Why we are afraid of women’s circles?

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This is the title of a podcast episode I came across from Amy Taylor Kabbaz recently. I was scrolling for something else but this jumped out. When I’ve personally invited some mama’s in my village to come try circle, I have at times been met with statements like “?? ?’?? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ??? […]

How to honour your fourth trimester over the festive season.

how to honour your 4th trimester during the festive season

My first babe was a newborn over the Christmas period. I was very excited to show off this long awaited bundle of joy. But in doing that I probably pushed myself too much physically and emotionally. I now know what I know, & if I had my time over I would try to put some […]

A letter to the mother outlaws…

To the mother outlaws, I see you trying to re-write the rules of motherhood. You don’t fit into any category of parenting style fully. Maybe you breastfed but also bottle fed at times so you could go out freely. Maybe you understand the benefits of co-sleeping but don’t really like sharing a bed with your […]

The mental load on mamas during the festive season is HUGE!!

There is good reason why this time of year gets called the ????? season. There is a lot to do before the year ends, there are goodbyes and transitions, there is an increase in financial pressures, there is social gatherings which are not always wanted and the list goes on.The business of life increases significantly […]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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Recently I was asked to write a blog post for Marian Jarvis who owns the business www.soulbodyshiatsu.com.au Here is what I sent her. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. It’s a difficult and often uncomfortable subject matter. But I guarantee you there is someone in your life (if you haven’t yourself), that has […]

Grieving a loss and mothering is messy and complicated.

Two weeks ago we received the devastating news that my uncle, my dads brother died. They live in far North Queensland. We are in lockdown in Melbourne.The loss for me is not just about the tragedy that my uncle is no longer here. It is around the loss to his wife, kids and grandkids. It […]

5 Tips for a successful sleepover with grandparents.

Well it’s officially school holidays here in Victoria!! And thankfully (touch wood) we are also continuing to have easing of covid restrictions. Which means we can visit others, including our kids staying with grandparents. This post follows on from my post the other day about how we are grateful to have sleepovers with grandparents as […]

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