Motherhood

When Only Mummy Will Do: Toddler Parent Favouritism

Having your toddler showing favouritism to one parent is completely normal. But it is also extremely challenging. My son is so attached to me that even having me leave the room can send him in a meltdown. I hear the words “I want Mummy” at least twenty times a day. Poor Daddy has to deal with him screaming “I don’t want you, I want Mummy” also at least twenty times a day. Here are some ways we have learnt to cope in our household.

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How Pregnancy feels after a Miscarriage

As I looked at those two little pink lines appear on the pregnancy test, those lines I so desperately wanted to see, I should have felt excitement. But instead, I was gripped with terror. Pregnancy for me had recently proven to be fragile, slipping away in a flood of tears and anguish. The instant I saw those lines, I was connected to the life growing inside of me. And petrified that it too would be lost.

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A Letter To My Darling First Born: I Miss You Already

My darling first born. I feel the new life growing inside of me. The soft butterfly flutters moving around inside of my slowly expanding belly. The familiar sensations from when I was pregnant with you, all comes flooding back to me. While I am filled with joy at the prospect of bringing another child into the world, my darling first born, I miss you already.

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The Secret to Candid Family Photos

I have always found the idea of family portraits to be a bit daunting.  You know the ones I mean. The whole family perched neatly in a row, coordinated outfits, awkward smiles on faces. Since becoming a mum, I have looked at these posed photos with a new sense of bewilderment. How on earth did […]

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Guide to Modern Mum Style: The Rise of the Slogan Tee and the Top Knot

According to the fashion world, New York City Fashion Week sets the trends for the upcoming seasons. If this is the case, Australian Women in Spring 2018 should be furiously adding to their online shopping carts balloon sleeved blouses, statement slides, hoop earrings, powersuits and mini bags.

None of those trends sounds particularly cohesive to motherhood though am I right?

Australian Mums have another idea of what will suit our personal style. We are revolting from uncomfortable and often unwearable fashion trends. We have taken back the ‘term mum jean’, wearing our jeans with pride. We want clothes and accessories that are cute, comfortable and functional enough to wear an actual bra with.

Enter: The rise of the slogan tee and the top knot.

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Parenting with Anxiety: How it Feels and Ways to Cope

As I stood in the play centre, I had one eye on my toddler who was furiously attempting to climb up a slide meant for much older kids, while also trying to concentrate on the conversation I was having with another Mum. I could feel my pulse start to quicken. While I knew I was in a conversation, the words were starting to sound muffled and I could not concentrate on what the other Mum was saying. The deafening noise of the play centre started to buzz and I tried to take some long deep breaths in to calm down, while simultaneously keep the conversation going and being poised to chase my son.

This is what the onset of an anxiety attack feels like.

Motherhood is a dizzying journey of highs and lows. Of poop and pumpkin puree being smeared across walls. I have no doubt that I am an excellent Mum. I have always wanted to have babies, and I have a well developed maternal side.

But I also have anxiety.

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Packing For a Beach Trip With a Toddler: Your Ultimate List Of What To Take.

Having recently returned from a week long beach holiday at a self serviced apartment with my 20 month old, I learnt a thing or two about what you need to pack for a holiday with a toddler, and what is being over kill. I thought that I would share my words of wisdom, and harness my crazy organised obsessive list personality for the greater good. Here is your ultimate list of what to pack for a beach trip with a toddler.

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