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How to say no when you’re a yes person

By Natalie Bascur Mamas, you know all too well the overwhelming feeling of rushing from one thing to another, desperately trying to tick everything off that growing list of to-dos. Things often aren’t much better when the weekend rolls around, with school sports, office work, extended family obligations, coffee catch …

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How to find mama ‘me time’ when there is no time

By Natalie Bascur  Mama, you are a multi-tasking and multi-talented wonder woman… from juggling small children, trying to start a business, maintaining friendships and spending time with your partner, I’m guessing you never find time for yourself. And let me tell you, you’re not alone.  If your idea of ‘me …

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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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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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Why Mondays are the New Fridays

by Ellie Hirsch Mondays are officially the new Fridays. Yep, you heard it here, mama. Do you remember those days when you were young and had zero responsibility? You would look forward to Friday and savour every minute of your precious weekends – staying out late, sleeping in, relaxing, eating, socialising. You …

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How to Wake Up Inspired

by Natalie Bascur “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ~ William Shakespeare. Inspiration. 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 …

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7 Simple Steps to Decluttering Your Life

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 …