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Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happy

I’m very excited to share this information from the course I am currently revising (MSc Behavioural Decision Science). Recently my reading assignments have been about happiness. In particular, I have read one study in the American Psychologist called “If we are so rich, why aren’t we happy?” (Csikszentmihalyi, M.) and another one in the Journal of Consumer Psychology called “If money […]

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The Roles We Play #PressForProgress

My role as “woman” and “mother” has been unconventional. I still remember the terrified look on my mother’s face when I walked on stage to accept my 2nd grade blue honor roll award in a big white t-shirt that fell down to my knees, baggy long skater shorts, and a backwards Giants hat. A tomboy […]

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The Cost of Children VS The Value of Children

I recently heard a couple of discussions on the radio about family sizes and the cost of children. I’m trying to figure out whether or not I chose to have my four kids (I do choose to keep them though), I certainly was clueless about how much it would cost us, financially, emotionally and physically. […]

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For most mothers, especially new ones, giving birth is a joyous occasion. It is one of life’s treasured moments. After months of anticipation, your bundle of joy is now in your arms. Life will never be the same again. Along with the new addition to your family comes new challenges. Adjustments have to be made and priorities will need to be rearranged. With all the commotion that comes with a new baby, there is a tendency to forget one important factor: caring for yourself.

Caring for Yourself when You’re Caring for a Newborn

For most mothers, especially new ones, giving birth is a joyous occasion. It is one of life’s treasured moments. After months of anticipation, your bundle of joy is now in your arms. Life will never be the same again. Along with the new addition to your family comes new challenges. Adjustments have to be made […]

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Please Don't Stop the Music How To Go Out When You're A Parent

Please Don’t Stop the Music – How to Go Out When You’re A Parent

Things I miss since becoming a parent number eleventy billion – going to live music gigs.  Don’t get me wrong, the Peppa Pig soundtrack that is a gentle and constant background in our home is an auditory delight, but it wouldn’t be my Spotify choice (fact – having kids messes with the algorithm).  And so I […]

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10 Super Tips for Surviving the First Week

10 Super Tips to Surviving the First Week

That first week coming home with your new bundle of joy brings so many emotions that it’s hard to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips to get you going… Prepare Beforehand We all know those last few weeks of pregnancy can be tough, but trust me! You will be grateful for the prep […]

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7 Lessons Our Mothers Taught Us That We Want Our Future Children to Know

Featured photo by longleanna on Pixabay When we are little we don’t really like the constant advice we get from our mothers, at times we even find it annoying. It gets worse when we enter puberty, accepting that someone else knows better is nearly impossible when you are a teenager. But as we get older […]

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10 things every nursery-going mum should know…

You think your toddler will be the ONLY one doing all the learning once he/ she starts nursery? WRONG! You – nursery-going mum – will have a LOT of learning to do as well. Some lessons will be delightful, others not so much. But there WILL be new experiences so brace yourself. 1. Settling-in period […]

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Why is it STILL so hard? (How to effectively manage those tearful drop-offs)

I’ve spoken about Little Man’s tearful drop-offs when he started nursery almost two years ago. As with most children, the settling-in period was tough. Very tough. For him and for me. To see those tears every morning as I tried to smile and walk away, even as he screamed “Mummy” and hoped I would turn […]

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The 10 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Parent

Since becoming a parent, I’ve definitely become gross.  I’m immune to bogies smeared on t-shirts (although I’d rather it wasn’t mine).  I snack on half-fishfingers that have been pushed around a plate and finally rejected.  Once I ate a finger of buttered toast off the floor, as it was easier than walking to the bin.  […]

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