Browsing Category:


How To Help Your Child Cope After An Accident

Doctor in a hospital - how to help children cope after an accident
Image by Tung Nguyen from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

When a child suffers a serious injury of any kind – whether due to a car accident, a fall, a sporting mishap, or even an accident involving an animal – the consequences can be mental as well as physical.

While doctors, nurses and other health professionals can help your child’s physical wounds heal, you may be desperately wondering how to help them emotionally. It’s important to do what you can to reassure them and provide support, to lower the risk of your child developing traumatic stress.

With that aim in mind, we’ve listed some top tips on how to help your child deal with the aftermath of an accident and regain their confidence over time.

Resume Your Familiar Routines

The familiarity of daily routines can be a huge comfort, particularly in the wake of an unexpected and traumatic event such as a serious accident.

While your child may have had to spend some time in the hospital initially, once they come home it’s a good idea to help them return to their normal activities as soon as possible, as this can provide much-needed comfort.

From waking up at the usual time to resuming favourite family outings on the weekends and returning to your normal evening bedtime schedule, helping your child ‘get back into the swing of things will help them put the accident behind them and move on emotionally.

Help  Them Get Out And About

If your child’s injuries were so severe that they will require the use of crutches or a wheelchair for some time to come, it’s still important to encourage them to venture out into the world – even if it’s just a trip to the local park or beach.

Of course, getting out and about when your child is in a wheelchair can be challenging from a logistical point of view.  To make your transport situation simple and convenient, you may wish to consider renting or buying a used wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV).

Allied Mobility has a variety of used WAVs available, complete with a three-year warranty. Get in touch and see what’s in stock today. With your new wheelchair-friendly wheels, you will be able to take your child wherever they want to go.

Let  Them Express Their Feelings

In the aftermath of an accident, it’s natural for your child to display a range of emotional responses. Some kids may return to their usual confident selves almost right away, while others may feel anger, fear, or sadness, and remain distressed for weeks or even months.

It’s important that you give your child the space and freedom to express their feelings, no matter how uncomfortable they may be for you to hear.

If your child wants to discuss what happened to them, let them do so. However, it’s recommended that you do your best to keep calm and talk about the accident in a matter-of-fact tone. Assure your child that it is over and that they are safe, and try to place a firm focus on more positive subjects, such as the things they have achieved since it happened, and what they have to look forward to in the near future.

Offer Support – But Don’t Be Overprotective

Our final point is that it’s vital that you provide your child with consistent, loving support – but try not to be too over-protective, however understandable that approach may be. Your child needs to feel safe but they also need to regain confidence in their own abilities and focus on moving forward with their lives and aiming for a positive, active future.  

How Fostering Can Change Your Life for the Better

Family Fostering children
Image by wendy CORNIQUET from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

Fostering a child can be a transformative experience, no matter whether you’re short-term fostering or planning to welcome a child into your home for the duration of their childhood, adolescence and beyond. However, many of the benefits of fostering aren’t always visible until you’re officially a foster parent, so in this article, we’ll be discussing exactly how fostering can change your life for the better.

Improving the Lives of Your Own Children

If you have children of your own, then the decision to foster a child might become even more important to consider with care. You may have questions about how your own children will react to a foster child joining the family, for instance. However, fostering is incredible in its ability to bring your family closer together and dramatically improve the lives of your own children – not only will they be able to develop their social skills and bond with a new family member, but it will also teach them valuable life skills around the importance of being kind and compassionate to those who have faced adverse circumstances.

Opening the Door to a Welcoming New Community

When you foster a child, you automatically become part of a new community of foster parents who will welcome you with open arms. Fostering can be challenging at times, so having a group of experienced foster parents who have been through similar circumstances on hand can be a true lifesaver! Often, you can even find local community events for foster parents or get involved with charity fundraisers designed to support causes that expand the horizons of foster children. Additionally, no matter where you are in the country, you’re sure to find extensive fostering support out there – take for example, who offer a range of services across Brighton and Hove dedicated to local foster parents.

