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How to Make Slime with Glue At Home

One of my 4-year-old's favourite activities is playing with slime (also known as silly putty, flubber, or gak). It all started when my mum bought a tub from for her 3rd birthday. Since then, she has been

It is Okay To Admit You Hate Being a Mother or Father and Regret Having Kids

After joining a few parents' group on Facebook, I noticed that every now and then people would post (usually anonymously) about really hating being a mum or dad and wondering how other parents cope. It is actually

Disposable vs Washable Nursing Pads

I have been breastfeeding for four years (2.5 with my first child, 1.5 so far with my second) and I have had to use nursing pads for this entire duration. When I was pregnant with my first daughter,

The Importance of Living in Truth and Looking After Yourself

A key part of living a happy and fulfilling life is to always be 100% truthful about who you are and what you want/need out of life. There is no right or wrong (as long as you

Ice Skating @ O’Brien Group Arena, Docklands

Thanks to Frozen, my 3.5-year-old has been dying to ice skate. Of course, she had no idea how hard it was going to be. And I don't think my husband was quite prepared for the challenge of

Scratch Me Not: Anti-Scratch Sleeves for Eczema

When Miss E is sleepy, she tends to scratch her face or rub her face into me or the bed as she is rolling around trying to get comfortable. We used to flip up the mittens of her Bonds

Toddler Activities: Universe in a Bag

Letting your kids play with paint in a Ziploc bag is an activity which you can see all over the internet and for good reason- it is simple, entertaining, and -as long as you pray for good fortune from the

Getting Fit with a Baby in Tow

For the last few months, I've had an almost instinctive defence mechanism to getting in shape. It's only been 6 months! I just made a human being puh-lease! I'm so sleep deprived! Leave me alone! I don't

Learning To Let People In

I would like to say I've always been introverted. But deep down, I know it's not true. I think in the last few years, I have been introverted by choice. I have shut down as a protective

Interviews with Mamas: My Baby Has Eczema

Miss E is 6 months old and has eczema on her face. I'm really struggling with her sleep as she is constantly scratching herself (sometimes to a bloody mess) and waking through the night. Her case is actually pretty

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