When your child asks, “How are babies made?”

Talking about sex can be very embarrassing for many people. So what happens when your child asks you how babies are made? There are three important points to consider when talking to children about reproduction. Be confident Talking about reproduction… Continue Reading >

How to preserve a jewellery heirloom for the next generation

When it comes to family heirlooms, jewellery is often right up there with the most prized of our possessions. Jewellery has a way of capturing so many memories of the people that wore them before you. Whether it’s grandmother’s engagement… Continue Reading >

Village of People

I recently wrote a Facebook post, celebrating my son’s six-month milestone and thanking my ‘village of people’ for all their help. What I meant by this was the support I received from my village: my husband, stepsons, mum, sister, other… Continue Reading >

Surviving the Holidays with your Baby

The holiday period is a time filled with family gatherings, events and perhaps even a family holiday. We all usually spend time with a lot more people at a time than we normally do. For an adult or child, this… Continue Reading >

Mum Shaming 

Mum shaming, I feel like this topic gets talked about a bit but then at the same time it doesn’t. And when it does most people don’t pay as much attention as they should. I wanted to talk about it… Continue Reading >

Managing Empathy Overload: Strategies for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

What is Empathy? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff. “But for empaths, it goes much further. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own… Continue Reading >

Bringing back community, connectedness

  As a mum, we tend to be always juggling things in the air, til we can’t. When we can’t any more, we have to look to our tribe, our village of people around us; to help us when we… Continue Reading >

Would you Recognise an Allergic Reaction?

Often when talking to people, they share their confusion about how to know if someone is having an allergic reaction. In order to be able to help someone, you kind of need to be able to recognise the situation. So… Continue Reading >

Why eggs are no longer the devil!

There are lots of people out there with an opinion on how to introduce solids to your baby. Well-meaning grandmas, celebrity chefs, the random lady down the street. You name it, they have a great plan for what you should… Continue Reading >

Finding me time…

It’s hard to listen to sometimes, isn’t it? All these parents moaning and groaning all day long about the unrelenting reality of parenting young children? How they never get any time to themselves? Never have any time to shower or… Continue Reading >