Helping Mums Connect With The Magic Of Motherhood

Karina Lane, founder of Mum Friday

Karina Lane is a postnatal and early parenting specialist, helping parents cope with stress and overwhelm throughout the early parenting years.

As the founder of Mum Friday, she helps mums transition to motherhood by providing expert support and guidance with breastfeeding, sleep and settling, confidence building and perinatal wellbeing. Through home visits, online programs and face-to-face workshops, Karina works closely with women to help them overcome motherhood challenges and understand what their newborn really needs from them.

Dads count too

It’s not just mums that benefit from Karina’s expertise. Having worked with over 1000 men, she understands the emotional needs of new dads and the importance of early bonding and connection with their baby. She believes that dads have a crucial role to play in bringing home baby, and that both parents can still work as a team and stay connected despite the gruelling nature of early parenthood.

Being a mum of four (including twins) she is especially passionate about supporting new parents who feel overwhelmed and stressed out, because she has been there herself. She has a background in psychology and welfare, and is trained in perinatal mental health, so she gets what mums and dads are going through emotionally, and can offer the right support – as well as referrals to the right community resources as necessary.

Motherhood should be magic

Parenting is a magical time, but these days, so many things can get in the way of new mums enjoying their experience: social media, information overload and judgmental opinions can really throw things off course. This stress, together with lack of support and other challenges such as a breastfeeding struggles and a unsettled baby can make early motherhood unbearable for many mums, who then miss out on the magic side of it all.

This is not okay.

Karina is dedicated to changing the story for new mums so they can start their motherhood journey feeling confident, assured and resilient.

Gentle parenting is the way forward

When it comes to parenting, Karina believes in gentle, responsive parenting, that respects the needs of the baby along with those of the family. She is a registered facilitator of the Circle of Security parenting program that emphasises the emotional needs of babies and children and how parents can best meet them. When it comes to fostering a baby’s emotional development and security, Karina believes in the power of love and physical comfort, which means she’ll never tell parents that they’re spoiling their baby by cuddling them too much.

As a parenting educator, she also facilitates Early Parenting workshops at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and is a trained facilitator of the Tuning Into Kids program.¬† She comes from a strong background in group facilitation and relishes the chance to connect with other mums and dads to talk ‘parenthood.’ She also facilitates regular ‘Preparing for Motherhood‘ workshops in various private settings throughout Sydney.

A recognised thought-leader

Karina has always been an avid writer and her first parenting blog, The Laney Files, made the Kidspot Voices of 2015 finalists. She is a recognised thought leader in the parenting industry and has been published on Babyology, Essential Baby, Kidspot and the Practical Parenting and Sunday Life magazines.

These days, Karina can be found juggling her Mum Friday clients with a part-time writing career and a very full-time gig parenting her four children. Despite her busy schedule, she always finds time to help other mums, and loves to support new parents with her passionate yet realistic attitude to motherhood that, while being based on sound research findings, is also cemented by her real-life experience.

Want to interview Karina or discuss speaking opportunities?

Get in touch: karina@mumfriday.com.au

ph 0400 461 205


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