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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 talk to your kids about COVID-19

By Dr Karen Phillip All mamas want to help their bambinos feel safe and reassured, and right now I’m sure they have lots of questions around COVID-19. So here’s how you can help your little ones feel safe – lowering the alarm and explaining WTF is happening at an appropriate age …

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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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The Quinn Girls #DISRUPTED

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence, photography Melanie McNiven, shoot location Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island  Eleesha Quinn can still remember the Instagram photo that changed everything. “My daughter Logan asked me to be in a picture with her. I had never really liked to be in photos, so I said no. I’ll …

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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 …

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5 mindfulness tips for kids

Mindfulness is becoming an essential tool for happiness and wellbeing. Teaching our kids this essential skill is one of the best lessons we can share.

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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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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 …