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Learning to smile again after PND

By Josie Smyth I am PROUD to be talking about my journey through postnatal depression. It was an incredibly challenging time – having experienced it with both of my children – but, after having gone through it, I am now a better, healthier and happier person and for that, I …

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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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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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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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How to be spontaneous when you have a baby

By Natalie Bascur Being spontaneous when you have a baby? Bahahaha! When you’re in the throes of mamahood (especially in those early months), you probs feel like you’re always missing out on having fun, especially when childless friends text you to catch up last minute at a cocktail bar or …

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The shock of new mum loneliness (and how to ease it)

By Dr Nicole Highet The loneliness of new motherhood can come as a BIG shock. For most mamas, it hits after the flood of visitors have been and gone, partners have gone back to work (often too soon), and life has become a cycle of feeds, nappies and sleep (and …

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How to take care of yourself, first #selflove

By Angela Simson, The Gratitude Project I love that the word ‘self-love’, or ‘selfish’ is no longer being used as a negative in my mind. Being selfish, in a way that doesn’t take away from others, is crucial to me and my happiness. But I wasn’t always like this. I …

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Mama profile: Jamila Rizvi

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence “I want to go back and find her and give her a hug and tell her, ‘It’s actually going to be fine. I know there is no ounce of your being that believes that’s true, but it’s going to be more than fine’.” Jamila Rizvi isn’t talking …