After months and months of patiently waiting for your little one to make her grand entrance… the big day has finally arrived! As well as experiencing the exhilaration that comes with first laying eyes on your newborn baby, you may also find yourself curiously wondering how this new addition to your family will change your lives forever. If this is the case, read on!View full article →
Surrounded by the wonderful gadgets of modern technology, it’s easy to become distracted whilst looking after our children. At the playground, for example, how often have you spotted moms (and dads!) with mobile phones in hand? A quick check of Facebook can do no harm, right? Well, not necessarily. Every minute on the phone, is one minute less we’re spending being present in the moment with our childrenView full article →
Do you love the feeling of receiving a friendly, firm hug from another person? Maybe it’s from your partner, a close friend, or from your own child. Well, some people love giving and receiving hugs, whilst others feel awkward and don’t enjoy such close contact with others.
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As a new mother, one of the biggest decisions you’ll be faced with, almost immediately after you have given birth, is how to feed your precious newborn baby. You’ll likely find yourself surrounded by nurses who’ll all encourage you to breastfeed, but, in reality, not all new mammas are able to breastfeed. For some it takes hours of practice, whilst others aren’t able to at all, for a variety of reasons. Why then, must the age-old debate of whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding is best, continue?View full article →
Childbirth is without a doubt one of the most intimate and rewarding life events you’ll ever experience. The days and weeks afterward, however, can be a time of immense physical exhaustion, mental fatigue, and emotional upheaval. Attempting to recover from the physical trauma of the labor and delivery while caring for a newborn baby around the clock is overwhelming for many mothers, and the resulting emotional turmoil can leave them moody, anxious, irritable, and even depressed.View full article →
Congratulations on your decision to breastfeed! Breastfeeding between a mother and her newborn is truly one of the most intimate of all human interactions. But just because it’s a natural act doesn’t mean it can’t come with questions, concerns, and maybe even difficulties. Especially if you’re a first time mother, you may be overwhelmed by the thought of around-the-clock nursing, and stressing over whether you’re physically and/or emotionally up to the task.View full article →
Once you have given birth, your body will need a bit of time to get back to “normal.” While taking care of your skin and hair is likely not on the top of your new to-do list, taking a little bit of time to pamper yourself is just the kind of break that all new mommies need.View full article →