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
For the most part, life can fall into somewhat of a mundane routine as we go about our daily tasks; but every now and again, life gifts to us precious moments. This evening, my family dropped in to visit our former neighbours - a lovely elderly couple who have always taken great interest and care… Continue reading Precious moments
In 1945, 225,000 people were wiped off the planet by only 2 atomic bombs. Not to mention the many generations who subsequently suffered over the succeeding decades. In 2017, there are almost 15,000 (at best, this is a guess) nuclear warheads owned by only nine countries. The United States and Russia possess about 92% of… Continue reading The lunacy of nuclear arsenal
Monday was shit. I like the word 'shit'. It has no class, but it encapsulates meanings perfectly. Unfortunately my toddler can say it, but I consider it better parenting than if she were to throw the 'f' word around. What does that say about my parenting haha? For those of you familiar with the Shrek… Continue reading The tyranny of two year olds