How I Sleep-Trained My Baby

2:23 am and my 3 week old daughter is still wide awake! I was too tired to feel anything but frustration. I’d tried everything in the book to get her to sleep but soon realised that my baby just didn’t like being put in her crib and would squeal if I tried! So there I was, taking turns with my husband holding our precious new bundle of joy while she stared up at me with

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Surviving Marriage After a Baby

The euphoria finally dies down and as you walk out of the hospital cradling this new life that you’ve just welcomed to this world, you suddenly realise that things haven’t come to a standstill. Life goes on and the reality of this hits you harder after you’re at home where there aren’t any nurses waiting on you hand and foot!

Soon, weeks turn to months and the mum and mum-in-law eventually go back to their …

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Perspective

In my profession, working in a school for underprivileged kids, I come across so many heartbreaking stories of broken lives destroyed by the very society we live in, putting to utter shame our existence as humans. We live for ourselves, our needs and comforts taking priority. We deem ourselves worthy of passing judgement when we know absolutely nothing of the struggles the other is facing.

I have had the honour this week of helping the

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Round 2 – What’s Different?

We were ecstatic when our daughter was born last year. The long wait was finally over and though I did have a very uneventful 9 months, I’d gained close to 18kgs and was keen to get back in shape after baby. I thought losing the weight would take long but three months after Leanna, I was back in my skinny jeans and had lost all of the extra fat! It surprised me more than it …

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Where does my help come from

One late evening in October, when my husband and I found out we were expecting again, our joy knew no bounds! We were thrilled beyond measure and Leanna, at barely 9 months old, couldn’t imagine why her parents were jumping all over the place!

After taking multiple home pregnancy tests just to confirm I wasn’t dreaming, we finally decided to tell family and friends. They were happy, of course! Some were shocked and some kept …

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