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The Benefits Of Developing Your Child’s Skills From An Early Age

Every parent wants the absolute best for their child, but sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between looking after them and challenging them. Puzzles, projects and sport for kids can all go a long way in preparing them for the future, but how do you make sure you’re not pushing them too hard? To help you out with this little dilemma, here are some tips on why it might be worth developing your child’s skills through fun, stimulating activities, even from an early age. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Developing Your Child’s Skills From An Early Age”

why there needs to be more awareness of group b strep

Why There Needs to be More Awareness of Group B Strep

Group B Strep.

It’s one of those words I remembered hearing during my first pregnancy but it wasn’t ever something I asked more about and it certainly wasn’t something that was ever explained to me. As that pregnancy was straightforward I had no concerns that the next would be any different… I couldn’t have been more wrong. Continue reading “Why There Needs to be More Awareness of Group B Strep”

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Mental Health Issues: No More Suffering In Silence!

While it can be easy to think of mental health problem as something that should be hidden and ignored, in fact, admitting you are struggling and reaching out for some help can be one of the best things that you can do. After all, there are many different treatments and therapy options available for a range of issues, the most prevalent of which I will discuss in the post below. Continue reading “Mental Health Issues: No More Suffering In Silence!”

preschool, dealing with common illnesses and infections

Preschool – Dealing With Common Illnesses And Infections

Your child’s first day at preschool comes with all its own emotions. It can be overwhelming for both you and your child. On the one hand, you are excited and proud, and on the other, you are dreading it and questioning where the time went and how in the blink of an eye, your baby has now become a little person with a mind of their own. While this may be an emotional time, it’s also a time to start being vigilant about taking extra measures to ensure that your child’s immune system is stronger and healthier. Continue reading “Preschool – Dealing With Common Illnesses And Infections”

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Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum

The view that society has on motherhood as a whole is still quite a dim one. Motherhood is promoted as one of the most rewarding times in your life and something to celebrate, which is all true. The problems of mothers that are having trouble coping or dealing with mental health are still not addressed as widely as it should be. Many of us still don’t think to ensure whether or not the mothers we know are dealing with it well. If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or simply pulled in a hundred different directions, it is time to ask yourself whether you are coping. Continue reading “Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum”

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Your No-Stress Costume Planning Checklist

Guest Post by Ashley Lipman

It’s that time of year again. Cheerleading competitions are being booked and kids everywhere are getting geared up for the season. Whether this is your kid’s first year in cheer or if they have been competing for a while, there is one thing you need to know. They will need the right gear. It is required, and it is expected. Continue reading “Your No-Stress Costume Planning Checklist”

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Why I Need to be a Little More Selfish

Just recently I’ve noticed that life has once again got on top of me. It’s funny because around this time last year I finally fully acknowledged the fact that I had been struggling emotionally and mentally for far too long and I secretly booked myself in for counselling. It went really well and turned out to be one of the best things I could have done for myself (I think everyone could benefit from this type of self-care). I don’t want to go into full details here as it will cause this post to go off on a tangent (as I often do!) but if you want to find out more on this topic you can read about my counselling journey here.

Anyway, back to now and my problems aren’t quite as deep or big but are tied to the fact that I never actually do anything for me. Continue reading “Why I Need to be a Little More Selfish”