Health

Healthy role models

As a parent, you should have no doubt that you are the most influential person in your children’s lives.  Through direct interaction, or by setting an example, the parent’s own healthy or unhealthy habits will be followed by their children. Most of our clients come …

The ride to resilience

Resilience doesn’t come in an animal-shaped gummy supplement. The journey towards resilience is just as important as achieving resilience. The definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” All I take from that definition is ‘suck it up’ or ‘harden up’ …

To poo, or not to poo…

When toilet-training turns into serious toilet traumas, it is hard to know which way to turn. One reader shares her heart-wrenching story of her daughter’s medical misadventures into constipation, a distended bowel and a whole lot in between. We all have to poo. And when …

Easing the transition to assisted living

Growing up is exciting. Starting a family is incredible. Having grandchildren is a blessing. But getting older when you need help can be difficult. It can be especially hard when a family member needs to move to assisted living or a care facility. It’s a …

Take two: Secondary infertility

Difficulties getting pregnant a second or third time are common. KELLY EDEN talks with DR SARAH WAKEMAN about secondary infertility and what we can do about it.  You’re ready to add a second child to your family and because there was no problem having your first, you assume …

Move over ‘brace face’

Near invisible braces are putting smiles on the faces of children and adults at Duxton Dental. And with treatment often quicker and less painful, Invisalign is making taunts like ‘brace face’ a thing of the past. The question Grahame Dutton from Duxton Dental hears most …

Sleep easy

If energy levels or moods are low, worries are high or if a good night’s sleep doesn’t come easy, SleepDrops provides support for the whole family. For a healthy, happy life, getting enough sleep and relaxation is vital – not just for parents, but for …

Give your life wings

Mum, blogger, HR professional and sufferer of postpartum mental illness, HANNAH HARDY-JONES created The Kite Program, a personal development app for women challenged by the pressures of mum life: from sleep to stress management, to relationships to mum guilt. There’s even an ‘on the go’ …