Be Proud Of Your Tiger Stripes

Be Proud Of Your Tiger Stripes

The human body is a remarkable thing. From the day we are born to the day we die; we go through so many changes. Our bodies carry us through the rigors of life and perform amazing feats. To this day one of the most amazing feats, despite being a tale as old as time, is the whole journey a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Why Do I Only Feel Depressed When I Breastfeed?

Why Do I Only Feel Depressed When I Breastfeed?

Picture this Mamas: you’ve set yourself up for a comfortable breastfeeding session. You’ve got your cushion, your favourite TV show cued up, snacks and water within reach and your baby in your arms. You’re feeling okay – I mean, sure you could use a few more Zzz’s and you’d love to have a long hot shower and wash your hair, but generally you’re feeling okay about life and this whole parenting gig.

And your heart sinks. Your stomach drops. You suddenly feel a complete loss of appetite, perhaps even nauseous. Then, almost as suddenly as it came, it’s gone and you’re left wondering what the hell was that?

“I Didn’t Love My Baby At First, Is That Normal?”

“I Didn’t Love My Baby At First, Is That Normal?”

When we picture birth, we visualize a bubble of love. The moment where we lock eyes with our darling baby, the relieved, sobbing chuckle we let out when we hear their strong cry, the first skin-to-skin bond we want to treasure and the tears that follow because we are so in love. And yet, how disappointing is it when the opposite happens, and that you don’t immediately fall in love with your new bundle of joy?
January 04, 2022 — Fatin Ekrami
My Pregnancy Journey: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

My Pregnancy Journey: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Let me preface this by saying that every pregnancy is different. Not every woman will have the same pregnancy journey, and not every woman will experience the same pregnancy twice. Some women absolutely love their journey, and others… not so much. I fall into the latter category.
December 15, 2021 — Irena De Filippou
The Checklist You Need Before Going Back To Work (Before & After Baby Arrives)

The Checklist You Need Before Going Back To Work (Before & After Baby Arrives)

Heading back to work can be nerve-wrecking for any mom after childbirth. On top of work matters to return to, adjusting to mom-life at the office, there’s also the question of trusting others with your baby and how you will be feeling away from lil bubba.
Here's How I Weaned My Toddler Off His Pacifier Habit In One Day (By Accident!)

Here's How I Weaned My Toddler Off His Pacifier Habit In One Day (By Accident!)

On the debate of whether or not a child should use a pacifier - I am on the pro side. Why? When your baby is little and unable to communicate or understand reasoning, a pacifier is a very simple and effective way to soothe them. Babies are born with the natural instinct to suck - a pacifier fulfils that sucking instinct if a baby still needs it even when they're not hungry.
November 14, 2021 — Shakira Kavanagh
Does Size Matter? 6 Breastfeeding Tips For Flat Or Inverted Nipples

Does Size Matter? 6 Breastfeeding Tips For Flat Or Inverted Nipples

There’s a pretentious belief that the bigger breasts, the more milk it will produce. FALSE. The size of your breasts does not indicate this, darlings. I personally know a mother with a small cup and she produces more milk that I do. She’s a size A and I’m a size C! She was producing her liquid gold like magic (or so it seems to me) and there I was crying for more milk. So no mommas, please don’t fall trap to this myth but instead, be prepared.

October 25, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Postpartum Hair Loss & 8 Treatments That Won’t Break The Bank

Postpartum Hair Loss & 8 Treatments That Won’t Break The Bank

For most women, their crowning glory is everything. Even if you’re a hijabi, your mane is still something you hold dear and fond of because a lot of women (men too) carry themselves more confidently with a good head of hair. But the moment you begin to start shedding hair, now that’s when panic kicks in.
October 20, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Junita's Power Pumping Routine + Tips!

Junita's Power Pumping Routine + Tips!

Being heavy breasted meant that I had more storage space for milk, but I experienced a lot of blocked ducts as well. It was painful with many outbursts of crying and moments where I felt like giving up. I remember having cabbage leaves placed all over my breasts to just calm them tities!

October 14, 2021 — Junita Rashid
The New Mama: 16 Things Postpartum Moms Should Do For Themselves Daily

The New Mama: 16 Things Postpartum Moms Should Do For Themselves Daily

It’s no surprise how the postpartum period finds a lot of moms overwhelmed. It’s hard to find any time for yourself when you're constantly attending to baby & focusing on your recovery. But did you know that your recovery also includes laughing? Being kinder to yourself? Moving your body and taking a shower? Yes it does, mamas.
October 07, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
"I Quit My Corporate Job To..."

"I Quit My Corporate Job To..."

After a year of juggling entrepreneurship and the corporate world, my insides were drained, and I was starting to lose focus on what's important. I felt poison creeping into my veins as I snapped at my kids. I wasn't sleeping well and I wasn't performing either. It was time—I had to let go and let God.
September 30, 2021 — Junita Rashid
Clogged Ducts Vs Mastitis: What Is It And Should I Panic?

Clogged Ducts Vs Mastitis: What Is It And Should I Panic?

I remember getting a clogged duct and just experiencing THE worst pain ever. It was so painful I thought I was going to need surgery. I also thought that, alright, this was it, this was my calling that I just could not go on. I kept repeatedly telling myself that breastfeeding was not for me. It was just too, too, painful of a thought to carry on and think about breastfeeding my child for a few more hours what more the two years I intended.
September 24, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami