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Confessions of a chocoholic

Confessions of a chocoholic

One of the worst things with being a stay at home mum is, for me, that I eat too much. I can’t stop nibbling, especially sweet things. Over the week-end we were given a box of chocolate. When Monday came, my husband went to work; my kids went off to school and crèche....

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Winking blokes

Winking blokes

I got such overwhelming response to my last blog post about grumpy old men (and grumpy mums) so I thought I continue on the same subject… No, seriously, I got precisely none, so instead I will focus on something more positive. If grumpy old men manage to make me...

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Buggy Rock ‘n’ Roll

Buggy Rock ‘n’ Roll

When my husband got transferred to Brussels for his job, we were both unanimous in our desire to live in the city’s center. We wanted to be at “the heart of it all” and decided that the St. Catherine neighborhood was it for us. What we didn’t know then was that I was...

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Grumpy young moms

Grumpy young moms

You might be familiar with the British television program Grumpy old men, which became a success some ten years ago. The grumpy old men discussed any issue that irritated them, such as loud mobile phone conversations in public places. It is true that old men often...

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Good dental habits from an early age

Good dental habits from an early age

Little by little, I am trying to instil the routine of brushing teeth into my three-year-old son. What was at first a fun activity to do together is now becoming a challenging task. Although used to brushing his teeth since his second birthday, my son now does not...

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Choices, choices

Choices, choices

We are blessed to live in a country with one of the best healthcare systems in Europe, but, navigating the system is not without its challenges, and I don’t mean the bureaucracy! The main challenge that taxes me, the couples I see attending the BCT Pregnancy in...

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Will we ever have sex again?

Will we ever have sex again?

An honest guide for new parents Sex is such a very small word for an activity that holds such an important place in our lives and relationships; an activity loaded with huge meaning and emotion. And we do it for many and varied reasons. Sex can be the cement that...

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Home alone

Home alone

A while ago, I asked the members of the BCT Facebook group their opinion on the ‘right’ age to leave a child home alone. Even though I knew the answers would be diverse, the interest in the topic was higher than I had anticipated. As I expected, there is no ‘right’...

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All you need to know about bedwetting

All you need to know about bedwetting

Ask a parent at what age children should be dry at night and they’ll probably say three or four years old. Ask an expert and they’re more likely to say six or seven. Bedwetting is the most common childhood urological complaint. It is also one of the most common...

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Feed me! Fussy eaters

Feed me! Fussy eaters

‘I can’t eat that! The daily dinner table battle cry from children who won’t try meat, pasta, potatoes, carrot or food with ‘bits’ in. Dealing with fussy eaters is a universal parental challenge and in fact nearly two thirds of parents describe at least one problem...

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The TENS machine: A real option for pain relief

The TENS machine: A real option for pain relief

Have you already heard about ‘TENS machines’ and wondered what in the world they were? Or perhaps this is the first you’ve heard of one and now you are curious! Allow us to introduce this drug-free pain-management tool for use during labour… TENS is an acronym that...

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