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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 wake up #inspired

By Natalie Bascur I N S P I R A T I O N. The word brings to mind Instagram ‘quotes of the day’ by fit girls in active wear. But what does it actually mean? Can you really wake up every morning so inspired that you jump out of bed and …

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Time to hit the reset button? Try these tips, mama

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence We’ve all been there: fuelled by a little (or a lot of) champagne, and giddy with excitement over the year ahead, we’ve made some pretty impressive resolutions. Whether to drop a dress size, or to save for that house deposit, something about New Year’s Eve gives us …

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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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Orgasmic chocolate truffles

Chocolate is the way to a mama’s heart and these chocolate truffles will have you saying O-M-G! They’re wickedly good and oh so rich you’ll only need one or two to really hit the spot and satisfy those cravings. Serves 12 Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 10 minutes Cooling …

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The badass journey of Mama Disrupt®

By Jessica Jane Sammut, MD® Editor-in-Chief Mama’s guilt, parenting advice, judgement, fads, dos, don’ts , There’s a whole box of tricks out there that can make mamas feel bad. When I became a mother for the first time 11 years ago, it was a shock to the system. As an ambitious …

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Declutter your life in 7 simple steps

By Natalie Bascur We often think we need more material things to be happy – a better car, the latest iPhone or the newest trending fashions. However, it’s not true. When we become so swamped by all the things that we have, we are often unable to see what we actually need to …

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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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The secret to the ultimate power nap

By Amy Ruddick Because you’re a busy mama, you need your power naps – not only to get through your daily to-do list, but because you deserve to feel good and enjoy the health and wellbeing that comes with getting some shut-eye, especially if you are up during the night with …

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How to not want to murder your baby-daddy

By Amelia Phillips Relationships are tough at the best of times… then throw in a kid or two (or more!) and many a couple have crumbled under the load. So how can you keep the love ALIVE when you have bambinos? I asked clinical psychologist and relationship expert Jacqui Manning, …