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Self-Care as a parent can it be done?

Self-Care as a parent can it be done?

As soon as you become a parent, something kicks in and that newborn is suddenly the focus of your life. This makes a lot of sense; babies can’t fend for themselves, they can’t move, they can’t feed themselves or wash themselves, and they need to be constantly taken care of. You are responsible for every aspect of their wellbeing. Self-care is really important for your mental health. VIEW the POST

A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

Whether you are a first-time parent, or you have several children of varying ages, one of the challenges of parenthood is ensuring that you are always there for your child while retaining your identity as an individual parent. Considering this, making the most of “me time” when your child is asleep or busy with other activities is essential to recharge your batteries in this demanding role. Here are some ideas of how to enjoy “me time” as a parent. VIEW the POST

How to prepare for parenthood

Technically, it probably isn’t entirely possible to prepare for parenthood. Parenting isn’t something that comes with an instruction manual, and although you might ask friends and family for advice, every child and every parent is different – what works for one might not work for another. That’s why even parents of more than one child might have different experiences with their second, third, or later children than they did with their first. 

6 Services that you cannot live without during early parenthood

6 Services that you cannot live without during early parenthood

To begin with, extended family is the original and best parenting assistance service there is. Even if you don’t get on with your in-laws now, after having a baby, you will appreciate them being around and helping to look after your child. Thankfully I do get on with my in-laws and I know I am lucky as they have helped me a lot along this parenthood journey. Becoming a parent is both the most rewarding and the most challenging thing you will ever have to do, as each stage brings with it its own set of challenges.VIEW the POST

Parenthood pampering – a grandiose guide to throwing the perfect baby shower

Parenthood pampering – a grandiose guide to throwing the perfect baby shower

There is no occasion more beautiful than celebrating the blessing of a baby. Whether it’s your own baby shower or that of a loved one, toasting the bub and mummy-to-be is the first of many treasured memories the two will share. Now tailoring a baby shower worthy of nine months of discomfort - that’s the task at hand!VIEW the POST

5 Comical struggles and hurdles of parenthood

I have been thinking of these things for a few weeks now, just some of the hurdles that become hugely impossible when you have children and frustrating struggles that overtime are quite comical. Apart from the obvious examples, not finishing a cup of tea or a conversation and going to the toilet unaccompanied, to name but a few. These are more of the less obvious but still equally as hilarious.