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Entering into parenthood is hard!

Entering into parenthood is hard!

Meet Michaela, our new blog editor, and learn why (as the mother of a cheeky 1 year old) she's definitely fit for the job.

Expectations as our bump becomes a baby

Expectations as our bump becomes a baby

Finding out a little one is 'on the way' can be exciting and daunting, all at the same time ...  

Five lessons I learnt in my first year as a mother

Five lessons I learnt in my first year as a mother

In this personal piece, Kate shares her experiences of the challenges being a first-time mum brought and how reaching out for support with friends makes the journey easier. 

Flying with baby

Flying with baby

A clinical psychologist and first-time mum shares her experiences and offers tips for air travel with a baby.

Four months into parenthood

Four months into parenthood

After four months with her newborn, Alex has finally settled into her role as a mother ... as well as her role being a new parent blogger!

How do I become a confident parent?

How do I become a confident parent?

Self-doubt, guilt and uncertainty accompany first time parenthood, but as Poppy learns, your confidence grows one day at a time ... 

How quickly things have changed

How quickly things have changed

My life has changed so much in the last 3 months and I am loving being a mother but never thought I would be so tired. In my mother’s group there is such a range of experiences, some are having trouble with feeding, others don’t have any family nearby, and one friend is getting sleep, having no trouble with feeding her baby and has her family around.

I'm not sleeping more than four hours in a row ...

I'm not sleeping more than four hours in a row ...

With a six month old that still feeds twice a night, new mum Stacy is rightfully tired with the lack of sleep her and her husband are getting!

Learning to go with the flow

Learning to go with the flow

For all the joy having a baby brought, for first-time mum Rochana there was also all manner of pain. But she found help was there when she needed it. 

Maternity leave musings

Maternity leave musings

Excitedly awaiting the arrival of her first child, Jemma details her maternity leave adventures and anticipates what motherhood has in store ...