Emotional health

Tired Parents

Tired Parents

Whether you’ve been up all night comforting a teething baby or waiting on a teenager finally coming home, parenting can be exhausting. It’s a common myth that once babies are sleeping through the night you’ll get enough sleep and adjust to your new lifestyle. But unfortunately it doesn’t quite work out like that. Between looking

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When people spoil your birth announcement via social media

When people spoil your birth announcement via social media

You’ve just given birth and you’re so excited to tell all your friends and family about your new arrival, but first you need to rest up a bit and spend a little time getting to know each other. Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles have all been informed, the rest can wait a little while longer while

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Gotta have faith

Gotta have faith

Faith is one of those classic abstract nouns, something that is impossible to see, touch, smell or taste. Rather than being something concrete and tangible, it’s a personal choice to view life in a certain way and live accordingly to that perspective. Life is Worthwhile Many of us resist the idea of simply believing that

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Preparing your child for a new sibling

Preparing your child for a new sibling

Bringing home your first newborn baby involves a blend of personal recovery and a journey of discovery as you learn how to care for an infant. With your second child you may feel more confident and experienced, but just when you thought you had it all sussed out, there’s the issue of helping your first

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How highly sensitive people view the world

How highly sensitive people view the world

Highly sensitive people can view the world differently to others and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Elaine Aron, the researcher who coined the phrase ‘highly sensitive people’ (HSPs) and author of many books on the subject, estimates that somewhere in the region of 15-20% of the population would be classed as being highly

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Mindfulness for mums

Mindfulness for mums

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the last few years. It has been the biggest tool to demystify meditation, taking it out of retreat centres and monasteries and bringing it smack bang into mainstream of life. Benefits of mindfulness Simply put, it’s about being in the moment, attending to what is going on here and

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