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Feeling Like You're Not Enough? I See You, Mama

Feeling Like You're Not Enough? I See You, Mama

Since becoming a mum, I've had a sneaky little visitor creeping up on me from time to time. This unwanted guest is a crippling, destructive force and I would bet that most mums have had a visit. It's a feeling of "not-enoughness". Yes I made that term up. Feeling like you're not enough can take so many forms. Not a good enough mum. Not a good enough wife or partner. Not a good enough cook. Not a good enough friend. Not a good enough daughter. Not a good enough sister. Not a good enough employee. Not a good enough business...

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Motherhood Affirmations: The Game Changing Mum Hack You Need

Motherhood Affirmations: The Game Changing Mum Hack You Need

I'll admit, I used to find affirmations a bit airy-fairy and a oh-so-not-me. Whenever I saw people talking about affirmations I'd internally (and sometimes externally) roll my eyes.  All that changed when I became a mum. In those early days when I was sleep deprived, unshowered and starving I would question my worth as a mother. I'd constantly fret over whether I was doing it right, or whether I was ruining my child for life by letting her cry for a minute while I went to the bathroom.  I was waging a war on myself internally, constantly trying to keep...

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5 Practical Baby Shower Gift Ideas

5 Practical Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Baby showers are so much fun - they're a chance to literally shower a mum to be with gifts to celebrate the impending arrival of her bundle of joy. Buying a gift can be a little less fun though, if you're not sure what to buy! Most of the time people will shower the mum with loads of SUPER CUTE newborn sized clothes because they're SO TINY. Cue the squeals of delight. The problem? Often babies just don't wear those things. And it puts pressure on the mum to wrangle her newborn into impossible outfits when she really just wants to...

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Taking Care of Yourself During the Festive Season

Taking Care of Yourself During the Festive Season

Being a mum during the festive season can be totally overwhelming. We're usually charged with the majority of the emotional and physical labour that comes with this extremely busy time of year. If you're anything like me, you're the one who has to plan and buy everyone's gifts, organise the get-togethers, do the majority of the cooking and navigate the family politics that inevitably occur when everyone is in the same place! It's really important to make sure you look after yourself and prevent burnout during the festive season. After all, it's the festive season for you too! You deserve...

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Have You Dropped Him Yet? Letting Go of the Mum Guilt

Have You Dropped Him Yet? Letting Go of the Mum Guilt

This post was contributed by Natalie Cook. Natalie is a MindBody Health Coach and Therapist (and mum to 2 gorgeous boys) who helps moms navigate the gentle parenting pathway with more ease, joy, and presence. Drawing from holistic mind-body wellness principles, over 20 years of clinical experience, and more than a decade of parenting, she’s helped hundreds of other mums move from feeling irritable, impatient, and overwhelmed to feeling grounded, calm and present and able to be the mums they want to be. You can find Natalie on  Instagram and Facebook.  There we were, almost 12 years ago and 3-weeks new (mum and babe), taking...

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