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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...

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...

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,...

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN – Discovering infinite possibilities

words | Polly Lavarello  What are your most enduring childhood memories? For me, holidays, birthdays and funny pranks (usually gone wrong) all feature strongly, but there...