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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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5 ways to max your (minimal) sleep

By Melissa Ambrosini We all know that once you have kids, sleep is pretty much a thing of the past (well, for a little while i.e. five years at least!). So, how can you make the most of the zzzzzzs you do get? 1 // GO DARK Make the room as …

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10 easy ways to be a zen mama

By Alisha Kinna Zen is about spiritual awakening. Zen is yin and yang, nothing yet everything, beginning and end. In fact, zen means a lot of things, but the one key thing it encompasses is experiencing the present and finding peace in the basic miracle of life. However, when you’ve …

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It’s ok to not be ok

By Yakira Giger Are you 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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5 warning signs of perinatal anxiety and depression

By Ruby Matley Perinatal mental health is an important topic and SHOULD be talked about. It is a crucial element of prenatal care. For many women, pregnancy can be an emotional time. We can go through ups and downs as we enter new phases over the nine months, worrying about …

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11 ways to support a new mama

By Sarah Lyons Adjusting to having a new bebe in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave a mama feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their new …

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Bronwyn McCahon: The devil wears sneakers

By Rebecca Hooton “I spent 17 years running in heels,” says Bronwyn McCahon. “I wear a lot of sneakers these days.” The former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan is chatting to me about her new life doing the daily school runs with her three children Harper, 8, Grace, 6, and Theo, 4. …

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The top 5 survival tips for mamahood

By Phoebe Burgess 1 // BUILD YOUR NETWORK Pre-baby, being an independent fully functioning self-sufficient young woman making it in the adult world all on my fabulous lonesome was a top priority. Post-baby, I learnt very quickly being able to ask for help when I needed it was just as …

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The 7 signs of mama burnout

Every mama has one of ‘those’ days, when you feel stressed out and exhausted AF. You know, when you’ve been up half the night, the to-do list is out of control, the house is a freaking mess, a work deadline is looming, and the kids have just tipped glitter all …