How to support your kids during separation

support your kids during separation
Separation and divorce. No one ever expects to have to deal with these scenarios but life can send us curve balls sometimes! Separation and divorce when children are involved things become even more complicated. This week we have guest blogger Anju who out of her own “surprise” separation and divorce has found herself and strength to raise her two young children on her own and created her own business called the Separation Exchange. Read on for some tips on how to support your kids during separation.

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When hello means goodbye: helping parents who are dealing with loss of a baby

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Our guest blogger Andrea from Wholehearted Family Health explores a very emotional topic this week of pregnancy and infant loss. It is hard to know what to say or do to support a friend or family member who has experienced the loss of a precious baby.

“An estimated one in four pregnancies (103,000) end in miscarriage in Australia each year. While approximately 3,000 babies are either stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth (SANDS, 2015).”

Andrea has compiled some suggestions, which have come predominantly from mothers who have been through this experience themselves, and also some from her own own experience as a midwife working with families who have lost a baby.

Trigger warning: This article contains information relating to pregnancy and infant loss and may trigger traumatic memories for some people. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties relating to pregnancy or infant loss you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS) Australia on 1300 072 637.

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Sanity Saving tips for Meal planning for busy Mums

Why I think meal planning can save your sanity during the week and ultimately save time and money at the same time.

We have all hear about meal planning…..that we “should” do it……BUT

We’ve all been in the grocery store of an afternoon after a full day a work with no clear idea of what we are going to eat for dinner, crowed by tons of other people in the same situation, all starving, looking for what ever is the easiest thing we can go home, quickly cook and eat.

Life doesn’t have to be like this. There is an easier way! Read on for our top tips to meal planning, saving money and helping your diet!

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