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11 lessons we learnt about parenthood in 2021

Wow. What a year it’s been. Again. I remember sitting down at this same point last year and thinking back over the year that was. We had ‘survived’ a global pandemic, the worst was behind us and there was so much hope, nay pressure, for 2021 to be amazing. We were talking about silver linings and not taking freedoms for granted – and then before long, the freedoms we swore we wouldn’t take for granted...

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Out and About

The ultimate family road trip survival guide

The idea of a family road trip is such a pleasant one… in your mind. You’ll all be singing along to classic hits, playing I-Spy and having quality family bonding time as you drive to your holiday destination (for more good wholesome family fun, right?) Wrong. Well, wrong unless you’re prepared with these tips, that is. You see, car trips with kids can be a little tricky 😅 – enough to make you feel like...

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relationships

The 5 best sex positions after you have a baby

Once you’ve had the 6-week all-clear from your doctor or midwife, you’ve probably got a few questions when it comes to having postpartum sex… Chances are you’re feeling a little apprehensive about the act itself and if it’s going to hurt, and how it will feel. That’s 100% normal – we’ve all been there. The reality is that when it comes to penetrative sex after having a baby, it might hurt – a little. But...

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Celebration

10 Christmas gift ideas your little one’s teacher will actually want

Does anyone else feel like their Christmas shopping list just gets bigger every year? Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas shopping, in fact, I live for it each year, but I also pride myself on giving gifts people actually want/love/use. I hate the thought of giving someone something they don’t like or will never use. But your child’s teacher can be a tough one. After another year of homeschooling, shutdowns and lockdowns, we want...

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Celebration

The pregnant woman’s work Christmas party survival guide

Navigating the work Christmas party is always a challenge and can leave even the most confident woman spinning with questions: “How many tequilas is too many? Is it weird to take a selfie with the boss? What’s the best way to signal to hubby that his fly is open?” But if you’re pregnant, things are about to get even more complicated. Hormones are going crazy, maternity dresses don’t seem to fit and depending on how...

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My childhood house was dilapidated but filled with love and laughter…

My childhood house was dilapidated. Cupboards fell off their hinges and taps didn’t work. Dad would refill his enamel mug from the cask of red wine that lived on top of the fridge, and when Mum bought a packet of Tim Tams, we’d solemnly split it up amongst the five of us.  In winter, the windows would jolt from the southerlies and the light from the lighthouse would beam into my bedroom and keep...

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Fitness

How running with Turia Pitt made me a better mum

The truth is, I think I have always been scared at the thought of running. Sure I ran the City to Surf once (just once) but since then I've had 3 kids in a 3.5 year period and had the most awful thoughts about what might happen if I was to try and run. I got puffed just walking up a steep set of stairs!

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Your Partner

20 reasons dads are awesome

It’s no secret that we love dads at Kiindred! We know that there are some parts of parenthood that are just about the mums (there’s no avoiding that) but we know that all families are different, some dads stay home (we see you legends!) and some work hard outside the home to provide financial income and stability for their family.  These days dads are getting more involved in the home and raising their kids than...

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