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6 easy AF ways to indulge in self-care

By Kristina Ioannou Ever heard of the saying you can’t pour from an empty cup? It’s true, mama bear. Rest and self-care are SO important. When you take time to replenish yourself, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. Here are a six holistic self-care practices to get …

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How to nail the mama/career juggle

Can we really have it all? Are we being selfish? Are we spending enough time with our kids? The list of “are we” and “should we” never ends. Did anyone say ‘mother’s guilt’?… The good news is, there’s always another mama who gets it – who understands the struggle and …

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How to make your kids feel safe when they’re scared

By Natalie Bascur As a parent, you can feel helpless when your children tell you they are scared, especially when you can’t entirely reassure them that their fears are unwarranted. For many mamas and papas, these catastrophic Aussie bushfires have been the first time we’ve actually experiencing a disaster – …

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Fairy Bread Cake – yes it’s a thing!

By Katherine Sabbath When I was growing up, no kid’s birthday could be celebrated without a plate of sugar-studded, 
floppy white fairy bread (and hold the butter please, we’re in margarine territory). I’m pretty sure I learned on the first day of primary school that ‘one simply does not party …

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11 signs you might have PND

By Cheryl Fingleson Adjusting to parenthood is tough going and it’s natural for parents – both mums and dads – to feel overwhelmed by their new normal. But when the baby blues last longer than a few weeks or so, it’s important to consider whether post-natal depression or anxiety has …

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Chocolate pancakes with caramelised banana

By Caralee Fontenele TIP: These pancakes freeze really well, so divide them into four serves and place in separate zip lock bags for quick weekday breakfasts… #winning! Serves //  4 Preparation time // 5 minutes Cooking time // 15 minutes // INGREDIENTS Pancakes 2 ripe bananas ¼ cup coconut flour ¼ …

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How to explain the bushfire crisis to your kids

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor My one-year-old daughter is obvs too young to understand or even know that Australia is fighting catastrophic f*cking bushfires, so when my three-year-old nephew asked me about it – I was caught off guard and wasn’t entirely sure what to say. Later that day, …

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The secret to the ultimate power nap

By Amy Ruddick Because you’re a busy mama, you need your power naps – not only to get through your daily to-do list, but because you deserve to feel good and enjoy the health and wellbeing that comes with getting some shut-eye, especially if you are up during the night with …

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How to not want to murder your baby-daddy

By Amelia Phillips Relationships are tough at the best of times… then throw in a kid or two (or more!) and many a couple have crumbled under the load. So how can you keep the love ALIVE when you have bambinos? I asked clinical psychologist and relationship expert Jacqui Manning, …