Every mum has a different story to tell, while some tells it with filters, others tells it more truthfully, candidly, or even raw. We have put together our Top 10 Aussie mums to watch and follow, from a Mum of 10 to first time mum and everything in between.
We hope this article will give new mums a wide perspective of what motherhood is really like together with some wise words and tips to take away.
Mum to a beautiful 4yr old girl who has the purest little soul. Liz is also looking forward to watching her little girl become a big sister & for her husband & her to venture into the world of having a boy!
“Don’t be afraid to say no to visitors.
Say yes when it works for YOU!” And her 1 recommended product for an expected mum is don’t forget your Lip balm! “My lips got crazy dry during labour”.
Kylie, a mum to 10 wonderful kids! When asked what is one item that is a must have for any new mum, Kylie said
“My 1 item I would choose would be a blanket that lasts from newborn right through to toddler years and possibly beyond! It seems to have been a go to for all my kids and all of them still have their blankets (half of them still use it)”.
She talked openly about having a panic attack, and that living with COVID-19 has not been easy. Her advice which I think all mum should hear is that
“If you’ve had a shit day, please feel free to talk about it”
“Being a Mum you have to go with the flow but must be organised to make things run smoothly. As long as my kids are happy and healthy I feel like I’m winning at the Mum thing!! Everybody’s family dynamic is different so do what works for you!” says lady of the lettuce.
First time mum to a beautiful baby girl Vala Jade, Amy has found that the one thing she appreciate more than ever with a newborn is the baby carrier. Her husband and she has one each and it works for so many reasons. Bub feels secure, happy and often falls asleep in there and we’re able to get things done (yay!)
Mum to 2 under 2 at one point. A lover for DIY projects, Hacks and Kmart has this advice for expected mums; “Enjoy the newborn phase. It’s hard to know and understand if you are a first time mum that when they are a newborn they are actually really easy to handle by comparison to a toddler! In hindsight I wish I was more relaxed and enjoyed it more (especially before they can move!)”
A mama who has always wanted to be a mum (since 13!). When she was pregnant she kept the baby sex a surprise until birth was over joyed to find out it was a girl, a mini me. She took motherhood like a duck takes to water. Her number one advice would be To Be Yourself. Live for the moment and go with your gut.
Columnist for The Latch, Mum to 3 kids under 4 shares details of her chaotic day-in-the life. Amy is light-hearted while painting a real picture of what motherhood is like. She doesn’t sugar coat it with comments like
”Serve dinner. No one eats it. Go back outside for another “F*CK” scream”.