Book Review – Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored

Book Review –                  Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored

Keeping it Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored by Alnaaze Nathoo (Editor), Tracy Hope (Editor), Louise Bryant (Editor) It turns out that the stories parents tell are true:Daniel Preston, A Shared Heart, Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored Dear Reader, I've found it. This is the book that I was looking for eleven years ago when I [...]

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

By Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor I simply knew that I wanted to raise a reader. I just didn't know how. I had a vague plan but no road map. One of my university friends gave my then newborn A.A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and I felt rather validated. Clearly I wasn't barking up the [...]

Simplify your holidays – and the ultimate no-stuff gift guide

Simplify your holidays – and the ultimate no-stuff gift guide

By Helena Zachariassen, Home & Lifestyle EditorIn the past weeks, I've picked up from so many people that they are feeling overwhelmed with the upcoming holidays, and I also fell into this trap myself for a while, before it dawned on me. It doesn't have to be this way! The very first steps in simplifying [...]

How to Include Your Family Values into the Sex Talks

How to Include Your Family Values into the Sex Talks

In the recent past, I have written about topics relating to body positivity in teens and tweens, puberty and 'the talk'. Today, continuing on that theme, we have a guest post by Kathleen Hema - a sex education teacher and public health lecturer. Kathleen Hema has lectured at universities in the USA & Australia, presented [...]

The Migratory Mum

The Migratory Mum

Yesterday, I woke up at the crack of dawn, made lunch, schlepped across Zurich for my 10 year old son’s German class, schlepped all the way back home, dropped my son off, picked up my daughter and travelled all the way across again in order to attend Durga Pujo - the Bengali/East Indian iteration of [...]