Free To Love – Healthy Expectations

Ok I confess: I am an avid watcher of ‘Married at First Sight’! I know, I know, it adds no value to my life, and the show is probably manipulated to make viewing more exciting but I have become addicted nevertheless. I suspect my ‘girly’ love of beautiful weddings and my romantic love of ‘happily ever after’ stories has caused me to be sucked in. Continue reading “Free To Love – Healthy Expectations”

Let Love Be The Loudest Voice!

What’s the big deal with the 3 simple words ‘I love you’?

As a midwife I cared for a woman having her second child just last week and her first words when she took her little girl in her arms, through sobs of joy, was ‘I love you so much’.  I don’t have to tell you that it was a pretty special moment. Continue reading “Let Love Be The Loudest Voice!”

The 12 day birthday party

What do you think of when you hear the date December 26th? Perhaps it’s Boxing Day and you’re out hitting the sales. Or maybe you think of it as recovery day. You know, that day when you know you’ve survived Christmas and now it’s time to stay in bed, preferably with the covers pulled over your head. It’s the day you eat the Christmas leftovers and wonder how your children are already bored with their new toys. Magical may not be the word that comes to mind. Continue reading “The 12 day birthday party”

Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study

This week controversial headlines have flashed across my newsfeed on more than one occasion announcing that a study at Melbourne University has found that children born via caesarean section perform worse than those born via vaginal birth (1).  Continue reading “Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study”