Katie Brown is a journalist, yoga teacher, infant massage practitioner and mother of three. Her tumultuous journey through work, motherhood and post natal depression has become a book, aptly titled “Mother Me”.
Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder, each individual a different ‘colour’ in the spectrum. Essential Baby member, mother and wife Cherry shares her experience.
As a mother of young children, I am frequently asked by friends, relatives and even strangers if I will have another child. I was often asked the question after I had just had my first child, shortly after having my second child and again, shortly after having my third.
Dion was a surprise package from day one. I thought that I was having another girl but out came a beautiful little boy with red hair.
Michelle shares the story of the devastating SIDS loss of her daughter, Ashleigh. Ashleigh’s brother Boyd looks up at the night sky each week and talks to Ashleigh; a little shining star.
The hopes and dreams of Betty and husband Andrew for their daughter Amber quickly shattered when the pregnancy and birth turned into a series of desperate measures to save Amber’s life
At 32-weeks Cadel made a dramatic entrance into the world and seemed as healthy as one could hope at eight weeks premature. Cadel's entrance however proved to be one of many challenges he would come to face.
My newborn son was vomiting green bile and was yet to pass meconium. It was the start of a rollercoaster ride that resulted in nine major operations and almost losing him at thirteen months.
That first pregnancy ultrasound is usually filled with nervous anticipation and excitement for new parents. But imagine the shock for parents in finding there are three little beings occupying the ultrasound screen!
When children with life-threatening allergies start day care, preschool or school, there can be a steep learning curve for all involved. Mums, Therese and Tarin, tell their stories.
Kerry, a homeschooling mum of six, tells the story of her fifth child, T'keyah, born with Dandy Walker syndrome.