New Year’s Resolutions: New Year, New Beginnings, New You!

Making New Year’s resolutions is a great way to start the year with a positive attitude & some new goals to strive for. But with a beautiful new baby on the way, this year’s resolutions are sure to look a little different from last year’s. You’re already headed for a dry January, and you certainly won’t want to be losing any weight!

Here are a few of our favourite resolutions for mamas-to-be…


Resolution 1: Take More Pictures

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This one’s a no-brainer. Pregnancy is such a special time in your life, and it’ll be over before you know it (even if it may not always feel that way)! Organising a pregnancy photo shoot is the perfect way to make some memories. Treat yourself to some beautiful new maternity clothes, get dressed up, do your hair & makeup, and capture your gorgeous new curves on camera. Of course once your little bundle of joy arrives , you won’t be needing any encouragement to get the camera out!


Resolution 2: Get Active

Staying active through pregnancy is a great way to help prepare your body for the physical demands of labour & caring for a newborn. Whether you decide to hit the gym, join a pregnancy yoga class or get out for a gentle jog, a little exercise is guaranteed to boost your mood and your energy levels. Check out our selection of stylish maternity sportswear & yoga gear.


Resolution 3: Eat Well

You’re eating for two now – and with a baby on board, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re getting your 5 a day along with plenty of pregnancy-friendly vitamins, minerals & nutrients.

For more info, check out our post on healthy pregnancy eating habits


Resolution 4: Get Nesting

Babies come with plenty of stuff, so now is the time to harness those nesting instincts and have a good spring clean before he or she arrives. Take the opportunity to de-clutter, tidy and organise your home – you’ll have plenty on your plate once baby is born, so seize the moment & do it now while you have the time.


More Me-Time

Last but certainly not least, make sure that you take some time out for yourself to relax, recharge & indulge in things that make you happy.  Whether it’s a trip to the spa, a lazy weekend brunch or even just a  quiet afternoon to yourself, that brief moment will work wonders for your mood & your energy levels.


Whatever your resolutions, we wish you a healthy, happy New Year mamas!

New Year’s Resolutions for Mums: Super Foods & Maternity Fashion

Making New Year’s Resolutions can be the perfect opportunity to shake things up, and blow away the cobwebs of last year’s routine. With a baby on the way, this year’s list is bound to look a little different – after all, you’ve already cut out alcohol and you certainly won’t be wanting to lose any weight! So what are the best New Year’s Resolutions for mums? Whether it’s keeping fit, making sure you get your full 5 a day, or even just prioritising your beauty sleep, here are a few of our favourites…


Exercise ideas for pregnancy

A little gentle exercise is a great way to boost your mood and keep fit through pregnancy. Staying active through your trimesters can help to ease labour and can even make slimming down after baby a little easier. We’ve turned to a few of our favourite celebrity mums & mums-to-be for a little inspiration and motivation for getting moving through your nine months.


Top 5 pregnancy superfoods

Pregnancy super foods


When it comes to the healthiest foods to eat through pregnancy, getting the right vitamins and minerals becomes a top priority. Folate, fibre and iron are the holy trinity of pregnancy minerals, but there’s a whole host of other vitamins to consider too! Working healthy eating into your New Year’s Resolutions List is a great idea; here are 5 of the more unexpected pregnancy super foods…


1) Figs – fibre, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, vitamin K

Just 1 serving of figs contains a whopping 5 grams of fibre and a quarter of your daily calcium requirement – not to mention all the other wonderful nutrients that come along with it! Try keeping fresh juicy figs in the fruit bowl or add some dried figs into a bag of trail mix.


2) Chives – folate, iron, fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium

Folate is the most important nutrient for your baby’s development – especially in the first trimester. Mix a handful of fresh chopped chives into soups or dips, or sprinkle on top of salads or creamy mashed potatoes for an instant vitamin boost.


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3) Leeks – folate, vitamin B6, calcium, vitamin K, iron

Leeks are the vegetable equivalent of a turbo-charged multi-vitamin power up. They are a fantastic non-dairy source of calcium – essential for baby’s healthy bone development, and one serving contains almost 60 micrograms of folate. These unassuming veggies are perfect in stews – throw in some shitake mushrooms and fresh chopped ginger for the ultimate morning sickness buster.


4) Fresh Basil – protein, vitamin E, riboflavin, iron, calcium, folate

Fresh basil is jam-packed with iron to keep your energy levels up, calcium for strong bones and teeth, and that all important folate to help with baby’s healthy development. So it’s a good thing that this aromatic herb is so darn delicious! Why not treat yourself to a fresh Caprese salad; alternating slices of ripe tomato, creamy buffalo mozzarella and fresh whole basil leaves, topping off with a healthy glug of olive oil and just a sprinkling of sea salt.


5) Molasses – magnesium manganese, vitamin B6, potassium

Magnesium found in sweet, sticky molasses (or black treacle) is essential for baby’s healthy bone development, and getting the proper amount of vitamin B6 and potassium may help to balance out your water retention, hopefully shrinking down those swollen ankles! Try stirring a spoonful of molasses into oatmeal or ginger tea as a vitamin-rich sweetener.


Stylish New Maternity Clothes

Seraphine maternity clothes - new year new you



When you know that you look good, you feel good, you smile more and you become instantly more confident. Your new pregnancy curves provide the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with your fashion choices. Even something as simple as choosing a few stylish new maternity dresses or a flattering pair of pregnancy jeans can provide a huge boost to your confidence. If you’re working on becoming a brand new you this New Year, why not treat yourself to a few stylish new additions to your maternity fashion repertoire from the Seraphine Sale


Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy New Year!



New Year’s Resolutions: Keep Fit, Eat Well, Dress to Impress & be happy!

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? The start of a new year is a brilliant opportunity to shake off last year’s bad habits and make a new start. Whether it’s joining the gym, eating more vegetables or learning a new skill; we can all make little changes for the better, and now is the perfect time to shake up your routine!


Keep Fit

A classic New Year’s resolution; keeping fit & healthy is very important during pregnancy. It can help ease labour and makes slimming down afterwards that much easier. We’ve turned to the stars for a little inspiration for getting active before, during and after pregnancy!



Eat Well

Eating better is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions around; and when you’re pregnant, it becomes more important than ever to make sure you get all the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help your baby grow. One great way to get an extra boost of goodness into your day is to mix up a delicious pregnancy-friendly green smoothie! Tracy Russell, the founder of, recommends adding in:

Mango for folate

Cranberries for bladder health

Apple reduces baby’s risk of asthma & allergies

Ginger to fight nausea

Bananas for potassium & an energy boost

Though not necessarily all at once! Click here to read the full article and find delicious pregnancy-friendly recipes.


Be Happy

 New Year's Resolution


Dress to Impress

When you look good, you feel good, you smile more and you give out positive vibes everywhere you go. Something as simple as a sexy new maternity dress or a pair of fabulously flattering maternity jeans can boost your confidence and make all the difference to your every day outlook!



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