FIRSTLY, A QUICK UPDATE: I received my results from my DEXA body scan and blood tests last week. They weren’t flattering. And since then, I’ve been in somewhat of an emotional turmoil. As soon as I’ve caught up on two weeks of university study, I’ll present the results. Lately, I’ve been pondering or philosophizing about… Continue reading Are you a counterculturist too?
As discerning parents, we place good faith in the manufacturers of baby bottles. We trust that they adhere to safety guidelines that are enforced by governmental authorities. However, are plastic baby bottles as safe as we think they are?
Mid year marks the occasion of the big chain stores’ toy sales. At this time each year, K-Mart, Big-W, Target and the like compete for your dollars as parents scramble over the latest plastic fantastic toys for their children. Literally, parents line up by their trolley-fulls (even commonly in the plural form) around the perimeters… Continue reading Consumer frenzy at the toy sales: could our intentions be misplaced?
Do you remember growing up as a kid and being allowed to hang out in the neighbourhood and do what you wanted, where you wanted, and with whom, as long as you were home before sundown? You didn’t own a mobile phone, there was no social media, and plans were made in advance at school,… Continue reading Embracing the community to raise our children…
Bedridden in hospital on the brink of death, and being fed replacement supplement drinks through a tube, Sophia is only 19 years old. No longer able to stomach real food, this teenager from London is suffering with anorexia nervosa, an illness that kills more adolescents than any other psychiatric illness due to organ failure and suicide.
Gemma and I love presents - and the best present of all is a surprise one. Growing up, my mum often eagerly gave us our gifts early (including Christmas) - not that I complained, mind you. So, as my husband can attest, I sometimes struggle waiting until the due time to open presents. Alas, as… Continue reading All the goodies with our handmade box!
In two days time it is June. That's practically half of the year gone. My son is now nine months old and my daughter is steadily moving towards three. And thus, as it is customary for me to do, I'd like to share with you all some snippets from our hectic life. This right here,… Continue reading Much ado about May