When a friend of mine recently asked me for tips on how I get so much done on work stuff while being a stay at home mum, I realised I hadn't written anything about this for a long time! Here is my super honest answer.Read More
This Mother's Day: I hope you know every little thing you do matters…I hope you know how much your laughter brightens the room…Read More
Here are my best unique, thoughtful, useful, and inexpensive ideas for the beautiful babies (and their mamas) to be born in 2018/19.Read More
"Waste not, want not." The more I think about it, the more I realise wastefulness is really a modern attitude and way of life. It's a problem we mamas have been thrown into, and are contributing to without even being aware of it. So let's start educating ourselves around why this stuff matters, and what we can do about it in our own lives.Read More
I thought my journey into mindfulness this year would be a relaxing, good-vibes sort of thing - I couldn't have been more wrong! The more I try to make mindful choices, the more I learn about the shocking facts surrounding how bad so many common products are for our health (and our babies, too), how so many everyday activities and purchases are literally destroying our planet, and how caring for my body and my baby is so incredibly linked to how we care for our environment.Read More
When you think of the word 'mindfulness', do you picture some stereotypical yoga pose, or one of those pictures where someone is randomly in a forest or on top of a mountain (posing for a photo, supposedly being 'mindful')? I know I used to. These days, though, I think...Read More
With so many other challenges out there putting pressure on us be a different, better person (e.g. "you need to have a bikini body!"), we wanted to try something a little different: A challenge you set for yourself, based on what matters most to you.Read More
I can imagine Mary showing up in Bethlehem, Joseph frantic and worried, and the innkeeper not sure what to do. I imagine the innkeeper’s wife taking control of the situation, helping Mary off the donkey, organising local women or children to gather her rags and blankets and water, and helping Mary get comfortable...Read More
We all have dreams. Maybe you have little dreams or big dreams, maybe you dream of an achievement, milestone, big purchase, holiday, lifestyle, or special moment. Today my dream has become real - my first book has been published! And it has everything to do with you.Read More
If we want to live our best life, we have to take steps and actually make it happen. Join the Modern Day Mama community challenge.Read More
It's hard not to want to take gorgeous photos of our little ones. But how do we know when we're taking it too far? Here's a 100% unbiased checklist. No judgement intended to anyone I'm following on social media (lol).Read More
These days it's pretty much social media suicide if you say anything negative about breastfeeding. So, what happens, then, if uh, breastfeeding doesn't work out for you? Despite what everyone says, you don't always get to choose whether or not you can breastfeed your baby.Read More
Finish this sentence:
“My job as a mother is ___________ .” What’s the first phrase that came to mind?Read More
The gifts we give at Fathers Day are in complete contrast to the mothers day gifts, and I think it shows that dads aren’t taken seriously by our society in their role as fathers.Read More
Something we seem to forget in the conversation about travelling with kids is the fact that there are heaps of benefits for parents who brave the adventure.Read More
If you're planning a holiday with a toddler, here are some tips you don't want to miss.Read More
I caught up with a friend recently, and the first thing she said after we’d greeted each other, she asked how I was.
“I’m good,” I said.
I knew it was a lie, but it was easy, and what a kill-joy I’d have been to start our catch up on a low.
The fact is, all mamas go through times where being a mama is just all crap and no glory.Read More
Do you ever get to that point where you’re faced with a choice and you just think, “I don’t care anymore”. Maybe it’s when you’re working out what to have for dinner, or what you’re going to do on the weekend. Sometimes even just having to choose an outfit can be too much. If everything seems too hard and you simply can’t (or can’t be bothered to) make a decision, then you might have decision fatigue.Read More