Understanding how to create the smoothest pregnancy in each Trimester   During your First Trimester of pregnancy, the one thing your body wants to do, more than anything else on the planet (!), is to maintain the pregnancy. To accomplish… Continue Reading >

What is Wellness – and what does it mean to me?

Wellness is not just the absence of illness – wellness means to thrive, to have optimum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. But what does optimum health and wellbeing mean to you? How do you know what your optimum looks… Continue Reading >

The tempting thing to actually avoid when your child reports comments about their body

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics or Facebook page Bayside Dietetics   Maya (identifying details in this story have been changed) came to see me regarding her son this week. With the return to school, she was feeling anxious… Continue Reading >

Back to School Guide – Checklist for all Stages

Starting big school is exciting and a huge milestone in a kid’s life, and also for the parents. Some things that might be different are a bigger school, having to wear a school uniform, new teachers, new kids, and not… Continue Reading >

We need to talk about the climate crisis

As ice melt increases and bush fires rage, it is more vital than ever that we talk about the looming global climate crisis. We cannot act unless we talk and we cannot talk unless we learn to recognise and acknowledge… Continue Reading >

Budgeting like a boss: Five finance tips from a working mum

by Angela Sibley   Assess your financial situation: In tough times, my family and I find it really helpful to sit down and work out what our current financial and future money situations look like. It gives us the opportunity… Continue Reading >

Children are your greatest teachers

What just happened? You’ve just entered a whole new world. A world which you know something and at the same time, nothing, about. All because you’ve just become a parent. You had it all figured in your head before you… Continue Reading >

Change and Changes! 

By Jay Anderson   This year is becoming quite different.  There are things that have changed, and things that are yet changing.  We are in the middle of a season – for those of us in Australia – its the… Continue Reading >

How to monitor the intensity of your pregnancy workouts without tracking your heart rate

Rachel Simpson   So many women are confused about how to exercise safely during pregnancy. Everyone seems to have a different answer – doctors, family and friends, personal trainers – and the research and recommendations for safe exercise during pregnancy… Continue Reading >

How a woman’s body changes during pregnancy

Rachel Simpson   Your body undergoes significant change throughout your pregnancy to make room for your growing baby. The uterus increases significantly in size and weight during pregnancy. Its volume can increase 500-1000 times the size of a non-pregnant woman’s… Continue Reading >