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It’s not his birth, he doesn’t belong here.

It’s not his birth, he doesn’t belong here.

It’s not his birth, he doesn’t belong here. He’ll say the wrong thing and upset her. But he is her husband, her partner, the love of her life. He holds her when she’s upset in the middle of the night, and comforts her when she loses faith in herself. That is exactly what she needs, he knows just what to say.     . It’s not his birth, he doesn’t belong here. This is no place for a man. But…

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Hormone disruptors and how to avoid them

Hormone disruptors and how to avoid them

Our Sad New “NORMAL” Australia is the fattest country in the world. We eat less fresh fruit and veg than the US population and we’re becoming more and more unhealthy. Our guidepost for “normal” is shifting. If you go to your doctor and say, my skin is crap, I can’t sleep, I’m so tired and cranky all the time, I can’t shift this weight and my stomach is always bloated. I go from constipation to the runs on an almost…

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Bliss Ball Recipe

Bliss Ball Recipe

Healthy + Delicious Snack Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free I make these Bliss Balls for every class I run and every week for a healthy snack on the go at home. My whole family loves them! Peppermint seems to be the oil of choice but I love Wild Orange. Remember, when adding essential oils start with just a few drops as you can always add more if you want more flavour. doTERRA essential oils pack a flavour PUNCH…

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What was never discussed about my infertility

What was never discussed about my infertility

A Common Story My husband and I took a while to fall pregnant. Not as long as many but 15 months was long enough for us. I had irregular cycles. Very irregular. I wasn’t able to track it well enough to predict ovulation. I went to my GP to have a chat about conception and what we needed to do before falling pregnant. The usual was discussed, vaccinations up to date, supplements, foods to avoid while pregnant and who to…

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Please Don’t “Start How You Intend To Finish”

Please Don’t “Start How You Intend To Finish”

Which Finish Line Are You Talking About? “Start how you intend to finish” is something I’ve read and heard even more. Or the similar “don’t create a rod for your own back” line dished out to every new mother. Why are these so damaging? Because they make absolutely no sense! When exactly are you talking about finishing? Am I meant to be parenting this newborn like I envisage parenting my 18 year old? Should this little baby be expected to…

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Stop Terrifying Pregnant Mums!

Stop Terrifying Pregnant Mums!

Keep Your Horror Stories To Yourself We have to stop telling pregnant women horror birth stories. It’s as simple as that. When you’re pregnant, you’re just a little vulnerable (to say the least). If this is your first baby, you have no idea what to expect, everything is new and incredibly overwhelming. Maybe this is a subsequent birth and your previous experience wasn’t what you had expected or particularly positive. Why oh why, do women think that this is the right…

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Baby Wearing Dads: Ovaries Exploding Like Fireworks

Baby Wearing Dads: Ovaries Exploding Like Fireworks

What is it about a Baby Wearing Daddy?? There’s something incredibly sexy about seeing a man nurturing his baby. The way he kisses their head, smiles as he rubs their back…and let’s face it, it’s especially awesome when it’s your own because that means that baby is not on your hip! I think every dad should wear his baby. It might result in a massive population explosions as women all over the place swoon but it’s also incredible for baby…

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Born Into Light and Love. Charlotte’s Birth Story

Born Into Light and Love. Charlotte’s Birth Story

The Birth of Charlotte Pregnancy I have always loved babies and the older I got the more interested in birth I became. Like most people I used to view birth as that horrible thing I just had to endure and get through to get my baby. But I started doing research on birth and reading and watching birth stories years before I fell pregnant and realised that birth was an incredibly powerful and transformative process. And depending on how it…

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The Truth About Breastfeeding a Toddler

The Truth About Breastfeeding a Toddler

The truth about breastfeeding a toddler. Now, I know I’m a little outside the norm by breastfeeding my 18 month old daughter. Aussie breastfeeding rates show that I am part of only 9% of mothers who are still breastfeeding at this age. And while the World Health Organisation recommend continued breastfeeding until 2 years old, just 5% of babies in Australia are still boobing away at 2. I have said to most of my family and friends that not only will…

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