Tag: parenting

  • 5 Tips and Tricks to Create Healthy Habits
    5 Tips and Tricks to Create Healthy Habits

    Habits, good or bad, are formed throughout our lives and stay with us. Suzanne gives us strategies to ensure that the habits we form serve our mind and body in a positive way, using the example of healthy eating. By Suzanne Van de Venne Imagine you would have to consciously think about how to brush your […]

  • Life as a Multilingual Family: The Language Experiment
    Life as a Multilingual Family: The Language Experiment

    Raising multilingual kids is a living experiment. One mom shares her family’s experiences and the info she’s picked up along the way. By Ema Naito-Bhakdi We are a multilingual family. Since birth, our children have grown up speaking Japanese with me, German with their papa, and Thai with their nanny and the staff in our […]

  • Life as a Stay-at-home Dad: I’m Not the Perfect Father!
    Life as a Stay-at-home Dad: I’m Not the Perfect Father!

    One stay-at-home dad shares his honest view that just because he’s the primary caregiver doesn’t make him special or the ‘perfect dad’.  By Seita Arafune I am a stay-at-home dad. Am I a perfect dad? I’m afraid not. I secretly delight in observing people’s reactions when I am introduced to them as a stay-at-home dad. […]

  • Motherhood: Living Guilt-free
    Motherhood: Living Guilt-free

    The majority of mothers feel ‘mum guilt’ at one point or another. Galina gives some tips and tricks on how to manage guilt and feelings of insufficiency. By Galina Kalinina “I do not give enough time to my kids.” “I feel guilty for going back to work.” “I do not take enough care of myself.” […]

  • Musings of a Midwife: The Birth of a Mother
    Musings of a Midwife: The Birth of a Mother

    In this month’s Bumps and Babies article, midwife Emma McNerlin examines matrescence — the anthropological term defined by Dana Rafael in 1975 to describe the process of becoming a mother. By Emma McNerlin Throughout my career as a midwife supporting women in pregnancy, I have observed that it is often difficult for them to see […]

  • Play Is for Everyone
    Play Is for Everyone

    Play therapist Abhasiri ‘Oom’ Chutikul explains how something as simple as playing can not only help us bond with our children, it can provide a form of self-care when we allow ourselves time to play too, whatever form that might take. By Abhasiri Chutikul As we are all winding down from our holiday spirits, I […]