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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Myth #2 – Breast milk isn’t enough

He probably needs more solids if you are having to breastfeed him that much. Another one of my favourites, breastfeeding isn’t only about getting calories, it’s soothing. And replacing my boob with a dummy doesn’t serve any purpose except giving me a chance to get away. I don’t want to get away, I like breastfeeding…

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Is breast best? For me, it is.

In many instances, breastfeeding is a luxury for women who are physically able and have a lot of time and support. No, I didn’t write that, I never would. Kasey Edwards wrote this piece for DailyLife.com.au  just posted this morning. I get that some women can’t breastfeed. And in some unfortunate cases, women don’t try long enough…

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The problem with becoming a mother today

It is sometimes so frustrating to be a mother in 2016. There is such a high degree of scare mongering and the result is a whole lot of frightened and exhausted women. I could probably write a novel on the subject but instead or at least for now, I’ve decided to write a few posts dispelling…

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