One Mother Shares ‘Why I Vaccinate’
I Vaccinate
So, I vaccinate my children. It wouldn’t occur to me to do otherwise. And frankly I’m baffled that we’re still debating whether vaccinations are necessary. It’s been proven time and again that vaccines are not the proverbial monsters that discredited quacks have suggested they are (Andrew Wakefield, anyone?). Rather, they are vital and revolutionary… I’m so glad that we live...
31 Tips for Surviving Your First Week at Home with Baby
first week at home with baby
If you’re bringing home bub soon here’s 31 expert tips from our real mums. You can do it! With nine months to plan for the arrival of your little bundle, it’s difficult to imagine that you would be anything but prepared when he or she (or both) makes an appearance. The nursery is all set, you’ve read the books and now...
This Mother’s Day… Be Still Aware
Doctor consoling a woman in red checkers touching her hand and shoulder
On the second Sunday of May, it is easy to get caught up in the craziness that is Mother’s Day. However, it is also a time of reflection for those mothers with empty arms. Still Aware aims to help reduce the rate of stillbirth and give these mothers something to celebrate on Mother’s Day rather than mourn. Stillbirth is a tragedy...
Remembering the Mums with Empty Arms This Mother’s Day
Mums with Empty Arms
As Mother’s Day approaches, there’s a lot of talk about burnt toast and bad gifts. But for some mums, Mother’s Day is a day of overwhelming heartache. The mums with empty arms. Bereaved mothers are everywhere. We all know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. A mother who has lost a child to an accident or disease....
Pick up Your F**King Stuff! 15 Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day
Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day
From the last loo roll to no nagging, here’s 15 things mums really want this Mother’s Day… If your Mother’s Day is anything like mine, it’s full of homemade cards with doodled Texta hearts, misshapen pancakes, burnt toast and flannelette pajamas covered in penguins. But if mums told you what they really wanted for Mother’s Day, I reckon the list would...
7 Reasons Mums Rule the World
Mums Rule the World
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that women rule the world.  I always suspected this was the case, but then when I actually became a mother myself I discovered the power, talent and energy that women wield. It’s not just in the capacity to grow and birth whole humans that prove women extraordinary, but our ability to keep a million spinning plates...
Why Mum Guilt Is Good Plus 5 Ways to Fight It
Depressed mum sitting in a park curled with one hand hugging her legs and the other hand touching her head
Feeling a case of mum guilt? Hannah Gierhart suggests guilt is a good thing, because it means you actually, enormously care. I’ve slowly come to the realization that I could always feel guilty about something. Always. If I stay at home, I feel guilty that I’m not working. If I go to work, I feel guilty that I’m not parenting. We...
This Mum Makes Makes it Possible for You to Eat Your Own Placenta!
placenta encapsulation
You just had a baby and now you’re going to do what with the placenta? This mum can turn it into something that’s entirely edible. Really...!  Samantha Birch helps new mums. She’s not a doctor. She’s not a nurse. And, she’s not a midwife. So, what does she do? She’s a placenta encapsulation specialist. Yep. That’s totally a real thing. For...
New South Wales Experiencing Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease Outbreak
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
NSW is in the grips of a hand, foot and mouth outbreak with The Health Department reporting ER's are experiencing a sharp increase in presentations with the disease.  The data from the NSW Communicable Diseases Weekly Report shows the highest numbers of HFMD since 2011 in children under five years. Whilst most media is reporting that cases are centralised in Western Sydney the March...
10 Things to Do Before You Become a Mum
Before You Become a Mum
So, you’re about to become a mother? Congratulations! These are exciting, magical, wonderful times and we are thrilled for you. Becoming a mother is an adventure like no other. There’s ridiculously awesome highs and a few crazy shocking lows. It’s SOME journey. We’re sure you’ve heard, right? But as you look ahead and dream of your not-too-distant future as a nappy-changing,...