Fostering - a shortcut to parenting or an act of selfless love?
We're in awe of Lorinda - cancer survivor, mum to the gorgeous Henry, and creative extraordinaire at HappyPlay Company.
For this episode of Mama Let's Talk, Donna has a chat with Lorinda to learn about the period in her life when blogging was her therapy and how creativity gives her an outlet for those dark days. Through '3 Happy Things' and the way she approaches her own struggles, she teaches the rest of us how to find the positive in every day.
For the series MAMA LET'S TALK, Donna has a chat with Ira Losco about her off-stage role as mum to Harry and baby Gigi.
Who is mummy Ira? How does she find time for her art? What prompted her to be so vocal about the importance of perinatal mental health? Is Harry a fan of her singing? Be sure to check it out!
Screen time - yay or nay? What about the importance of reading to our baby?
In the second part of our interview with Speech and Language Pathologist Christina Gauci, we also talk multilingual families where family members are speaking more than one language with the children - how does this change the process of speech and language development?
Donna also asks Christina the questions that our followers sent in. Thank you Christina for a super-informative session!
Donna chats with Speech and Language Pathologist Christina Gauci on the topic of speech and language development in early childhood.
In the first part of our interview, we have a look at the milestones that we should keep track of, how we can encourage speech and language development (since before birth!) and in which cases we should consult with a professional. We also discuss the link between chewing during weaning and speech development.
We virtually met Ms Fiona Lyndley , a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Pre & Perinatal Somatic Psychologist - a bit of a tongue-twister, as Donna quickly found out, but Fiona's heartfelt explanation of what Craniosacral Therapy is all about is an eye-opener to the possibilities that lie within alternative therapies.
Fiona has been studying and working in the natural medicine field for 25 years. Her desire is to facilitate open communication that is free from fear, after her own wake-up call that occurred during a three year period of physical disability.
Let us know whether you'd like to know more about alternative therapies...