Developing Your Skills

Even if you’ve already raised your own children, fostering still gives you the chance to learn new things and develop your existing skills. Whether it’s communication, supporting children through challenging periods of their life or simply helping with homework, you can be certain that you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own abilities as a foster parent.

If you’re concerned about whether fostering will be too demanding, then don’t worry! Your foster agency will be well-equipped to help you deal with any hurdles that arise and can provide you with dedicated support in the form of a social worker and training courses. You can also access services like respite care if things feel a little overwhelming, so there’s no need to worry about the challenges that you might face. Above everything else, you’ll be completely supported at every stage of your fostering journey.

Fostering is about more than raising a child to succeed in society. Through fostering, you’ll develop a close connection with your new family member and learn that you are capable of more love and compassion than you could ever imagine. By reaching out to a fostering agency and seeing how you can support a young person through foster care, you’ll be making one of the most life-changing decisions possible, but one that is rewarding and worthwhile from day one.

How to help a parent move into a care home

elderly parent's hands holding a walking stick
Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

If you have an elderly parent who will soon be moving into a care home, you may be feeling confused as to how you can help them prepare. Which care home will they be moving to? What do you need to get ready for their transition? What should they pack? There are no easy answers when it comes to these changes since every person and every family is different, but here are a few tips about what you should consider when helping your parent move into a care home.

Is it the Right Time?

First of all, knowing when the right time is to move into a care home can be unclear, both for you and your parent. It is understandable that you may be unsure about whether or not they need to move at all. Remember that care homes are designed to cater to the needs of people who can no longer take good care of themselves, either due to age or medical reasons. If your parent is at risk of harm or decreased well-being by staying in their own home or with you, a care home may be the best option.

Which Care Home to Choose?

Deciding which care home is right for your parent will depend on personal needs and preferences. There is a huge variety of care homes that will offer different types of services. If you are looking for signature care homes, for example, you might want to find somewhere that has a choice of accommodation based on mobility and personal taste. You may prefer that your parent finds a care home that is located close to your own home so that you can visit regularly. It is important that you and your parent take the time to make a measured and well-researched decision that is best for their overall well-being.

elderly parent being pushed in a wheelchair
Image by 🆓 Use at your Ease 👌🏼 from Pixabay

What to Prepare?

There is a lot of organisation involved in preparing your parent for their move. It can be difficult to know which steps you need to take in order to tie up any loose ends so that their move can be as straightforward and stress-free as possible. For example, going through any accounts or subscriptions that need to have an updated address or letting extended family members know where they are moving to so that they can visit. Sometimes care home staff will be able to offer more detailed advice about what residents should prepare before their move.

What to Bring?

Packing to move into a care home is quite different from packing to move into a new property. Unfortunately, your parent won’t be able to bring all of their belongings to a care home, especially larger items of furniture. Each care home will have a different policy about how much your parent can bring with them, so be sure to check. Of course, sentimental belongings, photographs, bedding and clothing are almost always welcomed. You can help your parent arrange and store their belongings upon their move so they can settle in and start enjoying their new life as soon as possible.

Your Guide to Planning a Funeral Service

Cemetery with headstones and crosses in the background and flowers in the foreground
Image by vlanka from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

The death of a loved one is never an easy moment. The days after a friend or family member’s passing are always highly emotional. Through the intensive act of grieving, it may fall on you to plan the funeral. This can naturally be an overwhelming process, especially for the uninitiated; here are some key things to understand when approaching the planning of a funeral service.

What Kind of Service?

Firstly, it is important to settle on the type of service you wish to plan for your loved one. They will likely have stipulated their ideal ceremony or committal to you, either before their death or via their will; this will naturally help you inform your planning going forwards.

In the event that your loved one did not specify their preferred type of funeral, there are a number of options to consider – from the faith-based ceremonies that might coincide with their spiritual beliefs, to graveside services and straightforward secular memorials. The kind of service you plan should reflect, proportionally: the wishes of the estate; the budget of the estate; and your capacity as a loved one or executor.

The Order of the Service

With the kind of service settled upon, and the relevant funeral director service approached regarding your specific needs, you can begin to finalise the order of the service. The average ceremony will have multiple constituent parts, from the procession to the committal and the ensuing wake – depending, of course, on the specifics of your loved one’s faith or wishes.

