emotions

Tone Down Your Anxiety By Recognising When You Feel OK

Tone Down Your Anxiety By Recognising When You Feel OK

Anxiety is hard-wired into our brain — and that’s not always a bad thing. This gnawing, persistent uneasy feeling is part of our fight-or-flight response and prompts us to take action in situations where we may not be safe. In situations where you haven’t already identified a source of imminent…

Now Is Not the Time for ‘Mum Shaming’

Now Is Not the Time for ‘Mum Shaming’

I became a mum about a decade ago, during the time of the so-called “Mummy Wars,” when parenting bloggers — the vast majority of which were women — often used their social media platforms to promote their style of parenting. During this time, women felt pressed to find their “tribe.”…

6 Strategies for Managing After-School Meltdowns

6 Strategies for Managing After-School Meltdowns

Back-to-school is traditionally a stressful and trying time for kids. They just spent an entire holiday playing Minecraft, running through sprinklers and staying up late. Now they’re either expected to sit still in a classroom with a mask on all day, or they’re logging in from home and sulking through…