Category : New Mum Challenges

The First Year Sign Ups: Steps You Need To Take Before Baby's First Birthday

The First Year Sign Ups: Steps You Need To Take Before Baby's First Birthday

During baby’s first year, there’s a chance you won’t feel up to much. By the time they reach their first birthday, you’ll just be remembering what a good night’s sleep looks like. Even if you’ve been back at work for a few months, the chances are you’re still warming up to your role again. There’s no getting around it; baby brain takes us over for at least the first year of our little one’s livRead more...
How Your Child Can Help Your Anxiety

How Your Child Can Help Your Anxiety

As a parent, there is nothing more amazing than being able to bring up your child to not be afraid, to be empathetic to others and to hopefully not suffer from anxieties and stress like many of us do. However, what happens when you are the one who is anxious and you have to look after a child? Anxiety can be a powerful thing, but your child can be stronger. Here are some of the ways which your chiRead more...
Manage Your Moolah! How Mums Can Stay Cash Savvy Today!

Manage Your Moolah! How Mums Can Stay Cash Savvy Today!

It is important to make sure we mums deal with much of the stress and worry of parenthood, and the best way to do that is to boss your finances. There are a lot of things you have to make sure you stay cash savvy as a mother. You need to make sure you manage your finances better and keep on top of things with the family cash. This can seem a little overwhelming when you first start out, but the moRead more...
Moving Home With Small Children

Moving Home With Small Children

Moving home can be stressful no matter the circumstances. However, when you have small children, the stress levels can raise quite a bit! Nevertheless, this is nothing that a bit of planning and preparation cannot fix. If you are planning to move home and you have small kids, read on for some helpful tips that can make the process go a lot smoother… Keep your children involved – Children love tRead more...
Keeping It Clean: Managing The Mess Of Parenthood

Keeping It Clean: Managing The Mess Of Parenthood

Being a parent is always a messy job. No matter how well-behaved your child, there will always be some sort of clean up at the end of the day, and every mom and dad will know this frustration well. Of course, while having a little one is dirty business, most people will still care about the way they look, feel, and, most importantly, smell, making keeping it clean a priority in a lot of homes. To Read more...
Taking On The Childcare Minefield

Taking On The Childcare Minefield

Having a baby can really put a giant, baby-shaped spanner in the works when you are trying to decide what to do with yourself. Unfortunately, life doesn’t just stop and wait patiently for our little people to grow up and go to school, so if you want to be able to pay the bills and keep a roof over your head, you may have to look into going back to work. There are three camps for new mothers: the fRead 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...
Stressed Out? It's Time To Call A Babysitter!

Stressed Out? It's Time To Call A Babysitter!

Parenting is really, really hard work and if your kid, or kids, are happy, healthy and staring forward at a bright future, you can certainly be proud of your efforts so far. Unfortunately, the role of a parent never ends no matter if your child is four-years-old, or forty-four! You children will always need your advice, from help with their homework to advice on their first mortgage. You'll alwaysRead more...
Bright Ideas to Protect Your Family Wealth

Bright Ideas to Protect Your Family Wealth

If you’ve worked a considerable amount in your life, then you’ve probably accumulated a lot of funds. This could be in the form of assets like a house or a car, or it might just be sitting in your savings account. However, as you grow older, you’ll start thinking about how you can pass your money down to the next generation of your family. To help you out, here are a couple of bright ideas no how Read more...
Road Trip with a toddler - what to take in the car

Road Trip with a toddler - what to take in the car

We're 7 months into our epic road trip with a toddler and dog around Australia. We left Sydney in July and have been up to Cooktown, back down the east coast to Victoria, across to Tassie, back to Melbourne for Christmas, through South Australia and we're currently cruising around the south west of WA - which is beyond amazing and so beautiful! We've driven over 24,000kms which is A LONGRead more...
World Breastfeeding Week - Breastfeeding tips

World Breastfeeding Week - Breastfeeding tips

World breastfeeding week - It's totally a thing!  Read more about it here...  It runs from the 1st - 7th August, 2016. "The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share." All that aside.  I'm all for breastfeeding if you caRead 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...