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Is It Just An XY Chromosome Thing?

I’ve previously written about being a mum of boys and how I just don’t understand why they do certain things. Here’s my latest one that I just don’t get. Star Wars. Maybe it’s a chromosome thing, only applicable to the XY combination in males. But what is with the obsession with Star Wars? I can kind of understand it being of interest to those who were born in the generation when it was first released at the movies. But it seems every male I meet, regardless of their age, can quote lines…

Travelling With Babies & Toddlers on Planes

Are you the parent of an infant, toddler, or preschooler? If you are, are you also in the process of planning a trip that requires air travel? If you are, you may be dreading your upcoming flight. After all, complications are all that many parents can think of. With that said, there are a number of ways that you can make flying with your young children not only easy, but fun as well. For children under two years of age, you will first want to examine the pros and cons of getting them their own seat.…

Losing Weight after Pregnancy

Although having a baby is a wonderful experience for any woman, almost all women would like to regain their pre-pregnancy shape as soon as possible. Celebrity mums with the help of dietitians, nurses and fitness experts, in average will get back to their original shape faster than the average women. But they are not a good example upon which to base your own postpartum weight loss goals. Don't be too impatient, trying to lose weight too fast can rebound on you. You should "Go Easy" and take these…
Young baby girl aged 6 to 12 months lying on back in cot playing with her feet

Baby Sleep Issues & How to Cope

Sleep issues 4-7 months Your baby should start sleeping through the night at about 3 months. But babies are learning and observing all the time, and your baby could soon start to associate sleep time with time that mummy isn’t there. It’s called separation anxiety and it’s a normal part of development for many babies. But it can be especially trying for parents, as babies can be particularly strong-willed, especially about bedtime! You may be introducing some baby foods at this time, and this…

Don’t Divorce Your Child

Divorce is certainly an emotional time for families. In fact, it ranks as one of the most stressful experiences in life. However, it is not only the adults who experience this stress. If the adults are parents, their children often suffer greatly. Their suffering can not be entirely eliminated. A certain amount of grief at the 'death' of their parents' relationship is to be expected. Nevertheless, while the adults are going through typically arduous legal wrangling it is important for them to remember…