Monthly Archives: August 2015

There is a lot of information out there on the benefits of exercising during pregnancy. Simply put; it increases mothers’ energy levels, decreases the amount of weight gained, keeps joints supple, helps prepare your body for labour and helps your body return to its pre pregnant shape. The benefits are countless. As a general rule […]

There is a lot being written about whether parents should be reading content their Child’s post on social media channels.  Before I give you my opinion, let me share with you the two opposing points of view from experts.  Some say you should read them and others say you shouldn’t.  Let’s explore the reasons given […]

Becoming a new mom is an exciting time, but can also be daunting as you make numerous decisions before the big arrival. Of course, one of these is breastfeeding! Advice comes from loved ones, doctors, strangers and, of course, Google. Ultimately however, you have to make the best decision for yourself and the new addition. […]

As schools reopen for the second half of the academic year, parents will once again be forced to make decisions about what extramural activities their children will take in Term 3. Be it horse riding, piano, rugby, tennis, gymnastics, squash or choir – their carefree winter holidays will soon become a distant memory. “It’s time […]

Embarking on the journey of motherhood should be a pleasurable and memorable experience.  For many women though, pregnancy can be overshadowed by hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.  Uncontrolled high blood pressure prior to pregnancy or high blood pressure developed during pregnancy poses a risk to both mother and unborn baby. I n this […]

I am  not surprised, when adults and the media go on and on about futile attempts at stopping the increase of bullying.  Everyone is jumping on the wagon, trying to come up with ways of ending it.  Clever people are involved, and meetings with intelligent people are held.  The simple truth is, that it is […]

One of the biggest challenges I see in my practice is picky eating, whether in healthy children or kiddies struggling with underlying medical issues.  While it is generally  “just a phase”, it’s a phase we would ideally like to avoid – it can be incredibly frustrating for mom and dad, and has repercussions for health– […]