What is your first reaction when you see a mum with twins? Do you say something along the lines of “I don’t know how you do it. It must be so hard!” Turns out most people say exactly that – and I must admit I’m one of those people, too. Antoniya, mother of twin boys,...read more
New mums are usually familiar with the name "oxytocin": it is a hormone widely known for the important role it plays in childbirth and breastfeeding. It's responsible for the contractions of the uterus during labour, and also for milk production and the milk let-down...read more
Many parents will agree that having teenagers at home can be a challenging time – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful relationship with them. Gita, mum of three children, shares with us her secrets behind the great relationship she has with her teenagers....read more
Baby brain gets a bad reputation - but it's actually a wonderful thing. Baby brain, mommy brain, pregnancy brain, nappy brain, "momnesia": all these terms mean the same thing. They refer to the cognitive decline many women experience during pregnancy and postpartum....read more
The following story was shared by our reader Dessi. Birth stories matter; and her story is an important one as it sheds light on a topic that’s not often talked about. Here's what happened to her: It took me two years to speak about this. I was too traumatized to even...read more
Many things change once you become a mother. Apart from the obvious changes to your daily routine (and not to mention your nighttime one!) there will also be some changes that are more gradual and subtle. You will probably find that your priorities change - which is...read more
Motherhood is an unpredictable journey through all kinds of weird and wonderful things - as one mum said, "motherhood is the most difficult and the most beautiful thing in the world". Today we're only focusing on the beautiful side: we asked...read more
Busy mothers will probably agree that doing chores is everyone’s least favourite thing. As the family grows and the kids are still small all the housework that is not absolutely essential will slowly slip down on the priority list – and ironing is usually one of the...read more
No one denies that breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby – but not everyone will tell you that although it is the most natural way of feeding your baby, it can actually be very difficult to begin with. Establishing successful breastfeeding is not exactly a walk...read more
This post was written by Sara Woodard-Ortiz, founder of The HeartFull Journey: Love yourself through divorce and beyond. The word contradiction probably comes to mind when reading the title of this article. What marriage advice could a divorced mom possibly give?...read more
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