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Moving Abroad: Tips On Managing The Emotional Toll

  (Image Credit) Moving abroad is akin to going on an emotional rollercoaster. You will be excited, as the opportunity to start life in a new country will be one filled with new opportunities. Going beyond your usual feelings of travel anxiety, you might start to panic about the prospect of life on foreign shores. And you will be more than a little sad, especially if...

Exclusively expressing: My breastfeeding journey

Throughout my pregnancy I hadn’t given much consideration as to how I would feed my baby. I knew what the options were: breastfeeding and bottle feeding with formula.  I assumed that I would naturally breastfeed. I assumed because you know, “breast is best”.  It’s what ‘they’ say. They say it in the antenatal classes, your midwife...

Staying In Touch A Little Differently On Your Travels

Image credit The second you decide you’re going travelling, everyone tells you that you must keep in touch, send pictures, and Skype as often as possible. Staying in touch helps everyone at home know you’re safe, and they get a little glimpse into what you’ve been getting up to.  Anyone who’s travelled understands how easy it is to get swept up in the excitement of...

The dreaded travel anxiety and how to beat it

Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the ability to take action anyway. A phrase which certainly applies to travelling all over the world. In fact, it is totally natural to have some anxiety or apprehension about visiting places that we have never been to before. However, the good news is that some strategies can help us to manage our worries. Something that can...

What really matters at Christmas time?

lmage Credit If you’re familiar with my content, you would know that squeezing the best out of life and always trying to take the thoughtful option is something I pride myself on. This is an attitude that is far and above worth subscribing to, no matter how you live your life. Cutting to the heart of what really matters and building our lives around that can be one...

Time To Book Your Stress-Free Christmas Trip With The Family

A lot of families travel to be together around Christmas time. If your relatives live far away, you might need to plan your trip carefully to avoid the traditional holiday stress. Indeed, with a lot of vehicles on the road, it’s fair to say that the journey is going to be challenging. However, if you’re going to make the most of your time with your family, you need...

Five things to do before the birth of your baby

Pregnancy is the most important part of a woman’s life, which is why it is important to live every moment of it. If you are about to become a parent for the first time, there are few things you need to do to prepare for your little munchkin pops out. A lot of people overlook important tasks to be done before baby delivery and get in trouble at the last minute. Before...

The birth of our baby girl

When I found out I was pregnant I was full of mixed emotions. I was overjoyed, but equally petrified as I thought about the birth. I had spent many evenings in watching episodes of one born every minute to know what it could involve. As I began telling people,  I inevitably began to hear stories of their own birthing experiences.  Many of these sounded negative and...

Warning Signs to Look For When Booking a Hotel

There are many people out there who prefer to book a tour package these days because of a distasteful experience with planning their trip on their own. One of the critical components of how your vacation would be is how your hotel turns out to be. Many a times, the hotel you see online while booking presents an entirely different picture of what it may be in real...

How New York changes your perception of the World

If you’ve never been to New York, it can be difficult to appreciate just how different a place it is to the majority of cities that you find around the world.  It’s A Vertical City Most cities are primarily two-dimensional. You walk out of the front door, and pretty much everything is on the same level. Yes, there might be a church steeple here and there...

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