Nov 27
Anita Marsden
Kindness for mums
27 Nov, 2016. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Anita Marsden
A wonderful guest talk by a team of psychologists from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, researching kindness for mums. They invite you to get involved and learn how to give yourself more kindness!   While many mothers give kindness freely to friends and families it is not so common for them to stop and notice whether they need a little kindness and care too. Motherhood brings with it so many challenges; from chronic sleep deprivation and feeding worries of the early days to relationship issues, other people’s opinions and a range of emotions. Despite having to take so much on…
Oct 24
Helen Penny
#NannyShare #GuestTalk
24 Oct, 2016. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
A Guest Talk on nanny sharing from Rachel Carrell, a Kiwi mummy in London and founder of Koru Kids.   A new report out from the OECD last week found that parents in the UK spend vastly more on childcare than in other developed countries – up to a third of our income, that being just under £16,000. Does that surprise you? It doesn’t surprise me at all. Where I live in London, the cheapest option for full time care costs a whopping £20,000. And that’s for one child. If you’ve got two, you’re going to double it. Then, if…
Feb 17
Helen Penny
#Juniordoctors #GuestTalk
17 Feb, 2016. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
Amy, a British GP and mother of 3, sent us this insightful guest talk on how the new junior doctors contract imposed by Jeremy Hunt MP disproportionately discriminates against mothers.     "when you look at the finer details of the new contract  it is clear that this government doesn't feel medicine is a place for mothers."   This week Jeremy Hunt imposed a new contract on the junior doctors of England. Thankfully my junior years are far behind me but they are not forgotten! For me it was only 4 years with a further 2 based in the slightly…
Jun 19
Helen Penny
#Babyhumour #babylovesscience
19 Jun, 2015. 0 Comments. Guest Talk. Posted By: Helen Penny
Fascinating guest talk by Dr Elena Hoicka, an expert on humour in babies and toddlers. Find out how to make your little one laugh and how you can help their sense of humour flourish!   "Humour is a crucial part of life which allows us to bond with friends, cope with stress, and think in creative ways. However, until recently, there was little research about how humour develops in the first place. New research is showing that humour develops very early on. Babies start to laugh as early as 3 or 4 months, but all babies are different. When your…
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…