The Power of Play

The Power of Play

It’s a sunny afternoon. As I write this I have three teenagers wrestling over a paddling pool and garden hose…. It will end in tears soon, but while it is fun it is just that - a whole heap of fun.…

Why simple isn’t simple.

Why simple isn’t simple.

“I’m wondering what everyone does with their babies. Today I found myself watching the clock all day praying for the time that my partner would finish work. There’s just nothing to do all day. Oh, how many times I've heard this from parents of babies.…

Your baby’s brain; It’s not really something you think about, is it?

Your baby’s brain;  It’s not really something you think about, is it?

Your baby’s brain; It’s not really something you think about, is it? I mean, when you are pregnant what you think about is the development of your baby, it’s exciting to think that they are getting bigger each day, that they now have hands and feet, or that they can hear. You don’t really think, ‘gosh, my baby is now building neural pathways and developing their spinal cord which will connect with their brain which is currently developing!’, do you?…

Let’s talk talk….

Let’s talk talk….

Let’s talk talk… I LOVE to talk, don’t you? I don’t know about you, but for me, there is nothing better than a good old natter, so grab a coffee, pull up a chair, tell me about your day… anyway, I digress.…

Why I think you should ditch the parenting books!

Why I think you should ditch the parenting books!

Isn’t it odd! We go through life completely able to function in our own way doing our own thing and then we find out we’re pregnant, and we question our abilities to do anything! We find ourselves turning to the latest book to find out what we should be doing and how to do it.  We try to fit ourselves into the latest parenting craze, following timetables created by other people that might not fit into what works for us!…

Playing with a purpose; why it's not only going to help your baby, but is also going to make you feel amazing!

Playing with a purpose; why it's not only going to help your baby, but is also going to make you feel amazing!

Let’s face it, having a baby or toddler is exhausting, delightful, all-consuming and at times really dull and boring! Some days you feel trapped, you can’t even leave the house without a major mission and at the moment there’s all the worry about even IF you should leave the house.  So you stay in. Right now, that’s pretty much all there is to do isn’t it?!…