Dear Dax Shepard

I was really enjoying your podcast and I love the way you and your wife Kristen Bell portray your relationship. I think it’s great how open you are about your struggles and I was very excited to listen to the second episode with Ashton Kutcher. However, it was disappointing when I heard you talking about…

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Coping with triggers

At 15 weeks pregnant, I’m counting the weeks that seem to be passing so quickly this time. I follow many amazing mamas and families on Instagram and while I am so pleased at their healthy babies, I am triggered every single time by the unbelievable reality that we faced with Ripley. As time passed, I…

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Why does minimalism help?

Today I was reminded of why I began decluttering and examining my values and beliefs. All too often I notice mothers talking about feeling guilty about not getting housework done, worrying about ‘bad habits’ relating to where their baby or child sleeps or how they fall asleep. It is so easy to fall into a…

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Postnatal depression and anxiety week

I have found sharing my anxiety and worries really difficult with friends and family. This blog had helped a bit but I feel much more disconnected by writing about it than speaking about it. Last year about this time, I agreed to share my story with The Geelong Advertiser during Postnatal depression and anxiety week….

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Is life too much sometimes?

Life is hard, and beautiful. Sometimes the easiest way to make life more manageable is just to let go of things. Consider different commitments and beliefs you have about your life and choose some to let go. Perhaps you can do it as a trial, or maybe you are certain it no longer holds a…

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Bringing minimalism to life

Practicing minimalism is helpful for me as a mother as it allows me the space to play with my child, to reduce the amount of time I spend cleaning or organising and most importantly for me, it reduces the stress I feel from a busy life.   However, items invariably start stacking up again in…

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What is grief to you?

What is grief to you? Do you think that you know what it feels like for someone else? Do you think it can be defined? I have been doing some reading and learning more about how grief is defined, and interestingly there is not a clear answer. Although it can be defined as someone experiencing…

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Why gentle parenting is important

There are always new memes going around the internet but there has been one, in particular, a newspaper column in the US which basically claims that the problem with our society stems from too permissive/passive parenting techniques and the way we prioritise our kids. Carly aka Grubby Mummy summarised my thoughts so well overnight that there…

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If you need any further inspiration…

My friend Mark has an excellent post listing some amazing statistics about stuff. It’s this type of information, that when shared, can really change the perspective of individuals and families. The more it’s shared, the more it’s discussed, the more change can occur. Some of my favourites include: British research found that the average 10-year-old…

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