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...
Mum Truth: 9 Real Stages of Pregnancy You Won’t Find in any Book!
Woman in white sleeveless shirt feeling sick and leaning on a toilet showing first signs of pregnancy
Aaah the stages of pregnancy. And I don’t mean the ones you will find in medical journals that help you follow the growth of a baby. I mean the real stages of pregnancy. Most women experience them, some may be lucky enough to skip one or two. We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt them. Here’s the #realmumtruth about the real...
Research Further Confirms a New Baby-Making Sperm Superfood
walnuts sperm superfood
If you're on the baby-making trail, stop the press, there's a new sperm superfood in town. It's walnuts.  Two separate studies have confirmed that walnuts are in fact, the nuts that are good for.... your nuts! (Okay, no more puns we promise. This is serious science.) Two studies, one on men and one on mice have both demonstrated that walnuts can...
Mum Makes Striking Pregnancy Announcement, Highlighting Infertility
Lauren Walker Pregnancy Announcement
This Mum shared the hard reality of what her pregnancy announcement really entailed.. 452 needles and 953 days.  When Lauren Walker (USA) announced her pregnancy on Facebook, she didn’t do it with the same old ultrasound pic that you see all of the time. This awesome announcement included needles. Yep, needles. Actually, it included the 452 needles that Walker used during her fertility...