Daily Life: Having Another Child After Postnatal Depression

My memories of early motherhood are not nice. I had post natal depression and anxiety and that first year was the worst thing I have ever been through. None of these things is my son’s fault. I was suffering from mental illness. I refused all outside help, not wanting to appear weak, and as a […]

Essential Baby: Becoming Comfortable With My Discipline Style

For some reason I have concocted this idea that other parents – even my dear friends, who have been by my side through pregnancy, the newborn haze of sleep deprivation and colic, who have supported my struggle with postnatal depression and anxiety, and with whom we have celebrated our children’s first milestones – are now […]

Baby and Toddler Magazine: Autumn’s here, but the sun isn’t going anywhere

Don’t let these cooler Autumn mornings and shorter days fool you. As you head outside with your family over the Easter long weekend, it’s just as important to ensure your little ones – and you – stay safe in the sun as it is in the height of summer. Thanks in part to the popular […]

Essential Baby: Life With Anxiety

Having anxiety isn’t a choice. For a while I resigned myself to it just being one of my characteristics, like my short stature and my freckles. But now I consider it to be something that I manage. To the outsider, sufferers of anxiety just look like worriers. We are taunted with well-meaning comments: “Look on […]