Podcasts can be a new mum's best friend. They are intellectual stimulation and a sense of connection and engagement in what can be a lonely and isolating time. Today I share the podcasts that changed my life and daily practices for the better. I discovered podcasts on my second maternity leave, and fell in love… Continue reading What I’ve Learnt from 200+ Hours of the Tim Ferriss and School of Greatness Podcasts
Reading time: 4 minutes Why you should read this: You will walk away with a newfound appreciation of why you should workout alone + increase your odds of "Getting it done." So often we hear about overcoming the isolation of maternity leave by doing things with friends, family, acquaintances, etc. but I am strongly… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Take the Lone Wolf Approach to Workouts
It sounds big bad and intimidating doesn't it?! But sometimes the most challenging things were previously the most simple. Becoming a new mother was a strange experience. I literally felt like a new human, and simple daily activities became something that was intimidating. When my first born was a month old, I sat down and… Continue reading Challenge Yourself with a Pre-Children Type of Outing
A huge goal I had for myself on maternity leave was to get back outside and enjoy the natural world. I drowned my Pinterest boards in beautiful images of happy women with their babies in carriers and backpacks. I also curate my social media feeds, I only follow those whose lives I admire and aspire… Continue reading Reconnect with Nature on Maternity Leave x How to Practice Mindfulness in Nature.
I wanted to share with you some of the strategies and things I've learnt about being a sleep deprived mom, starting with the 'simple' strategies everybody tells you, including the psychologists, then I'll dig a bit deeper and share my own experiences and things that have worked for me, when I am operating on little… Continue reading Managing Sleep Deprivation with a Toddler and a Newborn. Ways to Hack your Fatigue from a Mom who’s been there.