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This morning I dropped my son off at preschool in full head to toe yellow. It was quite the sight. Yellow shorts with a clashing mustard t-shirt emblazoned with a slogan saying “Sugar made me do it”. But despite the intensity of the outfit, I...

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MUMOKI Moment #24

“Becoming a mother gives you so much more strength than you thought you had, you learn that you’re actually more capable than ever.” – Emily Blunt   Choose your moments, words, and time wisely. I have been making a real effort not to spend too...

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Mumoki Moment #23

This is your reminder to rest, take a safe walk outside and catch up with a friend online.   I read a collection of essays recently in the NY Times that beautifully illustrates all the ways motherhood changes us — our instincts, our fears, our...

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Mumoki Moment #22

Make it a practice to say out loud something you are grateful for every day.   One of the secrets to life – at least in my family – is having something to look forward to. The simple joy of having a date circled on...

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All those impossibly bad days? You got through them. Give yourself credit where it’s due. You will get through this too. I woke up this morning, got out of bed, drank my coffee, sat on the couch. Picked up the toys. Same as the last...

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MUMOKI Moment #20

“Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” — Alan Cohen   I’ve taken some time out and gone offline for a few weeks.  I leaned in to my OCD tendencies and cleaned the house… a lot. I...

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MUMOKI Moment #19

Pay attention to who you are with when you feel your best.   When was the last time you had a night off? Stop me if you identify with any of the below: 1. You now associate alone time with locking yourself in the bathroom....

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MUMOKI Moment #18

Relax your shoulders, unclench your jaw, and take a deep breath. Sometimes letting go of physical stress can ease mental stress.   I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. And how I can find more of it. There is so much I want to...

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top baby names for 2020

The top baby name trends for the next decade

A new year brings many things with it, including a brand-new crop of baby name trends. From celebrity-inspired monikers and Game of Thrones homages, to royal copycats and a rise in unisex options, the trends dictating the baby names of the year (and decade!) ahead are plentiful. Below...

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MUMOKI Moment #17

All those impossibly bad days? You got through them. Give yourself credit where it’s due.   It’s hard to think of anything in Australia right now except for the fires. It truely just feels shallow and selfish to talk about shopping or what to cook...

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