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4 ways to keep your mental health in check when isolated

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum, have found yourself working from home, have tiny bebes, or have a tribe of school-aged kids – COVID-19 is changing our lives, and being in #iso is testing our limits like we never thought possible. So how do we …

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Christianna Heideman – the making of a badass #bossmama

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Christianna Heideman launched Damselfly when she was 19, fresh outta high school, and had no f*cking idea what she was doing. “I had a passion for jewellery and was determined to make a career out of it, so I did.” Damselfly started primarily as a jewellery brand; …

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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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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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6 best apps for a mama pick-me-up

It used to be that getting a mental-health pick- me-up relied solely upon squeezing in a therapy appointment, losing yourself in self-help books (who has the time?!) or finding some quiet time to meditate (ever tried to do that with a three-year-old hanging off you, demanding a choc-chip biccie?). Not …

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5 ways to a happy, healthy heart

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Mamas have STRONG hearts, we go through a lot a lot of physical, mental and emotional sh*t in a day. And while we think about February as being the month of LOVE – giving out heart-shaped chocolates and cards on Valentine’s Day, February is …

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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 …