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Be­ing a mum is the most chal­leng­ing and hard­est job I‘ve ever had. But it’s also the most re­ward­ing. There’s noth­ing I love more than snug­gling up with my youngest on the couch to watch a cou­ple of episodes of Peppa Pig be­fore his bed­time each night. And since be­com­ing a mum, I’ve also be­come closer to my own mother. Even though we live thou­sands of kilo­me­tres apart, she’s al­ways at the other end of the phone to of­fer up ad­vice, pro­vide sup­port or just lis­ten to me vent, es­pe­cially as I nav­i­gate my way through par­ent­ing a ‘three­nager’.

With Mother’s Day just around the cor­ner, this is­sue we cel­e­brate moth­er­hood, from how the re­la­tion­ship with your own mum may change af­ter baby (see page 64) to beauty tricks to suit your new life­style (page 72), plus gift in­spi­ra­tion to leave ly­ing around for your part­ner (page 70).

Speak­ing of mums, we’re also look­ing for our 2016 Mum of the Year. As part of the an­nual Aus­tralian Mother & Baby Mag­a­zine Awards, this year’s win­ner will take home a room makeover val­ued at $5000, thanks to Ba­bies“R”Us. So if you know a mum who in­spires you with her ded­i­ca­tion and de­vo­tion, turn to page 24.

There’s also plenty of great ad­vice from our team of ex­perts, in­clud­ing our six-page sleep spe­cial, start­ing at page 40, which we guar­an­tee will help your lit­tle one sleep through the night (fi­nally); kids’ fash­ion to suit ev­ery style and bud­get on page 76; and, if you’re in the mar­ket for a new set of wheels, don’t miss our pram guide, start­ing on page 84.

So sit back and en­joy… and happy Mother’s Day to all you won­der­ful mums out there.

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