Mixing up motherhood

 

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*post by @mixing.up.motherhood * We’ve worked with a lot of mums recently who have been giving themselves a really hard time about feeling burnt out. Please don’t ever berate yourselves for needing a break. Parenting is amazing, but it’s a lot! Especially in the current climate. . . We love how Illy @mixing.up.motherhood has laid this all out, when you see it so clearly, hopefully it’ll make you a) go gentle with yourself and b) put some stuff in place to allow you time to fill back up again. . . Mumming is hard, but there ain’t no better mum than you lovelies, so go easy. . . Repost from @mixing.up.motherhood using @RepostRegramApp – A couple of weeks ago I felt like I had essentially reached the end of my tether parenting-wise between three months of lockdown and Umar being away. I felt both physically and emotionally exhausted. This led me to look into Maternal Burnout which I felt resonated with me so deeply. I feel that it may resonate with so many others so I put it in a “pink square”! I’m still learning to navigate this parenting thing and I don’t think that learning ever stops but while doing so I always attempt to be honest with myself about how I am feeling and attempt to rid myself of any guilt for feeling that way. I know that allowing myself to feel doesn’t make me a bad parent and I am well aware that in order to parent my daughter effectively I have to look after myself and work through my feelings. Have you been feeling burnt-out? This is a judgment free, safe space to share and so please do if you want to. Illy xx

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Nip Balm

 

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Yes ! A great big re-stock of our soothing nip balm, perfect for nips, areola’s and even your lips 👄
If you are looking to create a bespoke gift box for yourself or a friend our nip balms go perfectly with ‘Mama’ milk tea and ‘lactation’ flapjacks which both include traditional galactagogue’s in their ingredients !! Throw in a ‘calm’ essential oil roller / ‘uplifting’ face spritz, deeply relaxing ‘bath soak’ jar or cooling peppermint ‘foot rub’ and you’ve created the perfect nurturing box for a newly breastfeeding mum 💛

⭐️Please be aware if you or your friend are sore / have cracked or blistered nipples/ have misshapen nipples after breastfeeding or are concerned baby is not getting enough milk, please talk to you midwife or health visitor ( if after midwife has discharged you) as you may need extra support with attachment and positioning xx

#postpartum #postnatal #fourthtrimester #fourthtrimesterhealing #postnatalgiftbox

Our latest gifts

Our latest gifts

 

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You’ve just had a baby, and whilst it’s nice being given gifts for the little one, there really is nothing nicer than somebody gifting you a care pack that’s all about you! .

That’s where we come in! .

Fancy a lovely bath with Epsom salts, herbs and essential oils to ease those aches and pains- some lovely time out tea or some hormone balancing tea for the newly postnatal mamas – how about a luxury scented candle – a yummy flapjack in many delicious flavours including salted caramel and Black Forest gateau – a calm aromatherapy roller, some soft cosy socks…and more

If it makes you feel good, we’ve probably got it in our gorgeous product range for some much needed self care.

Drop some hints or treat yourself, because let’s face it, you bloody well deserve it!

Pick and mix your own box

Notes from the Mother Box Podcast

Notes from the Mother Box Podcast

 

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Having a good old natter and more importantly really listening to our clients is without a doubt the most important part of our jobs.

Having worked with hundreds of families, from many different backgrounds, cultures and family set ups, we have learnt so much from simply listening. And through the years, this has helped us then go on and support other families better. So when we were offered the chance to do a podcast with the amazing team @factorystudiosuk we jumped at the opportunity! (Thank you @texture and @factorystudiosuk)

Notes From The Mother Box – hosted by us, your Midwife and Doula, will be a frank look at the highs and lows of the parenting journey through conception, pregnancy, birth and well beyond!

Babies don’t come with manuals, and neither are we born knowing it all. We learn so much from those who have walked the path before us and share their knowledge with us. And as we always say – everything always feels a little better after a good old natter.

Notes From The Mother Box is coming soon! September to be precise, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Go over to @notes_from_the_mother_box and give us a follow – and we’ll keep you updated and maybe even give you some sneak peaks of our upcoming guests!
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The Little Book of Self Care for Mums To Be – coming soon

The Little Book of Self Care for Mums To Be – coming soon

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We can’t wait to get a big delivery of our new book #thelittlebookofselfcareformumstobe come September, and pack up boxes like the one shown above ! There are going to be so many options when it comes to building your own pregnancy and birth box ! In the box seen above we have added our lovely cooling peppermint foot rub, calm oil roller and uplifting face spritz, all perfect for a lucky mum-to-be !! Plus, spoiler alert 🚨 we have got some incredible new nourishing, nurturing and all round comforting products incoming from next month created exclusively by The Mother Box and our brilliant medical herbalist 🌱 @jo.farren !! So keep those peepers ready 👀 #pregnancy #birth #midwife #doula #maternitygift #babyshowergifts book beautifully illustrated by @kaytrainillustrator

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