Family

Family

New mums have been onto this for ages, and bisphosphenol, or BPA-free baby bottle sales have been on the rise. But at the same time, we’ve been blithely giving our older kids plastic water bottles that could well be frying their reproductive organs and putting them on the superhighway to heart disease…
News again of young teenagers having babies. Click here to read the News Story in the Daily Telegraph. These sorts of stories tend to bring out the moralizers, the tutt-tutters and the wowsers. But while wanting to distance myself from those that want to throw labels around, this latest UK…

The waiting game

Posted by on 17 August, 2009
I’m not blowing my trumpet too much but I take my punctuality fairly seriously. Come to me and you’re rarely going to get through more than half an antique magazine’s worth of celeb gossip before you’re name’s called. Clearly that makes me kinda weird. Most patients know that your tardiness…
When I saw Todd today with a horrible sore throat, his father nearly fell off his chair when I made the ‘no jelly and ice cream’ call. From my perspective Todd looked like he’d had a tad too much jelly and ice cream in his time. A quick jump on…
Sleep is seriously under-rated as a powerful health tonic. Well, not so much under-rated but not prioritized (for most of us). How much sleep do we need? Yeah, around 8 hours is ideal. Most of us get between 7 and 7.5 hours a night, which technically makes us all a…
Are you a woman in search of a novel way to shed a few kilos and boost your health on the way? Well, here’s an idea for you; forget the mortgage and go rental! US research out this week found that home owners are fatter (average 5.5 kg fatter!), more…
Prayers might be a great comfort in jail. At least I hope so for the sake of Carl and Raylene Worthington of Oregon in the US who are about to be locked up for allowing their 15 month old baby daughter die of pneumonia- an eminently treatable condition. Baby Ava…
As a woman I had previously thought the multi-tasking domain was mine alone. Well I have to put my cap between my legs and hand the multitasking baton over to my sons. It is nothing short of incredible what they can do. They can watch Rove on the TV and…

I see dirty things.....

Posted by on 20 May, 2009
It struck me on Sunday as I stood sleeves up at the sink washing up after another meal a la Sadie the cleaning lady that I have a fairly major visual impairment or am suffering from extreme hallucinations. I see dirty things. I see mess everywhere and clearly I am…