Planning the order of your loved one’s funeral service can be a simple enough process when done in concert with your local religious body or funeral director; the second part of the process, though, is communicating the order of events to attendants. Most ceremonies will provide guests with service booklets outlining the events of the day.


Music is an essential part of what makes a funeral service personal to your family or loved one. Whether favoured hymns or songs that represent periods of your loved one’s life, sharing in song with other attendants can join everyone together in commemorating their life.

Choosing the songs that best represent the deceased can be an emotional and difficult process. Again, your loved one may have left specific instructions in their will, but the building of a suitable playlist of music for the funeral and wake can be an uplifting and cathartic experience nonetheless.

Flowers and Ornaments

Paying respects properly at a funeral can also be difficult to navigate. Between planning the order and content of the service itself, choosing the right ornaments and flowers to commemorate the passing of your loved one can be an additional stressor.

But you can worry too much about finer details such as these; a simple conversation with a local florist can help you find some tasteful and sensible options for paying your respects properly. Carnations and chrysanthemums prove popular choices for the commemoration of a life well-lived.

When should you take your pet to the vets?

Image by Gundula Vogel from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

Your pets can get themselves into all sorts of situations or suffer from a variety of different ailments, so it is vital you keep their health in your best interests. Because let’s be honest, you don’t want your bundle of joy and comfort to be uncomfortable or at risk of harm.

Paoli Vets are a full-service pet hospital in Pennsylvania, I looked over their website to find some common situations where you should be considering professional veterinary assistance.

When Should I Bring My Pet into the Vets?

You can bring your furry friends to the vets for a range of different services, from something as simple as getting a nail trim to urgent care and emergency services.

Here is a list of the services vets can provide if you are not too sure about the types of healthcare vets are able to provide for your pets.

  • Pain management – for injured pets who need pain relief/treatment
  • Nutritional counselling – for your pet’s dietary needs
  • Blood screenings – to find out any underlying pet problems
  • Dental and oral care – to make sure those gnashers are well-taken care of
  • Specialized puppy and kitten care – to ensure your new babies are as healthy as can be
  • Senior care – care for the older cats and dogs
  • Parasite prevention and control – getting rid of those nasty parasites, making sure they don’t hurt your feline or fido
  • Pharmaceutical services – providing animal antibiotics for your pet
  • Urgent care – for serious emergencies
  • Pet day-care and boarding – for when you want to leave your companion in the able and loving hands of an expert animal carer to run errands or go on your long awaited and deserved holiday

Does My Pet Need Surgery?

Pet emergencies can happen quite regularly, and it is your job to make sure your pet gets help if it is a serious matter.

Here are some concerning signs, when bringing your pet in is the best decision:

  • Masses of skin and tissue may appear on your animal, which like humans might be signs of possible tumours. These tumours will need to be removed from your fluffy companion in surgery. As nerve-wracking as it is watching your pet go into surgery, veterinary services are experienced in what they do and they will inform you of your animal’s problems, reassuring you.
  • Your pets, like children, often don’t know what they should and shouldn’t do. This happens a lot when your pet swallows an object, as it can block their digestive system, which can be very dangerous for them and cause some serious complications.
  • Common emergencies include car accidents or animal attacks, with pets suffering from external and internal injuries and sometimes broken bones that need to be treated quickly.
  • Other emergencies that should be treated immediately includes when dogs experience bloat, which is a condition that causes a dog’s stomach to be filled with fluid and gas.
  • Pregnant cats and dogs also might require emergency visits so that the babies can be delivered successfully, and the parent can birth their kittens and pups without any complications.

If you find yourself in any of these situations as an owner, love your pets and take them to the vet!

4 Plans for setting up games for your kids

family games night
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
This is a collaborative post

Being a working parent is not an easy thing for you, it’s more than normal to need some extra time during the day to spend with your kids. On the other hand, the kids can’t wait for the weekend to spend some fun time with you. The weekends are normally, the days that the family gathers together and does enjoyable activities.

