How well do you know your fertile body?

November 12, 2014 |

Kerry Marshall is a Women’s health, fertility and pregnancy acupuncturist with ten years experience.  Her focus is on fertility awareness and supporting her patients in creating realistic plans for healthy changes. Kerry is also a Birth Attendant and advocator for women’s rights to information and choice in pregnancy and birth.  She lives and works on…

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Top 10 tips for surviving life with a newborn

November 3, 2014 |

Settling into life as a family at home with a newborn can be a wonderful, yet daunting experience Here are the top 10 tips which helped me make this transition easier for sleep, and sanity! 1) Stock the freezer with food before the birth: Have a few weekends preparing meals which will sustain you for the first few weeks…

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Bali survival guide to traveling with kids 

November 1, 2014 |

Bali is our pick for family holiday destinations. I love the people, the culture, the weather, the food, the beer, and of course the nannies!  We head over a few times every year and are constantly adding our packing list and travel tips which you can find below. Here’s our tips to help you when…

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Amber: the natural alternative to teething

October 23, 2014 |

Being an advocate for taking the natural path wherever possible, and from my own personal experience; I love amber teething necklaces. In fact I swear by them. I have used amber necklaces for both of my kids, and have experienced first hand the teething symptoms with, vs without the necklace; and trust me, I will take the…

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Transitioning from two naps to one

October 13, 2014 |

The majority of children drop their second nap between 12 and 18 months. My recommendation is to avoid dropping it too soon – ideally somewhere between 14-18 months. There are many factors which can impact day and night sleep: teething, developmental milestones, leaps, daylight savings, separation anxiety, travel, being out of routine and/or the need to…

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How to salvage sleep in the clutches of teething, illness and leaps…

October 5, 2014 |

Many sleeping difficulties experienced by babies and children stem from teething, illness, or a developmental milestone (aka leap). It is common that when our child is unwell, our routine, consistency (and resolve) tends to go out the window. In the first 12 months (and well into their second year), our babies are developing rapidly – physically,…

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Moving the clocks forward from PST to PDT- Sunday March 12, 2017

September 23, 2014 |

It’ s almost that time of year… the clocks move forward, the days get longer, warmer and lighter…. And our children’s routines seem to go out the window. Well, they don’t have to! Here are a few pointers for preparing for the daylight savings transition: General Tips: Keep your regular day and night routine Ensure…

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To dummy, or not to dummy?

September 5, 2014 |

To dummy or not to dummy? that is the question I am  often asked by sleep deprived parents desperately needing a break from the around the clock feeding and crying in the early weeks. I have no problem with the dummy; in fact it can be a godsend…so long as it is used moderation, and…

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Making the transition from cot to toddler bed

September 5, 2014 |

I have many parents asking me: when is the right time to make the transition from cot to big kid bed? My recommendation is to wait until your child is at least two years of age, or they begin to climb out of the cot (whichever comes first!). However, every family circumstance is different, and I…

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Combating the early risers

September 4, 2014 |

Early rising is common for babies and toddlers. Being out of routine, developmental milestones, leaps, teething, illness, environment, and routine can all contribute to early morning waking and, too often, this may become a long withstanding habit. Whilst 6:00am is considered a reasonable time for a child to wake for the day, early rising specifically…

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