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[GUEST EDITOR] Yakira Giger: It’s Okay to NOT be Okay

by Yakira Giger Are you okay? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. …

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9 Time Savers to Reduce Mama Overwhelm

by Natalie Bascur Life is unpredictable, even more so when you have kids. Don’t get overwhelmed mama! Simplify your life and prioritise your time so there’s not too much on your plate (even when it feels like everyone is piling more onto it). You may not be able to avoid chaos altogether, …

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5 Inspiring Websites to Visit (While On Your Phone)

by Yasmin Thomas How many times have you checked your Insta newsfeed on the phone today, mamas? Lost count already? SAME. HERE. More than ever before, we are spending more and more time on our mobiles. And the stats don’t lie: according to a recent study done by Huawei and Decibel …

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MAMA LOVES: The New Must-Have Pram for the Style-Savvy Mama

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence, Dep Ed Confession time: When I found out I was pregnant, among the usual anxiety surrounding an impending birth, I had what my husband referred to as “pram anxiety”. He was pretty accurate. While the other mamas in my antenatal group were swapping tips via our WhatsApp …

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[GUEST EDITOR] Mindi Palm: Why I Stopped Writing Birth Plans

By Mindi Palm If you’re anything like me, you imagine your BIRTH EXPERIENCE to be transcendent, right?! Low light, soy candles, essential oils puffing out the scent of lavender and mint, pan flute (or jazz flute, whatever floats your boat) playing in the background and a birthing bath set at …

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How To Vacay Like An Insta-Star (With Your Minis)

If it’s the perfect social-media post you’re after, we’ve found the perfect spot. Say hello to Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. #NOFILTERREQUIRED Buffets are nice, untouched beaches are cool, gorgeous resorts are pretty exciting, sure. But if you don’t put it on the ‘gram, did it even happen? If …

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11 Ways to Support a New Mama

by Sarah Lyons Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave a mama feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their new normal, …

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The Nappies That Will Change Your Life

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence, Dep Ed Ask any new mum what she panics about and I guarantee the word “poonami” is going to be muttered more than once. For the uninitiated, a poonami is, quite frankly, a poo of tsunami proportions. My family is well-prepped for the signs that our seven-month-old …

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The Best Mama Snacks for Feeling UHHH-MAZING

Ok we’re letting you into the secret of motherhood survival! Created by mums for mums, the Franjo’s Kitchen range is all about feeling good. When you eat their biscuits, crackers or muesli, it’s like receiving a warm and delicious hug. Ahhhhh. Whether you’re struggling to keep anything down while pregnant …