 Every weekend is special, one of them you are going to have a family trip, the other you will have a barbeque in the backyard and there is another one that you are setting up games for you and your kids. There are many games that you can choose to play with your whole family and have the best weekend ever!

If you are looking for new ideas for fun and exciting games for you and your kids, you are in the right place.

family playing the garden
Photo by Jordan Rowland on Unsplash

Here you will find the 4 most enjoyable games for this weekend.

  1.  Musical chairs

The most famous and fun game of all time is musical chairs, for the equipment you will need some chairs (one less than the players) and something that plays music (a laptop, a radio, etc.). The first thing that you have to do is arrange the chairs into a circle, the rules of the game are simple and clear. The music starts to play, and the players have to dance around the chairs when the music stops all the players must find a chair to sit, and the player who doesn’t find a chair to sit, the player is out. This game is better if you have a big family.

  •  Design your own minigolf course

If you are living in London, then you are very lucky because you can design your own mini-golf course in Plonk Mini-Golf. This is a really creative activity that you can enjoy with your children because you can design your own minigolf course using many imaginative and colourful objects and at the same time you can have fun playing mini-golf. This will be a remarkable experience for your kids that they will never forget.

  •    Simon Says

This game is one of the cosy nights around the fireplace. The plot is simple: one person in the family, named Simon, is going to tell the other players what to do but he must use the phrase “Simon says…” The players must follow the instructions which Simos says to them. In the case that Simon says, “Touch your leg”, without starting the phrase with “Simon says” and the player follows the instruction, he is out. The last one that stays in the game is the winner

  • Hot potato

This is a brilliant game to play with your children outdoors. The rules are simple, you and your kids have to sit in a circle, with a ball. While the music is playing you have to throw the ball to each other if someone drops the ball he is out of the game, if the music stops and you are still grabbing the ball you are losing the game.

Staying in Shape With a Family

family exercising together - staying in shape
Photo by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash
This is a collaborative post

Maintaining your appearance alongside raising a family can be a tricky journey. Between packing lunches, school runs, and trying to have a social life, we can often feel like we don’t have enough time to look after ourselves.

Implementing small changes into your regular routine can make all the difference to your appearance. From changing your diet to getting cosmetic treatment, there are many ways to ensure aesthetic happiness as a parent, which includes teaching kids about self-confidence.

Healthy Diet

Staying fit and healthy whilst parenting can be easily managed through a balanced diet for both you and the kids. It’s vital to remind kids of the importance of eating healthy, so you should try to incorporate each food group into your meals. Vegetable-based meals are a great way to get full and absorb vitamins and minerals while keeping the calories low.

Diets with high protein are a must, as it repairs your cells and strengthens your body, which is particularly important for children who are still growing. Minimising carbs and sugars will keep you strong yet slim and toned without the fear of gaining troublesome weight.

Cosmetic Treatments

It can be okay to admit that sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to exercise and keep the body in shape while trying to raise a family. Perhaps you don’t have the time to commit to the gym to shift some stubborn weight, and even if you do, sometimes it isn’t enough in a busy schedule, which is where cosmetic surgery comes in. Sometimes insecurities can’t be shifted with natural means, so you might consider taking matters into your own hands. Insecurities in parents can often translate into their children, which is not what any mother or father wants for their kids.

In fact, there are certain conditions that look like excess fat, but are actually a consequence of genetic or hormonal imbalance. One of these is gynecomastia, also known as ‘man boobs,’ which are a common feature of what is known as the ‘dad bod.’ Gynecomastia is untreated by exercise as it is a growth of excess tissue rather than burnable fat.

Similarly, heavier people who lose a lot of weight may notice loose, sagging skin. In cases like these, those people often seek out tummy tucks and procedures that address excess skin tissue. These surgeries from a reputable clinic will give you very natural-looking results, which will allow you to embrace your body and boost your self-confidence.

Other cosmetic treatments that can greatly change how you look at your post-child body, whether you’re a mum or dad, include liposuction, fillers, and other enhancements.  It can be a way of showing your children that your happiness is important.


