Author: Happy New Mum

Happy New Mum is the real experience, from real mums. We are here to help. A group of mums sharing their experiences on pregnancy, post-birth, breastfeeding, work-life balance, and more.

Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happy

I’m very excited to share this information from the course I am currently revising (MSc Behavioural Decision Science). Recently my reading assignments have been about happiness. In particular, I have read one study in the American Psychologist called “If we are so rich, why aren’t we happy?” (Csikszentmihalyi, M.) and another one in the Journal of Consumer Psychology called “If money […]

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Perfect Doesn’t Exist…But Love Does

Where do I start? Becoming a parent is something I always hoped would happen for me. I never took the idea for granted. I was fully aware that maybe it just wouldn’t happen for me but I really hoped that one day I would hold a little bundle of joy in my arms. That one […]

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How I Have Not Lost Any Baby Belly Fat

It’s been eight months since THE BIRTH and I have gone to three spinning classes and I have done one run (aka jogging at a leisurely pace). I literally have one hour a day where I could either GYM IT or do other things like….blog, catch up on social media, whatsapp my friends, take a poo, finish […]

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Prevent Negative Thoughts about Our Bodies

 Your body is beautiful. Don’t let anyone, including yourself, tell you otherwise.  Big, small, round, pear-shaped, wide, petite, giraffe-like. Whatever shape, it is beautiful. Since becoming a mother my body has changed in many ways. At first it was hard for me to accept the extra belly fat that lay ever-so quietly under my jeans, popping out […]

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7 Things that are EASIER After Having a Child

I’m not going to lie, becoming a mother has been the hardest thing I have ever done. I haven’t slept in seven months. I am always exhausted. I am always on edge. And I look like someone has punched me in both eyes. HOWEVER, I have found that there are actually a few things that have become, […]

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How to Bottle Feed a Breastfed Baby

Every cheesy thing you’ve ever heard about becoming a parent is absolutely true. They are the only thing that matters to you in the entire world. They are also a complete nightmare, which is why becoming a new parent is the most terrifying experience in the world. There are so many FIRSTS: The first time they look […]

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I Want My Brain and Body Back

I’m at the end of my rope. I can’t take the night wakings anymore, it’s at least 2 wakings and at most 7 wakings, and an early 7:30am start at work. Sometimes I look at my photos and think, “Damn I look like I have been punched in the face!” Bags galore. I want my brain […]

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To All the Baby Haters Out There

There’s no doubt about it, my son is apart of my life. I wake up, he’s there, I get home from work, he’s there, I go to sleep, he’s there.  It’s bound to happen. I’m going to put up a picture, or three, of him on Facebook. Deal with it.  I have to deal with […]

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What If Tomorrow is Too Late?

Inspiration is my new drug. It’s really cool, it’s just this breathtaking feeling that pops up out of nowhere and you’re like, “Damn that’s such a good idea.” Sometimes it makes you stay up all night thinking about it, or distracts you from your work or a conversation with your friend. But it’s worth it. […]

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How a Sleep Trainer Saved My Life

I am alive. I want to kiss Hannah Love all over her face and throw rainbow sprinkles on her driveway and hire Ryan Gosling to stand at her doorway with a big bouquet of roses like, The day has finally come, I. have. slept. My baby was finally like…… …and I was like.. Honestly I never […]

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