Health > Emotional Wellbeing

Choosing to Cheer Others On

For many years now I have understood the importance of being an encourager.  It has been my goal to ensure that what I say is focused on building others up rather than tearing them down. And while I don’t claim to have quite perfected this practice yet, I have found...

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When you’re grieving on Mother’s Day

  The hardest day of my life was the day I become a mother.The start of motherhood comes in so many forms for us all and for some of us, our journey into motherhood is the most terrifying experience we’ll ever face. Hearing and seeing the words ‘Happy Mother’s Day’...

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Feeling blah every day? Mamas, think about this.

If you’re reading this, it’s pretty likely you’re a mum too. So, I think it’s time we had a little chat about that iddy biddy feeling of ‘blah’ that some – not all, but, well, a lot – of mums feel while their kids are little. I’ve spent a fair whack of my time as a...

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When being a mum is an anxiety trigger

Anxiety. It’s a powerful word. Taboo even. It’s a word that makes some of us feel ashamed.  But it shouldn’t! A recent survey showed that almost 50 percent of Australian women suffer from anxiety or depression, so why there’s still a stigma attached is beyond me! But...

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How exercise helped my post-baby mental health

My pregnancy was a walk in the park If it wasn’t for my ever-expanding waistline I wouldn’t have known I was pregnant. Life was good and consisted of pregnancy Pilates, afternoon siestas, and daydreams of how perfect life would be once my little bundle of joy...

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Three Mama-Guilts to Ditch, starting NOW!

How many times today have you felt that little twinge of mama-guilt? I felt it when I packed lunch boxes that were sub-par in terms of vegetable content, and when there were no school socks because I forgot to do the washing, and after I snapped at my toddler who was...

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Making Time for YOU

‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’, ‘Self-care is a priority’, ‘Take time for yourself’. How many times have we seen these gems pop up in well-meaning articles and Facebook memes?  But it’s all easier said than done! When you’re a mum, TIME is the one thing you have...

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Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Frappé

Nothing says Autumn like falling leaves, plaid scarves, and a pumpkin spice latte.  But what if you live in the Southern Hemisphere (or the southern US) where its boiling hot at this time of year?  Here’s the perfect recipe to help indulge your pumpkin spice fancies,...

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Exercising and Pregnancy

While most women will want to maintain fitness during pregnancy, you don’t want to do anything that could put yourself or your baby at risk. There is so much conflicting information out there, but you’ll be pleased to know that many forms of exercise have benefits...

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Watermelon Salad

As the weather heats up nothing says refreshing like watermelon.  I love this recipe as an accompaniment to BBQ or a spicy curry. And if you’re making Mexican, just swap out the mint for coriander and the chillies for a sprinkle of chipotle pepper.  No matter your...

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Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Two things my kids love: Chinese food and chicken wings. This recipe ticks both boxes, is pretty simple, and absolutely delicious! And the icing on the cake (well, the spice on the wings), is that it’s dairy and gluten free! 1 egg 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce 1...

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Dad’s Asian Greens, aka Dragon Food

My dad is a terrific cook, he was the first one who managed to convince my daughter to eat cooked vegetables.   I know lots of mums who also struggle with getting greens into their kids, so here’s dad’s secret: Dragon Food. He made a simple and delicious stir fried...

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Breakfast: the most annoying meal of the day

Mornings are crazy in houses all over the world, there are partners to get out the door, school lunches to pack, backpacks to ready, school projects to wrestle into the car, bums to wipe, teeth to clean, shoes to tie, work outfits to throw on, and the exhausting list...

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