Welcome to the new look 'The Motherhood Project'!                           In 2006 I started my first online business just months after having my first baby. There was without a doubt, a need for more supportive advice for new mums. Over the last...
Last week we looked at some of the different types of work you could do while raising your young family. Some are perfect to fill in the months of maternity leave, while some have the potential to become a...
I want to live in a world where women empower each other. We are all different, we all bring something different to the table. We could in all honesty change the world for the better, simply by being each others cheerleaders.   I...
Crippled with antenatal depression, unable to think clearly, and very much not in the mood to celebrate with a baby shower, I stumbled across ‘blessingway’ in my research and felt a faint warmth of hope wrap around me. Here was...
  Although I correctly characterized it as pornographic, I didn’t make the link that so often comes with pornography: the encouragement of violence against women. Upon closer inspection, Fifty Shades of Grey is not just harmless “mommy porn.” it clearly...
This article was originally published in the Bay Weekend. ( http://www.whakatanebeacon.co.nz/)     Body Autonomy and why it’s super important for our kids     At some point as our children are growing up, we start to talk to them about how their body is...
This article was originally published in 2010                       WHAT IS HEURISTIC PLAY? When we refer to heuristic play, we usually mean sensory objects that are safe for baby to play or mouth. Objects are not purpose-built toys, but more natural or basic household items. Heuristic...
Leaving work to become a parent can be a decision accompanied by many emotions. Depending on how much you enjoyed your job, you could be feeling anxious or relieved, in addition to stressed or confused by the resulting changes...
Let's forget about *ick* *ick* *eww* *ick* and be a little more embracing of our bodies, shall we?! After all, it is our amazing reproductive system, and our associated menstrual cycle, which ensures we can have those squishy wee babes...
As I said in my last post, after finishing the 12 week Incredible Years programme, life was a little calmer in our household and I felt like I had better control of everything. One of the facilitators worked with...