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Preparing for baby and forming your village of support

Two big things are happening for mums that make being a new mum just plain hard.  Services provided to mothers during pregnancy are often all focused on the pregnancy and the birth. Fair enough. Both are absolutely important. But what about when baby comes home? What about the birth debriefing that most mums don’t get?…

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10 ways to help your toddler when they tell lies

Dealing with toddlers lying is really tricky because it is something that naturally occurs with all children, but it can really push our buttons. Honesty is often a core value most parents have for their families, and one we try hard to teach our children. Until they are school age, it can be a real…

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The importance of the mothers’ village

The transition into motherhood for most mums can be an isolating and lonely time. Even mums who have worked with babies and children in their careers before motherhood can find it a challenging time. No amount of exposure to babies or knowledge relating to babies can prepare you for the bone tiredness of sleep deprivation…

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7 Tips to Surviving Shopping with Babies and Toddlers

Shopping with toddlers

Shopping with young children is exhausting and can often end in tears for everyone We all know the story. You went out to the local shopping centre to get a few jobs done. You had a list of 10 items and only three got ticked off. The baby cried because she was tired and couldn’t…

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When Breastfeeding Isn’t Easy

When breastfeeding isn't easy

“I felt like a failure because I couldn’t do it and I desperately wanted to breastfeed“ “I came home from hospital with C-Man on day five, and ended up with bleeding nipples the very next afternoon. I fell apart emotionally when C-Man had blood running out of his mouth. By coincidence, the midwife called right…

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Holidaying with Kids

Many mothers worry that holidaying with kids is not possible. But is it? Is having children really the end of holidays and travel? Have you ever heard that saying ‘a holiday is the same sh*t in a different location?’ when it comes to parenting children on holidays? It’s a pretty common occurrence that parents will…

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Sanity tips for mums with babies and toddlers

It’s really common for mums to look for sanity tips after they have a baby. One of the things many mums tell me is how overwhelming they find it when they first come home with their baby. There’s so much we just don’t know before we have our baby, some of which we just don’t…

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