June 16, 2016

 

“From early in our pregnancy, my heart was set on a girl.  I wanted tea parties and rounds of dress up and little girls who snuck into mummy’s make-up drawer.  I wanted to have once in my life where girls were the majority instead of the minority: where farts were gro...

January 22, 2016

Mummy is dropping Jack off at day-care to go to work. Jack is in the arms of his carer who he will spend the day with. As Mummy says goodbye and turns to walk out the door Jack begins to cry and put his arms out for his mother. Jack continues to be upset for a few minu...

December 17, 2015

 

Many rituals and traditions are associated with the celebration of Christmas. Whether it be the decorating of the tree, carolling, or a church service, most of us part-take in activities that mark the event as a time for reflection, celebration, and above all engageme...

October 25, 2015

When in moments of emotional pain, confusion, sadness or despair, many of us have probably been advised to “talk it through” with someone.  While intuitively we know that talking about our problems has benefits, there is also solid research to show that words and stori...

August 27, 2015

 

Mental health, like physical health, is impacted by a range of different factors. While this includes psychological structures and processes, it also includes our biology and social situation. Sometimes, in the depths of depression, our psychology can be difficult to...

April 29, 2015

 

Mother’s Day is traditionally a day dedicated to celebrating and thanking mothers for their unwavering selfless efforts in raising their children. It is a day to make it all about her, pamper her, treat her, and show her exactly how much you appreciate everything she...

March 18, 2015

 

Giving birth is one epic journey and like most things pregnancy-related, it is very personal with no two women's experiences exactly the same. But according to recent research by Futura and colleagues, while their experiences may not have been identical, many women do...

March 11, 2015

Many rituals and traditions are associated with the celebration of Easter. Whether it be an Easter egg hunt, decoration of eggs, or a church service, most of us part-take in activities that mark the event as a time for reflection, celebration, and above all engagement...

February 17, 2015

 

According to Manuel J. Smith’s book “When I say No I feel Guilty” (1975), saying ‘no’ is a basic human right and one that should be relatively straight forward. Unfortunately however, many women, and particularly mothers, find themselves saying ‘yes’ to things they do...

January 20, 2015

 

Becoming a parent brings a multitude of new physical, emotional and mental challenges which are difficult for everybody. For some however, these challenges are heightened by engaging in unhelpful thinking styles that may increase negative feelings and behaviors. Here...

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