It’s about the journey, not the destination: Nurturing your child’s confidence and social independence 

Those blissful* early childhood and primary school years can seem like they will last forever. It’s a time when our kids are still largely dependent on us for most things and, just when you’ve got the hang of it, suddenly… Continue Reading >

20 things You Didn’t Expect When You Had Your Newborn 

By Associate Professor Dr Sandy Hopper   You devoured all the pregnancy books, worked out a birth plan, installed a baby capsule in the car and finally got the nursery set up – you are ready for your firstborn! But… Continue Reading >

Mums Tips for Road-Tripping

By Krissy Regan, The Wellness Poet. Road Trips with small kids can be fun or frightening and sometimes both. Especially if you have a child that gets car sick.  After 4 years of nightmare car journeys, I’m a bit of… Continue Reading >

The challenges of breastfeeding and dwindling milk supply for mums

Having already breast-fed four babies, you would think ex-Olympic athlete and doctor Jana Pittman, would be cruising when it comes to her now 10-week-old twins Quinlin and Willow. However, for Jana, breastfeeding has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs… Continue Reading >

How to Make Your Pregnancy a Positive and Comfortable Experience

Are you pregnant and want to make sure your pregnancy is a comfortable and positive experience? Do you want to learn how to take care of your body during this transformative journey? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Keep… Continue Reading >

When does Good Friday become a Great Friday!

All parents share special bonds with their children and no two women’s journey to become a mum is necessarily the same. My journey to become a mum involved IVF after 8 years of trying naturally for a baby.  Some may… Continue Reading >

Do you sometimes feel Stuck?

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut or stick with things that aren’t working and hope that change will come and make things better.  One of my favourite quotes is by Jim Rohn; “Your life does not get better… Continue Reading >

Smiling after Postnatal Depression

I am proud to be talking about my journey through anxiety and postnatal depression.  It was an incredibly challenging time having experienced it with both of my children, but, after having gone through it, I am now a better, healthier… Continue Reading >

Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet during your pregnancy journey

Vegetarian diets have become increasingly popular for improving health – but can a vegetarian diet improve the likelihood of a safer, healthier pregnancy? Yes, it can. Vegetarian diets have been shown to improve fertility and promote a safer pregnancy. In… Continue Reading >

Bringing Baby home. Now what?

Those first few days when you get home after birth can seem the most daunting, bewildering but also a glorious time. When I brought my first child home, many years ago now…eek. I had no idea what I was meant… Continue Reading >