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CLAUDIA | Australian Blogger

Mum to Marley and Sydnee, Wife, Boss + latte lover #GLAM | #FAM | #FITNESS | #BEAUTY 📧 A blog for the modern woman👇🏻

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"Life isn't always perfect but your make up can be! MCo Beauty had me at Vegan and Cruelty Free! Now introducing their limited edition Mermaid Beauty Sets now available at @woolworths_au! A perfect gift this Christmas for the special girls in your life! SWIPE FOR MORE>>> @mcobeauty #mcobeautypartner #mcobeauty"


It’s officially Summer school holidays here in Queensland! 🤪😁🙈⠀ ⠀ What are your plans? We are heading to the beach camping for the week next week and it’s no doubt going to be a hot Australian summer! ⠀ ⠀ When heading to the beach with your family this summer please remember the important message of sun safety and to slip, slop, slap especially with your young ones because it can have a lasting impact. ⠀ ⠀ Thanks @cancercouncil for the girls hats and shades which look so cute on them! The Cancer Council has a range of products includes high quality hats, apparel, sunglasses, shade solutions and sunscreens with ultimate sun protection for the Australian way of life.⠀ ⠀ Every purchase goes towards cancer research and services. Cancer Council is the only Australian charity to work across every area of every cancer, from research to prevention and support. We help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship.⠀ ⠀ >>SWIPE to see my girls >> ⠀⠀ 📸 @thesecretlifeof.cherylblack #BeSunSmart #CancerCouncilShop #CancerCouncil #SLIPSLOPSLAPSEEKSLIDE #schoolholidays


Have you entered our GUCCI BELT giveaway yet? ⠀ ⠀ It’s so easy to enter and there are some beautiful accounts involved! Refer to my previous post 😍⠀ ⠀ #guccigang #giveaway #wiw #aboutalook #whatiworetoday #stylediaries #chictopia #fashionaddict ⠀ ⠀


Our favourite ‘Mummy and me' things to do together:⠀ ⠀ - Long cuddles in the morning before we get out of bed⠀ - Babycinno and coffee dates⠀ - Dancing together⠀ - Playing dress ups⠀ - Watching Mummy do her make up and copying her⠀ ⠀ How cute are these limited edition Mermaid Beauty Sets from @mcobeauty. I personally am IN LOVE with the eyeshadow palette. Now conveniently available @woolworths_au and the perfect gift this Christmas. ⠀ ⠀ SWIPE FOR MORE>>> ⠀ ⠀ #mcobeautypartner #mcobeauty #crueltyfree #mummyandme #raisingdaughters


Happy December beauties! ⠀ ⠀ My goodness only 23 SLEEPS until Christmas and I am already thinking about food for Christmas Day! ⠀ ⠀ We can never go past having a big family grazing platter on Christmas Day (SWIPE to see). ⠀ ⠀ What’s your favourite Christmas recipe? Comment below 👇🏻⠀ ⠀ My favourite Christmas recipe was this week’s @creativemamascollective theme. ♡⠀ ⠀ Don’t forget to share yours with us by tagging @creativemamascollective ♡⠀ Check out my other #creativemamascollective friends and see how they creatively portrayed their favourite Christmas recipes.⠀ @storyandco⠀ @_this_sweet_life_of_mine⠀ @krystal.brooke⠀ @taba_tribe⠀ @withmylittleloves⠀ @sydney_styleblogger⠀ @soul.and.habits⠀ @claudianatasha__⠀ @life.withmylittles⠀ @onemums_style⠀ @brooklynharveyx⠀ @bambiniwellness⠀ @loveloveglitter⠀ @dearest.days⠀ @paigeerica⠀ @theachurchadventures⠀ @justamelbournemama⠀ @thismamasgallery_⠀ @most.darling.days⠀ @wintons_and_the_wolf⠀ @the_bec_brief⠀ @handful.of.adventures⠀ @louplustwo_ ⠀ .


THE INSTA HUSBAND....⠀ ⠀ Who has one? ⠀ ⠀ Use an emoji to describe your partners face when you ask him to take an Instagram photo? Comment below👇🏻⠀ ⠀ My husband = 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄 ⠀ #wifey #instagramhusband #couplegoals⠀ ⠀


Conversation starters. ⠀ ⠀ I would love to know more about you!⠀ ⠀ So let’s pretend we are at an event and we don’t know each other. We have just stumbled across paths not knowing many faces in the room. I’ll start...⠀ ⠀ Hello I am Claudia Natasha, mum of 2 beautiful girls. Marley is 9 and Sydnee is 3 years old. ⠀ ⠀ I work with my husband in construction and run our business by day, but I also author a lifestyle blog which I am really passionate about and it’s the reason I’m here. ⠀ ⠀ My blog is called the The Maximalist', which is my representation of all modern women who embrace the hustle of modern life while also having fun along the way. ⠀I think all modern women are maximalists. ⠀ I share on the blog all things motherhood, relationships, fitness, style and natural beauty.⠀ ⠀ Now it’s your turn... Who are you, what do you do and what brings you here? Comment below👇🏻 ⠀ ⠀ #newblogger #socialmedia #sayhello #influencerslife #outsidecomfortzone #lifeisajourney ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ .


