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Realistic self-care you do have time for

Realistic self-care you do have time for

I think many mums agree that self-care is important. We know that when we look after ourselves, we're better at handling stress, challenges and change and we're more resilient when things go wrong. When we protect our wellbeing, we have more to give our families and...

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Emotional triggers: How to choose a more helpful response

Emotional triggers: How to choose a more helpful response

My 3 year old son has always been a pretty good sleeper. Sure, he’s woken up through the night but I consider that normal. He did also go through a period where he woke every hour and that was the beginning of co-sleeping for us. Much better. Anyway, I was pretty sure...

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Mum guilt: revealing the standards you impose on yourself

Mum guilt: revealing the standards you impose on yourself

Mum guilt. Before having children, you might have imagined that you would just side step the whole issue. But the arrival of your little one likely coincided with the arrival of guilt. There’s a reason that Google reveals over 18 million search results related to mum...

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Vulnerability: Do you allow yourself to be really seen?

Vulnerability: Do you allow yourself to be really seen?

I’m a pretty open person. I welcome questions about myself and happily share stories about my life. I’m willing to put myself and my thoughts online after all! But I nearly didn’t tell you that I’ve been divorced. It wasn’t a conscious choice at first. It’s simply a...

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Healthy or toxic: do you need to end a friendship?

Healthy or toxic: do you need to end a friendship?

I moved from Sydney to Melbourne a few years ago. In doing so, I left behind my dearest friends who’d been by my side through the ups and downs of life. Friends who are good for my soul and who I couldn’t imagine not seeing regularly. But I knew that our friendships...

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25 Ways to power up your playfulness

25 Ways to power up your playfulness

One of my favourite things about being a mum is that I can sing and dance my way through the day with my son. We delight in making up silly songs and actions, singing about the routine things we’re doing, and turning the music up to dance around the house. I often...

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