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Stepping back and allowing Dad to step up

Stepping back and allowing Dad to step up

by Brooke Meyer, Owner Bouncing Back from Birth For 9 long months as I grew my babe I, unconsciously, began my transition into motherhood. And although I had been teetering on the edge of becoming Mum it wasn’t until 6:48am August 6 2014, that I unlike my husband had to cross the threshold and jump - feet first, no looking down, fingers crossed into the deep unknown depths of parenthood. This is the story of how he eventually jumped in after me, or more accurately how I gently coaxed him to the edge and then with a wicked gleeful cackle...

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DIY Pregnancy Photoshoot

DIY Pregnancy Photoshoot

Are you pregnant? I've been dreamily looking at a whole lot of amazing pregnancy photos on Instagram and Pinterest but I'm too shy to get a photographer involved (not to mention the cost!). So I've pulled together a bunch of amazing maternity photoshoot ideas you can do at home! The best thing is, you can get your hubby involved or your mum or a friend and have some fun. Most of these can be done in the comfort of your own home so you can play around with timing (and take advantage of nap time if you have other children)....

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3 tips for creating a stylish monochrome baby book

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3 tips for creating a stylish monochrome baby book

Creating a stylish monochrome baby book is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Getting started on documenting the life of that perfect precious baby can be daunting, especially when faced with a blank bit of paper (or even better... our Monochrome Baby Book). Finding the time to fill it out is also a juggle; don't worry I'm there with you! I can barely finish a cup of tea.The key is to just dive in and get started, so I've pulled together the 3 best tips to get you going, especially if you're a monochrome lover. You just can't go wrong with black...

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7 things I wish I knew before becoming a mum

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7 things I wish I knew before becoming a mum

I used to be the perfect mum. I’d hear my girlfriends bribe their kids to behave, and I’d shake my head in judgement. ‘No wonder kids are so entitled these days’; I’d think to myself.  I’d see toddlers glued to iPads in cafes and I’d tsk-tsk their parents for being lazy. ‘Our kids will never use screens at mealtime’, I’d whisper to my husband. I’d roll my eyes up in disbelief every time a mum complained about how tired and unappreciated she was. ‘Seriously, how hard could it be?’, I’d snigger. And then three days into motherhood, I came to...

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Healthy, Happy kids.. the Finnish way

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Healthy, Happy kids.. the Finnish way

This week, we're been lucky enough to have Susanna Heiskanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Tuutu Baby Box, write a guest post about her experiences moving between Finland and Australia. Susanna and Tuutu Baby Box recently won the Silver Ausmumprenure Sustainability Award 2017!!  Have you ever thought about the different methods that different cultures have and how they do things differently to you and your culture? I find it fascinating, coming from Finland, I see different approaches to what parents and health professionals recommend and do here (Australia) versus Finland. When I started to look into this I discovered some different approaches that...

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