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What Is Mum Guilt? And How To Get Rid Of It

By Rebecca Hooton Let’s talk about mum guilt. I have it, you have it, we all have it. So let’s talk about it, mama. Meet Katie*. Before having her first child, she was a human resources manager. She was organised and kicking goals in her career, and expected to do …

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How To Stop Night Terrors So You Can Get Some Sleep

By Catalina Lau, baby sleep consultant for Glow Dreaming If you’re a mama, sleep is likely very important to you and everyone living under your roof. No doubt, you’ll want as much of it as you can squeeze in – and preferably not broken, either! Who has time for that? …

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How To Survive Lockdown With Kids

By Dr Tom Brunzell, co-author of Creating Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based Classrooms Lockdowns around the country are really taking their toll – especially on families who are doing their best to survive lockdown with kids. So now is the time for parents to put strategies in place to help strengthen their resilience …

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Why It’s So Lonely Being A New Mum

By Dr Nicole Highet When you have a baby, you’re often left wondering why it’s so lonely being a new mum. And that 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 …

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How Do I Teach My Kids About Consent?

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor We need to have a chat about child consent. Because a new study has found that most Australian adults think we should start teaching children about consent and their body after school age. But Act for Kids Chief Executive Officer Dr Katrina Lines says …

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R U OK? It’s OK To Not Be OK

By Yakira Giger R U 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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4 Reasons Why You Don’t Have To Be Perfect

By Dr Hayley Watson, Clinical Psychologist We live in a world full of “perfect” images – but guess what, you don’t have to be perfect. On social media we see only the positive sides of people’s lives, and it’s easy to get down on ourselves about how we measure up. …

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5 Practical Calming Techniques For Kids Who Worry

By Tammi Kirkness If you’re needing to help your littles find calm and release their worries more these days, you are not alone – here are some practical calming techniques to try at home. Remember, we are living through a strange time in history right now, and many of us are worried, so …

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How To Communicate Better With My Partner

By Gabrielle Nancarrow Wanting to know how to communicate better with your partner during pregnancy? It’s important to maintain strong, open and clear communication with your partner during your pregnancy. And make space to talk about the bigger things that might be lingering in your relationship and could affect your birth, postpartum …