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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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Time to hit the reset button? Try these tips, mama

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence We’ve all been there: fuelled by a little (or a lot of) champagne, and giddy with excitement over the year ahead, we’ve made some pretty impressive resolutions. Whether to drop a dress size, or to save for that house deposit, something about New Year’s Eve gives us …

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The ‘quick the bebe’s asleep’ workout

By Tiffiny Hall of TIFFXO.COM Got a cat-napper that gives you less than an hour to get anything done? My HIIT (High- Intensity Interval Training) workout means you can stay in shape when you have next-to-no time. All you need is a little floor space and your favourite playlist and …

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5 ways to a happy, healthy heart

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Mamas have STRONG hearts, we go through a lot a lot of physical, mental and emotional sh*t in a day. And while we think about February as being the month of LOVE – giving out heart-shaped chocolates and cards on Valentine’s Day, February is …

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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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Declutter your life in 7 simple steps

By Natalie Bascur We often think we need more material things to be happy – a better car, the latest iPhone or the newest trending fashions. However, it’s not true. When we become so swamped by all the things that we have, we are often unable to see what we actually need to …

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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 …

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11 signs you might have PND

By Cheryl Fingleson Adjusting to parenthood is tough going and it’s natural for parents – both mums and dads – to feel overwhelmed by their new normal. But when the baby blues last longer than a few weeks or so, it’s important to consider whether post-natal depression or anxiety has …