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Mum Community

The Importance of a Mum Community

We have all heard the old saying that it ‘takes a whole village to raise a child’. This saying is an old African proverb meaning that it takes a communal effort to raise a child. In the African sense this means that extended family have a large role to play often with grandparent’s, aunts, uncles, […] Read more…

Babyproofing

Babyproofing Your Marriage

Whether you already have a baby, children or have friends with offspring, I’m sure you have heard the complaints about the stresses babies bring to life in general. The thing is, they are not simply complaints but very real issues that do occur. Nevertheless, children are a big blessing and enjoying them as well as […] Read more…

Meal Train

Start A Meal Train!

You may be wondering what on earth a Meal Train is and why should you start one? It is a genius concept in its altruistic simplicity. Have you ever had people cook for you while having had a newborn? Or perhaps after a stint in hospital or a tragedy in the family (hopefully not!)? If you […] Read more…

Gluten Free

How removing gluten has affected our family life

More and more shops are stocking gluten-free products. Gluten-free is seemingly reaching everywhere now, with some labelling it as a fad. But, if your family is perhaps going gluten-free, here’s some ramifications I’ve experienced from my own family doing so. Firstly, let’s cover what gluten is. It’s a protein composite found in the grains wheat, barley and […] Read more…

MybodyMyTerms

My Body My Terms

#MyBodyMyTerms is about encouraging people to think about and engage with the issues of revenge porn, victim blaming, rape culture and slut shaming. To encourage people to talk to each other, and challenge perceptions that they may hold. The message is simple, My Body My Terms. End of Story. As my husband stated on his Facebook profile […] Read more…

having sex after children

Sex after Children

Let’s discuss having sex after children. The cliché is that your sex-life will decrease, or even disappear, after having kids. And my experience from having kids is that this is true. Six weeks is the medically recommended time for things to heal down there in the female body for sex again. But of course there are emotional […] Read more…

the dad bod is real

Study Proves the Dad Bod is Real

According to a recent study, having a baby doesn’t just give mum a larger belly: it gives dad one too. The study, published in the American Journal of Men’s Health1, analysed data tracking the BMI of more than 10,000 American men over a 20-year period and found that first time dad’s typically gain weight. After becoming a […] Read more…

Mums and Baby Group. Build your Tribe

Build Your Tribe

Peers have an inordinate influence on us. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we’re the average of the five people we spend the most time with. If you look at these five people from your life, chances are that you’re very like them in terms of interests, attitudes, or even income. Or, looking at kids – their […] Read more…

father and kids playing together

Seven Healthy Lifestyle Hacks For Busy Mums

Seven Healthy Lifestyle Hacks For Busy Mums Let’s face it. Whether you have one child or five, life is busy! Priorities often shift and you don’t find that you have the same resources (both time and financial) as you once did when you were unattached and fancy free. The great news is … you don’t […] Read more…

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