The 6 Golden Rules of Exercise for Busy and Time Poor Mums

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The alarm sounds as the clock ticks over to 5:15am. It’s early. It’s dark. It’s pretty bloody cold. I’ve got two options; I can sink further into my warm, cosy bed – or I can lace up my trainers and get moving. Six months ago, the bed would have won, hands-down. I was tired, I needed sleep, I had to work,...

3 Reasons Why I Don’t Want to Come to Your Place

Here’s Why I Don’t Want to Come to Your Place
It seemed a friendship was on the cards for these two mums – until one of them asked the other over! Confused? Don’t be. Here’s why I don’t want you to come to my place… We were taking our first tentative steps into friendship, you and I. A shy wave and smile at the school gate. Simultaneous Facebook friend requests....

Parental Shock Syndrome: This is Why You Are YELLING (Or Is It?)

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We all know yelling at our children (or anyone for that matter) is wrong, but sometimes we just can’t help it! The evidence is in. Research shows that regularly yelling at your children can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, their behaviour and on your relationship with them. Not to mention the soul-crushing guilt you feel afterwards. If you...

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

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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

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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...

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