A mum has written a heartfelt plea to her husband requesting his help taking care of their two young children - rather than starting a fight and yelling instead. Celeste Erlach is the primary caretaker of the couple’s infant and toddler - and although she wishes “she could do it all and make it look effortless,” she penned a letter to her husband where she explains why she cannot. Help,” and posted to the Breastfeeding Mama Talk’s Facebook, Erlach describes what she needs from her husband during this busy time of no sleep and crying babies.
People who suffer from depression may have difficulty distinguishing between similar memories, a study has found. Living with depression can lead to a number of issues, including sleep deprivation and increased levels of stress. Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah, United States decided to explore whether there is a correlation between depression and memory interference.
A selection of mothers have come together to create a moving ‘Carpool Karaoke’ style video with their children who have Down Syndrome. This is the most beautiful Carpool Karaoke. The video has since gone viral, with TV presenter James Corden - well-known for his Carpool Karaoke with celebrities - revealing it moved him to tears.
Maintaining an active lifestyle during pregnancy can reduce the amount of time spent in labour during childbirth, a study has concluded. There are many proven benefits to exercising while pregnant, such as easing back pain, elevating your energy levels and aiding with post-delivery recovery, as covered by What To Expect. The team of researchers, led by Professor Ruben Barakat, carried out a study with 508 healthy women by randomly assigning them into two groups.
Using a simple breathing technique to soothe your mind is not only effective, but also very easy to learn. The “coherent breathing” method was invented by Stephen Elliott, life scientist and author of The New Science of Breath.
It’s commonly believed that when you lose weight, the fat that you burn is then converted into energy. The truth is that fat is converted into carbon dioxide and water, as stated by Ruben Meerman and Professor Andrew Brown. The problem with the idea that fat is converted into energy is that “it violates the law of conservation of matter, which all chemical reactions obey,” they wrote in The Conversation.
The US survey of 2,000 mothers of children aged five to 12 reveals that the average mother will “clock-in” at 6.23am and continue to conduct motherly duties until 8.31pm on a normal day. “The results of the survey highlight just how demanding the role of mom can be and the non-stop barrage of tasks it consists of,” said Casey Lewis, health and nutrition lead at Welch's.
For one N.C. high schooler, getting home from school was a big problem after the assistant principal wouldn’t let her on the school bus because of the top she was wearing.
Hollie Lawlor has a wardrobe to die for and fashion knowledge that could rival that of the most dedicated fashionista — and she’s only 2. Hollie has her own Instagram account filled with photos of her posing in chic outfits. As her mom hands her the belts, Hollie rattles off their designers.
Sophrology was first coined in the 1960s by Alfonso Caycedo, a Colombian professor who specialised in psychiatry and neurology. “It allows you to enjoy the present and move forward in a positive way,” Dominique Antiglio, Sophrologist and founder of BeSophro explained to The Independent. Sophrology is a practice that encourages you to become more aware of your body and mind in that very moment.
A new study has found that when someone is trying to lose fat, slim down or generally get in shape, there’s a higher chance their partner will too. “The concept is called the ripple effect and it means that weight loss interventions delivered to one spouse have unintended, but positive benefits on the other spouse,” said study co-author Amy Gorin, Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut. In research published in the journal Obesity, Gorin and colleagues note that when your partner is trying to eat more healthily and exercise more, this is likely to boost your own motivation to do so.
Over the years, the 8-year-old experimented with various looks, having stars, stripes, and zigzags shaved into her hair with no complaints from the school — until now.
When midwife Emily Dial found out she was expecting, she knew she wanted two things - to enlist photographer and friend Sarah Hill to capture the moment, and to deliver her own baby via Caesarean section. As a midwife herself, Dial, from Kentucky, was able to orchestrate the birth of her newborn baby perfectly so that she was able to join in as an active participant.
A high school in Hawaii has a prom dress code that reportedly bans slits on the backs of dresses that expose the upper thighs and backless dresses.
It’s long been debated whether parents can in fact show favouritism towards their children. Now, it would seem that their suspicions have been confirmed, as a survey has revealed that parents tend to favour their youngest child. Mumsnet conducted a survey of 1,185 of its users that are parents, while Gransnet carried out a survey of 1,111 of its users that had at least one grandchild.
As parents grapple with the question of how to teach their children to be kind to one another, the internet has presented us with two very different approaches: public shaming versus public apology.