Post Natal Depression - It's OK not to be OK

Post Natal Depression - It's OK not to be OK

So, here's the thing


Parenting is one of the most rewarding and at the same time the hardest things we ever do in our lives. We seem to constantly need to question ourselves, as does everyone else to whether we're really doing OK or not.


It's where we do the most learning about who we really are, and why. Where we are going, where we have come from and what we have learned from our own childhood and life journey.

If succession planning were a cake…

If succession planning were a cake…

A will would be your flour.  Plain or wholemeal, no matter, so long as you have a cup or two to start with. Without a will you’re at the mercy of the Administration Act 1969: it dictates who gets what and how much. Whilst the provisions of the Act are sensible – a widower receives his wife’s property, for instance – they are not necessarily reflective of the best outcome for your family and its farm or business. Without a will, the legal process to be followed after you lose a loved one also tends to be more expensive, and can be more complicated than it needs to be.

Put a lid on it: enforcing your quad bike safety policy

Put a lid on it: enforcing your quad bike safety policy

It is well known that farmer owner and farm employers have a range of obligations that require them to take a proactive approach to quad bike safety.  Quad bikes are notoriously dangerous.  Every year, on average,850 people are injured on farms riding quad bikes and there are on average five deaths a year.  It is crucial that you as farm owners and employers have health and safety policies that say that workers should wear helmets on the quad, but equally important that it’s not just a written policy but it is part and parcel of farm culture and working expectations.  So what do you do if your workers aren’t following the policy that they’ve signed?

How to provide healthy, child friendly meals for a busy farming family

How to provide healthy, child friendly meals for a busy farming family

My need to become organised at home in regards to food came about from being such a busy household as most of you ladies can understand, I’m sure!!

We are running a 650 cow dairy farm, I also run Meals & More on the side and have 3 children under the age of 5 years Providing them with a varied diet of healthy, delicious food is always at the front of my mind...

Tips for managing sleep with little ones, while juggling farm life

Tips for managing sleep with little ones, while juggling farm life

As a sleep consultant, I have worked with many different families from all walks of life. Most have pressures from various areas, be it family members, work life, or other children, but none have quite had stress and pressure like farming families!

Sophie Lloyd is a Certified child and infant sleep consultant for Baby Sleep Consultant NZ, and has a background in nursing and postgraduate science.

It's time to get resourceful!

I am sure a lot of you are well aware that the dairy price forecast is not looking very good for next season with it likely to be closer to the $3 mark than $4-$5. This is a real international issue right now and although we can't do anything to influence it - we can do our best to survive it and I'm hoping I can give you some tips to do that.

Farming Mums is all about 'Supporting, Inspiring and Connecting' and it's time like these when we need to pull together more that ever.