I used to write a infertility and TTC (trying to conceive blog), many years before I wrote this blog! You could say I've been blogging for a while, just that not many people knew who I was back then!  Kayla has been following me since 2013!...

This birth story you're about to read is from the lovely Rebecca (27 years old) who lives in a Orewa, a sunny, seaside community, just north of Auckland. She lives with her Husband Sam, who she met through her  work in 2011 and they married...

I'm so excited to share with you all our first water birth story of the birth of Ajay Mawhinney McLuskie ! This beautiful birth-story is bravely told by mum - Annmarie Mawhinney McLuskie. Annemarie is originally from Scotland, and is married and living in NZ, with her...

I can't believe it has taken me over two years to write about Audrey's birth! The reason it has taken me so long is because I have subconsciously tried to block out a lot of what happened. It was the not story I hoped to be...

My grandma was in a generation who lathered their skin in baby oil and laid out in the sun all day, everyday! Later on in life she had to have melanomas removed from her face and had permanent scarring; she got off lucky it wasn’t...