Our Christmas tradition was this week’s @creativemamascollective theme. ♡⠀ ⠀ When it came to this weeks creative mamas collective I laughed at the idea of being traditional as our family is probably one of the most untraditional families you will ever meet. We always do things sideways and backwards but then I thought about it more. It turns out we do have ‘traditions’ in our own little way:⠀ ⠀ 🌟 We always put up our Christmas tree together as a family⠀ 🌟 We go to Church because it’s important that our children know that without Jesus it wouldn’t be Christmas ⠀ 🌟 We always go and meet Santa and get our family photo (before the masses swarm at the shopping centre)⠀ 🌟 We enjoy the Christmas carols in our local community ⠀ 🌟 We always go camping at the beach for a week in December holidays in the lead up to this magical time of year. ⠀ 🌟 and ofcourse this SANDMAN, the first time we ever made one was 8 years ago when Marley was two years old! So here we are reliving this moment, and we had a great time doing it!⠀ ⠀ Don’t forget to share yours with us by tagging @creativemamascollective ♡⠀ Check out my other #creativemamascollective friends and see how they creatively portrayed their Christmas traditions.⠀ @_this_sweet_life_of_mine⠀ @storyandco⠀ @claudianatasha__⠀ @life.withmylittles⠀ @onemums_style⠀ @wintons_and_the_wolf⠀ @krystal.brooke⠀ @loveloveglitter⠀ @dearest.days⠀ @paigeerica⠀ @the_bec_brief⠀ @handful.of.adventures⠀ @bambiniwellness⠀ @theachurchadventures⠀ @justamelbournemama⠀ @thismamasgallery_⠀ @taba_tribe⠀ @most.darling.days⠀ @louplustwo_⠀ @withmylittleloves⠀ @sydney_styleblogger⠀ @sunnyandjessie⠀ .


As your mother I promise to always be in three places...⠀ ⠀ In front of you to cheer you on, ⠀ Behind you because I’ve always got your back, ⠀ And beside you so you never feel alone.⠀ ⠀ This is my eldest daughter Marley and she is nine. I have noticed the signs that she is growing up into a young woman lately, letting go of the child she was to become her own person. Sometimes it feels we are constantly arguing at the moment as I throw myself onto her to guide her while she has her own way of thinking and doing now. She is not a baby any more and is largely becoming independent. ⠀ ⠀ So tell me, do you have older children... tweens or teens? Would love any advice you may have as Marley and I enter this next phase of life together ❤️⠀ ⠀


Do you have a bedtime routine? Despite the fact my three year old does not have a structured time for bed, which can range anywhere from 8 to 10pm at night (....don’t ask, she is just hypo 🤪🤷🏻‍♀️) we have this beautiful night time ritual that our whole family does. While Sydnee is lying down having her night time bottle I’ll gently rub some @amazingoilsmagnesium sleepy toe towelettes into her feet and legs with a little lavender essential oil. I will then continue to rub her chest and then back with an essential oil blend and it really gets her in that mood for sleep and relaxation. Sometimes she is out of it before I have even finished her massage! I’ll also rub @amazingoilsmagnesium at night on my feet and lower legs and I’ll usually apply it just before I have a cup of my favourite @yogitea. Soothing bedtime caramel is my fave! At this point my husband is usually begging me to rub some on his feet too but I usually just give him the eye roll 🙄 🤣 #likeseriously PS. The magnesium spray is also amazing to use post workouts. I CrossFit 5-6 days and it helps me recover after each session. Comment below how you get into the relaxation mood at night? 👇🏻 #myhacks #wellnesstips #amazingoilsmagnesium


The bathroom is our all time favourite place to hang at our house. Bath time is such a significant time in the bond between mother and child. From those first hand held washes in the sink when they are tiny babies, to the hours and hours of watching them splash, play and flood the bathroom in their toddler years right through to childhood. It’s always been our favourite and most treasured way to bond together ❤️ Is it the same for you too? We had so much fun with this week’s Christmas milk bath for @creativemamascollective theme featuring Christmas spice milk bath from @boy_called_beau_co 🎄 Check out my other #creativemamascollective friends and see what they did with their Christmas milk baths and don’t forget to share your creative bath and tag us!⠀ @storyandco⠀ @_this_sweet_life_of_mine⠀ @most.darling.days⠀ @loveloveglitter⠀ @dearest.days⠀ @theachurchadventures⠀ @justamelbournemama⠀ @taba_tribe⠀ @wintons_and_the_wolf⠀ @krystal.brooke⠀ @louplustwo_⠀ @withmylittleloves⠀ @sydney_styleblogger⠀ @claudianatasha__⠀ @life.withmylittles⠀ @onemums_style⠀ @sunnyandjessie⠀ @thismamasgallery_⠀ @paigeerica⠀ @the_bec_brief⠀ @handful.of.adventures⠀ @bambiniwellness


To the woman who....⠀ ⠀ To the woman who is mother, secretary, teacher, chef, cleaner, nurse and life coach to her entire family successfully micromanaging everyone's life while also her own.⠀ ⠀ To the woman who still managed to nail her outfit even though she was rocking a t-shirt full of baby spew.⠀ ⠀ To the woman who is her own boss, captain and queen running her own business empire and ruling her own army for success.⠀ ⠀ To the woman who feels like she is falling apart at the seams but still manages to crack a smile and put on a brave face.⠀ ⠀ To the woman who despite the odds and her failures, gets up, dusts herself off and keeps on going because that's the kind of woman she is.⠀ ⠀ To the woman desperately seeking solitude, silence and stillness in this busy modern world. ⠀ ⠀ To the woman who wants to continue reading....⠀ ⠀ ....on the BLOG NOW⠀ ⠀ LINK IN BIO 😘⠀ ⠀


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