Another way to maintain your appearance with children is to incorporate exercise into your life. Going on walks with the kids is a great way to get the heart rate up but make a day of it with the family. There are also other forms of cardio that you can do with the kids, such as swimming. Laps in a pool or at the beach is a fun activity for kids to get involved in as well as a way for you to relax. Adults can burn up to 200 calories from a light swim in just half an hour.

Taking up a sport is also a great option for parents, whether you get the children involved or not. Tennis, badminton, netball, or even dance/Zumba are pleasurable yet sweat-breaking activities to do alongside other responsibilities.

Keeping on top of your appearance doesn’t have to be impossible just because you decided to have children. From surgery to diet, to exercise, there are many ways to feel like your best self even as a parent.

About the author

Jennifer Bell

Jenn Walker is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.

5 Parenting Tips to Follow

parents holding hands and walking with a small child - parenting
Image by Pexels from Pixabay
This collaborative post was developed via a partnership with BetterHelp

There are many things you will have to learn as a parent, since every child is different, and you aren’t offered a manual once you have a child. In other words, you will likely learn about the parenting process as you go through it, and as your children grow up. Here is a look at 5 tips you may want to follow or incorporate into your household.

Be Active in Their Life

One of the most important aspects of raising kids is to be present in their lives. This means more than providing for them. They need to see you and be able to talk to you when they require support.

Some other places where it may be beneficial to be active are when it comes to their school or extracurriculars. When you are helping them with their homework, meeting with teachers, or attending their games, this can let your children know that you care, and it will also give you an opportunity to spot problems when they come up.

You can read even more parenting tips on this site, which may help parents of kids of all ages.

Enact Rules

Another technique to consider is having clear rules for your children to follow. Within your household, a child should understand what they are expected to do and how they should behave. If you have not explained the rules to your offspring, it might be time to do just that.

Together with your mate, you can determine what rules you wish to set forth. Be sure to include consequences that will be applicable when these rules are broken as well. Once your kids know how they should behave, this can provide them with the proper structure they need.

Listen to Them

It may also come in handy if you listen to your kids whenever they want to talk to you. If your son or daughter is trying to get your attention because they have an issue they need advice on, take a few minutes to provide them with your full attention.

You might be able to solve their problem and put them at ease. This will also allow your little ones to understand that you can be counted on when they need support, which means they won’t feel like they must fend for themselves.

Let Them Make Their Own Choices

As your children grow up, they will learn and think more effectively. Once they are able to make their own choices and decisions, it is necessary to let them from time to time. For example, if your daughter shows interest in picking out her own clothes and dressing herself, you should do your best to allow her to do this.

You can still provide feedback, but when she does a good job with her wardrobe, this can allow her to feel better about herself and give her a sense of self-esteem.

On the other hand, when a child is able to make their own decisions, at times, they will make a mistake. This isn’t the end of the world. You can talk to them about trying harder next time, or what changes they should have made. This can help them learn how to endure and solve problems.

Remember They Are Watching

You should always keep in mind that your children are watching you. They might notice everything you do. For this reason, you must pay attention to how you are acting and the things you say. After all, you are likely your child’s first teacher and role model.

Of course, you don’t have to be perfect, but you do need to watch what you do when they are around and might decide they want to mimic your words or behaviour.


When you are trying to do your best as a parent, it may be overwhelming. However, once you consider these tips and incorporate them into your life, you can become more confident with your parenting. Take it one day at a time and remember that it is okay to mess up sometimes.

Yoga Teacher Training For Pregnancy

pregnant lady doing yoga
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

Pregnancy for most women is a unique and exceptional experience. It is a time that conveys the message of unconditional love, and it presents an opportunity to enjoy the many benefits offered by Yoga practice, including deep serenity. Pregnancy yoga teacher training helps you as a teacher, to create a nurturing and positive environment for your expectant mothers and the unborn babies in their womb.

The connections developed during Pregnancy yoga are usually fourfold– mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. This deep connection helps women deal with the challenges (psychological, physical, and emotional) of pregnancy while naturally preparing for labour and Childbirth. Yoga helps pregnant women stay fit and relaxed, helping to keep the health of mother and baby optimal.

