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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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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 …

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6 Simple Ways to Lead a More Creative Life

Ask anyone if they have any creative pursuits and you usually get one of two responses: ‘Yes, I love… [insert enthusiastic conversation about hobby here]’, or ‘Oh, I’m really not a creative type’. But, not being creative is one of life’s biggest myths. Everyone has the capacity for creativity. In …

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8 Steps to Positive Self Love

by Natalie Bascur ‘Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible.’ ~ Audrey Hepburn Life is tough, and often the struggle is all too real, but our vulnerabilities don’t make us weaker, they teach us to be strong while circumnavigating the challenging journey that is life. With studies showing that …

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5 of the Best Meditation Apps for Mamas

In our cray cray busy world, meditation is swiftly becoming top of most mamas’ WELLNESS goals. But as something that takes a lifetime to master, how do you EVER get started? Thankfully there are a stack of fabulous guided meditation apps out there which can whisk you away to zen …

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5 Simple Tricks to Leading a More Plant-Based Lifestyle

by Julie Piatt, international author, plant-based chef, meditation guide, yoga teacher We can all benefit from adopting a more plant-based lifestyle. The added vitamins and minerals protect your immune system, feed your skin and hair, nourish your mind and combat tiredness. It’s a win-win. And no, it doesn’t mean you have to give up …

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Why Hugs are the New Path to Happiness

By Rechelle Rozwadowski As mamas, we all know the power of physical touch and a hug in soothing a distressed child. Our maternal instinct springs into action before we even begin to register what we’re doing or why. We’re quick to offer up a heartfelt hug when a friend is …