People often say it takes a village to raise a child, but what does that actually mean? In this episode we take a look at the way traditional human societies raise children, and what our biology and birth say about the history of human parenting. Is having a baby an individual choice or a social responsibility?Read More
If I had a dollar for every time a woman asked if my training course is ‘certified’ and if she is ‘allowed’ to be a doula when she graduates I’d be a very rich woman!
The truth is the doula industry is unregulated. You don’t have to do ANY training to call yourself a doula.Read More
Many pregnant women and new mums complain of being forgetful, emotional and even feeling stupid! Is baby brain an elaborate story we tell women to keep them in the kitchen? Or is there a biological basis? Learn how your brain changes when you have a baby, and why!Read More
It’s very easy in a masculine world to approach everything in a masculine way. But it makes more sense to approach postpartum from a feminine perspective.Read More
Becoming a mother involves a huge emotional transformation. Whilst it can be the most joyful and miraculous experience of your life, it can also be the most challenging, particularly if you don't have the support you need.Read More
Many mums, myself included, feel guilty for leaving their children in care for anything other than work for money. It's ok to have childcare for your paid job, in fact it's even encouraged with rebates, but it's not socially acceptable to leave your child in care if you need to catch up on sleep or have a massage or reconnect with your partner.
But last week I had the opportunity to test my pre-conceived notions about childcare - I won a 5 day cruise!Read More
I’m looking for a Project Manager to create an overall plan for the launch, keep track of all the moving pieces and manage me and my team to ensure we meet our goals with minimum stress. Read more if you think you might be the person for the job.Read More
Coming up to the silly season, I get asked the same question over and over again... Is it ok for me to have a glass of wine when I'm breastfeeding? Should I pump and dump?Read More
Today's guest post is by Isiah McKimmie. She is a Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist, Sexologist and Coach who has been helping women and couples discover intimacy and lasting desire for over a decade. Find out more at her website.
As a Couples Therapist and Sexologist, most of the people I work with are parents trying to find their intimacy and connection again. It’s a topic rarely written about in parenting books but is vital to your relationship. Truthfully, we all have questions about sex, after children come along.Read More
People are very quick to point out that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but let's face it - it can also be the most rushed and least nutritious. When you’ve got kids mornings are often chaotic, and it’s really hard to come up with creative ideas for breakfast when you’ve got no time and plenty of mouths to feed.
If you feel like you are stuck in a tea and toast breakfast rut and need some inspiration, this is the post you’ve been looking for.Read More
When I get asked a question over and over again I know it’s time to write a blog post about it! I am often asked about how to cook for Newborn Mothers, what the regulations are and where to actually do the cooking.Read More
“You can do anything, but not everything” - David AllenRead More
Before you read any further I want to reassure you that you probably don't have low milk supply.
It's really common for newborn babies to feed every hour or two around the clock. This is nature's way of establishing your milk supply and feeding regularly is really important to the future success of your breastfeeding relationship. Slow weight gain alone is generally not a problem in and of itself, but more of an indicator to check for other possible problems.
Having said that some women do genuinely have low milk supply. You'll know this if your baby is not having enough wet or dirty nappies.Read More
Days that start at 5 am feel long. Nights that involve musical beds and breastfeeding marathons feel even longer. The years may be short in retrospect, but often in that moment, the years don’t even exist. It’s impossible to see the bigger picture with your nose to the grindstone.Read More
It may sound like a torture technique, but it’s actually a postpartum tradition that is common in many different cultures. Over my ten years working as a postpartum doula I have seen this practice being revived by many women around the world.Read More
Gluten-free lactation cookies that actually taste GOOD! Like seriously good, as good as the ones with gluten in them!!!Read More
Humans have been successfully breastfeeding for thousands of years but today only one mother in three meets her own breastfeeding goals.Read More
Many pregnant women spend a lot of their time preparing the baby’s nursery - but forget to prepare some beautiful and comfortable spaces for themselves!
You are going to spend many, many hours breastfeeding and rocking and cuddling and holding your sleeping baby in your arms. It’s so much more enjoyable when you have a beautiful and comfortable space.Read More
Many new mummies are scared out of their wits that if they don’t start a routine as soon as their baby is born they are cursing themselves to a life of no sleep! You have likely been told you are creating a rod for your own back if you decide to go with the flow, but let me tell you a few things about routines…Read More
Many mothers feel like they lose themselves a little in the journey to motherhood. Perhaps it’s an important stage so that you can rise, like a phoenix from the ashes, as a new and improved YOU!Read More