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Single Woman's Guide to Surviving Valentine's Day

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It can get pretty hard to be a single woman on Valentine's Day. The romantic nature of the occasion is everywhere - in shop windows, online, on television...it's impossible to escape the message that Valentine's Day is for couples.... Read full article

Struggles Faced by Single Parent Families

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Being a single parent is a challenge, but just as with any type of parenting, the rewards are numerous. All parenting has its challenges, but single parents face a unique set of circumstances that takes special navigation. ... Read full article

How to have a fatherless Father's Day

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Father’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate the men in our lives. For a family without a father, however, it can be very painful and is a yearly reminder of the loss already experienced by them.... Read full article

Letting Go of Perfection as a New Mum

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For some women, becoming a new mother is the first time they felt out of control or imperfect. Having a baby can make you feel as if you’ve entered into an entirely new world of disorganisation and chaos.... Read full article

8 ways to exercise post pregnancy

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What an amazing thing your body has gone through over the last 9 months. Now it’s over and your body is all yours again, just remember the huge physical pressure you’ve been under. Don’t expect everything to ping back into place in a couple of months... Read full article

Sun, sea, and…separation - arranging a foreign family holiday

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School holidays can be a difficult time for parents - particularly those bringing up children alone. Complicated childcare arrangements, financial pressures and trying to keep bored children occupied for weeks at a time are issues felt by all parents... Read full article

Five Strategies for Helping Siblings Get Along

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If you’re like most parents of more than one child, you are probably tired of hearing, “He touched me” or “She’s on my side of the car.” You may also be weary of the bickering and name-calling that are so prevalent with siblings.... Read full article

Baby Massage Techniques

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Baby massage has so many benefits to not only your baby, but to you as well. It will help you connect with your baby so she (or he) begins to really recognize your touch and your smell.... Read full article

How Becoming a Parent Changes Your Life

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The moment you become a parent is when your life changes. Yes, there will be tough times and lots of sacrifice, but it is worth every moment. The sweet moments far outweigh the negative ones. So how does becoming a parent change your life?... Read full article

Playing With Your New Baby

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New babies might seem like they are unaware of much other than the need for clean nappies and frequent feedings. While that might be true for your brand new bundle of joy, it is not true for babies past a couple of months old.... Read full article