Earlier in the year, I had an epiphany. I realised that many women undervalue their worth and their potential, but by doing so, we also enable others to devalue our worth too.
After a week of being sick with the flu, Mother’s Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to get everyone out of the house and go for a drive. I had been itching to go to Queen Mary falls for ages and finally got my wish. So off we went! We took the scenic route through Boonah and meandered past wild lemon trees and trickling creeks, then up the narrow, windy road towards Killarney.
Next week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. As a doula working with breastfeeding mummas, I often see the effects that food intolerance can have on newborn babies. As a mum who has allergies and has children with various allergies, I know how tough it can be to a) work with your allergies to live a healthy, full life where you feel great and b) convince your kids to do something to help them feel better.
Maybe it’s a sign of tough economic times, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do too many Mumma Nurture or Postnatal Meal packages of late (after being run off my feet with them last year). But the other day, I was priviledged to prepare some family meals for a good friend of mine (her sister in law had gifted her a Mumma Nurture package) and I wanted to share what I made because it might inspire you to nurture yourself a bit more.
Choosing where to have your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make on your journey towards becoming a new parent (or a parent of a new little one if you already have children). Where you have your baby may determine the type of care you receive, the choice in care providers and the choices available to you in a birthing suite or afterwards for postnatal support. Every woman wants to feel they’ve chosen the safest and most comfortable option for them but it can be hard to figure out what is important to you, when faced with the barrage of opinions on the subject.