What’s in a name- choosing a name for your baby

Photo by Heiner on Pexels.com Choosing a name for your baby is possibly one of the most important responsibilities ever to fall upon a person's shoulders. This is the name that they will carry for the rest of their lives. There's so many different things to consider: Will it be shortened to a nickname? Do…

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Is your baby washing in toxins? What are the safest Baby Shampoo’s & Washes?

When it comes to our precious little ones we want to be using the best products but it is extremely difficult to see through all the advertising and ingredients list to pick something that is truly safe on their delicate skin. We also get very conflicting messages, I have heard countless mums tell me how the hospital sent them home with Johnson & Johnson baby soap packs. The very company who is being sued by women who now have cancer after using their talcum powder. I'd be the first to admit that I used the Johnson & Johnson bedtime baby bath with my first until I heard of the lawsuit. I quickly changed brands to one my chemist recommended as a 'good brand', the brand was Aveeno. Advertised as gentle and calming I was none the wise that Aveeno is owned by Johnson and Johnson.

Keeping babies & toddlers cool on Hot Days

With Summer approaching and two under 3 I'm super conscious about keeping them cool and hydrated over summer. For me it's all about planning, I always aim to go to places early to avoid being in the car in the heat of the day. I forward plan where I'm going to park to avoid leaving it in the sun and making their car seats too hot. We stay out of the sun during the heat of the day and are always sun smart.

TWELVE years teaching how to have a career vs ZERO years to be a mum

It's just a thought, but maybe if society rethought what we wanted schools to achieve we might not have such a huge discrepancy in societies value of stay at home mums and career success. Just maybe they'd be less of a pay gap between men and women. Maybe the value of family time would override the expectation to answer late night work calls and working weekends.

Mum’s NEED Cafes & Cafes NEED Mum’s! Please make them mum friendly

Cafe's have been my soul food for many years. Not only do they sell my favourite beverage they make me feel human. Each cafe brings back memories of time well spent with friends, favourite dishes, or cold mornings waiting for a hot caffeine hit, Recently my favourite drive thru cafe closed and it really got…

MY PCOS PREGNANCY JOURNEY: PART ONE

I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I was diagnosed at 15 after experiencing irregular periods. All I recall form the diagnosis was that the doctor did a blood test and quickly prescribed me the contraceptive pill which I remained on for the next decade. My story is not unique. Many women I speak too experienced that same thing. Just like them I didn't understand my condition or how it was affecting my weight or mental health.

Ditching Dairy whilst Breastfeeding

Photo by Jan Koetsier on Pexels.com My eldest son was the gassiest baby. Always fussy, hard to settle and he hated lying flat. He would squirm and cry in pain after feeds and did not sleep well at all. After some investigation and trying lots of burping techniques my doctor suggested cutting dairy from my…