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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...