Massage is so important, not only for mothers, but also for their little ones. And as mother of two, I know this firsthand.
Hi I'm Sharon and my journey started when I completed my Certificate IV in Massage as a 'side interest' to my then studies in naturopathy. Since then, I’ve had two little girls (who are now two and four), discovered how desperately helpful massage can be as more than just an hour of 'feel good', and I’ve squeezed my remedial…
Finding the right fit in a name for my business was almost as difficult as deciding on what we would call our children. In all cases, both my for my beautiful girls and for a business that has risen very much because of them, the names were of great importance. They had to carry delicate strength and inner beauty, resilience and class. The name also needed to define, in the case of my girls, a tiny human whom we did no…
We all have testing times as a parent. When your baby has been crying for hours and won’t settle. When your kids want to wear dress-ups to school rather than a uniform. Or when every member of the family is pulling you every which way, needing everything done right that minute.
Being a parent isn’t always a walk in the park, but there are things you can do to give yourself time out. Deep belly breathing is one mindf…
In countries like India, China and throughout South-east Asia, baby massage has been around in some form for centuries. In the Western world, however, we have only recently come to appreciate this ancient and precious gift between parent and child.
Traditionally, babies were welcomed into a village network and now, in our fast-paced modern world, we are starting to again see the value in many other tradit…
Pregnancy is a beautiful, natural process, but for busy women and working mums, it’s also a time when the body experiences a number of added stresses. Having been practiced for centuries – long before medical intervention was commonplace in pregnancy and birthing – remedial massage is an effective technique for relaxing and releasing the body during pregnancy.
With the amount of …
Yes I was excited – there would be two sets of twins! – but I also knew I needed to keep my nerves in check. After all, the parents in the room were facing the overwhelming yet beautiful experience of welcoming a new baby into their lives. As I remembered my own experience of becoming a mum, I felt that my nerves seemed almost trivial in comparison.
As your baby settles into the world, don’t forget to take care of yourself too. Following your bub’s arrival, you will likely find yourself overwhelmed by a roller coaster of feelings. Excitement meets confusion, fear, exhaustion and love – emotions that are stronger than you ever imagined possible.
On top of this, your body is receiving ho…
I JUST NEED HELP!! But I will not ask for it. How can I ask for it? Everyone else is coping. I am a stay at home mum. My ONE job…
The act of mindful meditation can feel incredibly hard to commit to for many? And for mum's, it can tend to border on feelings of impossible at the beginning. The expectation of time and focus put into long periods of stillness? I personally SUCK at it. But am working on it. Because I know how amazing it is for me. Thousands of years of history have shown it. Science has shown it. Just speaking with people who regularly meditate, you can feel their calm and focus and just k…
No one Mother is supposed to do this alone. You are supposed to share your juggle
Years ago a well intended friend of mine made the comment “I would be so pissed if we had a baby and I went to work all day, then came home to a messy house. If (my partner) is home all day, I would expect it to be completely sorted”
Yes it easy to label this as male ignorance, but certainly he is not alone assuming all mum’s have endless time to be organised. Until they become parents.
I will in fact step in i…
Colic is a condition that approximately 1 in 5 babies suffer with. Colic is basically described as a baby that cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, 3 weeks in a row, whilst otherwise appearing healthy and unhurt. There seems to be no explanation why your otherwise happy bub suddenly begins to cry non stop, usually as the evening or night progresses.
Apart from hours of crying, your baby also might be very gassy, she may have a very tight, bloated tummy, a little like a drum, he mig…
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