Connecting with Tahi

Connecting with Tahi

April 30, 2021

This fortnight on the journal, we spoke with co-founder Jackie of tahi skincare about the intentions and production of their multi functional oils. Made by hand, in small batches, right here in the Waitakere Ranges, tahi come from a place of aroha, connection and care, celebrating a new kind of business model that puts people and the planet first.  

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The Living Doula

The Living Doula

April 15, 2021

I am so excited to share this fortnights beautiful journal with Charlotte from The Living Doula. Many of us have heard the term 'doula' but I've found many Mama's are still a little unsure of the immeasurable support they can offer us, from fertility, pregnancy, birth and into our post natal period, on this often challenging journey. Here, Charlotte shares her take on this important role and offers some very important lessons we should all be taking stock of, mother or not. 

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Five minutes with Nature Baby

Five minutes with Nature Baby

March 31, 2021

We are honoured to welcome Nature Baby to our journal this month. As kind as they are clever, Jacob and Georgia Faull, founders of world renowned baby-wear brand Nature Baby are in a league of their own, paving the way for ethical and organic business. A wee ways back I sat down with the dynamic duo for my book Wild Kinship; Conversations with Conscious Entrepreneurs and am excited to be sharing 5 questions for 5 minutes about this incredible brand and the work that they do. 

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Baby Sleep with The Wholechild Company

Baby Sleep with The Wholechild Company

March 10, 2021

This week I am super excited to be welcoming Hayley Bennison, founder of The Wholechild Company, to speak to the illusive topic of baby sleep, answer those common questions and concerns and bust unrealistic and often damaging baby sleep myths. Hayley, based in Toronto, is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Sleep & Well Being Specialist. 

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Pregnancy Acupuncture with Debbie Karl

Pregnancy Acupuncture with Debbie Karl

February 27, 2021

Renowned acupuncture therapist Debbie Karl of Mount Acupuncture shares her insight and practice of readying woman for birth, post natal treatment and birth trauma with us this week. Having been one, of many, grateful patients to have worked with Debbie at her practise I am very excited to share this wonderful resource with expectant Mamas. 

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Swing Time with Solvej

Swing Time with Solvej

February 04, 2021

We recently spoke with lovely Jenny, co-founder of the incredible family owned and operated Solvej Swings. You have likely seen their beautiful products the world over; they are hard wearing, soft on the planet, aesthetically pleasing and rather importantly- fun, all the while nurturing a positive and healthy socially responsible company model. We are honoured to have Solvej Swings as brand partners and to share their 28 year journey of handcrafting swings from their rural workshop with this inspiring interview.

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Mother: Kate Dalton of Mayde Tea

Mother: Kate Dalton of Mayde Tea

January 21, 2021

We are honoured to kick our 2021 journal off with the beautiful Kate Dalton of Mayde Teas. Based in Byron Bay Kate, mother of one, works as a naturopath and runs her boutique tea brand Mayde Tea which has quickly achieved a cult like status- and for good reason. We spoke to her about her journey into motherhood, work-life balance and the benefits of tea in our daily lives, particularly for busy Mama's.

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A Wholefoods Baby

A Wholefoods Baby

December 16, 2020

This fortnight qualified naturopath and nutritionalist Helen Ridge of Alive Natural Health shares her abundant knowledge on baby's first solids and answers common questions such as when is my baby ready for solids, what can I start with and how much, introducing allergens and key nutrients. I am so excited to share this massive and hugely informative piece with you all and hope that you pass it on to other Mama's in this stage of their journey

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Poetry with Jessica Urlichs

Poetry with Jessica Urlichs

November 29, 2020

New Zealand author and poet Jessica Urlichs joins us this fortnight with a piece from her new book All I See Is You. Following on from the success of her first book From One Mom To A Mother, Jessica has created a beautiful, frank and endearing account of motherhood through poetry and prose and in doing so, founded a wonderful community for like minded Mama's to turn to. 

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Mother: Jana Brunclikova of The Secret Kitchen

Mother: Jana Brunclikova of The Secret Kitchen

November 15, 2020

Beautiful Jana of The Secret Kitchen, chats to us about her journey into Motherhood with her first baby Luka, her career as a Naturopath and shares a nourishing recipe for Mother and Baby from her award winning book The Secret Kitchen: Intuitive Eating.

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A Golden Month

A Golden Month

September 01, 2020

Acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and author of The Golden Month, Jenny Allison speaks with us about the inspiration behind her work and book on postpartum care and why we need to see change in western culture.

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A Beautiful Beginning

A Beautiful Beginning

September 01, 2020

Founder, Monique Hemmingson, shares how Moon Mama has come to be and what she hopes you can gain from using this space. This is harder than I thought. Five little words, that have likely and unwelcomingly, entered a new Mother’s mind at some point. Five little words that come heavy, loaded and shrouded in guilt. 

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