When you become a mother, everything changes. Your body, your lifestyle, your partnership, your career…..everything! Something that usually takes a big hit-sometimes unexpectedly- is your friendship circle.
Communicating your expectations and boundaries can feel like navigating landmines as you deal with other people’s expectations of how they’d like to be involved in baby’s life. Tread carefully and sensitively as after all, by the time they are toddlers, maybe that once a week sleepover won’t seem like such a bad idea!
I think I was a crazy mum! The day Levi came out of hospital I took him to a 1st birthday party. I have never been one to just sit down at home as I feel like I get cabin fever. I find getting out made my head feel a lot clearer. My advice is to be prepared. I always have spare clothes, nappies, wipes, dummies, teethers and toys all packed in my baby bag so all I need to do is pack a lunch box and leave.
In reality, it can be tough being a stay at home mum. It isn’t all coffee dates and relaxing with friends! It’s actually quite lonely and I think that is what I have struggled with the most. A 3 year old and a 2 week old are not really great conversationalist!
This week we chatted to one of our gorgeous Maze ambassadors, Ashy Rauicava about all things mum-life, workouts and how she feels about baby number two being on the way.
Ashy is mum to Buddy and is expecting her second child later this year making it two under two, just in time for Christmas. But as you’ll read, Ashy is taking motherhood, pregnancy and life all in her stride…..
As the Australian sun begins to make a reappearance after a chilly Winter, it’s the perfect time to give your exercise habits a bit of a revamp. Forget Spring cleaning your house, Spring clean your workout!
Hormones, fatigue, nausea and changes to your body. The joys of pregnancy! These added stressors and challenges make self-care even more important during the long nine months.
Here’s our top 5 ways to practise self-care during this exciting (and sometimes taxing) time.As always, this information is meant only as general suggestions and is not specific advice. For medical advice, see your healthcare professional.
This week we spoke to Maggie; a brand-new mum to a gorgeous six-week-old baby boy called Jagger. Maggie has always prioritised health and fitness so working her workouts into her new routine is just another challenge that she is taking in her stride.
Exercising once your baby has arrived can present a new set of challenges for brand new mums. But once your doctor has given you the all clear following your check up, there are some simple ways to dip your toe back into the workout world.
Whether it’s reformer Pilates, boxing or spin that takes your fancy, nothing gets those endorphins pumping quite like getting active. Here are our favourite ways to make sure you are getting a good workout while ensuring that your mum-life is in balance too.