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Father bottle feeding his baby infant formula

“I begged my wife to stop breastfeeding”

My wife Louise had a very healthy first pregnancy. Aside from the expected nausea and morning sickness (which was more like morning, noon and...
Mom playing blocks with her autistic son

“The story of my son with special needs”

When my son was born, he was perfect! He had 10 fingers and 10 toes, and was a healthy full-term baby! He was such an...
Mother with borderline personality disorder crying

“It’s okay to feel like a terrible mother”

I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) after my second child was born and I recently gave birth to my third, a beautiful...
Baby drinking milk from a bottle

“I combined breastfeeding with formula bottles & increased my milk supply”

More than three years ago, just after my baby was born, I happily signed the consent form in the hospital, giving the nurses permission...
Smiling mom with toddler twin boys

“After overcoming cancer, I got it again when I was 7 months pregnant with...

Every year, as September comes to a close, I brace myself for a month of being inundated with cancer messaging from every publication, news...
Mom changing her baby's nappy for the first time

“If you take both you babies home, it will be a miracle” – a...

As soon as you find out that you’re going to have a child (or in my case, children) in NICU, both doctors and nurses...
Happy mother holding her smiling baby girl

Clouds birth rainstorms

Robynn Osborne explores her feelings about motherhood in depth in this moving poem. I glanced upon my image Knowing that it would soon change The feeling I...
small-toddler-running-on-ramp-in-airport-while-travelling-on-holiday-with-family

Travelling long-haul with kids – how to ace the journey!

You might remember my name from a story I wrote in May 2019 regarding my struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS) and how to deal...
small-baby-with-constipation-sitting-on-the-floor-looking-for-mom

“I eased my baby’s constipation with magnesium”

One of the worst things for us moms is seeing our kids sick or struggle, and when my seven-month-old starting getting cramps and constipation,...
happy-family-portrait-with-mom-and-children-in-green-lush-garden

Being a superwoman is a lie

As she compares a recent family photo to one from six years ago, doula and homeopath, Dr Taryn Turner reflects on how far she...
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