motherhood

Parenting

14 Reasons My Back Hurts Today

If there’s one thing we parents say more than anything it’s, “WOW my back hurts today.” No matter how spritely we were before building a family, having small humans that need or want carrying and the fact that we are getting older every single day takes its toll on the long, rickety vertebrae puzzle behind […]

Fitness

Strong Mum Bods Help Us Get the Job Done

I am not one for diets and fitness crazes. First of all, food is delicious. Letting someone who whipped up a new fad with lots of rules run my life means I’d get less of that delicious food. No, thanks. Secondly, there is plenty of yum out there that can be eaten in health-conscious quantities, keeping […]

Toddlers

Stand Back Terrible Twos: A Threenager is the Real Terror

From the time we mention we’re interested in possibly starting a family sometime soon, we’re warned about the terrible twos. “Enjoy that sweet baby now, because the toddler years are around the corner”. No one tells us that behind the so-called “terrible twos”, the real monster is lurking. The threes. The truth is, the threes […]

Mum Confessions

Why You Should Kick The Career Guilt For Good

Whether you work or stay at home (or both), there is one thing that unites all mothers: mum guilt. Like many things related to motherhood, mum guilt is personal. We all have our own version. Of course, not every mum will feel guilty about the decisions she makes regarding work and motherhood. Some take great offense […]

Parenting

21 Things Every Mum Who’s Had a Premmie Knows

I was ridiculously organised in preparation of giving birth to my first baby to ensure it all went exactly as I wanted it to. Everything I received from my baby shower was put in place the day I got home from the party. My hospital bag was thoroughly packed way in advance. Three copies of […]

Parenting

Hiring A Housekeeper Saved My Sanity

   I Hired a Housekeeper to Save My Sanity and Have No Regrets  Whether we’re stay-at-home mums, or working mums, or even work-at-home mums, most would probably agree that juggling parenting with our other responsibilities is hard. There are laundry piles to tackle. Sticky dishes piled in the sink calling our names. Meals to cook […]

Parenting

8 Things You Can Do When You’re Parenting An Intense Child

When you’re parenting an emotionally intense child, you’re going to have challenges that other parents won’t have. Where their kids hold their hands in public and walk nicely, yours is the one, well, possibly hollering because he can’t have that Paw Patrol Transforming Truck. But what exactly does it mean to have an intense child? […]

Health

How Yoga Changed My Life (Not Just My Pants)

  Yoga pants and mums have become a cliche. Something mums wear to pick up kids from school and swing through the Starbucks drive-through. In jokes and memes and occasionally maybe even in reality, yoga pants exist purely to collect baby spit up and as a napkin to collect potato chip grease. A recent Saturday […]