Category : Body Image

Stop Giving Yourself Such A Hard Time!

Stop Giving Yourself Such A Hard Time!

There are a lot of things about being a new mum that can be incredibly difficult. Sure, being a mum is one of the best, most wonderful, and most rewarding things that you can possibly do with your life, but that doesn't mean that it's not sometimes hard. Really hard. The truth is that it can be seriously challenging and stressful a lot of the time and one of the things that tends to make that feelRead more...
How to Create a Soothing Ambience for Your Home Spa

How to Create a Soothing Ambience for Your Home Spa

Are you stressed out and tired, but can't seem to find the time to unwind? You are not alone. Many Australians also go through this.  Fortunately, relaxation is something you can have in the comfort of your own home. Set up a home spa and create a soothing ambiance for it. With a home spa, you can relax any time that best suits you—whether you just got home from work or it's your rest day. HavRead more...
3 Elements Of Haircare To Get Right

3 Elements Of Haircare To Get Right

Your hair is an important aspect of your overall look and, for many people, even your sense of self. But it is one thing to want your hair to be better and another to know what you need to do to make it so. The truth is that being able to master your haircare is something you might well find to be particularly challenging, but as long as you approach it in the right way, there is no reason you wonRead more...
Dealing With Your Mum Tum

Dealing With Your Mum Tum

Your body changes so much during pregnancy. It is growing a human after all! So from stretch marks, to a little extra weight, or just your shape changing, it can be a time where you no longer recognise the body that you have once you’ve given birth. For starters, it just takes time for you to adjust and for your body to get back to what it is doing. But there can be a little ‘mum tum’ that migRead more...
After The Event: Understanding Your Post-Pregnancy Body

After The Event: Understanding Your Post-Pregnancy Body

We all know that our bodies change during pregnancy. How else could we grow a baby? While these changes vary for every mum-to-be, there are some things that you can guarantee. Your womb will expand. You can rest pretty easy that your ankles will too. But, less of us think about what happens once we’ve given birth. It’s no surprise. Rightly so, the baby is the priority then. But, to ensure you dRead more...
Body Image Boosts For New Mums, That Aren't All About Weight

Body Image Boosts For New Mums, That Aren't All About Weight

There is a lot of pressure on new mum’s these days to snap back and look great very quickly after giving birth, even if that isn't exactly the easiest thing to do when you are getting no sleep, and your priorities have just had a massive rearrange. Consequently, new mums can feel a little down on the way that they look, even though it's entirely natural to have gained a little weight, you have beeRead more...
Tips for Getting Back into Exercise After Giving Birth

Tips for Getting Back into Exercise After Giving Birth

image: pixabay If you are like many women, you may feel quite an urge to reclaim your body for yourself after pregnancy. You no longer have a little lodger hanging out in your abdomen making it hard for you to move about, and working out can be a great way to get a little bit of ‘me-time’ in between feeding and cuddles. Or maybe you just want to fit into your favourite pair of pre-pregnancy jeansRead more...
Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

image: Pixabay With caution being crucial during pregnancy with everything from how many servings of fish you eat per week to exposure to household cleaning products, it is no wonder that women are hesitant about following an exercise program. Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy? How much is alright? What are the essentials that every women should know in order to make the most of workouts, wRead more...
How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

You have never been so tired in your life, you have a little person that insists on being attached to you every hour of the day and this little person while extremely adorable can be rather demanding, wanting to be either fed or changed on a constant basis. For some Mum’s it can feel like ground hog day and your motivation to do anything that involves physical exertion has now diminished to a nRead more...
Oh My...  The big 4-0h my goodness... I'm turning 40!

Oh My... The big 4-0h my goodness... I'm turning 40!

I've been grappling with this for a while, the truth, I don't feel ready to turn 40 yet.  Seriously, aren't you meant to have it together and be all grown up and sensible? But the harsh reality stands... I'm turning 40 BUT...  I've embraced it and am ready.  Goodbye dirty thirties and hello naughty forty! A few months ago, I sat and pondered why I was feeling so bummed about growing up, gettRead more...
30 day Mum (& Dad) mind body challenge

30 day Mum (& Dad) mind body challenge

OK I'm not sure if I'm feeling really excited or really silly for saying yes to this challenge!  Time will tell, either way I've decided to do a blog series on the journey. I can no longer use the excuse of "I have a baby" to avoid getting back into shape, goodness knows I really did stretch it out!  I have a friend who has been trying to get me to get healthy and exercise with her for almost 2Read more...
How To Look Fresh Faced On No Sleep

How To Look Fresh Faced On No Sleep

Many new Mums tend to have one of two distinct looks at any given time - beautifully made up woman in control of everything, or hobo. We do have those glorious moments when everything seems to fall into place, and we are able to present ourselves as that “has it all together” Mum we all dreamed we would one day be. Our makeup is perfect, our outfit is amazing (and clean!), and we appear to haveRead more...