Parenting

10 crazy things millennial mums face everyday

Raising children in this day and age is freakin hard and confusing. As a Millennial Mum, we're bombarded with conflicting information along with parenting shame and arguably fat shaming if we don't lose our baby weight fast enough. We're the selfish avocado smashing generation. It only takes someone one second before someone trolls you, labeling you as irresponsible.
10 crazy things millennial mums face everyday
Work

Unlike the thigh gap, the pay gap is real – Equal Pay Day

Unlike the thigh gap, the pay gap is real. This year, Equal Pay Day falls on 4 September, marking the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men. While the day doesn't call for champagne, it's a reminder to all of us that the gap still exists and to continue to fight for pay equality. 
Unlike the thigh gap, the pay gap is real – Equal Pay Day
Parenting

Father’s Day can be really awkward for some

According to the National Retail Association, Australian’s spend $800 million each year on Father's Day. Yeap, that's a lot of socks and undies! And while the terrible Dad jokes won't change anytime soon, what has changed is the definition of a family which has shifted in the last century.
Father’s Day can be really awkward for some
Parenting

The 3 mums you meet at networking events

I've been to many networking events. You tend to meet the same types of people, mainly the dog-eat-dog kind. But when you're a mum, how does a mummy networking event go? This is something I hadn't experienced until earlier this week when I went to a Mum Society...

The 3 mums you meet at networking events
Tech

The social media paradox – Like a drug addiction

Why does the thought of losing a phone cause so much anxiety for so many? Is it because we wouldn't be able to tell the time and date, wake up in the morning, be able to take snaps of our children or find our way in the dark without killing ourselves with Lego? Or is it because we have massive FOMO issues and need to know the latest goss on Beyonce's photoshoot?
The social media paradox – Like a drug addiction
Parenting

You are a phenomenal woman

One woman who continues to inspire me whenever I have moments of low confidence and self doubt is Maya Angelou. She was an American poet and civil rights activist and a remarkable writer with an impressive 7 autobiographies, books of essay and poetry. She has been...

You are a phenomenal woman
Parenting

The day my boobs exploded everywhere

If you must know, I'm still breastfeeding my 14-month-old son and probably intend to until he is 12. Just kidding. Well, I actually wouldn't mind, but I think he would. Combining breastfeeding and work is hard, especially when you get the surprise leakage, and it's not your pelvic floor this time.   
The day my boobs exploded everywhere
Parenting

What I learn’t while raising my bilingual baby

As its NAIDOC week, I used this occasion think about my own cultural heritage. My first language was Vietnamese and I recall growing up feeling ashamed of my cultural identity. I always felt I stood out like a sore thumb. It took me almost 30 years before I finally embraced my cultural roots. As parent now, I would hate for my son to be shameful of his cultural background.
What I learn’t while raising my bilingual baby
Parenting

Let mummy have her smashed avo for god sakes

The world may not need another mum blog but I was compelled because mainstream books, media, magazines were not addressing the challenges of this generation enough. We need to recognise that times have changed with new research and changing nature of families i.e. diversity in cultures, solo parenting and single sex parenting. We need unadulterated representation of parenting.  
Let mummy have her smashed avo for god sakes