When we hear the words stress, we often think about stress at work or emotional stress felt during arguments. The truth is, stress can come in many forms.
As you know we constantly ask the children who attend our centre -
'Have you drunk enough water today?'
There are so many things you should do as a mother. And so many things you shouldn’t. There are opinions, articles, experts, advocates, infographics and judgements (spoken and subliminal).
Sleep is a hot topic among new mamas, and seasoned ones too for that matter! No one is immune to having a child who doesn't want to sleep.
Are you dreading winter?
We have had the most amazing summer this year. Here in Newcastle the beaches have been alive, beautiful blue warm water, steamy sand and incredibly hot days that made walking in the bush just glorious.
A change of seasons can always stir up an array of challenges, especially for some families who just seem to get every cold, flu and sniffle that goes around, winter is such a downer!
Allergies and colds and flu being the most common
Allergies and colds and flu being the most common. For many families with little ones, we tend to stay indoors with heating on. This can be problematic because it
- Decreases vitamin D intake due to be inside
- Increases 'dampness' and exposure to the indoor allergens due to poor ventilation
- Decreased exercise and running around for little ones, put the body at a disadvantage for keeping the immune system buzzing along
- Increased contact to friends and family members due to time indoors with closer proximity