• How Can We Set a Good Example to Our Children?
    Collaborative Post,  Parenting

    How Can We Set a Good Example to Our Children?

    When you bring a child into the world, there’s a lot of pressure to do things right. We all want our children to grow up happy, healthy and productive members of society, and the way we raise them when they’re little has a huge impact on what their thoughts and views, personality and goals are likely to be later on. None of us are working to a rule book, and when it comes to parenting we’re all just winging it and doing the best we can. This isn’t to say any of us need to be perfect because perfection doesn’t exist, however, there are a few things within our control…

  • Guest Posts

    Jayne’s Birth Story

    Jayne has been blogging at Mum’s the Word for over two years and started Maternity Matters with Susanne after deciding that she wanted to use her birth experience to help other families who’ve suffered a birth trauma. This is the story of the birth of her daughter, known on her blog as Sausage.  I’ll start with my pregnancy. I found out that I was pregnant on the night before Christmas Eve, 2007. I’d been ill for a couple of weeks, randomly puking, and I thought I’d picked up a bug. But it got worse and worse until I started puking up blood and Husband decided that enough was enough. We…

  • Family Stories

    Hope for my kids

    I guess every parent out there thinks that their kids are the best. And why not? It’s better than the alternative… My parents never show me how happy they were with me while I was growing up. They always wanted more from me. They always told me that I need it to do better to be happier. I don’t ever remember them saying “Well done my child”. The memories make feel sad. I know how wrong they were…and that’s why even before I had kids I decided that I will not be like them. I decided that I will devote my kids my all and that I will do everything…

  • Family Stories,  My thoughts and sorrows

    Every morning….

    Every morning from Monday to Friday I wake up at around 6 am to a perfect cup of cappuccino made by husband. While sitting up on the bed my hubby brings my daughter to me. Sometimes she is happy to see me and hugs me. Sometimes she just wants her “milky” and completely ignores me until she finishes it. Then while we cuddle she demands cartoon…and I give in every day. Long gone are the days when I used to just sit there and enjoy morning TV and “Daybreak”. While we are just lounging in bed still my husband is running around to prepare for work. He needs to be…

  • On Diets and weight loss

    Work out tips!!!

    Workout Tips for Parents When you’re running a household that includes young children and teens, it can be hard to get away for a workout. If you’re desperate for fitness but can’t seem to find the time, all you need is some planning and a little creativity. Here are some tips for parents with children and teens: 1. Exercise with your kids. If your kids are old enough, let them bike while you run or rollerblade. Hiking makes for a fun family activity that keeps everyone shape. Or, create a fitness course in the backyard, complete with jump rope, jumping jacks, and pushup stations. 2. Purchase some exercise videos. Yoga,…

  • My thoughts and sorrows

    Home sick

    Home sick..really home sick! i miss my mum and dad and my lil’ sister! i just miss sitting down in the kitchen around the table while my mum is cooking and just chat! i even miss the little arguments we use to have…i just want to be there so much! i don’t know if i want to feel like a kid again but it will be great just being a little closer to each other. who knew that the 4 of us we’ll be so scattered around the world? well mum and dad are still in Romania, but my lil’ sis’ is in Italy at the moment trying out a…