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It’s time to shed the guilt!

Mum guilt is something experienced by many mums and working mums experience guilt in overdrive. We feel guilty for going to work and not spending 100% of our time with our kids.  We feel guilty when we have to leave work early to pick up a sick child.  We feel guilty for taking time out…



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Easing back into work after maternity leave

You’re a new mum. You have had a period of time away from work on maternity leave, learning to be a mum and look after, care for and nourish your baby. But the time has come for you to return to work. Returning to work after having a baby can be a daunting and stressful…



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What are essential oils and how can you use them?

I was introduced to the doTERRA essential oils a few months ago and have been learning more and more about them since then. Although very sceptic initially about the benefits to people that I had been seeing on social media, I was very happy to try them myself to see how they could help me…



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Can you still set big goals for yourself when you are a mum?

Remember the time before you had children where you could just drop everything to try something new or chase a new opportunity? Life was relatively simple. You didn’t have anyone to think about but yourself (except maybe your partner and other family members but they probably demanded little of your time). You could be selfish…



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MONDAY MOTIVATING MUM – Claire

Today I am sharing an interview with Claire, mum to Fergus and soon to be wife to Russell. Claire and I have known each other for many years now (we go way back!) and you may remember reading her interview about how she prepared for maternity leave. Claire is a first time mum to 10…



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MONDAY MOTIVATING MUM – Vari

Today’s motivating mum is Vari. Vari grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and always had the travel bug. She ran off to New York at 17 to play volleyball knowing that she wanted to see more of the world. She had no intention on staying in Glasgow but, as the Universe would have it, she met her…



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MONDAY MOTIVATING MUM – Steph

Today I introduce you to motivating mum, Steph. Steph is a working mumma who loves yoga, crystals, journaling, meditating, live music, holidays, spending fun times with family and friends, and I’m super passionate about living the life of my dreams, by my rules and honoring and actioning my intuition. Steph Demetrious is a passionate Kinesiologist…



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MONDAY MOTIVATING MUM – Renee

I am thrilled to share today’s motivating  mum with you. Renee and I have known each other for many years. We met in high school and were friends but not all that close. We hadn’t caught up since school until about a year ago when she was planning a Cancer Council biggest morning tea fundraiser. She asked me to speak at her morning…



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MONDAY MOTIVATING MUM – Elisha

I have had the pleasure of getting to know today’s Motivating Mum, Elisha Wildblood online while designing her ebook over the past couple of months. Elisha currently lives in Singapore but is originally from Sydney. “We have lived in four countries in the past 7 years (and I’ve given birth in three of them!). We…



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Travelling with kids – packing your carry on bag

We have travelled to Bali three times now with our kids and the flights haven’t got much easier. This time I was more prepared than I have been in the past and thought more about what to pack in the carry on back to keep the kids entertained. The flight from Adelaide to Bali is…