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I used to be the perfect mum

In Features, Life, Motherhood, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

I was the perfect mum, then I had kids. Something we can ALL relate to. Fiona Amarasinghe shares her motherhood expectation vs reality check. By Fiona Amarasinghe I’d see children running wild in a cafe, and I’d say to my latte sipping friends “It’s all about expectations. As children, we …

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How to Bond with your Baby Bump

In Features, Motherhood, Stories by Nicole Fuge

There is a tiny bebe growing inside of you. And some days it may feel as though being pregnant is crazy tiring, but try and make time to connect with your baby along the way. By Ruby Matley When the baby starts kicking and moving, take a moment to enjoy these …

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What to do when Preparing for Birth

In Features, Motherhood, Stories by Nicole Fuge

This is it! Everything leads to this. Preparing for BIRTH. You may be feeling anxious, excited, cautious and impatient in the lead up to birth, these are all normal. By Ruby Matley Don’t put expectations on yourself when it comes to the type of birth you want, mama – just like …

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How to Nurture Your Needs During Pregnancy

In Features, Motherhood, Stories by Nicole Fuge

During pregnancy [and postpartum], you are constantly reminded to nurture your needs, gather your village. And once upon a time – and still today, in many traditional cultures – a pregnant woman would be surrounded by her village. By Gabrielle Nancarrow A village of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunties and friends who brought wisdom, …