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Tips to MINDFUL LIVING & PARENTING

Tips to MINDFUL LIVING & PARENTING

Here are the top 5 things I have learnt to incorporate into life to be more mindful while being a mama to two kids in this rat race we call 'everyday life'. They are small changes but they ensure you are PRESENT and MINDFUL while with your children.

INTERVIEW by the Secret Coffee Group

INTERVIEW by the Secret Coffee Group

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jen Jones from the Secret Coffee Group.  I met Jen at our Antenatal Group and she helped brought out the other side of me - the side that you see now! If you would like to get to know me more and how we come about, READ ON..

The baby sleeping taboo: To cosleep or not cosleep?

The baby sleeping taboo: To cosleep or not cosleep?

Cosleeping is such a taboo subject here in New Zealand. Partly due to scary newspaper articles relating to infant deaths and cosleeping and partly due to healthcare professionals and their responsibilities to reinforce safe sleeping to prevent SIDS.. "own bed, own space, no blanket". Yes, that is true that SIDS has been caused by bedsharing, cosleeping etc but lots of authors forget to note the fact that usually in these circumstances, parents are either smokers or have been drinking or have not been cosleeping/bedsharing safely.

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Motherhood

Motherhood

"It will be life-changing", they said. Wow were they right or what! I guess I have always figured that it will change my life but oh boy, did it change me. From the moment I saw my little girl and reached out into the incubator to touch her little fingers and hand, I couldn't believe the overwhelming feeling of love that I felt. It sounds cliche I know but really I did.I looked at her photo that night and cried whilst my partner was snoring away next to my hospital bed as our little girl had to spend the night in...