Edwina Sharrock Birth Beat advice for getting a newborn to sleep

How do I get my baby to sleep?

As a midwife, I know the uncertainty that can plague the mind of an expecting mother, not just during birth, but also what comes after you have welcomed your new life into the world. As a mother, I know that no matter how much planning...

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Should you post pictures of your child on Social Media? Is "Sharenting" a Risk?

Should you post pictures of your child on Social Media?

Is “Sharenting” a Risk? As we become parents we are constantly met with the inevitable question of what’s ‘wrong’ and what’s ‘right’ when it comes to any decision-making process. I guess you could say this is the hardest aspect of parenting; making a choice for...

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eating out when you have children with food allergies

Getting Out & About with a child who has allergies

Two generations ago, EpiPens were unheard of and taking peanut butter to school didn’t provoke hostile debate between parents. Back then children with food allergies were uncommon. Now around one in 50 Australian children has a peanut allergy. A 2013 study by a team of...

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how to save money on maternity leave

How to save money on Maternity Leave

… and still have a life Recently a pregnant friend asked me how I felt in the lead-up to going on maternity leave. I thought about it for a few moments, before describing it as a combination of slight panic and nervous excitement at the...

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8 Beauty products for new mums

8 Beauty Products for New Mums

I remember the first few days in hospital after giving birth to my daughter. I had to have a caesarean, so a shower was out of the question until the following day, and when I could finally manage to tear my eyes away from my...

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travelling to the middle east with a toddler

Visiting the Middle East with a Toddler

Long haul flights are such a tiring experience. Being cooped up for hours on end in a confined space without fresh air,  very limited space to stretch your legs, and not much more than a television screen and frequent snacking on borderline inedible food for...

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Family picnic ideas, recipes and tips

Your guide to the best Summer Family Picnic

There is literally no way to bring us down this time of year. The sun is shining, the kids are running through the sprinklers, and the farmer’s market is quite literally bursting at the seams with fresh produce. As a result, we’re walking around with an...

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