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
Yep, it’s torture. You don’t need anyone to tell you that.
There is a common misconception that the worst weeks of sleep are the first weeks after birth. But many, many mothers hit a wall around their babies first birthday. Sleep can get better and worse at various ages and stages, but it’s really the relentlessness of it that starts to wear you down. After many months of sleep deprivation, you really can lose your marbles.Read More
I’m kind of obsessed with tea. It’s one of my favourite oxytocin boosters, so warming and nurturing and connecting. And I especially love chai, it’s grounding and warming and so nourishing for the soul! I usually make it regularly from scratch - it’s actually pretty easy!
You can find my regular chai recipe here.
But sometimes as a Newborn Mother myself, I find I don’t have the time to make proper chai from scratch. So I created tea pot chai. It’s super yummy and even quicker and easier to make. You can almost do it one handed - except for the boiling water bit!Read More
I asked my husband what I should write about for Fathers Day. The conversation went something like this…Read More
As a life long lover of naps I find it hard to understand when people tell me they can’t nap! But I know it’s true, many exhausted new mums say they find it really hard to sleep during the day.Read More
In the past community would come together to support new mothers. Now we live in nuclear families and culturally don’t have much understanding of women’s needs after childbirth. Sadly many new mothers feel isolated, overwhelmed and exhausted.Read More
When you have a baby you are usually given the same old run-of-the-mill advice. Usually given by people who don’t have children or had children a very long time ago. The advice, though well-intentioned, is often verging on mythical! Although in the ideal world it would work, in real terms it simply doesn’t.Read More
Oxytocin is enjoying it’s time in the spotlight. It appears to give almost miraculous results with bonding and mood and milk-flow.
But we rarely talk about it’s dark side!Read More