Brilliant Sites & Blogs
These sites and blogs are here because they are really informative or really fun in their down-to-earth wisdom! Be your own judge. As sites become more popular and sponsorship increases, so I'm a bit wary of those that have too many products and free offers being pushed at me!
Sarah Buckley MD Blog Sarah Buckley is a Brisbane doctor with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning. She is the mother of four home-born children, and currently combines full-time motherhood with her work as a writer on pregnancy, birth, and parenting. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Dr Buckley encourages us to be fully informed in our decision-making; to listen to our hearts and our intuition; and to claim our rightful role as the real experts in our bodies and our children.
She is best-selling author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices and has written for may newspapers and magazines. (See Sarah's articles here.)
Rockstar Birth Shalome @ Rockstar Birth provides a brilliant source of inspiration, information, humour and sound advice about birth and mothering.
"When I became pregnant again a few years later, I made a different decision. I looked back on my first birth experience and thought “Nooooo f***g way am I doing that again”. Instead of going with the flow, I decided to back myself in birth. I wasn’t going to rely on the obstetrician, the midwife, or my man, to be the decision-maker in my birth.
I was going to be the expert. First up, I researched my tail off. I looked at how contractions worked. And how to relieve the pain. I worked out how best to work with my body (instead of screaming like a banshee) to breath my baby out. And I booked a kickass birth team to back me whilst I did it."
Pregnancy Birth & Beyond This website is an up to date and extensive source of information on pregnancy, birth and parenting. You'll be able to find lots of information on midwifery care, pre-conception care, pregnancy, birth, waterbirth, homebirth, vaginal birth after caesarean, postnatal care and breastfeeding. Providing a rich resource for families, midwives and other health professionals to explore options and make informed choices. Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond provides private midwifery services, quality childbirth education and lactation consultations.
bellybelly.com.au "Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting For Thinking Women and Men! BellyBelly.com.au is where thinking women and men turn to for the best, evidence-based pregnancy, birth, and parenting information. Around 2.5 million parents and parents-to-be trust BellyBelly every single month. And because we're independent and work in the very industry we write about, we publish what we think people really need to know – without the fluff."
Food Matters .com This is the most amazing website, dedicated to all things health and real nutrition, that has millions of followers globally. It is the work of a Sunshine Coast couple James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch who had a very long journey of discovery to real health. There's even a Food Matters movie channel that has soooo much to offer for those who want to have positive healthy viewing instead!! I've taken you to a page with an announcement of the recent changes they've incorporated to make health easier for everyone.
The Organised Housewife. Katrina Springer, Gold Coast, QLD I share a daily dose of domestic advice to make a mums life simpler and tidier. If you are struggling, you can gain back the control, to have a home you enjoy spending time in and create calm to replace the chaos.
One Handed Cooks is a baby and toddler food blog that inspires people to cook beautifully simple, healthy food for their baby, toddler and primary school aged children. The recipes are all quick and easy to make, leaving you one free hand to wipe a nose, give a cuddle, or feed a hungry child. Each nutritious recipe has been lovingly gummed, chewed, picked up, smushed and devoured by our own children and their little friends.