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When is it OK to bribe your child (if ever)?

When is it OK to bribe your child

When you’re a parent, you’ve either been there already or you’re considering doing it soon – the moment when you first give your child a taste of chocolate, or ice cream, or some other delicious treat that you VOW they will only get very occasionally – and only if they have been really good. And they, of course, love the taste – because who doesn’t!

Chocolate and ice cream as a treat starts off as a great idea. Read More>>>

Things Pregnancy Does To Your Mind

pregnant women

So you’ve decided you want to try for a baby? Or maybe you’re in the early days of pregnancy. Congratulations. The fun has just begun!

Having children is truly an amazing thing and although it’s not for everyone, for those of us who have always imagined ourselves as mothers, it is certainly a rewarding experience in life. From the moment we start trying, through to the birth, the early years; and as the kids go off to college and Read More>>>

10 reasons 2 kids are better than 1

2 kids are better than 1

Have a child is hard work. There’s no doubt about it. I don’t know any mother’s that would say it was easy – and if they did, I’d know they were lying. From the moment we get pregnant to the moment we say goodbye to our children when they fly the nest as adults – we’re busy. We’re tired. We’re cranky. And yet we’re the happiest we have ever been (and could ever imagine being).

When I had my first Read More>>>

The Mother of all Guilt

pregnant mother

From the moment we start planning to become a mother, we’re made to feel guilty and as the process continues, it only gets worse. It seems as though nothing we do as mothers is good enough; or at the very least it’s “not what I would do”. In just the first 12 months of your baby’s “life”, you’re going to face a barrage of guilt.

Scenario One: We’re going to try!

We’re all sitting around the dinner table, Read More>>>

Why you need to nap with a newborn

Tips to nap with a newborn

If you have a newborn, no doubt you laughed at the mere thought of this title. “Reasons to nap with a newborn”. The two words nap and newborn don’t generally go together in a sentence. I mean, come on! You’ve just had a baby, and whether it is your first or your 8th baby, you not only have a fresh baby to worry about. But you also have to start considering yourself? Ha. Ha. Ha.

As a mother of 2 children myself Read More>>>

The Reality of Post Natal Depression in Men

The Reality of Post Natal Depression in Men

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I faced a lot of battles myself with pre-natal depression. Piling on weight, the hormones, the confusion about what was going on with my body all led me to become extra sad, extra emotional and extra frustrated.

The thing was, I was so focused on myself that I didn’t notice the changes in my husband at the same time. At around the time when I was Read More>>>

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

flu or cold

Uh-oh! It’s Monday morning and your alarm is blaring in your ear telling you that the real world is calling. Monday mornings are hard enough, but waking up this morning something is different. Waking up is that much more difficult, and you are just feeling a little off. Then you recall that a few people at your office are off work with the flu. Oh no! Could this be what you have? Although many symptoms of the common cold and the flu are similar, there are slight differences between the two that can help with correct treatment, and help any sufferer get better quicker.

Symptoms of the Cold

A common cold virus, no matter how terrible it may feel, is not a serious Read More>>>

Foods that seem Healthy… But aren’t!

In modern society, with all of the boxed and processed foods, it can be hard to know what is healthy and what is not. Especially when labels from all over the place that scream “Fat Free” or “Gluten Free.” Then there are the fad and celebrity diets that are hitting from all sides. Some recommend this, some recommend that, but ultimately they all contradict themselves. Even trained dieticians and nutritionists seem to be fighting back and forth over what is healthy and what is not. This can leave people feeling so confused and emotionally exhausted that who wouldn’t just reach for a fast-food burger.

Then there are the sneaky foods. You know the ones. They are believed to be (whether through pop-culture or just myth) incredibly healthy, and by eating them you are doing yourself a huge favour. Not so much! A lot of people don’t realize that most of these foods, when commercially produced or eaten in bulk, are actually really bad for you. Want to know what they are? Read More>>>