Alternative Menstrual Products

As she squatted naked on the bathroom floor desperately trying to retrieve the menstrual cup that appeared to be permanently stuck in her vagina, Sarah couldn’t help but think miserably “I have made a terrible mistake”. Fast-forward a few months and now that she has got the hang of it, Sarah happily reports that the […]

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Battling Gender Stereotypes: It Begins in the Nursery

Gender stereotypes can limit children’s growth, development and wellbeing. At only 15 months old, my son is too young to yet have any concept of gender. However, I believe that it is not too young to begin creating a home environment free from the limitations of gender stereotypes. From birth and through toddlerhood, interactions with […]

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The Best Apps Every Mum Needs

Here are some of the best apps that every Mum needs to make parenting life a little easier. Because Motherhood in 2018 is all about using the technology available at our finger tips. These apps will help you to find Mum mates, put the baby to sleep, keep track of the groceries, sell pre loved baby items, breastfeed safely and keep track of your babies milestones and development.

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The Preemie Positives

I normally consider myself a fairly positive person. However, when my son was born at 28 weeks gestation, it was impossible for me to feel anything other than grief and fear. My baby Arthur spent almost 3 months in hospital and it was, without a doubt, the most difficult time of my life.  Fast forward […]

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Tasty Treats for Teething Toddlers

Teething is the absolute worst! It is currently the culprit of tears, tantrums and one very tired mummy at my house. My normally happy little toddler intermittently morphs into a miserable monster when teething strikes. As his mum, it is awful to see him so unhappy and in pain. To add extra stress to an […]

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My Surprising Post Baby Body

I knew when I fell pregnant that certain things would change about my body. I expected to gain weight, for my boobs to grow, my feet to swell and maybe some stretch marks to form. After all, I was growing a tiny human and that is pretty darn amazing. What I wasn’t prepared for was how different my body would be postpartum. On top of dealing with sleep deprivation and raging hormones, I was also living with this body that continually surprised me with its weird and wonderful (not wonderful) changes.

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The Mum Mantra Which Keeps Me Sane

As incredible as it is, being a Mum can be bloody hard. It is absolutely exhausting, both physically and emotionally. So what has gotten me through? I repeat a very special mantra to myself over and over again through every phase we go through. This mantra helps me keep sane through the difficult moments.

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The 6 Stages of My Sleepless Baby

In the first 12 months of my sons life, our family practiced every major sleep method and philosophy in the book. This places me in a unique position to give you some insight into the numerous baby sleep strategies available to you.

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Can we please stop saying ‘all that matters is that you have a healthy baby’

It goes without saying that, of course, I am unbelievably grateful to have a healthy child. But that does not mean that I cannot also feel sadness and disappointment about my birth experience. When you say ‘all that matters is that your baby is healthy’ you are perpetuating a culture that is silencing women who are hurting. A culture that says, it does not matter what level of trauma goes on behind the closed doors of the birthing suite, as long as everyone comes out alive.

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