Our minds now carry large loads and are over-stimulated, but help is at hand.
Vicki had a three-month-old son when she first felt something wasn't right. She was gone within a year.
Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.
Burping babies vs burpees - yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - it's just a matter of finding the right match.
I felt pain that challenged even the most intense pain of childbirth.
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You might spend a lot of time and money at the gym... but countless workouts can be found right there on your phone.
Girls as young as seven are checking in the mirror for wrinkles and imperfections - something they've learnt from their mums.
Few things feel worse than being told to feel joy about something that fills you with an altogether different set of emotions.
Elouise Hemming's cancer stayed away just long enough for a short crop of hair to grow back.
The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest changes a woman can go though. The last thing anyone needs is a lecture about they way they look.
My wife isn't depressed, she has depression, and it's taken us six years and two kids to know the difference.
Last year I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 'best case scenario' was I would see my eldest daughter graduate primary school.
'All I am now is a mum and a worker (in my job) and the 'me' that was once there is long gone.'
My mother suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.
Young mum, who had been suffering bleeding for five years, believes doctors 'glanced over bowel cancer' due to her youth.
Bernetta Billing wants to bring Kangatraining, a dance-based postnatal workout where mothers wear their baby, to New Zealand.
How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?
It was early morning when I jumped into the car with my 12-week-old daughter and 2-year-old son. I was exhausted but had promised the great-grandparents a visit.
If you're a mum-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.
Having a baby is a wonderful thing but it sure can put your whole system out of whack.
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