Foundation, if you think about it, is a really interesting word we use for a makeup product! In the beauty bizz, it means the first layer of makeup you apply to your face, which you then layer with colour, powders, mascaras – all the fun thing! But foundation is the beginning… Celebrating mothers, women, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts this month, got us thinking about the foundations of these relationships. And mainly – it is love! In many ways, love is the bond we share in our relationships. This doesn’t mean however, that relationships aren’t also: challenging, upsetting, frustrating, disappointing, hard and sometimes – just really too much. The ups and downs we go through in our lives as we grow are all part of the process of being human. With family (the ones we are born into and the ones we find for ourselves), love brings us back. To gratitude, forgiveness, healing, second chances, care, hope and renewal. Above all else, if we can remember love as our foundation, it can get us through …
Gwen Lewis is a writer who lives in California. She has been in the health industry for years and loves writing on the topic to give tips from experience. In her free time she loves to stay active and has just taken on learning how to surf. “Technology seems to run our lives. Our phones keep us connected—online and offline. But there can be too much tech. And many of us find ourselves virtually tethered to our devices, awaiting the next text, social media update or call. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone, and, yes, it’s a very real issue. If you find yourself a little nervous or twitchy when your phone isn’t accessible, you may have nomophobia. According to Psychology Today, many students in both high school and college suffer from a clinging reliance to their cell phones.
Teen is a happy and modern mum from Bondi Australia. Read about her experience here. “It’s amazing how life can change and inspire you. When my baby girl turned one, I thought to myself ok what happens next? I didn’t want to leave this gorgeous little munchkin to go off to work, but I felt this bubbling creative desire to start something new and exciting for myself. As a new mum I struggled to find cool products for my daughter that also looked fashionable for me to use, and that was when the idea for Bondi Beach Baby was born: high quality beautiful organic fabrics for bub, in stylish cool prints for mum.
Amy Malpass Hahn lives in Sydney with her three loves – husband Scott, and sons Isaac (3) and Charlie (brand new!). She is the Marketing Director at Barre Body, and also the co-founder of The Ten Active maternity activewear and marketing consultancy The Communication Studio.
We’re always so happy to collaborate with beautiful brands, and Edible Beauty is definitely one of them. Anna Mitsios, founder of Edible Beauty, firmly believes that we can all be beautiful by nurturing our body, mind and soul. Discover here one of her most recent bog post, where she shares how to take care of yourself and your body during pregnancy. “Whilst there is an abundance of information regarding foods to avoid during pregnancy, there lot of confusion around what women should be using on their bodies. This is equally important given we can absorb approximately 60% of what we put on our skin and given the placenta is not the barrier we once thought.
As Mother’s Day rolls around the globe, I can’t help thinking about the extraordinary role that mothers play in society. They grow tiny humans in their own bodies, birth these little creatures into the big wide world and teach the newborn humans about many things that make this place beautiful and also, at times, scary. A baby is raised with the help of a village, a family, a team, a neighbourhood, a relationship, a marriage, grandparents, siblings, fathers, mothers, and any combination of all or none of the above – but on Mother’s Day, let’s all think of one mother we know and acknowledge her journey.
Have you ever stopped to think how many times during the week you wish it was Friday to get to that beloved Saturday? We haven’t even finished our Sunday before we’re sad it’s ending and that Monday is looming. This means we are missing out on enjoying our 5 days of the week, and with 52 weeks in a year, that’s a lot of time being wasted wishing away for the weekend, instead of enjoying the moment.
It’s Mothers’ Day this weekend in many parts of the world (not in UK, so don’t worry, yours was in March!), which means it’s a time when we celebrate mothers everywhere and find ourselves thinking about the meaning of motherhood and how we’re doing at it! Motherhood is joyful, yet also hard work; it’s filled with triumphs, but also with massive fails; and really all we have to go on is what we learnt from our own mothers, what we learn from our friends and families and our own instincts (aka “winging it”) and what we learn along the way. We sometimes give ourselves a high five, and we sometimes feel like we’re letting the side down massively. Yes, motherhood is often an internal battle with our own maternal confidence! If you’ve ever wondered about your ability to be a mother, or, if you are already a mother, how you are doing, then you’ll definitely identify wtih Jacinta Tynan‘s new book, Mother Zen. Part memoir, part commentary and part manifesto on the ideas and philosophies …