What Is Your Parenting Style?

The combination of your attitudes and values that you have towards parenting and your children is called your parenting style. It goes beyond the nuts and bolts, the daily tasks of raising children, and instead is the umbrella term for the emotional environment that you create as a parent within your family and which directly…

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10 Good Parenting Skills

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We all want to be a good parent and to have good parenting skills. There is so much to manage. Regardless of the age of your child, there will be challenges that you face on a daily basis. Just like there are no perfect parents, there is no perfect child. Every child will have a…

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How To Discipline Your Child

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No matter how perfect we think our children are, there will always come a time when we have to discipline them. Part of the job of being a child is learning how they fit into this world, how relationships work and what role they play. They will get it wrong, and it is perfectly normal…

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Is This The End Of My IVF Journey

IVF Process Embryo

Through the blessing of fertility medicine, donor sperm, and IVF, I have my three beautiful children. All three conceived from the same egg collection with the same sample (straw) of donor sperm. They are essentially triplets, just born years apart. My daughters were born to my previous relationship, my youngest born after we separated. And my…

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How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids

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If ONLY you could stop yelling at your kids!! The stress of raising kids can be amazing some days. Feeling like you’re always cranky and overwhelmed. The constant fighting from the kids is enough to make you feel that you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to walk. The feeling that you’re a horrible mother comes…

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Your Parenting Network Can Save Your Sanity

Your parenting network

  No mum is an island and having a good group of people around to support her is essential. Setting up a strong parenting network can ensure a mum can cope with stressful parenting times and save her sanity. However, it’s all about quality, not just quantity. Groups to Include In Your Parenting Network There…

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Meditation for Conscious Parenting

Using Meditation To Help In Motherhood

Meditation. It’s a buzz word that we see floating around in the media, online, on magazine covers. Celebrities talk about how meditation helps them. There are articles online, in newspapers or magazines about the beneficial effects it has on illness and disease. Meditation positively impacts almost every area of life, including parenting. As it has…

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Sleep Regression: How To Get More Sleep As A Mum

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Sleep… the holy grail of parenting. Anyone who has looked after children know the hellish ordeal that comes from sleep deprivation or any kind of lack of sleep; it is pure torture. Over the last two weeks, my 8-month-old has had a bout of sleep regression, waking very frequently, almost every 2 hours, worse than…

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How Motherhood Helped Me Find Me

Heather Lindsay and Motherhood

Who am I? Who are you? Through my meditation practice, I try to connect with me, connect with my why and who I want to be. Differentiate between Heather the ‘mum’ and Heather the ‘woman’. They are the same person, yet different. I am more than just a mum. I am a woman, a spiritual being…

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You Can Be A Perfect Mum

You can be the perfect mum

Can You Be A Perfect Mum? Last week my Facebook news feed was full of articles and posts about the ‘perfect mum’. In the past, I’ve been accused of trying to make mums perfect, so I felt motivated to write this response. Firstly, what is perfect? Complete, having all the desired characteristics, whole. Can any mum…

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