Why you should say sorry to your kids

Yes, children need guidance, they need their parents to be positive role models and they need to learn to show respect, but there’s also other important things they need to learn – their parents are human, their parents are also… Continue Reading >

Motherhood and Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby. It can start in pregnancy and once the baby is born to grow to… Continue Reading >

We don’t have a mother, just two dads: coming out every week…

Shane Warren   Recently I was at a conference and I ran into a mother of a child who was a ‘close’ friend of my eldest in day-care.  This in itself is not an all too uncommon experience, but it… Continue Reading >

Why Trees Are The Perfect Gift for Mothers

Every year we go through the same dilemma: what can we buy our mothers that they don’t already have? Giving a gift for Mother’s Day can be easy. But giving the perfect gift? A special and memorable gift that they’ll… Continue Reading >

Struggling with mum guilt? Try this antidote

Self compassion is the true foundation of self care.  Self care is the doing part of compassion. It’s taking the actions to treat ourselves compassionately, where self compassion is the thinking part where we’re regarding ourselves with compassion. You can… Continue Reading >

Feeling Exhausted?

As life is slowly starting to resemble some sort of new normal, nobody knows for certain what the future has in store for us. And although you might not be able to control what’s happening in the world, the good… Continue Reading >

So do you feel like your child/children never listen?

Like most parents, I find that half the things I say to my children go in one ear and out the other or they do listen but decide not to do what I have asked so this is where I… Continue Reading >

4 Ways to Keep Kids Thriving During Coronavirus Lockdown

This article is brought to you by Medescan There’s no denying that our lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19. The unfolding situation is difficult enough for an adult to comprehend, let alone for a child who is struggling… Continue Reading >

Developing Important Communication Skills

We know that we should speak to our kids and model good language. It is how they learn vocabulary and communicate. When toddlers don’t feel heard, they might turn their frustrations into a tantrum. Oh, the joys! As parents and… Continue Reading >

What is right and what is helpful?

“Honey, how much formula is bub having at the moment again?” “OH seriously, I told you yesterday how much formula he is having” Before becoming a dad my memory has always been one of my strengths, something that has been… Continue Reading >