8 Less Glamorous Things That Happen to Your Body During Pregnancy

Pregnancy. It's just a walk in the park isn't it? That beautiful, perfectly swelling belly, glowing complexion, gloriously thick and lustrous hair. You probably think to yourself regularly "I should just be pregnant ALL THE TIME." If you've ever been pregnant, are pregnant right now, have stood near a pregnant person or just happened to have shared a lift with...

Queen Bey and Jay Z Welcome Twins

Queen Bey and Jay Z Welcome Twins
While you might not have heard of them, it seems a couple who are apparently kind of famous in the music world have welcomed two new bundles of joy. Of course we jest. You'd have to have been living in a large pit, beneath an even larger rock, on an extremely isolated island not to know that the Queen and...

Take a Peek Inside George and Amal Clooney’s $14,000 Birthing Suite. Nice!

News broke on Tuesday that George Clooney, and his not-at-all accomplished wife Amal (she's just a well respected and highly successful human rights lawyer, no biggie) had welcomed their twins. The classically named Ella and Alexander, arrived in a modest birthing suite at their local public hospital. Or, slightly more accurately, at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The very same digs...

The Real Mum’s Guide to What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag
Some women are so organised that their hospital bag is packed before their baby bump has even appeared. Others scramble to shove bits and pieces in a bag while breathing through contractions as they head to the hospital.  Whatever your organisational style, your hospital bag is a pretty important piece of luggage! So, other than PJ’s and undies, what do...

101 Thoughts I Have While Breastfeeding

101 Thoughts I Have While Breastfeeding
If you’ve ever breastfed a baby you’ll know how your mind can wonder while you’re feeding.  Here’s a totally real and totally relatable account of that beautiful, frustrating, painful, rewarding (insert any other word that applies!) time... FML. Ok, ok, ok. Let's go kiddo. We've been through this, I have to unclip the bra... YOU HAVE TO WAIT A SECOND! ...

Sneaky High Fibre Pineapple Smoothie: Mum’s Delicious Secret Weapon for Pregnancy & Kids

Perfect for the whole family, this sneaky high fibre pineapple smoothie tastes delish but it's got the 'goodness' to keep you super-regular.  Toddlers can struggle with toileting (and that's painful for everyone!) and pregnancy can bring some less-than-lovely side-effects as well. (Let's not even mention those huh?) Whether you're looking to solve a problem or just improve your general bowel...

Shopping for Baby? This New Site is the Perfect Research Tool for Busy Mums

the baby industry
If you’re looking for product information and comparisons, pricing or real-Mum recommendations, The Baby Industry website is going to be your new shopping bestie. Shopping for baby products is both exciting and daunting. There’s so much to choose from and when it comes to baby, there’s so many important factors influencing your decision. Price. Availability. Safety. Brand. How do you consolidate all...

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,...

Did Serena Williams Just Announce Her Pregnancy on Snapchat Then Delete It?

A shortly lived snapchat image of tennis pro Serena Williams on Wednesday has sparked talk that she is pregnant. The photo on Williams’s Snapchat story showed her standing in front of a mirror posing with the words “20 weeks.” There has since been no official confirmation by her representatives, but come on, look at that proud belly pose!  Shortly after she removed from her Snapchat story, however,...

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...

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