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Pep Talk

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As another absolutely exhausting year draws to a close and the New Year rolls in, our brains automatically start to think about the year that was and we slowly begin to torment ourselves. Let's face it: it's fucking rare that we achieve all, if any, of our New Year's resolutions. I mean, I know I personally set a goal of reading more books but I've got no idea how you're meant to do that as a parent. Real life gets in the way of shit. And lack of sleep; and kids; and jobs; and procrastination; and that phone that's strapped...

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Rock Tits Over Dummy Spits

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Rock Tits Over Dummy Spits

Whoever said the first 8 weeks are the hardest must have birthed an angel baby with mild colic or something, because in my opinion that is total bullshit. The first 8 weeks are hard, I'm not denying that. For 9 months you've had this thing contained then all of a sudden you're being sent home from hospital with an extra human and it's like 'now what do I do?'. Your body is basically going in to shock getting used to your new routine of waking up very couple of hours. Your eyeballs are hanging out of your skull. Maybe your...

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Food For Thought

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It’s crazy to think that the world we live in today would make any parent feel inadequate when it came to feeding their child, and by this I mean the age old saying of 'boob is best'. Fuck that, I say! Instead my mantra is 'fed is best'.  The reason that I felt compelled to write about this is because in my early months of being a mum I did something called mixed feeding, and the more I talk to new parents or parents-to-be about this, the more I realise that this isn’t something that is typically talked about until...

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Stop. Revive. Survive.

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Stop. Revive. Survive.

Mother Lover and Pearl Skin & Beauty are combining forces to bring you an eventing of food, drinks and whining about mum life whilst we highlight the importance of self care for mental health and raise funds for PANDA.  6pm April 5th - Pearl Skin & Beauty Castlemaine - Drinks & nibbles provided - An opportunity to meet and socialize with other mothers from the community.- If you would like a treatment on the night, it’ll be $20 and you will have a choice of 4 treatments (we will announce them soon!) - 30% of the proceeds from all Mother...

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To the parent that just found out their child is on the Autism spectrum

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To the parent that just found out their child is on the Autism spectrum

To the parent that just found out their child is on the spectrum, it isn't your fault and it's nothing you have done. Believe me I know how heartbreaking it is to find out your little bundle of joy isn't "progressing" or "meeting their milestones" like everyone else's child. Furthermore, not understanding how this could happen because "my child doesn't look Autistic". The reality is that Autism DOES NOT have a face, it's different in every single person, and unfortunately is an invisible disability. You can't stop feeling like you've done something wrong, and laying awake at night worrying about...

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