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Signs Your Child May Be Stressed

By Julia Hammond 24/10/2017

“It’s easy to forget how it feels to be a kid sometimes. You look back on your childhood and remember only the good times. But kids can feel stress too and it’s important that you recognise how major life changes can impact upon your child’s wellbeing.

Read the full article on signs your child may be stressed here

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All Your New Parenting Questions Answered

By Julia Hammond 24/10/2017

“You’ve read the books and asked the doctors but there are still a lot of questions buzzing around when you’re a new parent. There are so many things you wish you knew but are afraid to ask in case you look dumb. We found the answers to some common questions for you”.

Read the full answers to new parenting questions here

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Perfect Mum is the only ‘New Mum’ book I actually read past 2-3 pages. I was really able to connect with and be inspired by the very relatable topics Lizzie discusses, almost as though every word was written just for me.

Lizzie offers calm and logical methods which truly helped me move forward in my struggles adjusting from a high end corporate job to 24/7 motherhood, with the practical tools to maintain a stronger, more positive self belief as a wonderful parent”.

AVAILABLE NOW

Hi new mummy,

I know right now you’re probably exhausted, sleep deprived and wondering why no-one explained how tough being a new mum can be. You’re not alone.

Adjusting from a professional career to motherhood can be a real struggle because all the focus of pregnancy is on creating a healthy baby and giving birth. No-one really prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster that follows the birth of your baby.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or lonely, I don’t want you to feel at a loss. Perfect Mum will help mums to feel empowered, self-confident, re-energised and self-assured in motherhood. It’s easy to read and is designed to be a 24/7 support tool for new mums just like you.

The best part is that it comes with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) stamp of approval.

Grab Your Copy Here

 

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Are You Making These 3 Common Mistakes?

1. Trying to be Supermum

2. Neglecting Yourself

3. Living Disorganised

These three core mistakes have the potential to significantly impact a mothers life. For instance, trying to be Supermum often leads to failure, because these unrealistic standards are often unmet, or are achieved at the expense of your health and wellbeing. Neglecting your needs often leads to physical and mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression and has the potential to result in taking these negative moods out on those you love most. Living disorganised is the quickest road to daily stress, avoidance and procrastination. So, whilst these mistakes are common, they have the potential to impact your relationships, health, career and finances. Every mother wants the best for her child, but most mums feel pressure to try to be perfect and raise perfect children, which often results in feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, emotional, insecure and lonely. In order to support professional new mums returning to work, we developed the ‘Real Supermum’ program. You can read more about the The Real Supermum Program Brochure program here.

Personalised Support For Professional Mums Returning to Work

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There are three critical periods in a professional mums journey into motherhood:

1) Pregnancy

2) The first 1-5 years of parenting

3) Returning to work after maternity leave

When you become a mum, all your focus is on developing a health baby. Pregnancy becomes focussed on ensuring you are doing all you can to eat the right foods, be as calm as possible, and stay active in a manner that is safe for your baby. Whilst this focus is important and necessary, it’s common to neglect your own mental and physical health needs once your baby arrives. Little attention is pregnancy is spent focussing on how you are going to cope with all the changes that occur once your baby enters your new family.

This one-eyed focus unfortunately leaves you vulnerable to stress, exhaustion, overwhelm and ill health in the first year of motherhood and particularly once you re-enter the workforce.

As the demands of managing a household, a social life, your relationship with your partner, finances, fitness/diet and career set in, it’s no wonder this reduced preparation for motherhood results in increased confusion about the ‘right’ way to parent and manage a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the personal impact self-neglect has on your mental health and wellbeing, exhaustion, stress and disorganisation place further strains your career aspirations as you attempt to balance competing demands.

In order to feel in control, self assured and boost vitality, it’s important to:

* develop strong self-confidence
* be organised
* maintain a healthy lifestyle that suits your personal needs
* practice the art of effective and assertive communication within your new role as mother and as an individual
* take time-out when you need it

 In doing so, you:

* do not lose your identity
* can return to work with confidence and reduced guilt
* boost your level of concentration and focus personally and professionally
* create a closer bond with your child
* become a health/happy role model for your child
* increase your energy levels
* feel happier
* trust your instincts
* don’t worry about other people’s opinions
* feel more motivated to exercise
* feel more motivated to be intimate
* build a long lasting loving partnership with their partner
* feel comfortable spending time by themselves when they need it most

Through this balance of learning to prioritise your own needs, whilst STILL prioritising the needs of your child, creates a happy, healthy, secure and save manner in which to live and raise your family – Isn’t this what being a parent is all about?

What stage of Motherhood are you current at:

Pregnancy

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At home with a baby or toddler

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Retuning to work after having a baby

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Looking For A Motivational Speaker For Your Next Parenting Event?

Lizzie O’Halloran: The Founder of Help For Mums

An accomplished Therapist, Health Expert, Author, Athlete and Mother of two, Lizzie O’Halloran can be booked for Media Appearances, Corporate Seminars/Workshops and provides talks to Melbourne based Mothers in the philosophy behind her highly acclaimed parenting book ‘Perfect Mum’.

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