Breast or Bottle, Fed is Best

Word Breastfeeding Week just passed and although I wanted to desperately write a post in honour of it, I couldn’t find the words to write what I wanted to say. I have very little experience with breastfeeding as none of my three children were successfully breastfed. When Akshaya was born quite tiny, almost five weeks earlier than her due date, everyone repeatedly told me not to Read More …

5 DIY Facial Treatments

I often receive questions about my skin routine and to be honest I don’t really have a complicated skin routine or products that I simply cannot live without. During my teenage years I had patches of dry and discoloured skin after having suffered from eczema on my face, however over the years those dark patches have faded and my skin is quite clear. To have Read More …

Deodorants, Antiperspirants, & Breast Cancer?

With breast cancer on the rise and it being diagnosed earlier in women now than in previous years, one has got to wonder if deodorants and antiperspirants are to blame, amongst poor eating habits, stress, oral contraceptive use, and family history, of course. You might be wondering what the difference between the two are so here it is: Deodorants work to mask Read More …

Anxiety in Children & How Parents Can Help

Parenting is an adventure of highs and lows, joys and frustrations, and many, MANY questions along the way. One of the things I often have trouble with is dealing with my daughter’s anxiety. I noticed that my daughter from a very young age was “different.” She would become fussy in the midst of strangers, overcrowded rooms, and new places. As Read More …

Red My Lips!

  I recently came across this incredible campaign on Facebook, dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and victim-blaming. The Red My Lips campaign founded in 2012, is a non-profit organization which encourages women (and even men) to wear red lipstick for the entire month of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to raise awarness, increase the public’s understanding about sexual violence Read More …

Building Healthy Self-Esteem in Young Children

Self-esteem refers to how much we value and believe in ourselves. Self-esteem also plays a major role in how successful our children will be. Children with healthy self-esteem will usually be confident in their capabilities, embrace challenges, and be willing to learn new things. Children with low self-esteem may feel unimportant, incapable, and be unwilling to try new things due Read More …

Green Cleaning: The Less Toxic Approach to Cleaning

My latest obession is natural cleaners. It all started last year as my daughter’s normally manageable asthma spiralled out of control. When my daughter started kindergarten last year, she was exposed to many irritants such as dust and mold which left her struggling to breathe. The anxiety of starting school probably had more to do with the severity of my daughter’s asthmatic Read More …

A Natural Remedy for Cold & Flu: A.Vogel Echinaforce

  The Echinacea plant is more than just a beautiful plant. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which help fight infection and reduce symptoms of cold and flu such as sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, and fever. There are many Echinacea products out there but my favourite is the one is Echinaforce by A.Vogel. Echinaforce can be taken Read More …

Ddrops: A Winter Essential

Vitamin D is important for the maintenance of good health. Our body has the ability to produce this vitamin in the presence of sunlight. Unfortunately living in colder climates with harsh winters limit sun exposure and therefore the production of Vitamin D. A recent study shows that approximately 70% of children are not getting the required amount of Vitamin D Read More …