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Mom-and-baby-kiss
Four months after bringing life into the world and nurturing my baby girl, reality came knocking at my front door and I had to return to work. This literally marked the end of an era. An era of endless newborn cuddles, baby care, sporadic naps and the likes. We...
mother-with-baby-and-kids-playing-on-grass
So here I am, a 30-something-year-old woman (a child actually but ssssh, please don’t tell anyone as it will scare those around me who actually entrust me with work). I somehow still have to make a living, which is the adult thing to do – and it will also...
friends-with-new-mom
There are some things people just say because it’s polite, but don’t really think it through or have any intention of doing it. Don’t be that person. Here are five ways to be a good friend, or sister, to a new mommy. 1. Don’t just offer to help If you offer to help, your...
mother-injecting-drugs-opioid-addicted
The number of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers in the US more than quadrupled during 1999-2014, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health impact on these children is huge and lifelong. The US is in the midst of an opioid epidemic with...
mom-and-baby-in-field
The first few months of motherhood were some of the hardest and most testing of my life. You can never really prepare yourself for the lack of sleep, the crying, the mess and the sacrifices you make for your little bundle of joy. Maternity leave is a very isolating time for new...
mom-with-child
Now that my son is a full-blown toddler, I’ve been reflecting on my journey of motherhood, especially those times when he was an itty-bitty newborn. There have undoubtedly been some tough times, and there are others where we just had to laugh. Here are some funny things that started happening...
roxy-jacenko-pixie-family-brand
By Camilla Nelson, University of Notre Dame Australia “Taylen has become a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s mother can collect more than 3,000 likes on a...
dying-flowers-loss
At the age of 27, Michelle Sookool was excited to become a first-time mum. After trying to conceive for two years, Michelle and her husband, Andre Jerome Sookool, were delighted to discover that she was two weeks pregnant. Sadly, she lost the pregnancy a week later. Michelle shares her...
new-mama-dada-with-baba
It’s referred to as the fourth trimester for a reason! Just like with the pregnancy trimesters, your body goes through a lot of changes in the months after. In the same way that you research pregnancy, you should definitely investigate postpartum recovery and what to expect your body to...
mother-with-baby-postnatal-depression
“My kids drive me crazy!” This is something most of us have said or thought at some stage, while feeling overwhelmed by the demands of parenting. Yet, many mothers stare more severe psychological problems (particularly postpartum depression) in the face and will need professional help to overcome this obstacle. As...
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