Breastfeeding is an amazing thing – but it can take a minor toll on your beauty routine. That’s because, if you’re breastfeeding, you might find that your body needs a bit of help getting extra hydration. Drinking plenty of water is one way of dealing with it – but here are some other ways of ...

Don’t be afraid of discomfort   In our modern day lives we do a lot of things to avoid discomfort.  But if we can learn to relax when we feel it, we might be surprised at how quickly it passes and how much we can learn and grow from it.   Discomfort is completely different ...

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when you’ve just had a baby, good old Mother Nature has another surprise for new mums – post-pregnancy hair loss. Yes, it’s true. Alongside not having much sleep, when you go for a shower, your hair will come out in clumps. You’re a lucky lady…   ...

I love you, I hate you.   As with many of my posts, I am putting down on paper a conversation I have had with hundreds of women over the years.  It started with my personal experience and has grown into a theory that resonates with so many that I think it is worth sharing ...

Remember sleep? It’s that thing that makes you feel human the next day: you might recall it from before your baby was born. And one day, you might experience it again. But in the meantime, here are some tips on how to cope when you’re not having very much…   Share the load… Right from ...

Did you have a certain style you thought you’d follow before your little bundle of joy came along? So did we. Here are the five mama plans you’ll always tear up…   You thought you’d only buy hand-painted wooden toys… Here’s the truth: if it’s plastic, makes a cacophony of random beeping noises and doesn’t ...

Lack of sleep, hormones, dehydration from breastfeeding – let’s face it, the odds are against you on the beauty front when you have a newborn. Here are Mama Mio’s top tips for making yourself look – and more importantly feel – a little better in those tricky first few weeks.   A wakeup call Even ...

Confession.  I gained a lot of weight in each of my pregnancies.  I remember looking wistfully at my still small wrists in my 8th month, and thinking this is the only part of me that has not swelled to thrice its size.  But it all felt kind of fine, because I figured it would all ...

You might find your routine has got a bit less ‘streamlined’ now that there’s an extra little person to think about… But order can be restored – and it’s not just good for you, it’s good for your baby too. Check out our top five tips for getting organised…   A clean sweep Your house ...

No More Scary Stories   Why is it that so many women feel compelled to tell pregnant women scary birth stories?  They actually seem to relish passing on the gory details with an expression of cruel delight as they watch the recipient wince and recoil in fear. Like an old soldier describing his battle wounds ...