Self-Care Tips: From One Mom To Another

Happy Mother’s Day! We indeed deserve the appreciation and acknowledgement all year round, but we knew when we signed up for motherhood, that it was mostly going to be a thankless job, full of sacrifices, putting others first and walking with our hearts outside our bodies for the rest of our lives. With that reality in mind, I’m glad that we can force ourselves to relax, have our day and bask in the gratitude from the family we hold together at least for one day in the year. Never mind, that I had to remind the husband only 4 times…

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Let’s Talk About Postpartum Depression

The first week of May every year is celebrated as Depression Awareness Week. In honouring that, today we’ll learn about a form of depression that many of us don’t talk about enough about, Peripartum Depression (formerly Postpartum ). Years ago I watched the famous Hollywood actress Brooke Shields talk about her struggle with postpartum depression. Instead of beaming with pride and excitement about her newborn, Shields had said that in the first few months after her daughter’s birth, she was ridden with thoughts of failure and self-harm, struggling to bond with her newborn.  As strange as it might be to…

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6 Fun Summer Activities For Your Kids

So we’re staying indoors, most schools haven’t opened in a year and we’ve got kids at home who need to stay busy. I get it. My two boys have endless energy and I’m quickly running out of ideas. Seems funny, when schools shut last year, I was wondering how I’d keep them busy at home for 2 months of summer, but here we are a whole year later.  It’s been like a whole year-long summer break, only with fluctuating weather and fewer options of entertainment. But staying home and staying safe, is the most important thing to do right now. …

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The Importance Of Play

children having fun and playing at home

As a parent, I’ve always believed in the blessing of a skinned knee. There’s immense learning that occurs when a child explores the world through play. Free, unstructured, uninterrupted play is a house of knowledge that every child needs in their life. In the current age of tabs and digital nannies, which also might act as a medium for learning, one simply cannot ignore the importance of play that happens gadget-free and the old school way.Some of my fondest childhood memories and moments of profound learning happened in the playground. Learning the art of balance to ride a cycle, friendships…

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