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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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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SUCCESS SECRETS OF FEMALE GAME CHANGERS

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It's a powerful time to be female. Women are united, have a voice and there are more trailblazers than ever before. Now some of the most inspiring and empowering women from across the globe are letting you into their worlds. In the bestselling book, Game Changers, they share their secrets to overcoming fears and challenges, keeping ...

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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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SALT OF THE EARTH

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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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LIFE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

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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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WHEN YOU DROP THE F-BOMB TO YOUR NEWBORN

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I am being held hostage. My captor has tied me to a kitchen chair, he has broken my throne, and cut my hair, and from my lips he has drawn...wait, wait, wait. I'm blatantly plagiarising Leonard Cohen here. But his song just gels with me right now. The events I have described (granted they are ...

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