How often does the over-caring mother type in the Google search bar “child care near me” in the hopes of finding a childcare centre which is ‘just around the corner’ and also possesses all of the finest quality options a childcare can offer?
Something I have noticed in my every day practice, is that a lot of parents continue to feed their babies pureed food, long after they need to. It’s a tricky time, because we start our babies on solids around 6 months and progress with offering a range of vegies and fruit, and it is easy to get into the routine of making food in bulk and filling up the freezer! Also, you may not be visiting your Maternal and Child Health Nurse until baby is 8 months, so you coast along doing the same thing.
Ten mums share their tips for when you just need five minutes to yourself!
Nobody knows what it’s like to be a mum better than other mums. We all know the highs outweigh the lows and that tough times don’t last forever. By boy does it feel endless when you’re in the thick of it!
I’m in awe of mums who appear to manage everything so effortlessly and function in a calm and collected way even when surrounded by chaos.
A few months ago, I played reverse-Santa one heartbreaking night and took all my baby Isabella’s toys away. I did this because I’d found out that they had potentially harmful chemicals in them. These chemicals are BPA and phthalates which the World Health Organisation classes as endocrine disrupting chemicals. BPA has been strongly linked to breast cancer and phthalates are linked to low sperm count and undescended testes amongst other disorders.
This Mother’s Day, not only will you receive a magnificent bouquet of flowers, a scrumptious breakfast in bed and the finest hand made chocolates – but of course, you’ll also receive from your little loved ones – jewellery, very expensive jewellery. Right? No? Isn’t that what commercial TV, radio, magazines and social media will have us believe?