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Bittersweet Milestones

As a mother, our job is to prepare our children for life without us. Although we know that this is our job, all the  bittersweet milestones we have to deal with, take a piece of our mama heart with them! As I sit and type this, I find myself reeling with the emotions I am […]

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Why Are We So Afraid of Letting Our Kids Get Bored?

This is the question a friend of mine asked me a few weeks ago, a question her father had asked of her. It got me thinking about the topic of keeping our children occupied and how we as parents seem to have become consumed with avoiding any situation where our kids might actually be bored. Why […]

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5 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Your maternity leave may be the longest length of time you take away from the office. But before you know it, you’ll be tucking away your yoga pants and reacquainting yourself with your work wardrobe. If you’re planning a pregnancy or starting the adoption process, it’s never too early to plan time away from work […]

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How To Cope With Anxiety As A Mother

Anxiety as a mother, is prevalent in our modern society. It’s a real thing. For many people, ‘being a mother’ and ‘anxiety’ seem to go hand in hand.  Two years ago I didn’t even know that anxiety was a recognised mental health condition. All I knew was that I hated the monster I turned into when […]

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10 Tips for Surviving the First Week of Motherhood

That first week coming home with your new bundle of joy brings so many emotions that it’s hard to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips to get you going…   Prepare Beforehand We all know those last few weeks of pregnancy can be tough, but trust me! You will be grateful […]

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6 Ways Mums Can Earn a Significant Side Income

Source Pexels From wiping snotty noses, to juggling diapers, lunches, and laundry – being a mom is generally a full-time job that we can’t exactly take a long break from. Our children need our attention and our presence, but they also need clothes, books, medicine, and a whole slew of other things that might not […]

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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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The Roles We Play #PressForProgress

My role as “woman” and “mother” has been unconventional. I still remember the terrified look on my mother’s face when I walked on stage to accept my 2nd grade blue honor roll award in a big white t-shirt that fell down to my knees, baggy long skater shorts, and a backwards Giants hat. A tomboy […]

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The Cost of Children VS The Value of Children

I recently heard a couple of discussions on the radio about family sizes and the cost of children. I’m trying to figure out whether or not I chose to have my four kids (I do choose to keep them though), I certainly was clueless about how much it would cost us, financially, emotionally and physically. […]

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For most mothers, especially new ones, giving birth is a joyous occasion. It is one of life’s treasured moments. After months of anticipation, your bundle of joy is now in your arms. Life will never be the same again. Along with the new addition to your family comes new challenges. Adjustments have to be made and priorities will need to be rearranged. With all the commotion that comes with a new baby, there is a tendency to forget one important factor: caring for yourself.

Caring for Yourself when You’re Caring for a Newborn

For most mothers, especially new ones, giving birth is a joyous occasion. It is one of life’s treasured moments. After months of anticipation, your bundle of joy is now in your arms. Life will never be the same again. Along with the new addition to your family comes new challenges. Adjustments have to be made […]

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