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SUGAR! I Love It, Do You?

SUGAR! I Love It, Do You?

  I have a huge sweet tooth and have always loved my sweets! Dessert is my favourite part of the meal. So why am I writing this article? Definitely not to put you off sweets or convince you to cut it out of your life in any way, but more to make you aware of […]

Is Sleep Overrated?

Is Sleep Overrated?

  It is said that a sufficient amount of sleep is essential for one to operate. For many Mums though isn’t it true that we have to operate and function just the same regardless of how many hours of sleep we got last night? Whether you are feeding bub, changing wet bed sheets or singing a […]

Contraception and NFP Part Two

Contraception and NFP Part Two

  We continue our discussion with Dr Emma Vieira. For the preceding article find the link here.   Natural family planning – what is it? Natural family planning (NFP) is the avoidance of intercourse during known fertile times, in order to avoid pregnancy. There are several methods: Billings method – cervical mucus pattern Sympto-thermal method […]

Contraception And NFP Part One

Contraception And NFP Part One

  In the wake of recent discussions surrounding Natural Family Planning, I sat down with Dr Emma Vieira to look at the Catholic Church’s position on birth control, in all forms.   Dr Vieira, thank you so much for agreeing to talk with me on this issue. It is certainly a contentious and controversial one. […]

Mummy's Health Matters

Mummy’s Health Matters

  How often do we, as mums, let our health slide a little in preference to that of those around us, under our care? How often do we fail to look after ourselves because there’s so much else pressing on our time? If you’re like me, the answer is way too often. I have recently […]

Our Talents Are On Loan!

Our Talents Are On Loan!

  Do you ever look at another mother and compare yourself to her? Why is she always so relaxed? Or perhaps, how does she manage to be so organised, while I can’t seem to get my kids out of their pyjamas in the morning? It is important that we do not compare ourselves to one […]

I'll Have That Gluten Free Thanks!

I’ll Have That Gluten Free Thanks!

    I have been eating predominantly gluten free for a couple of years now. I do have gluten occasionally; this can be due to being polite when I am out at a friends house and served gluten or if I slip up and take a bite of my husbands garlic bread! Yet I do try to […]

Postpartum Red Flags

Postpartum Red Flags

  Congratulations you’re a mum, and if the physical symptoms we outlined in postpartum pests weren’t enough for you, here are some more postpartum red flags that you should never ignore: You can’t get out of bed in the morning – not in a fatigue kind of way, but in a ‘I just don’t feel […]

When Are You Due? Or Not...

When Are You Due? Or Not…

  It’s no secret that I have been blessed with four children. I’ve had four fairly sedate pregnancies, at times put on nearly half my body weight throughout a pregnancy and delivered large babies. I am also blessed, however, to have returned to my pre-pregnancy weight and fit into my old clothes. But I have […]

Postpartum Pests

Postpartum Pests

  Congratulations, you’re a mum! You made it through the gruelling, excruciating process of labour and childbirth but, guess what? It’s not over! Here are some of the postpartum symptoms you may experience: In the first few days Episiotomy pain – whether your tore or had an episiotomy that wound is going to hurt for […]