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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SCREEN TIME – How much is too much?

The paddling pool rippled enticingly under the sunlight, a tiny machine whirred a myriad of bubbles, buckets and spades and a variety of brightly...

SLOW FOOD – Cooking memories

It’s the summer holidays and BBQ season is well and truly upon us, but what will you be putting on your grills? In fact, how...

HOLIDAYS WITH KIDS – Take them or leave them?

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, which can only mean one thing; the summer holidays will be upon us soon. The word...

HAVING KIDS – Is it worth it?

Have you made the decision not to have children? Now that I’m a parent myself, I get it. People are often shocked to hear that,...

SLEEP SOLUTIONS – Let sleeping parents lie 

When you become a new parent, your conversations will generally revolve around three things: nappies - of which there are plenty, feeding - there...

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION – Bring that Mummy back to me

And then I said it. “I think I have postnatal depression.” The words hung heavy in the air between my husband and I. They just...

PARENTS & PARTNERS – Becoming better at romance and parenting

With Valentine ’s Day approaching, what are your plans? Romance and parenting aren’t two words you often see close together. If these words were...

WORKING AS A MUM – Is it enough?

People underestimate the impact on women when we take time out of work to parent. Or, as in my case, choose to juggle parenting...

ELF ON THE SHELF – How not to organise Christmas

When did the celebrating of Christmas become such an elaborate chore? Why is the onus on us as parents to create all the magic?...

POWER  FOR GOOD – National Anti-Bullying Week

  words | Polly Lavarello The experience of growing up has dramatically changed from generation to generation. Cultural norms have shifted along with new family dynamics,...