Why ‘Pyjama Tuesday’ is the best invention ever!
pyjama tuesday
When my kids were little, there were often days that they hung out in their pyjamas.  That's how we coined the term, 'Pyjama Tuesday'. Some days it just seemed easier than wrangling them into clothes. And if we had nowhere to be, no one to see, did it really matter anyway? I thought I was the main lover of this pyjama clad...
Real Mum Confession: I Think I Need to Break up with My Phone
Break up with My Phone
Uh-oh. Writer Hannah Macauley Gierhart has realised her passion for tech is a little too-much… Here’s her plan to break up with her phone. Say, what?!  I love my phone a bit much. Okay, a whole lot much. It’s a continual fountain of information, connection, news, philosophy and photos of my friends’ cute kids. It’s kept me company in those long,...
Mummy Truth: Who Is Mother’s Day Really About, Anyway?
Mother's Day
Congratulations! You're a mum! And that means you now have a whole day dedicated to you - Mother's Day! Right…..? Wrong! When I first became a mum myself, I admit I was quietly celebrating inside. Not only had I been blessed with a beautiful child, I was also getting another day (besides my birthday) to be celebrated! Mother’s Day. Sweet! A day...
100,000 Socks: What It Really Means to Be a Mum
what it really means to be a mum
What does it really mean to be a mum? One simple word. Socks. Socks? I hear you say. Why socks? Well here’s some mummy mathematics for you. I was pairing socks the other day when it occurred to me. There’s 5 pairs of feet in my family. 2 socks per pair is 10 socks per day. Which makes 70 socks a week. That’s 3640 socks...
This Mum Makes Makes it Possible for You to Eat Your Own Placenta!
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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...
The Plea for a Fundraising Fee: Please Just Take My Money and Let Me Be!
School fundraising sign printed on a traffic sign with the word next exit on a blue cloudy sky background
Sick of fundraising? Writer Kerry Rosser is ‘done’ and says enough is enough. Her solution? The once only no-fundraising-again annual fee! Then, peace. Fundraising-free peace. I saw the little slip of yellow paper in the bottom of my son’s kindy bag, with an innocent looking smiley face in the corner. “We need your help!” it said in cheery font. Please no. More...
Why I’m Finally Okay with my Mum Tum…
Mum Tum
Hannah Gierhart says it’s time to be thankful for a body that produced a miracle... Let go of body angst and embrace your Mum Tum.  Here’s a disclaimer before I start: I’ve never had an enviable stomach. I’m not ashamed of it (though that’s been a long journey) but I just need to be clear that when I write of celebrating...
Dear Apple: Emoticons Mums Need in Their Life Now!
Woman holding a smiley face drawn on a white paper covering her face
Life’s better with emoticons right? Such sassy little pictorial ways to communicate. But as writer Heidi Lewis explores there’s a few lacking from the catalog that mums need right now! I have to admit it, I love a good emoticon. But for busy mums who are going about their day with their hands full and no time for long complicated texts,...
Three Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Toddler Tantrums
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Toddler Tantrums? Ugh. When your babe's throwing a full blown wobbly there’s some life lessons in there for you, Mum. Don’t believe us? Read on. Toddler tantrums. They’re thrilling, aren’t they? Personally, I never feel more alive than in those moments when my 18-month-old is sprawled on the floor, banging his little fists and screaming like a banshee. We’re living in glorious...
Gender & Toys: Why I Wish My Son Didn’t Pick That Baby Doll
Boy hugging a baby doll in pink dress and a bonnet
Gender & toys. #mindfield. Writer Klara Donovan shares her dismay at her son’s choice of toy… Recently I took my 18-month-old son on his first trip to the toy shop. I had a voucher to spend, and I figured it would be an easy way to fill an afternoon. Heck, I’d even let him run around the store and pick...