Competing for attention

Previously, I wrote about the health risks Moms and children face when births aren't spaced out enough. Of course, this isn't the end of the story. Finnish researchers have found that having several close-in-age children can put a strain on the entire family. ...more

Modesty in front of your children

 I wanted to touch on a  sensitive subject for those of you that have young kids, or are thinking about having kids, because this is something that I am sure will cross your mind eventually!Look, Mommy's Naked!...more

Is Time Running Out?

Actually Mummy...Tara's theme at the Photo Gallery this week is the letter T. T for Tara, T for Toys, T for Trees.... In a rare guest post here today Mummy ponders the passing of time - and realises that she has no idea where it has gone! Is time running out?...more

How many times a week do you eat red meat?

I was just reading an article in the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter (November 2010 issue), "The Heat Is on Red Meat" and wondered just how many people are eating red meat twice a day as some studies are looking at.  I'm lucky if I eat red meat twice a week.  The study results show too much red meat can lead to possible heart-failure, cancer, diabetes, and age-related macular degeneration.  With a list like that, you might think red meat should be off the menu.  You don't have to be so quick on killing off red meat in your diet.  Just select th...more

Fruits and Veggies - How much does my child need?

A healthy lifestyle is more about creating practical habits than about employing mystical formulas that you’ll soon abandon. Did you know it takes only about twenty one days to cultivate a new habit? There’s more good news: it will be easier for your kids to adjust to a new lifestyle change than you might imagine. Their habits are still forming and they may be a bit more flexible than the adults in the household. Take It Slow...more

It All Adds Up



“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties” Gail Sheehy       ...more

The Many Reasons for Giving and Wearing Symbolic Jewelry

  Your first piece of symbolic jewelry could have been given to you at your Christening or to your mother to mark your birth. Symbolic jewelry represents or signifies a special occasion, accomplishment, celebration to honour someone, achievement, awareness of a cause or stand. Religious medallions, Diploma's Numbers, Sayings, Keys are examples of symbolic pieces of jewelry. Many are engraved with special and personal inscriptions, including the date to commemorate the occasion. ...more

Drinkin' the Calm Koolaid

Rage. Flying off the handle. Losing it. Buggin'.    ...more


  "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life." ...more