We all have, what I like to call “vulnerability zones”, areas of our lives that we are hesitant to talk about – or write about. Well, this post walks straight into the middle of one such “vulnerability zone” for me!
It can be worrisome when it interrupts sleep or makes a partner uncomfortable.
To add to your everyday flu remedies, here are some additional hacks to alleviate your symptoms.
Making friends in your 30’s is hard, making friends in your 30’s when you have a time and energy vampire (otherwise known as kids) is near impossible. So, what do you do?
As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”
I turned 37 last year. As my children sang “Happy Birthday”, showering me with kisses and laughter, I looked at the full table in front of me; an amazing husband and father, five gorgeous children, and I thought to myself: “My, how I have grown.”

Loving Surviving our insecurities

Most people who know me would probably say that I am an outspoken woman and a little opinionated (okay, maybe more than a ‘little’)… I have strong convictions and beliefs, and I tend to wear them on my sleeve. Loudly!

The World It’s 2019 and Time’s Up on everything

2018 was not a great year for the world, maybe 2019 will be better, but not unless we as humans start to change our ways. And where better to start than the people raising the future generations of humans.

Toddler Wake up, mommy, you are dreaming

At some point, I hope that the fantasy of parenthood that I retain will be replaced with the reality that I have come to know.

Parenty Can we ever really keep our kids safe?

Can we really, as parents, keep our children safe from harm, heart-ache, horror or hardship? I think there is too much in this world to guard against, therefore the best way to protect is to prepare.

Playtime Family holidays are just the best, aren’t they?

Family holidays are both a dream and a nightmare, especially when it is with the broader family. The travel time, the close quarters, the differing parenting styles, the relationship dynamics…

Parenty The world needs more fearless girls

(READ TIME: 4 MINS)The way women are portrayed in advertising over history has contributed significantly to the gender stereotypes women are now trying to shake off. As a woman working in advertising I have a responsibility to actively challenge these tropes, but as a mom to a girl, that duty has become not just a burning issue but a burning mission.

Playtime The 5-minute workout that can save your life – study

Amazingly it involves no weights, no jogging and no aerobics.

Living The most dangerous gym equipment

Studies have shown, these are the three items of gym equipment most likely to cause you an injury.

Travel Travellers should avoid this con

In which Warren Robertson falls for a horrific con just because it was in the guide book.

Living How to stress less and be more productive every day

Stress does not automatically mean you are being productive.

Parenty How to get your patio ready for summer

When grouping containers, choose plants with the same light and water requirements.

Parenty Stunning spring flower arrangement ideas

Do something different and embrace 50 shades of greenery in your home by creating a beautiful leaf arrangement.

Living How to take care of your roses this season

Finger-prune hybrid tea roses to flower for longer. This is done in early September, just before the new shoots form flower buds.

Parenty Easy floral home décor ideas

What better way to get into the swing of spring season than with fresh floral home décor?


 


 


 

today in print