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How to help him be a hands-on dad

By default, mothers are expected to be hands-on, and so we are. Even the term ‘hands-on dad’ is questionable as there isn’t really a...
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The value of exercise

As a paediatrician, I am disturbed by the new terms being used in reference to young children. These include such things as digital dementia,...
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No one really knows the long-term effects of vaping

Today is World No Tobacco Day, so we thought we’d take a look at vaping, which has been hailed as the answer for smokers....
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Rosie’s hero

“I only looked away for a moment!” This is something professional swimming instructors hear repeatedly on the other side of a terrible accident. We also...
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Childbirth & what this means for your baby’s spine

Birth is a beautiful thing. A new life is beginning. A family is growing. But being born isn’t an easy ride down the birth...
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Be prepared for preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious disease related to high blood pressure that can strike fast . It can happen to any pregnant woman during the...
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Words of encouragement for moms

Since this is Mother’s Month, I wanted to write something that was really encouraging, insightful and helpful for moms. While this is a completely...
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Is social media influencing our “parenty” type choices?

When it feels like everyone is living their perfect life on social media, it’s either time to pull back or see the wood for...
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In a spin

I took a deep breath. “You will be fine,” I told myself firmly. “This will not be like last time. You can do this.”...
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Dispelling some of the myths about fatherhood

It is truly amazing how confident I was in my knowledge about parenting … before I became a parent. There were so many things...