motherhood

Ask Her: How to get your mojo back

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Editor’s note: Her Collective is opening its doors to questions from all women. It can be about relationships, trauma, love, life, motherhood and more. You can remain anonymous, of course. We promise not to reveal your information. For our first Ask Her column, clinical psychologist Dr Lissa Johnson – who specialises in therapy, treatment,…

Groundhog Day

When every day is like Groundhog Day

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Do you feel like every day is like Groundhog Day? I do sometimes. I get out of bed of and just go through the motions. Its the same thing every day: I make breakfast, pack lunches, find lost school shirts, tidy up, wash clothes, cook, clean, work, drink tea, help…

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Life and times of Millennial mums

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Motherhood can be especially frantic when you add into the mix the fast-paced online world. From researching the internet, to sharing advice and posting the latest baby snap on Facebook – our new generation of mums is operating at faster speed than ever before. “We know that today’s mum is…

How to be a chilled out mum

10 ways to be a chilled out mum

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We all want to be that happy, chilled out mum who makes everything look easy, but being a mum is hard. And you know what? Even that happy, chilled out mum has days that just don’t work. We all battle with the kids, go through tough times with our partner and…

how to be a happy mum

How to be a happy mum

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The best thing you can do for your kids is to be a happy mum. But to do so you have to make yourself a priority. Relationship experts would argue that the order should be self, marriage and then kids. If you put yourself last too often you can end…

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Talking to my child about poverty

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One morning I turned the news on TV to find a segment about poverty in the Philippines. I watched even if though I about already knew it. But as it turned out, I didn’t know things had gotten even worse. The segment showed families going through rubbish, looking for food….