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Confessions of a sober mama

By Victoria Vanstone I heard the baby crying again. I didn’t get up. I stayed, hiding in my bedroom. He needed me, but I couldn’t do it. I was too hungover. Again. I don’t remember getting home. The last thing I recall was seeing both my hands outstretched in front of me clutching …

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How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

By Dr Karen Phillip All mamas want to help their bambinos feel safe and reassured, and right now I’m sure they have lots of questions around COVID-19. So here’s how you can help your little ones feel safe – lowering the alarm and explaining WTF is happening at an appropriate age …

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6 of our fav Insta mums you need to follow

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Scrolling the ‘gram is srsly one of the ways I used to keep myself awake in those early newborn days… you know, when it’s 2am and you feel like you’re the only person in the whole world awake, yet you jump on socials and …

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Who runs the world? Damn right, Beyoncé does

When Beyoncé talks, people listen. When she Instagrams, the whole damn internet loses its mind. Case in point: her announcement in February 2017 of her twin pregnancy amassed a whopping 11 million ‘likes’ in a number of hours. The image of the Lemonade singer seated in a bed of flowers in …

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5 ways to overcome the juggle of motherhood

By Amy Molloy When Amy released her first book, The World is a Nice Place, she had no idea how popular it would be, going into reprint after only 12 weeks. Focused on helping readers recover from their past hurts and experiences, when it came time to release the sequel, Amy opted …

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Emily Blunt’s biggest life lessons in motherhood

Having children changed the way Emily Blunt wanted to live her day-to-day life. Together with husband John Krasinksi, and daughters Hazel, four, and Violet, two, she traded the lights and paparazzi of L.A. for a relatively quiet life in California’s Ojai. 1 // EMILY, HOW HAS MOTHERHOOD CHANGED YOU? It’s …

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P!NK is one badass mother

By Simone Lee Sitting in a military-green bomber jacket, Asian-inspired combats and a soaring rockabilly quaff, Pink – real name Alecia Beth Moore – gives the impression of a woman totally in command and control of all around her. Her booming cackle and extreme gestures give off the air of …

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Ditch the mama guilt in 3 steps

By Rebecca Hooton Before having her first child, Katie* was a human resources manager. She was organised and kicking goals in her career, and expected to do the same as a mother. “She was convinced that her baby had to stick to the routine in the parenting book she’d been …

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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 …