Parenting

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

January 11, 2015

Going back to work after maternity leave can be a huge transition for you and your whole family. The adjustment may be especially difficult if you have to return to work fairly soon after giving birth. No matter how long it’s been since your baby was born, the transition can be a tough one for some moms. Here are a few tips to help you …

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Coping With a Baby Who Constantly Cries

November 23, 2014

Early motherhood is full of beautiful, memorable moments. The moment you hold your child for the first time, the first bath, taking your baby out for a walk to see the world for the first time…all of these are moments are precious. However, many moms remember the newborn stage quite differently. The fact is, newborn babies cry, and some of them cry a lot. Most …

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Budgeting For Your Baby

November 6, 2014

Preparing for the birth of your child is a thrilling, scary, stressful and exciting time, all wrapped up in one. Finance can be a major stress factor in the run-up to your child’s arrival, with plenty of different purchases and plans to worry about. Having a solid budget and a clear sense of what you’ll need money for can make things feel less overwhelming. One …

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Balancing Work and Motherhood

September 29, 2014

For many women, staying at home to raise their children and take care of the home is neither economically feasible or particularly desirable. Having a successful, fulfilling career while maintaining a comfortable home life and raising happy children is the goal for many modern women, but the balance can be incredibly difficult to achieve. Here are a few tips we’ve found helpful in maintaining that …

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8 Ways to Stay Healthy While Breastfeeding

September 16, 2014

Breastfeeding can help you nurture a wonderful bond with your baby. Unfortunately, for some moms, it can also be pretty hard work. Taking care of yourself while you feed your baby is crucial to ensuring a positive breastfeeding experience. Eat well. Breastfeeding burns approximately 500 calories a day, so it’s important to top up your energy stores wit nutritious, vitamin-rich food, or risk feeling exhausted. …

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‘Why Won’t My Toddler Eat?’

July 13, 2014

Toddlers are unpredictable. Loving, funny and adorable as they might be, they can also be fussy, difficult and downright frustrating at times. The dinner table is one of their favourite places to stage a meltdown, and if you’re dealing with the infamous ‘fussy eater’, this battle might occur on a regular basis. The most important thing to remember when dealing with a fussy eater is …

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When Is the Best Time to Try for Baby Number 2?

June 2, 2014

Many parents go into the process of starting a family with the aim of having more than one child. For others, it’s a slower realisation that baby number 2 would make the family feel more complete. Is there ever a ‘right’ time to start trying for a second child? How Soon is Too Soon? Some moms like the idea of spacing pregnancies close together. This …

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