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6 Things I Wish I Knew About Intuitive Parenting

By Rachel Muscat My husband and I had no fkn idea about raising a child or even what to expect… unless raising fur babies counts as practise? Yeah didn’t think so. And like pretty much every other parent-to-be, as soon as we announced our news, the advice came rolling in …

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Parental Guilt – Why We Feel It and How To Overcome It

By Chrissie Davies There is no doubt that many modern-day parents’ pressures have led to an increase in parental guilt, and it is not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. But when you understand what children need to thrive, you start to realise that the guilt you feel serves no purpose. …

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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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9 Ways to Stay Active in the Third Trimester

By Dr Samantha Clarke (PhD), clinical psychologist, personal trainer and mama The third trimester of pregnancy is often referred to as the ‘teary’ stage, and with good reason. Usually you have gained around 10-15kg of very uneven weight, it’s hard to sleep soundly and the overall physical discomfort is REAL: …

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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 …

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20 Great Quotes for Bad Mama Days

Let’s be honest, there are some days when this mama gig can be REALLY tough. Don’t fret, we’ve got your back… here’s a stack of mama motivation to get you through those bad mama days. 1 // “There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a …

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10 Easy Ways to be a Zen Mama

By Alisha Kinna Zen is about spiritual awakening. Zen is yin and yang, nothing yet everything, beginning and end. In fact, zen means a lot of things, but the one key thing it encompasses is experiencing the present and finding peace in the basic miracle of life. However, when you’ve …

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11 Ways to Support a New Mama

By Sarah Lyons Adjusting to having a new bebe 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 …