Halloween is a pagan celebration of death. Do we let children be part of it?
So, the other night (by night I mean 8pm, when I usually go to bed because…young kids, bad sleepers and need for some rest) I could not fall asleep! And don’t get me wrong, that was not because I wasn’t exhausted enough. Too many wiring thoughts running through my head! My husband was still working […]
Before the arrival of the baby Life with a toddler is challenging as it is, but when it comes to dealing with welcoming a new baby in the family, things can get even more complicated! Aside from the fact that you have to deal with two little human beings craving for your love/milk and attention, […]
I came across Respectful Parenting or Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) when I was pregnant. Back then, I was reading everything I could get my hands on about parenting. I was sceptical at first, just because Magda Gerber, who formulated the RIE philosophy in the 40s, did not have any children of her own. (You […]
Parents all over the world want the best for their children. We all wish for our offspring to be happy and also want them to be successful and to reach their full potential. Would it not be great if we could have both? But what exactly does being successful mean? Oxford dictionary defines potential as a talent, excellence […]
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words…have the power to damage me forever! The experiences I have had in my family, at school, and around my friends have influenced the way I see myself. The messages I have received since I was a child, have given me my identity. The words that have been […]
First weeks of life are tough for a newborn! After almost 1 year in a 5-star hotel, warm and cosy, with food and everything at your own discretion, you are thrown out into the cold cruel world, filled with noise and light and uncounted images you have never seen before. You find yourself alone. Mummy’s […]
When preparing for the arrival of my baby I got informed about the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby and the new mum, so I was aware that: breast milk contains antibodies that help the baby fight off viruses and bacteria breastfeeding lowers the baby’s risk of having asthma or allergies babies who are breastfed exclusively […]