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Challenges

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The weight of your world

“To be a mother is to carry the weight of the world. Your world.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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I’ve been there

“Mama, I’ve been there. I’ve wondered where the old me has gone, and who the new me is becoming.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Ten steps ahead

‘A mother is always ten steps ahead. Her mind is planning, hoping, thinking.’ A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Like magic

“We don’t know how you do it, but you do. You make everything happen. It’s like magic. YOU are magic.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Memories for a lifetime

“So here’s a reminder to myself, and anyone else that needs to hear it: Take the photos.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Mother mindset

“So much of my mothering is in my mindset…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Worth it

“Over and over. Day after day. Night after night. I do it for them.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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The thing I needed

“They are needing more from me, and I can’t always find it.This is pregnancy with younger children.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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A very real need

“So to meet those needs, I need to make time. But time isn’t always easy to find.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Same here

“Often when I tell another mother about a hard moment, a hard day, a hard week, I hear “same here”.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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If it weren’t for you

“If it weren’t for you, there may not be the start. The middle would be harder. And much would end.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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A battlefield of challenges

“Mama, I know the world is heavy right now. It has been for some time.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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The little things

“For them it’s the hugs and kisses at night, not the new outfit.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Mother born

“These changes have been the making of me. A new me. The mother born into me.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of Dear Motherhood.

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Reality check

“What matters will never really be complete either, because I will never be finished loving them.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Making it easier

“I hope this makes it easier. That’s why I’m telling you. We are in this together.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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5 ways to help your partner be a great dad

No one can learn to parent overnight, but you can support your partner to be a great dad over time. Learn a few simple ways to boost his parenting confidence.

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Growing through play

“It’s play for them. It’s growth for me. It’s learning for us both.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Home for Christmas in my heart

New mom Caitlin Scott reflects on her childhood memories of Christmas, and the pressure to recreate those experiences for her own daughter.

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Dear Motherhood

“Dear Motherhood, answer me this. Sincerely, a mother on behalf of a collective of mothers.” A poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’

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Baby’s First Christmas: The gift of saying no

Your baby’s first Christmas can be both exciting and daunting, with so many expectations to manage (including your own). Read about how to navigate Christmas as a new mom.

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Makers of magic

“There has been a lot going on this year. We have parented through some incredibly difficult times.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Their calm in their storm

“This is for the toddler mothers. Those stuck in storms, forever trying to steer the ship into calmer waters.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”

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Through the fog

“I think back to the days that felt like remakes, but now I see they were all originals, especially to them.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of “From one mom to a mother”

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Focus shift

“But then comes a shift. When she births her beautiful baby into the world, suddenly she’s not the focus.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”.

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The sum of all

“You are doing so much. You are more than enough. You are the sum of all.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”.

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Versions of motherhood

“…that’s where the love is. Not in the perfect or consistent. But in the trying.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of “Dear Motherhood”.

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Motherhood Uncut: Shaney

Shaney Hudson discusses the impacts of sleep deprivation and the pressure new moms face to suffer in silence instead of seeking help.

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Labour for love

“It’s labour, for love. Because it’s the sort of love that money can’t buy.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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The me in Mum

“I didn’t want anyone to see me, and yet, when passers-by looked into the pram I want them to see ME.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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The cost of kindness

“Be kind to her. Always. Because kindness costs nothing. But it can change everything.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Knowing more doesn’t mean needing less

“Know that support is needed at every stage. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Which Mumli mum are you?

We know, another parenting app, but hear us out! Whether you’re a new mom or a pro at this motherhood thing, read on to see if Mumli is made for you (hint: it is).

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Do parents need to be educators too?

There’s a lot of pressure to offer educational at-home activities to promote kids’ development. It can be overwhelming. Do parents need to be educators too?

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Present moments, future memories

“Take yourself into the future. Twenty or so years from now.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Silent support

“Motherhood can be so loud at the best of times, but comments like this need to be silenced” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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How to parent like a damn boss

Parenting is a full time job, so let’s start treating it like one. Use these strategies to stay on top of all things motherhood and save time & energy.

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Dads, we see your sacrifice

Dads sacrifice a lot for their families, and a lot of it goes unnoticed. But dads, we see you and we thank you.

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More than a ‘good dad’

A beautiful short piece honoring dads on Father’s Day. Written by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From one mom to a mother’.

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Why we need to support dads

We know mums have a tough gig. But there’s a serious gap in support for dads. Read about why we need to do more to help men transition into fatherhood.

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We don’t tell you enough

A beautiful short piece honoring dads for Father’s Day. Written by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Back then

“One day years from now, you’ll ask me how the world used to be, back then.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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The Lockdown Mother

“One day future mothers who see, hear, or read about this time will see just how amazing you are.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Learning to mother myself

When Caitlin became a new mom, she didn’t anticipate the deep emotions from her childhood that would resurface. Read her experience with reparenting in motherhood.

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A team

“You are there for them always…they are there for you too…” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Motherhood Uncut: Jade

Jade Loney’s breastfeeding story is one you’ll relate to no matter how you feed your baby, because we’re all just doing the best we can. Read her motherhood story.

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Worth celebrating

“…each journey is beautiful… And that is what is worth celebrating.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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Mumli stands with all mums

It’s World Breastfeeding Week this week, and Mumli is standing with all moms. Here’s why.

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From one to two

“Before we met I wondered if I could love another as much as I loved my first…” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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The us for them

“…together, we are building a love stronger than before through them.” A motherhood poem by Emma Heaphy, author of ‘Dear Motherhood’.

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Motherhood Uncut: Sarah

Sarah Watts shares her story of loneliness as a SAHM & discusses how the way we experience motherhood doesn’t always match our expectations. Read more.

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The girl in baby blue

“How are you’? they would ask. The light behind my eyes faded.” A motherhood poem by Jess Urlichs, author of ‘From One Mom to a Mother’.

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If you need anything, let me know

“If you need anything, let me know, they said. But the words wouldn’t come. I choked on them instead… I wanted to say…” A motherhood poem by Zelma Tolley.

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Here’s to the mums

“To all the mums; You are the divine creators, the safe space holders, the wipers of tears, and menders of tiny bruised hearts.” A motherhood poem by Jade Loney.

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It’s not enough to raise a feminist

It’s not enough to raise feminists. If we truly want to plant the seed of change for our future generation, we need to be raising boys to become allies. Read more.

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Why dropping the ball makes you a better mum

It’s normal to drop a ball or two in motherhood. It’s okay to let someone else take over for a while. In fact, it might end up making you a better mum. Read more.

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How I learned to love the mental load

Jade Loney shares how she learned to deal with & distribute the mental load to start co-parenting more evenly between her & her partner. Read more.