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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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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 …

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How to survive a mama off day

By Sarah Lyons We do what we can to avoid it, but at some point, the inevitable will happen. Mama will be off her game. Enjoying a restful day in bed sleeping is not an option. What’s a modern mama to do? How to survive a mama down day 1 // …

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11 sweet steps to adulting successfully

By Natalie Bascur ‘The secret to having it all, is knowing you already do.’ One of the most profound observations made about becoming an adult is the realisation that nobody really knows what they’re doing. Yep, we all look at friends who seemingly have the perfect job, the perfect kids and …

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Soul food: raw caramel slice

By Courtenay Perks, Whole Vegan Pantry Let’s face it, who doesn’t love caramel slice? Well listen up, mamas, you’re going to love this one more because it’s raw! This scrumptious recipe is the perfect indulgence without the guilt. Enjoy! // INGREDIENTS For the base ¼ cup pitted Medjool dates ¼ …

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6 ways to strengthen your body

By Alicia Jovceski from Vision Personal Training Did regular exercise take a backseat during the colder months? Join the club! The time has come to embrace your inner FIERCENESS. These six lifestyle changes will make all the difference. 1 // Want to work out? Make it the first thing you …

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Busting the ‘perfect mama’ myth

By Dr Hayley Watson, Clinical Psychologist We live in a world full of “perfect” images. 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. And there is nowhere this occurs more than in parenting. …