Fresh10: Top TEN Things I Have Learned from Motherhood

To celebrate Mother’s Day – we reached out to one of our favourite blogger friends and FC models (you may recognize her from our store windows/walls and all over the internet as one of our “Swing into Spring” models). Emma is a self-proclaimed “urban working mom” and and her blog Strolling the City in Heels is full of fashion, beauty, recipes, and all kinds of “mum stuff.” In the spirit of our 10 year anniversary we’re creating all sorts of TOP TEN content, so we asked Emma to list the Top TEN things being a mum has taught her. Check out her list below and be sure to stop by her blog!


My son Ian was born suddenly via emergency c-section in February 2011 and his
traumatic entrance was tough for me. It was his perfect little face and super big feet
that got me through the recovery and sleepless nights those first few months. Every
mother has a story like this and I think that Mother’s Day is about celebrating the
things we Mums do each day to try to make a good life for our little people. Someday
we can remind them about the big thing we did on the day they were born- bringing
them into this world in the first place.

10.) Yoga pants seem like a good idea but they do nothing for your self-esteem
9.) You will talk about poop more then you ever thought possible.
8.) You never feel rested even after 8 blissful hours of sleep
7.) Red lipstick can make you feel like a human being again
6.) Sometimes you hate your partner for knocking you up in the first place but when
you see the way your child looks at him, you remember why you fell in love in the
first place.

Emma, her husband Cam and a not-yet-born little Ian

Emma, her husband Cam and a not-yet-born little Ian

5.) Love for your child grows every day even when they are driving you completely
4.) Your mother deserves a medal for raising you. It is so much harder then you
3.) A love of reading is the most wonderful gift you can give a child
2.) There is nothing like the smell of your child after a bath.
1.) Hearing your child call you mum for the first time is the most perfect moment of
your life

Mum and Ian

Mum and Ian


What are the Top Ten things you’ve learned about being a mom, or maybe the Top Ten things you love about your mom? Sound off in the comments below!

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Swing into Spring with Fresh Collective


Yet another stunning photo shoot with some of our amazing friends from the internet! We got some lovely beauty shots featuring the new Great Gatsby-inspired collection from Curious Oddities (all jewellery in the photos below is from the line) and put together some playful spring looks in bright colours! Check it out…dainty1 dainty2

The lovely Nicole of looks stunning in a coral Lauren Dress from Fresh Baked Goods. This dress is the final design in the now discontinued Fresh Baked Goods line. Available exclusively at Fresh Collective Kensington while supplies last! We paired it with a pair of Hush Puppies Slumber Pump wedges in a turquoise to really boost the bright spring look!

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One of our favourite style/mommy bloggers, Emma of makes this simple outfit super stylish in a gorgeous dark denim pair of Yoga Jeans, a white Melow halter top camisole and a fun pair of Miz Mooz Cherry sandals!



You probably remember our new friends Nat & Marie (we dressed them for Foursquare Day!) We love the bright and bold look of Marie’s fun spring outfit! This great printed purple tank from Things Aren’t So Terrible totally pops against these white Brenda Beddome cropped jeans. Add another bright pop of colour with the orange Hush Puppies Slumber Pump wedges and you’re set for the season!

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First off, we LOVE Nat’s hair. Clearly this gorgeous gal isn’t one to shy away from colour, so we set her up in a totally bold outfit that we absolutely love! This playful polka-dot bouse from Kabuki looks amazing with the aquamarine cropped Yoga Jeans and Renown T-strap sandals from Hush Puppies. BAM!