Despite appearances, I’m not the calmest kid on the block. I’m calmer than I used to be for sure, but there were days when I was a bit high strung and easily upset-able. It’s been one of my “growing edges,” as they say — one I’ve been working on for years. In my quest to calm ...

The postpartum period has been both magical and difficult for me. Filled to the brim with love for my baby, the days have drifted by in a haze of cuddles and kisses. But it’s also been hard to come to terms with a body that’s pretty well unrecognisable. With a floppy tummy, cellulite, sudden lack ...

16 December, 2017 | facebook | tweet | pin

If you’re anything like us, you could eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You don’t, obviously, but you could. As Linda Grayson once wisely stated, “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” That’s how we feel, anyway. But chocolate is not chocolate is not chocolate. The Skinny on ...

When you announce you’re pregnant, along with congratulations, you may receive ‘the list’, a scarily long document detailing everything a new parent must own. And if you’re anything like me, it’ll send you into a tailspin of overwhelm. I mean, you’re only just getting your head around the fact that you’re growing a human inside ...

Guess what!? It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and you know what that means… (No. Nothing to do with Black Friday. I don’t celebrate Black Friday – it scares me.) It means I can unabashedly blast Christmas music without getting sideways glances. See, I’ve been doing it for weeks en cachette, but now I can jolly well ...

Yes, it’s now possible to make a healthy Snickers bar! This divine creation by our special guest Violaine Bergoin, is raw, vegan, gluten free and chock-full of superfoods. As Violaine says, it’s basically an energy ball disguised as a chocolate bar. We’re all for heathifying our fave treats, so here goes (and who woulda thought it): ...

I’m always very touched when I witness kindness between strangers. The man who gives his seat on the metro to the elderly woman. The woman who yells to the bus driver to let down the ramp for the handicapped man when the bus driver doesn’t hear him. Total strangers, total kindness. It restores my faith ...

10 November, 2017 | facebook | tweet | pin

The weeks and months following birth have been dreamy; a milky haze of love, cuddles and kisses. I’ve got to know my baby, and also myself as a mother, and my partner as a father. So much change, so much growth, and I am filled up to the brim with love for my brand new ...

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