Book review: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry

Book review: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry

Have you ever wished that your children came with a manual? Have you ever wished that you knew the right tools to nurture a better relationship with them? I know I certainly have. No sooner than I get to grips with one stage, or one system of behaviours then I am overwhelmed by the apparently [...]

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

10 Tips: Establishing A Good Relationship With Your Child’s Nanny

An oft-quoted African proverb states that it takes a child to raise a village. It is not necessarily possible to go it alone. Storytime. For awhile, I raised my first child in India. We lived in an ancestral- family household, we needed an additional caregiver to raise our child. Both my husband and I worked [...]

#fieldnotesfromamuminprogress: Framing The Talk

#fieldnotesfromamuminprogress: Framing The Talk

So...I thought that writing this blog post would be a breeze. Or, as the children I teach have learned to say - easy peasy lemon squeezy (they’ve learned that from me, of course) but I digress... Where were we? Oh yes, I thought that writing this article would be a breeze. After all, puberty hit [...]

From Despair to Loving Life – how I conquered depression and anxiety

From Despair to Loving Life – how I conquered depression and anxiety

Author: Ann Grandchamp, Mental Health Editor Today I'd like to take you on a journey. On my journey of recovery from the hell of chronic anxiety and post natal depression to living a life I love. To loving life. This is not an easy story for me to tell because I don't particularly like going [...]

Tips on how to fall in love with your body – an expert’s advice

Tips on how to fall in love with your body – an expert’s advice

Author: Ann Grandchamp, Mental Health Editor We are very privileged to have Dr Phil Parker with us today to talk about Body Positivity. As an expert in the areas of Health and Happiness, he has a lot of practical and insightful tips to share with those of us who are struggling with body image. It's [...]