My favourite muffins

Written by: Jeanette Malcolm Posted on 24 Mar 2012 1

Written by Jeanette, mother of two. This recipe was given to me by our Grandma who is now 84 years young. It’s an absolute favourite in our family. I love making these to have on hand over the weekend. They are great to take on picnics and handy to pop in school lunches.

Are you confidently doing the WRONG thing?

Written by: Dianne Edmonds Posted on 17 Mar 2012 0

Lately there have been a number of articles on postnatal exercise, and getting back into shape after pregnancy, but many still ignore the pelvic floor! With the rise of the plank and hover exercises, women seem to be advised to go from gentle abdominal postnatal bracing exercises working the transversus abdominus, straight to hovers , planks and sit ups. That is like going from Kindy to High School in ...

"Mum, what's for dinner?"

Written by: Dianne Edmonds Posted on 09 Mar 2012 0

“Mum, what’s for dinner?” is the most common chorus that echoes down my hall way about 5pm. Sometimes I dread to answer that question because often I haven’t quite decided myself or because I know my children are not going to be particularly pleased with the answer.

Why am I eating this?

Written by: Dianne Edmonds Posted on 02 Mar 2012 0

One day a few years ago, I realised I was eating sausages because that’s what my son liked at the time, but I remembered that I actually didn’t like sausages. Well very rarely, they had to be good. So what am I doing eating this? How can someone who knows about health and fitness slip into bad habits? I can list as many excuses or “reasons” as anyone.

Lori Forner 1/06/2013 1:14:13 PM Hi Dianne!

I am a physio in here in Brisbane and deal mostly now with Women's Health-related patients. I heard about Dr Gottfried's book a short while ago and it's on my to-read list! I love the tiara idea! I think it's so important for any postnatal mom, whether new or 9 1/2 yrs later, to take time out for themselves. We don't do it enough. Even to eat - I tend to catch myself eating standing up or on the run :)

Thank you so much for your blogs, I really enjoy them and I advise my patients to read them as well.


Dianne 10/04/2013 3:53:21 PM Thanks very much Fiona!

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Onpreeya 8/02/2013 2:14:55 PM yes, i am pregnant now 36 weeks aclltuay and months and months before i found out i was pregnant i reckon i took about 30 odd tests, every 2-3 weeks as i was desperate to fall pregnant and had no symptoms the first time i fell pregnant till about 20 weeks so i knew i wouldn't be able to tell from my body changing. Anyway just be patient and don't waste as much money as i did on tests if it's meant to be it will beReferences :