Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mothers, particularly, are notorious for the amount of guilt they carry around. It starts right from the birth… the natural birthers feel bad that their babies have squashed heads; the caesarians feel bad that they couldn’t not cut-it! Then the working moms feel guilty for not being with their kids and the stay-at-homers feel guilty […]

The study to the aforementioned question emanated from the University of Nebraska’s Family Strength Research Project by John DeFrain and Nick Stinnett who subsequently wrote a book about the findings, “Secrets of Strong Families”. The families came from diverse sections of the American population. They study concluded that there were six primary features that strong […]

Many of us moms give a lot of thought to eating well while we are breastfeeding, knowing that we are passing on the very nutrients we consume to our precious bundles of joy.  However, apart from avoiding alcohol and minimising our caffeine intake, less thought may be given to what we might be drinking on […]

Eating too much sodium, most of which we get from salt, can lead to high blood pressure.  This in turn can cause heart disease, kidney disease and strokes. So it is worth trying to cut down the amount of salt eaten. Almost two-thirds of the salt we consume are added by food manufacturers when food […]

Cradle cap, the common term for infantile seborrheic dermatitis, causes scaly patches on a baby’s scalp. Though cradle cap isn’t serious, it can cause thick crusting and white or yellow scales. Cradle cap usually doesn’t require medical treatment. It clears up on its own within a few weeks to months. In the meantime, either use […]

They are show offs My daughter knows just how to turn it on. She knows that dimpled smile is a “sure thing” to anything she wants. You will be powerless to their charms They are master manipulators It took me a long time to train my husband in my ways. It literally took her minutes. […]

BY ANN RICHARDSON It is important to note that everyone wakes up spontaneously many times during the night. So, even if  your toddler is ‘sleeping through’ the fact is that he is probably waking up at least 4 – 5 times a night.  Most of the time he will simply stir, turn over or call […]