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6 things no one tells you about mental health as a new mum

Having a baby is one of those times in your life that is both beautiful and challenging.  For some, it can be the single hardest thing they have ever done and although mental health is being talked about more, there can still be a stigma attached and many women will suffer in silence.  There are many aspects of mental health as a new mum that if they were talked about sooner rather than later, we...

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“Keep your unsolicited advice to yourself!” 5 practical ways to support a new mama

When our friends join the New Parent Club, it’s only natural to wonder how you can help them feel supported. You’re probably wondering what is the best way to support a new mum, or how do you make a new mum feel special. Even if you’re a parent yourself, it can be a minefield trying to cast your mind back to those newborn days and remember what you found beneficial (home-cooked meals, always!). As a...

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Grief with a newborn: Navigating the most unthinkable path

When you google ‘grief + newborn’, the algorithm serves you content around miscarriage and infant loss. What it fails to understand is that the person on the other side of the screen is actually trying to find resources about how to deal with the earth-shattering loss of a loved one, while caring for a newborn baby.  Last year, when my second baby Matilda was six weeks old my beautiful big brother Tim passed away. He...

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Screen time and your children: What every parent needs to know

How many hours a day do your little ones stare at a screen? That’s the basic screen time definition — the amount of time spent looking at a smartphone, laptop, computer, tablet, or TV. Parenting in this smartphone generation has presented unprecedented challenges. Smartphones, TVs, computers, and tablets in the household are now the norm for most kids. Understanding how much screen time you should allow your kids is sometimes hard to define or navigate....

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“Be honest and clear”: How to help your children process grief

Our children’s first experience of grief can be quite confronting for us as adults to witness. We want to shield them from the pain and the sadness and protect them from the harsher realities of life. Unfortunately, though, grief is an unavoidable part of life, and our role as parents is to try to help our children make sense of the things that we may not even understand ourselves. Although our own experiences will colour...

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10 signs that you need a break as a mum

How are you feeling? No, how are you really feeling? This is your friendly reminder that you can’t run on adrenaline and love (and caffeine) alone. When was the last time you did something for yourself? Sometimes the mental load of motherhood can be all-consuming and self-care usually falls into the too-hard basket. But the moment you stop to acknowledge and express your needs, you will be surprised at what opportunities open up. Don’t be...

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