Body

‘My Hair Turned Curly’… 8 Mums Reveal the Unexpected Ways Their Bodies Changed Post-baby

Post baby bodies are always unexpected. Sure, I knew my belly was going to be a bit different, and my boobs were bound to be noticeably squishier. Even the extra hair on most extremities didn’t come as a shock. But some changes were entirely unforeseen. For example, I wasn’t aware my feet were going to… Continue reading ‘My Hair Turned Curly’… 8 Mums Reveal the Unexpected Ways Their Bodies Changed Post-baby

Baby

How to Prepare The Firstborn for Their First Sibling…

"Mummy, what's wrong with your belly?!" We'd been talking about "the baby" on and off, just so our then almost 3-year-old prepped for a sibling. However, it hadn't really registered with her. Now, she was beginning to understand... Mummy's bulbous belly had a baby in there, and it couldn't be sent back to the shop.… Continue reading How to Prepare The Firstborn for Their First Sibling…

Mind

Postnatal Depression: Things You Should and Shouldn’t Say…

Waking in the recovery room, after my baby was born via emergency C section, was the loneliest experience of my life. Within seconds, a friendly-faced nurse said "Welcome back. The surgery went well, you're daughter is doing great! She's just in intensive care getting checked over, you'll see her soon!" I "should have" felt a… Continue reading Postnatal Depression: Things You Should and Shouldn’t Say…

Mind

How To… Navigate Parenting While Hungover

I'll never forget my bleary-eyed brother-in-law grabbing me by the shoulders at last orders, saying "Have another one, for me. I'm up with the kids in the morning. Enjoy your nights out while you still can." Wise words. If only kids-free me had listened...   Whether it's after a massive wedding or binging on beer and… Continue reading How To… Navigate Parenting While Hungover

Baby, Body, Mind

Eight Mums Speak Out About How They Eased Their Birthing Fears

There's a multitude of ways to prepare for a baby's arrival. In fact, some would wager too many...  In the run up, there are the practical things to prep for a baby, such as washing a million teeny onesies in your preferred brand of non-bio. Then deliberating which ones to bring to the hospital, while… Continue reading Eight Mums Speak Out About How They Eased Their Birthing Fears

Baby, Travel

Parenting Hacks: The A-Z of Travelling with Chislers…

TRAVELLING WITH BABIES and young kids can be a mammoth task. On top of juggling small humans, you must also manage buggies, boarding passes, repeated toilet requests and endless begging for snacks. But fear not. As a mum of two, I’ve been through my fair share of family holidays and have come out the other… Continue reading Parenting Hacks: The A-Z of Travelling with Chislers…

Baby, Mind

‘Put her in the sling and start walking’: 7 practical tips for surviving the dreaded colic, from real parents…

Hats off to anyone who has endured the relentlessness of a colicky baby... Things are trundling along nicely, complete with the expected proliferation of leakages and broken sleep, and then it happens. Approximately four weeks in and your little bundle of joy starts crying. Incessantly. Just as I was getting used to my second born… Continue reading ‘Put her in the sling and start walking’: 7 practical tips for surviving the dreaded colic, from real parents…

Baby, Body

Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you’re pregnant…

YOU LIVE WITH your body, from the extremities to the intimates, every day of your life. Most likely you take it and its glorious functionality for granted – especially the bits you aren’t fully cognisant of. Then you get pregnant, and suddenly you’re hyper-aware of parts of your body you barely gave a thought to… Continue reading Bellybutton, ankles and pelvic floor: 10 body parts that take on new significance when you’re pregnant…