Surviving the Festive Season with Baby on Board

The time leading up to Christmas is intense for everyone, but when you’re carrying the most precious of cargos, there are extra challenges as the season-to-be-jolly approaches. With socialising, shopping and organizing to do, it’s good to stay mindful and have a few tips at hand so you and Baby can greet the New Year…

A Nanny or an Au Pair? What Is the Difference?

A question we often get asked is, “What is the difference between a live-in nanny and an au pair?” They are indeed different, and what suits your family really depends on your needs and situation. For a stay-at-home mom who needs an extra pair of hands or for a family that needs a few hours…

Baby-wearing – Revival of an Old Tradition

Strollers are without doubt among the most iconic tools of baby care in our society. In the 200 years since they have emerged in Victorian England, they have almost completely crowded out the traditional ways of transporting babies and toddlers. The starting point of the human baby-wearing culture is assumed to be approximately five million…

Have Baby, Will Travel…Or Not

It must be a rite of passage for every parent to sit on a plane holding a rigid, red-faced, screaming baby while other passengers grind their teeth and sigh loudly. Yes, I used to be one of those passengers, too. Silently complaining to the God of Flying about my misfortune of being seated near an…

Motherhood As a Spiritual Journey

It is only now that I have started to come across other new mummy blogs that actually tell me how it really is after giving birth to your first child. A recent article called 10 True Things About the First Year of Parenthood had me nodding all the way through. It must also have resonated…

Tips (or Not) for the First-time Mum

No wonder I feel like I am going a bit crazy getting ready for the birth of my first child. It has taken me exactly eight months and three weeks to discover that it is impossible to prepare properly for what lies ahead. I have just a week left to relax in the knowledge that…