Rachel Randall teaches birth dancing, a term she prefers to belly dancing. She says "In essence, it is a dance centred in the belly, the source of human life. Childbirth is viewed as a normal life event and from childhood girls learn how to use the muscles in their hips, abdomen and pelvis; they are loose and flexible."Read More
I recently learned about this method of non-hormonal birth control and it blew my mind that no one had ever taught me this about my body before! I had to share so I interviewed Hannah Ransom and asked her your questions about birth control options including withdrawal, diaphragm , the rhythm method and more.Read More
"For centuries, and in villages around the world, these transformations were honoured as a rite of passage, yet the guidelines to support us have largely been lost - until now."
Elly is a relationship counsellor and her book covers the four skills and eight steps to becoming us.Read More
Guest post by Elena Lipson.
The first time I left my son with hubby and went for a run, when my son was about 6 months old, I felt a pang of guilt in my chest. The first time I left to New York to have a girls weekend and left my son with my husband, when he was just about 2 yrs old, I cried in the car as my friend nodded in recognition of how hard it is to leave our sweet children.Read More
I used the Natural Floral Water a lot when my son was a newborn. It is a beautiful floral misting spray for babies and I always kept it in my nappy bag.
My son was a 3-5 times a day boy, and his poos were far from solid. It was often tricky to clean up when out and about and that Natural Floral Water came in handy for a quick change and spray until we reached a bath where we could do a deeper clean!Read More
Everyone falls in love with a newborn, so it's important to remember the other person you’re in love with too when a baby arrives and (rightfully!) steals the limelight.Read More
Coeliac Disease has got many new mothers worried. Is it better to introduce gluten into your babies diet earlier or later or whilst still breastfeeding or not at all... As new research comes to light guidelines for introducing gluten into your babies diet are frequently updated. It can get very confusing as there is so much outdated and conflicting advice.Read More
Over the seven years I have been working as a postnatal doula I have seen the rise and rise of post-pregnancy belly-binding. This popularity can lead to some confusion and in this post I'll bust a few myths about belly-binding. Are you wondering if post-pregnancy belly-binding help you lose weight or get rock hard abs?Read More
I've heard a few mums say lately that they've never done an eCourse, or they don't know what an eCourse is. Some mums tell me they don't think it would work for them or that they don't have time.
I've been working with mums for more than five years now, and as soon as I came across eCourses I fell in love with them. I've been participating in lots of eCourses lately for personal development, physical health and for my business. As an eCourse participant I saw the immense value in this learning format for me as a mother.
That's why I've been spending the past year getting all my offerings online. eCourses are an AWESOME way for mums to learn, and here's why.Read More
There are hundreds of sleep specialists out there! It can be really hard to figure out who will be a good fit for you. Here are nine reasons I'm a really good choice for helping you and your baby get more sleep.Read More
As I pass the halfway mark of my wear the same thing every day challenge I keep getting asked how it's all going, so I thought I'd give you all an update.
Why am I loving it so much? There are so many reasons! Plus one thing really surprised me...Read More
I don't envy Kate Middleton. I can't think of anything worse than having to step out in front of hundreds of camera's right after giving birth. Who really knows what is happening behind closed doors, but I am very happy to see normal, healthy birth making big waves in the media for a change.Read More
Some of my happiest memories are from my year in India. I owned 7 outfits - 5 traditional salwar kameez - plus two saris to wear for special occasions. They all fit in my backpack. I long for that simplicity in my life right now as a busy mother and entrepreneur.
My life is too complicated, so I'm simplifying in quite a radical way.Read More
Guest post by Laura Trotta.
Vacuum, dust, declutter, scrub toilet, bathroom, kitchen, floors, windows, skirting boards….. Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Check! Phew! Now you’re ready to have a baby!
But wait! Didn’t you forget something? What about removing chemicals and lowering the toxicity of your home? Sounds kind of important, right?
Do you think about the chemicals that you're exposing yourself to in your nesting pregnant state? The ongoing use of these chemicals in our homes also goes on to impact the health of our children.Read More
Massaging your baby can be a lovely relaxing ritual but most people don't realise that there is something even more valuable about massage than the actual strokes.
Ayurveda teaches us that more important than the strokes is the organic black sesame oil! It penetrates the skin deeply, rejuvenating all seven tissues in the body.Read More
Guest post by Manuela Andrysik.
It's time to get serious about financial health and fitness. Find out what you can do so that financial stress does not spoil what is such a miraculous and amazing time in your life.Read More
Oh parenting! Nothing like becoming a parent, and a tired, weary one at that, to disabuse you of all the stupid, unrealistic and largely unimportant, standards we set ourselves up to fail to achieve.
My son, I realised the very, very long and hard way ... wants ME as his Mum.
Not Julie Andrews. ME. Cutting my teeth on him, screwing it up, eating my words.
Not an alternate-Universe-version of me that's perfect and organised and reading child development books. Just ME.Read More
Have you wondered this before? Have you tried leaving your baby to cry alone and felt guilty? Have you tried it and it worked and your baby learned to sleep and now you are doubting your decision? Or maybe you left your baby to cry alone and they feel asleep so easily and quickly your wondering what all the fuss is about?Read More
Sleep deprivation is torture! Which stage are you at?
1. Shock 2. Denial 3. Bargaining 4. Guilt 5. Anger 6. Depression 7. Acceptance and hope