Yoga involves moving and exercising the body in a physical, spiritual, and mental practice. Yoga aims to allow mothers to take control of their minds in an atmosphere of serenity and stillness detached from outside surroundings and pressures. The main focus of Yoga is to achieve balance and union between mother and the universe through the following means; physical exercises or postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation, and meditation.

This article provides you with some vital information to start your journey to Pregnancy yoga teacher training and becoming a qualified prenatal yoga teacher.

Benefits of Pregnancy yoga training for mum

Pregnancy yoga teacher training cover several aspects of a prenatal yoga practice. The training involves learning about focused breathing suitable for pregnancy, mental concentration in the form of meditation, and stretching and alignment through Asana. Some of the benefits afforded pregnant women include;

  • It helps pregnant women sleep better and avoid insomnia
  • Reduces anxiety, depression, and stress levels in pregnant women
  • Increases energy levels
  • Improved Flexibility and strengthening of the main muscles used in childbirth with a strong focus on the BAPs (back, abs and pelvic floor)
  • Reduced pain, headaches, and shortness of breath

What happens during a typical Pregnancy yoga teacher training?

With its multifaceted approach, Pregnancy yoga teacher training involves several areas of study and covers all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including:

  • Breathing. This ensures that when teaching, you focus on slowly and deeply breathing in and out. Pregnancy yoga training breathing techniques and practices will help reduce and manage shortness of breath throughout pregnancy and during labour contractions or surges.
  • Postures. During training, each participant is encouraged to guide their body into different positions while lying, standing, or sitting. The physical aspect of yoga gives benefits such as developing your balance, flexibility, and strength. To provide support and comfort to participants, cushions, blankets, and belts can be used as a prop.
  • Relaxation and Being Calm. At the end of each Pregnancy yoga teacher training session, we finish with a pregnancy SLEEP or savasana session which brings relaxation to the muscles and helps calm down your breathing rhythm and heart rate. Participants are encouraged to listen to their breathing patterns and be sensitive to thoughts, mental states, and emotions. This result is a state of self-awareness and calm, which we can pass on to our pregnant students.
  • Gentle stretching. Each student is taught to gently stretch different body parts during the classes, including the neck and arms, and go through their entire motion range. Postures should be suitable for the various stages of pregnancy, being both safe and therapeutic. This helps to increase muscle flexibility which is vital during the birthing process. 

You will be best served to avoid performing Pregnancy yoga in a high-temperature environment (such as hot yoga) as this can result in hypothermia.

lady sitting next to a lake, doing a yoga pose
Image by Shahariar Lenin from Pixabay

Safety guidelines for pregnancy yoga?

Practising Yoga during pregnancy is super beneficial for both mother and fetus, as we know. However, following the below-listed safety guidelines is vital for optimal results, protection, and safety for mum and baby. These guidelines include;

  • Discuss with your health care provider. You should explain to mum that she should be engaging her midwife or healthcare provider to get an OK before starting a pregnancy yoga session. Their health service provider should advise them of any limitations to your practice and other cautionary signs you should watch out for. Also, persons with a high risk of preterm labour or certain pregnancy-related medical conditions (including heart disease or back problems) are not allowed to participate in Pregnancy yoga classes. Providing a health questionnaire for all students before they come to class helps keep you aware of everything you need to know.
  • Set reasonable targets. Setting achievable and reasonable targets for your pregnancy yoga class, not exceeding your pregnant ladies’ exercise ability. For pregnant women, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days weekly are acceptable. Shorter and fewer workouts session can still help keep mum in shape and to prepare for a healthy and active childbirth.
  • Maintain a Steady Pace. Mum should not over-exert herself while doing pregnancy yoga. If normal speaking becomes difficult while practising pregnancy yoga, mum probably needs to take to break.
  • Stay hydrated and cool. You will require a properly ventilated and cool but not cold room to perform pregnancy yoga to avoid hypothermia. Also, it is essential for mum to drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated, so remember to make water available.
  • Avoid certain postures. To maintain optimal alignment during pregnancy, it is required that you bend from your hips and not from your back. