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  • 3 Mar 2015

    Women’s Day for Mothers

    Mothers, perhaps more than other women in society, know about inequality in the ‘workplace’ (if mothering is considered a job and thus our homes our workplace). Many of us give up paid employment to become mothers and while our new role has an untold amount of love and joy woven into the contract, it also demands impossibly long hours, no time off for ill health, no financial perks or pay-rises. In fact, we tend to take a huge or complete cut in our wages, supplementing our income if we can with part-time work. […] more

  • 1 Mar 2015

    5 natural stress relievers

    As a parent, there’s no such thing as clocking off. Even if your little ones stay over at Grandma’s for the evening, you’re still on call. 24/7. Parents must be constantly ready to act, to be there and to take care of their children. It is no wonder, then, that many of us struggle to take care of ourselves when times are hard. Our natural response is to take care of the children first and keep plodding along as best we can. But, a little time to take care of ourselves can go a long way to helping us be more present for our children. It may be difficult to orchestrate but “me time” is essential when it comes to good parenting. […] more

  • 1 Feb 2015

    Making a marriage work

    Maintaining a happy and harmonious marriage - one that is supportive, uplifting, loving, nurturing and fun - is no easy task, particularly when coupled with the demands of childcare, domestic chores and work. Those that last a lifetime require commitment, dedication and a certain kind of magic. Here are some ideas to keep your union a strong one. […] more

  • 1 Feb 2015

    Holistic Valentine

    If you can side-step all the red fluffy hearts and Clintons cards outlets, Valentines Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate your love and the forthcoming spring. In preparing for a lover's night in, start by making yourself feel sparkly and fantastic. […] more

  • 1 Feb 2015

    5 steps to romance

    It’s commercial, yes, and lots of us avoid it for that reason. But Valentine’s Day on 14th February is also an excellent opportunity to celebrate all that is wonderful about your partner and relationship. Any excuse to enjoy a bit of a love-in! You don’t have to buy in to all the tacky cards in the shops, or the overpriced meals in restaurants. Instead, you can create Valentine’s Day on your terms and make it about the most important thing: Love. Some couples cook a special meal for one another, or give a card. […] more

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