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Self- Care for Heroes: Meeting our own needs

Self- Care for Heroes: Meeting our own needs

I find being a parent really hard. I have this conversation with other parents occasionally – the ‘parent chat’ – where we ‘confess’ this terrible thing to each other as if it is a source of shame to us. After admitting our feelings in these hushed, shame laden conversations catch ourselves and all rush in with “but I love my ... Read More »

Baby Blues: Understanding Postnatal Depression

Baby Blues: Understanding Postnatal Depression

It’s perfectly normal to feel a bit weepy or a bit low after the birth of your baby. Remember, your body has been through a lot of changes and your hormones are all over the place. You are likely to be exhausted physically and emotionally. A new baby is a challenge for a woman of any age so ask for ... Read More »

Parenting & Homeopathy

Parenting & Homeopathy

I have been a parent for thirty four years and a grandparent for seven years. I am also a qualified Registered Homeopath since 2008. I have written this article from my own personal life experience as a parent and as a professional homeopath.  I have seen how homeopathy can support both parents and children with health conditions (acute and chronic), ... Read More »

Parents: Take time to look after yourselves!

Parents: Take time to look after yourselves!

As parents, we strive to look after our children’s needs, but it is just as important to look after your own mental and physical health. The demands of parenting vary; caring for young children can be physically demanding as they are so dependent, while caring for teenagers can be emotionally and mentally challenging as you deal with the many changes ... Read More »

Minding your Mental Health so you can mind your Child’s

Minding your Mental Health so you can mind your Child’s

How a parent’s mental health could impact on your child What can you do as a parent to support your child? If you support yourself this can lead to your child being and feeling supported. Being a parent can feel very challenging, lonely, confusing, frustrating, basically too much at times. If you struggle in yourself in anyway and then add ... Read More »

Self Care For Heroes

Self Care For Heroes

The latest report from the Growing up in Ireland study of children was published a few weeks ago. They found that babies whose parents were more sensitive in their interactions with them had higher developmental scores. Sigh. I’ve been a parent for seven and a half years and in that time I have worried and stressed about different things to ... Read More »