• Birth story: what you really need in postpartum during a pandemic
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    Birth story: what you really need in postpartum during a pandemic

    Having a baby during a pandemic is not easy, but I got you, mama. We welcomed our baby boy on March 12th, one day after Covid-19 was characterized as a pandemic and just a few days before the emergency state was activated in our country, Portugal. We left the hospital to this quarantined world where we all still are now. But we got through it and you will too. Here are our top tips and things you need to get through postpartum during this coronavirus pandemic: The first time I talked with my gramma, just a few days after we came home, she asked: “how are you getting through this…

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    Birth story: bringing our baby home in the middle of a pandemic

    Having a baby during the coronavírus pandemic was not easy but we got through. With the best medical stuff we could ask for, our family at a distance of a FaceTime or WhatsApp, and most crucially, each other, we survived and got our free pass to go home. Then the real stuff started. Usually, when parents are discharged to go home they say they feel scared or even anxious about how they are taking a thing so little home: “what if we are not ready? What if we break them?”. Well, I can say that neither myself or André thought that, we had a very different experience which will make…

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    Birth story: having a baby during a pandemic

    Baby T was born on March 12th, one day after Covid-19 was characterized as a pandemic and just a few days before the emergency state was activated in Portugal. There were 78 confirmed cases in the country and things were starting to feel more serious all over Europe. And there we were, preparing ourselves to meet the love of our life, in the middle of all that chaos. When we dreamed about bringing our baby home we never imagined it to be like this. This was the phrase we said more times in the weeks following taking our baby boy home. The experience was itself so difficult to comprehend and…

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    #Liveyourdreamlife: How to change your mindset to have the life you truly desire

    You know you want that life. You know what are your true dreams. You see that motivation video or read that book and go for the life you want only to find yourself falling for the same procrastination loop by the end of the year where you end up looking behind and realize that nothing has changed? I had the same problem. And you know what? I'm going to tell you how to kick that loop in the ass.

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    How I Got Started and you can do it too

    A year ago I posted a Youtube video with how I became a Developer where I quickly told you how I ended up working in a multinational IT company doing something I love. One year after, my experience not only increased but developed my ambition to show you how you can do it too. There is why today I’m going to show you exactly that: While I was working on this blog post, I decided to add a little sneak peek of this conversation to an About page which you will be able to find at all times in the top menu of this blog. There I will be updating…

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    How I plan on reading 100 books this year

    I plan on reading 100 books this year. “What?” Yes, one hundred books. I have challenged me with this target for three years in a row now and for three years I have failed. I actually had read fewer books in 2019 than in the previous year. So, I should just give up, right? F*ck no! This year I will make it. And you know why? Because I have a plan. And it’s already working. You can check my progress on this page and by following me on Goodreads. Now, let’s see how I plan on reading 100 books in one year and how you can do it too:  Sign…

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    2020: Let’s create a hell of a decade!

    2020 has begun. A new year, a new decade, a new adventure. When I was preparing the change of the year I thought about writing a post with my decade review. I even drafted it in my Bullet Journal (which I have got back to using and is now starting to feel like my best friend), but it didn’t feel right. The last decade had a lot of great accomplishments. Actually, it was a hell of a decade. But, do you really want to know what happened in 10 years of my life? Well, if you do, here it is: 2010 – I entered university 2011 – My godson has…

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    Miscarriage: How I got back from the darkest moment of my life

    The first half of this year wasn’t easy. I had a very dark start of the year. I lost a baby. I felt lost, in the darker place of my life. I got lost psychologically. I got the more down I was ever in. But in this same year, I got back. I got myself back. I got more close to God than ever. To my husband. To my family. To my work. To my dreams. I got married. I traveled to my dream location. I moved house. I got promoted. I got pregnant again. And more important I did all these things because I focused on my well being…

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