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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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Morning Rituals and Why You Need One

Oprah Winfrey has one, Ariana Huffington has one, even Richard Branson has one. The morning ritual. It’s the key to surviving stress AND keeping sanity intact. While these icons are clearly running global businesses – surviving a typical mama day and trying to juggle our own hopes and goals, is …

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How to Adjust to Work After Mat Leave

By Natalie Bascur Let’s be honest… seeing the number of maternity leave days count down SUCKS! Most mamas would gladly set up camp in the newborn bubble and stay there for the rest of the days. But that’s not reality and there comes a time in most new mamas’ lives, …

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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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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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Ruby’s Dreamy Boho Retreat

Styling + Photography by threebirdsrenovations.com When Lana Turner, co-founder of Interior Design business Three Birds was planning the renovations on her family’s forever home, a more mature bedroom makeover was on the cards for her 10-year-old daughter Ruby. It had to be a space the tween could grow into and …

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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 …