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Tea Meditation - Mindful moments every mum can manage

It is hard to find a moment to slowdown and fill your cup in Motherhood. Finding mindfulness in simple acts in a time poor day is vital to make it possible at all. There is nothing more simple than making a cup of tea. But it is more than dunking a teabag. It is taking a few extra moments to soak in each moment. Each process, tuning into your senses. Sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Such a valued process that the art of brewing tea is popular across the globe. It is about gratitude in the s…

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Matrescence - how do we support this journey for a Mother-to-be?

Matrescence embraces the very real changes that happen to a woman each and every time she has a baby. Once supported in traditional care of a Mother, today mums often prepare for their birth and postpartum supported more by google and social media than real village. But it takes a village. Understanding matrescence, and how we can support the birth of a matrescence journey sets a woman up for the Motherhood experience she deserves. A Mother Blessing is a wonderful way to begin this journey and c…

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What Mums really want this Mothers Day

A reminder to those looking for the perfect gift this Mothers Day. Be it for your Mother or your partner. If you are the mum, a gentle but straight up Mothers Day gift guide to share with those you love. This guide offers gift ideas for all budgets without pushing a heap of stereotypical marketing toward presents. It is limited only by your imagination and the effort you are willing to contribute. It is a a Mothers Day gift dependant on gratitude to mum, community care and an opportunity to conn…

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Is pregnancy massage right for you?

Exploring the benefits of pregnancy massage to support your pregnancy, and help to manage discomfort, improve sleep, ease anxiety balance hormones and overall pregnancy discomforts. Discovering how it may help with painful issues such as sciatica and symphasis pubic dysfunction, supporting you with PNDA or simply relaxing and preparing you for birth. Pregnancy massage is not only safe, but beneficial for your pregnancy and preparation for birth.

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8 Simple ways to manage self care as a new Mama


Lets talk self care for a minute. YOUR SELF CARE MATTERS! You cannot drink from an empty cup. Neither can your babies, or children, or family or friends. We as Mama's give and give, but there is only so long that we can give the best of ourselves before we become empty. And depleted if we do not put ourselves FIRST some of the time. Or at least second. Our Western culture has some of the highest rates of perinatal depression. And I feel a big par…

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How one overwhelmed mum became my greatest teacher

Being new to something is always overwhelming. So imagine my nerves as I prepared to take my first infant massage class.

Yes I was excited – there would be two sets of twins! – but I also knew I needed to keep my nerves in check. After all, the parents in the room were facing the overwhelming yet beautiful experience of welcoming a new baby into their lives. As I remembered my own experience of becoming a mum, I felt that my nerves seemed almost trivial in comparison.

I was…

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Smashing pumpkin muffins

Because my past life (as in before children) was lived as a free wandering chef, and a drop out naturopath student for a short time (such a divide between the two professions), I have a huge belief that food is so important in your life. Both for the soul and body. Food as medicine - for your body as you fill it with the nutrients you need to grow, heal, have energy, and the right headspace. Food for the soul, nourishing you out of pure comfort. It tastes so great. It reminds you…

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Being healthy is so much more than just not being sick. Are you ready for a holistic health audit?

It is Women's Health week, so what better time to remind you to look after your health. And I am not just talking about taking your vitamins and wearing your mask so you don't get sick. Nooooo

Being healthy is SO MUCH MORE than just not being sick! It is a holistic thing. It is about caring for ALL aspects of your life. It is about leaning in and asking for or accepting help in any parts that need a little support. It is about looking after YOU and honouring every part of your life.
Every week!…

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The whole messy breastfeeding journey

My breastfeeding journey did not always look like this, but this is why I perservered and these are the moments I love to remember. Snuggling, connecting, staring lovingly into each others eyes.

Do you want to know the WHOLE messy breastfeeding story?
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To be honest, this is not even a pic of my baby and I? I did take some. Secret selfies. Back then, I was still influenced by outside opinions around so much in my Mothering journey. Opinions that were not my own. Growing up I would hear old…

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9 tips to helping you manage the Mumlife juggle

No one Mother is supposed to do this alone. You are supposed to share your juggle

Years ago a well intended friend of mine made the comment “I would be so pissed if we had a baby and I went to work all day, then came home to a messy house. If (my partner) is home all day, I would expect it to be completely sorted” 

Yes it easy to label this as male ignorance, but certainly he is not alone assuming all mum’s have endless time to be organised. Until they become parents.

I will in fact step in i…

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Colic

What is colic really and 7 things real Mama's have found that helped their babies!

Colic is a condition that approximately 1 in 5 babies suffer with. Colic is basically described as a baby that cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, 3 weeks in a row, whilst otherwise appearing healthy and unhurt. There seems to be no explanation why your otherwise happy bub suddenly begins to cry non stop, usually as the evening or night progresses.

Apart from hours of crying, your baby also might be very gassy, she may have a very tight, bloated tummy, a little like a drum, he might…

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