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Monday, June 25, 2018

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...

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...

A Career in Mothering

Cathy describes herself as ‘lucky to enjoy enough financial stability to be able to dedicate her time to family care’, but she understands how...

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...

BABY LOSS AWARENESS – Speaking out about the heart-breaking experience

I regularly count my blessings for being a mother. Don’t get me wrong, I count the minutes until they are in bed too! It’s certainly...

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?...

‘NO MEANS NO’ GROUP – Proactive approach to child abuse

From the moment we first hold our newborn in our arms, we make a vow to do our utmost to love and protect them....

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,...

Parenting on the Rock

Teens and Self-harm A few months back, a trending news item caught my attention.  The headline read that recent research found a sharp rise in...

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...