Telling a woman how to mother her child is a social taboo. Whether it’s on the subject of reusable nappies, teething practices, or addressing the age-old question; to swaddle or not to swaddle, moms know their kin and are inherently cognizant of their infant’s needs....

From the moment of conception, your body is changing. It is a 9-month-long journey that doesn’t end there. Birth is akin to a marathon and breastfeeding, especially long term breastfeeding (and the World Health Organisation, WHO, recommends at least 2 years) is akin to being...

Aromatherapy is a relaxation and restorative technique that uses plant oils to heal the body. Quite literally, as you inhale, the molecules from the essential oils through the ‘aroma’,  begin to work on stress levels, cognitive performance and circulation – among other things. When receiving...

The year is speeding to an end and soon the festive season will be in full swing. While this brings loads of excitement to our lives, it can also make things feel like they’re spinning out of control. Now, more than any other time of...

“Leave only footprints, take only memories,” or so the saying goes. This is true for any activity you might be doing outdoors, whether you’re camping for the weekend or heading to the beach for the day. Although we like to soak up the sun during...

We all love smelling good, but perfume can be pretty expensive luxury. Some beauty brands make alcohol-based eau de toilettes, which can be harmful to your skin, while other cosmetic companies use chemicals that consumers have allergies to. Now that people know the truths behind...

We were sitting in our OBGYN’s office on a Monday afternoon. Usually, our appointments start with a bit of banter (her wit was one of the reasons we loved her), but today was different. “Sorry, guys. We have a bit of time crunch now - we...

Here’s a question: Aren’t baby showers just the weirdest tradition? Firstly, I question the timing of it all. Why would you throw a party for a heavily pregnant woman, who is uncomfortable, probably quite anxious and maybe going through some hectic hormone swings? It just seems...

My wife was entering her third trimester when she told me that she wanted to hire a doula, so I did what every rational, intelligent person would do. I Googled the word, “Doula”. In case you are like me and had no idea how to spell “doula”,...