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Short on time? These are the best exercises for busy mamas

By Amelia Phillips What’s the best exercise for busy mums? Anything you can fit in! There’s so much confusion and conflicting information out there that sometimes we can get paralysis by analysis. So let’s keep things simple and focus on the fundamentals, nail these and our bodies will be ready …

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Feeling tired AF? Time for a liver detox

By Dr Libby Weaver We don’t often consider our liver when we are feeling tired, irritable, headachey and run down, but this mighty organ is often at the heart of these symptoms and many others. In today’s world, we are exposed to more pollutants than ever before, through what we …

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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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5 of the best homemade body scrubs

Homemade beauty treatments are inexpensive and super-easy to make … even the busiest of mamas can squeeze a little exfoli-awesomeness into a day – #homespa. PLUS, you know exactly what you are putting on your skin – no nasties, no additives, just simple everyday ingredients you have at home. Time for …

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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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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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Soul food: Supercharged bolognaise

By Mandy Sacher, paediatric nutritionist, mum and author of Wholesome Child: Complete Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Even the fussiest of eaters won’t be able to detect the veggies in this supercharged bolognaise dish AND it can be pureed into a smooth consistency for babies and picky eaters. Plus, it’s a …

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It’s ok to not be ok

By Yakira Giger Are you ok? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. I …

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5 warning signs of perinatal anxiety and depression

By Ruby Matley Perinatal mental health is an important topic and SHOULD be talked about. It is a crucial element of prenatal care. For many women, pregnancy can be an emotional time. We can go through ups and downs as we enter new phases over the nine months, worrying about …