10 Ways to Fight Colds in Toddlers

 

This Winter season has been a rough one in our household. All three of us have been sick but our toddler has particularly struggled. He has caught one illness after the other, most of which have been colds and flu, with seldom a break before the next illness hits. After a few numerous doctors visits I now have compiled a comprehensive list of over the counter treatments that you can use for your little one. Please note that I am NOT a medical professional and that I still recommend that you chat to your pediatrician before administering any sort of medicine.   Continue reading “10 Ways to Fight Colds in Toddlers”

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Working Father’s Out Earn Childless Men

In a recent article published by the BBC they mentioned that “on average, fathers working full time get a 21% “wage bonus”. This is according to a study based on 17,000 workers.

Another interesting statistic from this study is that fathers with two children earned a further 9% more than those with just one, found the study by centre-left think tank IPPR for the TUC. Continue reading “Working Father’s Out Earn Childless Men”

I Never Expected to Lose Friends

A friend of mine said to make a list about how I planned to parent and then read it for a laugh a year or two down the line. There are many things on that list that totally did not happen as planned (that is a story for another day) but one of them was that I was not going to lose friends just because I was now a parent. Long story short, I totally did.

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My Top Breastfeeding Resources

Who knew that something that is seemingly so natural has so much misinformation, prejudice and mystery around it?

Here are some links that I have found invaluable in my breastfeeding journey so far:

  1. Le Leche League South Africa’s Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lalecheleaguesouthafrica/ as well as their website
  2. http://kellymom.com/

The World Health Organization’s Global strategy for infant and young child feeding says:

“As a global public health recommendation, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, to meet their evolving nutritional requirements, infants should receive nutritionally adequate and safe complementary foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond.”

What are your favourite breastfeeding resources?

Sugar, PCOS and My Health

A few years my gynae informed me that I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I was devastated by this diagnosis particularly because it left me uncertain as to whether we would be able to have children and if we did have children what our journey to conception would be. Continue reading “Sugar, PCOS and My Health”

Mother’s Day Wish List

Being a mom can be hard work and I totally feel like Mother’s Day is a justified time to get spoilt. Here are some tips for a great Mother’s Day – Love, I hope that you are reading this!  Continue reading “Mother’s Day Wish List”