Post Natal Depression: Five ways to ease the strain

On average, one in five people will experience depression at some point in their lives.  Admitting depression and seeking help for it is becoming more socially accepted.  However, post-natal depression (PND) does not share the same openness – especially since mothers are expected to be elated at the birth of their beautiful baby. Having a baby is an exciting time. But for some women, it … Continue reading Post Natal Depression: Five ways to ease the strain

The Monsoon is here!

The monsoon is here!  I love this time of year and always look forward to it.  There’s something about the weeks of non-stop rain and the dark brooding skies that make me feel uplifted after months of oppressive heat and disappointment when a storm rolls past each afternoon, failing to drop its heavy load. The wait is excessively long; a drawn out process of hopefulness … Continue reading The Monsoon is here!

5 Ways to develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!

There are lots of ways you can improve your health and wellbeing with treatments and medicines; but what if there was something not available at the pharmacy, something specific to you, something precious and completely free?  Would you be interested? What if this something had no negative side effects and helped you improve your health from the inside out?  What if it helped you to … Continue reading 5 Ways to develop an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’!

Tropical inspiration!

I’m inspired by my local landscape.  A beautiful friend of mine uses the phrase ‘addicted to Gove’.  I’m addicted to my home too and I’m so inspired by our local coastal landscape . . . With my children asleep this afternoon and my husband safely captured by the television I headed off for some quite Christmas shopping.  Unfortunately, I’d left it too late and my only … Continue reading Tropical inspiration!

Motherhood – Is it all worth it?

I have five beautiful friends who are pregnant. Each friend is at various weeks along; one at the very beginning, three in the middle and one is at the I’m-ready-to-drop-at-any-minute-cos-my-vagina-is-hanging-on-the-ground stage. The one at the beginning and the one at the end are expecting their first baby. The three in the middle are expecting their second (one of them is expecting twins!). I find myself … Continue reading Motherhood – Is it all worth it?

Making banana bread and effort

It was time to put my friendships firmly back on the front-burner.  With Mr Magentafrog committed to a cricket tournament all weekend I decided it was time to go out and catch up with a friend.  As it turned out, there were two others also catching up with the same mutual girlfriend.  It was such a nice relaxing day to all hang-out together.  I had baked … Continue reading Making banana bread and effort

Our Camping Adventure

It would be remiss of me not to tell you about our recent family camping trip.  While I welcomed the idea of a getaway, I’ll admit that I thought that five days in a very remote coastal region for our first ever camping trip with three young children was, well, ambitious.  So I approached the day with hope and trepidation. Packing and preparing gear took … Continue reading Our Camping Adventure