In motherhood, the mental load is the overwhelming to-do lists and responsibilities that we undertake on a daily basis. Picture having 30 open tabs on your computer window right now. Overwhelming just looking at it, right? Well, that's what the mental load of motherhood looks and feels like, except it's all stuck in our heads. The invisible mental load can feel very heavy and can cause a lot of stress. So, here are a few tips on how to manage the mental load and give our brains and bodies a little break!
As mamas, it's normal to do things differently than other mamas. It's only natural to parent in our own ways. But still, we often find ourselves comparing our parenting styles to others, thinking that we're not doing things "the right way." How about we start believing that there is no "right way," but rather, there's "our way"? To do so, we've come up with 8 tips to help you embrace your motherhood journey. Read on to discover them!
The transition from maternity leave to work can be both challenging and emotionally taxing for a mother. To make the transition a little smoother, here's a guide to help you through this critical period.
Navigating motherhood can be a rollercoaster of emotions, with both highs and lows. But when we're constantly surrounded by either toxic positivity or toxic negativity, it can be challenging to find a balance and maintain our mental health. In this article, we'll explore the effects of toxic positivity and toxic negativity in motherhood, and provide tips on how to find your own balance amid these extremes.
Breastfeeding, for years now, has been highly encouraged because of its benefits to both mother and baby. But the reality is that not all women can or want to...and for their own rightful reasons.
Social media definitely has its perks, however, it can be detrimental to our wellbeing for various reasons. In this technological era, new mamas or even mamas with multiple children have turned to social media looking for support, guidance, or validation, but at what cost?
The sleep training industry is becoming a lot more prevalent with an increase in sleep-deprived parents due to a lack of support. However, the industry's portrayal of what's normal is instilling a lot of fear towards infant sleep and bringing in a lot of guilt in parents' lives. "Normal" infant sleep behaviours should be more normalized and parents should be able to make their own educated decisions without this outside pressure.
We often think of self-care as going out for a day or an overnight, going to the spa or hair salon. For some, maybe most mamas, that doesn't seem realistic. But if I told you that self-care can be done in much simpler and smaller ways and that it doesn't always involve planning or much of your time…wouldn’t that be reassuring?
Ever felt like you were inadequate and not good enough as a mother? Or felt somewhat awkward in your new role as a mother and that people would consider you unfit or not made to be a mother? Well that feeling has a name: Motherhood Imposter Syndrome. Or as we like to call it "Momposter syndrome".