Category Archives: Health

Things I wish someone had told me about babies (in no particular order)

Babies want to be held all the time. Get a sling or baby carrier and make life easier. Babies have no sense of day or night. Forget the idea that you’ll sleep at night and be awake during the day. … Continue reading

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The Great Detox Myth

The Detox industry is huge. We have all longed to fix a diet of drink and junk food by going on a detox, and magically undoing all the damage we have done to our bodies. There are endless products out … Continue reading

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Can you just please get over yourself? (In honour of World Breastfeeding Week)

Yes, it’s World Seat belt Wearing Week, and I know that wearing a seat belt is a good thing to do, and strapping your baby into a car is lovely. I get it. But you know what? I’m sick of … Continue reading

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Waterbirth on Instagram

That moment you hold your daughter for the first time. Relief. Excitement. Love. Bliss. @jennifermasonphotography #birth #homebirth #birthphotography #birthwithoutfear A post shared by Birth Without Fear™ (@birthwithoutfear) on Apr 21, 2015 at 3:24pm PDT

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The easy way to equality

How do we get greater equality for women in the workplace? Simple. Give men paternity leave. The wealth gap between women and men is not as simple as different pay scales (though I’m old enough to remember the ad in … Continue reading

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Do I look Stupid?

This guy keeps messaging me. As a, ahem, best-selling author, I’m supposed to maintain a media presence. I think my publishers take this to mean I spend my time telling  people on the internet to read my book. In reality, … Continue reading

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Breast makes babies smart and rich – and the internet goes crazy

A new study from Brazil shows that breastfeeding makes babies smarter, raising IQ by an average of four points, which translates as longer in education and better careers. Sounds reasonable, right? Everyone has heard that breast is best, and it’s … Continue reading

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