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...
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,...
Breast Is Not Always Best!
Breast Is Not Always Best!
Fiona Edwards explores why breast is not always best! She shares her struggles as a formula feeder – and argues it’s time we changed the messaging to new mums. Every time I opened the tin of formula, I got angrier and angrier. The words printed on the side burned through me like hot iron; ‘If you choose not to breastfeed...’ I...
#SorryNotSorry: Why I Don’t Ask Kids to Apologise
dont ask kids to apologise
Kerry Rosser explains why she doesn't ask her kids to apologise – and maybe you shouldn’t either! I don’t ask my kids to apologise. And no, I’m not in the business of raising little a*seholes either. I stopped asking for sorrys because they seemed to be an easy way out. How often have your kids dished out the requested ‘sorry’ without a hint...
It’s Official! Study Confirms Women Get Less Sleep Than Men with Kids in the House!
women get less sleep than men with kids
Science has now definitively proven that having kids in the house means women get much less sleep. And guys, you are actually not being impacted - so no more complaining you're tired. Science says you're perfectly fine! Meanwhile, women everywhere are rolling their eyes and thinking, hey science, we could have told you this years ago! But thanks for confirming what we...