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Christmas Advent; 25 Days of Christmas Kindness

Christmas is a beautiful opportunity to practice kindness and compassion, whilst spreading christmas cheer. Growing Kind is the home of the 'Kindnes Angel' that is available to purchase online and comes with hard copy cards and reflection sheets. However I wanted all...

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Six Self-Care Shortcuts Without Support

 “Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others”. We understand the theory behind this statement all too well, but as mothers living out our hectic daily lives, we often find our personal wellbeing is the last thing on the to do list, or the thing that is...

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Self Love, Parenthood & Slow Living

One thing I know for certain is that love starts from within. I’ve tried pouring from an empty cup for many years of my life and have only ever come up dry.   BY MINDFULLY LOVEDThere were times I looked back on some of my role models for inspiration....

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The Day You Went Away

Please be advised that the following poem is related to  pregnancy loss. Please read at your own   Laying on the table of your second scan. Waiting to see you. Button undone. Gel applied. Wand hovers over. We saw you only three weeks earlier. Heartbeat...

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Help! How do I know which baby carrier to choose?

When you become a mum, it suddenly feels like two arms are not enough anymore - there’s endless amounts of tiny clothes to fold, food to prepare, and a baby who only wants to be held by their mama. And that’s just what must be done…what about doing things you want to...

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A little self love for my little love

I stand and I stare. Picking to pieces the things I wish I could change with that ever familiar taste of distain in my mouth.  It feels like an ongoing battle that can never be won and yet, here I am, addicted to setting myself up for failure. Thighs that have a...

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Home Organisation – In all its glory

  Welcome to the world of home organisation. An organised home can mean different things to different people, on so many different levels. There’s a common assumption that people are either organised, or they’re not. Our homes are a reflection on who we are, how...

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What is Mindfulness?

A quick google search of ‘Mindfulness’ will bring up hundreds of definitions, many sound complex but they all have common themes.   Here are my 5 favourites:    “Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating conscious awareness of our thoughts, feelings and...

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How to stay present as an #InstaMama

  Be present. Live in the moment. Be mindful. You’ve probably these phrases heard it thrown around the ‘gram a lot in the last year. Staying ‘Present’ or ‘Mindful’ is the new black, but is it possible to achieve this while maintaining an online presence for you...

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The Mum Guilt Conundrum; by Emily Smith

Seated on the couch are a group of Mums wearing food stained clothes, hair in a messy bun, bags under their eyes.  The conversation is about going back to work. One Mum is going back to work full time, another part time, there is also one Mum planning to be a stay at...

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Using Crystals to Heal; Our Calm Place

You may already be a big believer in crystals or they may be a new concept to you, either way, there’s no question that they carry some pretty incredible high vibes, that can be used to help you heal - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Whether it be...

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5 Truths About Learning To Talk

   BY JANIE & TANIA - LITTLE BIRDIE BOOKSCommunicating with little people can be extremely challenging. Your child might be reluctant to use words, may be tricky to understand or may be just fine-tuning their ability to ignore instructions.  Whatever the...

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A Simple Plan for a Healthy You

Let’s ditch the super mum façade. The exhausted super Mum/Woman badge of “honour”. This is a thing. A thing that I believe is way past it’s used by date. A thing that I don’t want to be a part of anymore and I don’t want to sit around and be an enabler any longer of it being the norm.

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