BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS FOR BUSY MAMAS

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Mornings are the busiest time of the day for most families. On any given morning, there may be one person flying out the door for work, kindy bags to be packed and children to be dressed, brushed and fed. So it is no wonder that many mothers report to me that they just don’t have ...

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DIARY OF A STAY AT HOME DAD

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It’s been a little over two months since I became the primary carer for my baby girl, Mia, who is currently eleven months old.  I’m taking three months off from my job as a lawyer while Mia’s mum returns to work. I was initially hesitant to write about this time as I was unsure of the ...

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MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS THROUGH STORY TIME

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As summer comes to an end here in Australia and families prepare to go back to school, work and day care ... it’s a great time to consider your family reading goals for this year.  You may ask yourself questions such as: How much reading am I doing and does this match how much would I ...

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MAKE YOURSELF BULLETPROOF

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Joe. Black crack. Java. Rocket fuel. Go juice. While we all lovingly nickname our coffee differently, we are in universal agreement that motherhood is largely a case of survival of the most caffeinated.  Well, now there's a new brew in town promising even more energy, better focus (goodbye mum brain) and many more health benefits than your ...

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YOUR ULTIMATE PARENTAL LEAVE CHECKLIST

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Consider this the career version of “what to expect when you’re expecting”. Compiled by the empowering lady bosses at Circle In, this comprehensive guide is the ultimate resource for working mothers. It covers everything and anything you need to know before you clock off and venture into the land of sleepless nights and reflux. As soon ...

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MAMA MUSE: THE BEACH PEOPLE

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In a time when authenticity is a rare commodity, the stylish sister act behind cult lifestyle brand, The Beach People, are a welcome breath of fresh air. Despite their blooming global business, Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie, have mastered the art of balance and lead a wholesome, mindful existence with their tribes near Australia’s Gold ...

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MAMA MUSE: LISA CLAYTON

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A vision of golden limbs, endless energy and that mega-watt smile, Lisa Clayton radiates a natural sparkle which can brighten any room. It almost defies belief that she’s the mother of three boys under seven … including twins. It’s Lisa’s enthusiasm for life which people are drawn to … and what quickly transformed her humble ...

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INSPIRING SELF LOVE IN A TOUGH WORLD

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We were on the beach with our 15-month-old daughter recently when an older lady came up and started watching her.  She was playing with her cousins in the sand. The big kids collected fists full of starfish from the rock pools and arranged them in front of her, like living Lego. They were all having a great ...

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GRATITUDE IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH

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Like so many women, I have always wanted to be a mum. I just had the most amazing upbringing and I wanted to love someone as much as my parents love me. I wanted someone to need me as much as I need them. My journey into motherhood began like most of you. I looked down ...

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DEALING WITH GRIEF DURING PREGNANCY

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"You have at best between one and three months to live". I accompanied Dad to all of his oncology appointments to keep across the progress of his cancer and we had hoped this routine appointment would be exactly that. Two days earlier, I found out I was five weeks pregnant. Finding out your Dad is dying, and you're ...

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