How to survive the third trimester when pregnant with twins or triplets

The last trimester of any pregnancy can be full on. There is so much left to do, things to organise, appointments to attend and people who want to see you before you have your babies. The third trimester is when… Continue Reading >

Why is exercise important for kids?

Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s… Continue Reading >

Creating Holiday Moments in Uncertain Times – Top 5 “Mum Staycation” Tips

 By Krissy Regan The Wellness Poet   Like many people I love holidays. Holidays are our hard-won reward for all the long hours we put in at work. I got my first passport when I was 21 and spent the… Continue Reading >

Practising self-care now that your child is at school

Susan Spelic Reading Advocate and Parent   Once your child has gone into their classroom you may have choices. If you are working, you might need to race to work but if the day is yours to do important errands… Continue Reading >

3 ways to look after yourself & avoid becoming a holiday grinch

I watched a Mum Have a Meltdown at the shops — this is what it taught me about self-care over the holiday season. Jas Rawlinson   It’s 9am on a Saturday morning, and I’m crossing the road to my local… Continue Reading >

Stress-busting 101: (5 Savvy Steps to Soothe the Insidious Health Saboteur)

It’s a vicious cycle.… that never-ending ‘to-do’ list at home… running around after the kids… an overwhelming mountain of projects due at work… trying to please our partner, our family, our friends… aaargh!!! It’s little wonder that our stress levels… Continue Reading >

Learning Music during this Summer Holiday

Summer, Music, Relaxation and Time to yourself? All sounds great doesn’t it, it’s that time again. Pop on your favourite music, go find that cool place and take some time out on this stressful day. I’m a mother and really… Continue Reading >

It’s not just monkey business. Why yoga and meditation for children is important!

Just like adults, Children can suffer from different stresses in their lives. Starting kinder, starting primary or high school, moving home, changes to family situations and more. One way we can help children to cope with situations of stress, as… Continue Reading >

What is a Doula and what are the benefits of hiring one?

Traditionally, a Doula was a woman offering non-medical support and information to other women and their partners during birth and the postnatal period. ‘Doula‘ is a Greek word that came to mean “woman’s servant”. I believe that a Doula is a support and information bank… Continue Reading >

What is a Doula?

By Renee Adair A doula, or birth attendant, is usually a woman, who offers non-medical support and information to parents in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. ‘Doula’ is a Greek word that has come to mean, “to serve”. There… Continue Reading >