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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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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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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 mig…

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