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.
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
When it comes to being body positive, I’m all for it. However, even I have my limits, and right now, I’ve reached a level of self-disgust. The cellulite doesn’t bother me, nor does the slight arm jiggle. I’m cool with them. We’re friends. What does bother me are two things; 1: I now weigh more… Continue reading I will be exonerated from sugar’s evil clutches
Clint and I finally had a date night on Saturday, the first one in over seven months! We only had a few hours to spare and so I signed us up to a life drawing class. Basically, it's three hours of sketching a nude model with differing time allowances and poses.
Breastfeeding is a topic that can fiercely pit people against each other on either side of the fence. Common rhetoric such as “fed is best” is slung back to combat the “breast is best” phrase campaign (and actual legal responsibility for formula companies to declare on their tins). Personal vindications abound as feelings are thrown into the crossfire; all the meanwhile, expectant mothers are bewilderingly trying to navigate through it all as they anticipate their own feeding journey with their impending newborn. Enough already! It’s time to cut through the emotional drag and present some simple truths in a friendly non-confrontational manner. So without further ado, it is my pleasure to introduce my friend and breastfeeding savior, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant [IBCLC], Registered Nurse [RN] and Midwife, Ruth Carson. I’ve asked Ruth to answer some questions surrounding the wonderful journey that is breastfeeding (obvious bias intended) in the hopes that it may answer some of your questions you may be too afraid to ask. Or perhaps you just weren’t aware of. Enjoy!
I love retailers that embrace children, rather than stare them down like the nuisances we all know they can be. It makes the mums feel relaxed and shop for longer so it really is a win-win situation. Gemma turned on her usual charm today, and was rewarded with stickers and having her nails painted. Now,… Continue reading Above and beyond