anxiety

Your Health

I’d Never Even Heard of Postnatal Anxiety Until It Hit Me Hard

There’s recently been a lot of talk recently about postnatal depression, something that wasn’t so talked about in previous generations. But even as society moves in the direction of de-stigmatizing mental illness, some of us get left behind. Because despite being an avid researcher on all things pregnancy and new mom-related, and having battled bouts […]

DIY

Make a Set of Squishy DIY Stress Balls for Sensory Play

Whether you notice your kids feeling a little anxious or you simply want to try a new sensory activity, a simple stress ball could do the trick. Even better though, kids can help make their own squishy stress balls using balloons! Since I always take the “why buy when you can DIY?” approach, why not […]

Parenting

8 Tips For Parents Struggling With Anxiety

One of my biggest struggles as a mother is managing my own anxiety. It’s like this huge, invisible monster that hangs out in our house, waiting for the crescendo of my children’s screams to hit just the right pitch before swooping in and swallowing me whole. I’ve always been an anxious person — a nail-biter, […]

Tips and Tricks

6 Ways To Help Your Child With Back-To-School Anxiety

Does your kid have back-to-school jitters? The start of a new school year after a summer break is full of school supplies, paperwork, and new lunch ideas. But with all the frenzy of back-to-school preparation, we as mums might forget that our children are having some anxiety about starting a new classroom, with new peers—they […]

Parenting

10 Steps to Becoming the Proactive Parent Your Child Deserves

Like me, you probably long to be a more positive, proactive parent. I know I’m always looking for a way to be more proactive and less reactive. Especially in those overwhelming periods when all that keeps me going is tea, adrenaline and the blind hope that I’m somehow moving in the right direction. Sound familiar? […]