I think a lot of women spoil their man by redirecting all of their maternal energy onto him before actually having babies. We have all this maternal instinct and in the absence of a baby we tend to baby our menfolk.  ‘Let me do that for you, get that for you, find that for you…..’  ...

Did you, like us lot here at Mama Mio, grow up with a definite list of names you were going to call your offspring – only to discover when you got pregnant that your other half wasn’t really ‘on board’ with any of your ideas?   Not surprising really, considering they ranged between your favourite ...

By Alice Grist   Before you have a baby everyone has a story to share or a warning to give. You take it all in, some of it you disregard; convinced it will be different for you. Other stuff no one tells you, and perhaps it’s best that way. A lot of the stuff about ...

You are my sunshine…   (My only sunshine – You make me happy when skies are grey.)   Whenever I speak with new mamas (almost all mamas actually) I hear the dichotomy of the strong, strong magnetic pull towards baby and the slightly guilty need to break away and rediscover herself as a single entity. ...

So, you’re pregnant – which means a lot of changes, including a different schedule for your day. Check out our tips for making the most of every 24 hours you spend with your bump…   Rise and shine If lying in bed is uncomfortable or your baby is an early bird and starts kicking at ...

It Can Be Totally Overwhelming.   There are things you may be feeling, that no one is really talking about.  I wanted to delve into some of that just because it is really nice to know that you are not alone.  That it is normal.  That it will pass.   I try really hard to ...

As I sit here absolutely comatose with jet lag – I am filled with vivid memories of the months after giving birth and the feeling of such immense exhaustion that another step felt almost impossible.   Prior to having children, my habit was 8-9 hours a night.  I have always been a prolific sleeper, a ...

Ever since getting a juicer, I’ve noticed a few things. I feel more alive. I have more energy. My skin is brighter. I don’t get colds. In short, I LOVE JUICING. For me, juice isn’t a replacement for meals, but rather an addition to them. I go heavy on veggies and lighter on fruits to ...

Countless times when I was pregnant perfect strangers would walk up to my husband and I and say things like – ‘going to see a movie? Enjoy it while you can! Once you have that baby nothing will be the same’.  Or ‘Going out for dinner (for a walk, out to eat, to buy groceries…) ...

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 ...