There are two types of first-time mothers: those who have experience with other babies and know what to do with them, and those who have no clue. I was in the latter category. During my pregnancy I was painfully aware of my incompetence with babies; I had no previous...read more
Divorce is hard and it can leave a lasting impact; and yet this divorced mum is living her life full of joy. I was intrigued to find out her secret to such happiness. Gita shares her truly inspirational story with us. I went through a very bad divorce nine years...read more
The first few weeks of postpartum are recognised around the world as a crucial time. This period that lasts around 40 days is marked in numerous cultures, and not just in traditional societies: think six-week check up in the UK, US or Canada. This is roughly the...read more
Clean eating is a bit of a buzz word these days; it seems to be everywhere in the media, you hear people talking about it, you see lots of different definitions and views. But what is actually clean eating? I asked Ann Wenstrom Murphy, holistic health coach and...read more
Transitioning into motherhood: “It took me a long time to realise that I can still live my life – but it is now entangled with the lives of my children”
Giving birth might happen overnight – but transitioning into motherhood takes time. Becoming a mother is a process, and it’s guaranteed to turn your life upside down. Antoniya shares her experience with us. Transitioning into motherhood wasn’t easy. In the antenatal...read more
If you are a mother, chances are you experienced a massive change in your life once your baby was born. I’m not just talking about post-pregnancy bellies or sleepless nights; I’m talking about feeling all over the place because there are a million things you now have...read more
It’s not easy to go from being a successful business woman to being a mother. According to Zsuzsanna, entrepreneur and mother of one, the keyword is "surrender". She shares her story with us. My life before motherhood was a completely different world. I was in...read more
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
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