May 15
Helen Penny
#HyperemesisGravidarum #ExtremePregnancySickness
15 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Talks. Posted By: Helen Penny
  Imagine if one day, you woke up and were hit by a tsunami of nausea, and that day you could not stop vomiting and retching. You vomit 30, 50, 100 times in one 24-hour period. Movement causes nausea, stillness causes nausea, noise causes nausea, silence causes nausea, light causes nausea, darkness causes nausea. Imagine how dehydrated you’d become, how achy your muscles would be, how raw your throat would feel. Consider for a second how physically and mentally exhausting that experience would be. Now imagine that the following day is the same. The following weeks and months are variations…
May 11
Helen Penny
#Guest Talk #HyperemesisGravidarum
11 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
Nicola, a lovely British mummy based in South Africa, shares her experience of extreme pregnancy sickness with us.         "15 May is hyperemesis gravidarum awareness day. On 15 May last year, I was blissfully unaware of the condition. Like most women trying to conceive their first child, I was wondering if it was too early to do a pregnancy test and over analysing every twinge in my body, hoping that this was the month. By 23 May I knew it was. After months of trying, my husband and I were over the moon. But on 24 May…
May 10
Helen Penny
Happy Mother’s Day!
10 May, 2015. 0 Comments. Pep Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day from 101mothers! x   Today is Mother’s Day in many countries around the world. A day to give thanks for all of the love and hard work that mothers put into raising their children. Did you know that an American lady named Anna Jarvis campaigned to start the first mother’s day? The idea was originally laughed off as ridiculous, but in 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation designating the second Sunday in May to Mother’s Day. Since then the notion has taken on a life of it’s own and is celebrated in more than…
Feb 1
Helen Penny
#bedtime
1 Feb, 2015. 0 Comments. Talks. Posted By: Helen Penny
It’s summer in Uruguay. It’s hot - sorry to my northern hemispheric friends, but it is really really lovely! And there’s one thing that I associate with the summer here, even more than the celeste blue sky, and that’s children awake late at night. It’s not unusual for children to be hitting the sack at 11pm or midnight. And it makes sense too; when daytime temperatures regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), it’s too hot to be playing in the sun. So children go to the beach in the evenings after 6pm rendering a 7pm bedtime impractical. For many,…
Dec 31
Helen Penny
Happy New Year!
31 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Pep Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
5 ways to tell if you'll be a good mother this year… Does your little one get weekly portions of quinoa balls wrapped in chia seeds lightly sautéed in organic cold pressed almond oil? Yes? Bravo. No, but she likes fishfingers you say? Hmm. Does your little one partake in regular private yogalates classes? Yes? Go you! No, but he did run around in a circle until he vomited yesterday? Blimey, let me think. Did your little one escape 2015 without any cuts, bruises, or bumps? Yes? You are a marvel. No, he chipped a tooth and ate a snail…
Dec 24
Helen Penny
Merry Christmas!
24 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Pep Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house everything is quiet… except for my new baby who has just learned to laugh! For the many mothers who celebrate Christmas, creating happy memories for their little ones can be a tad exhausting. Trying to get through all of the extra tasks that Christmas puts upon us, such as shopping in chaotic supermarkets, cooking an elaborate dinner, and buying and wrapping presents, on top of the usual routine, can feel like a month long CrossFit Games… unless of course you are blessed with oodles of festive spirit which merrily carries…
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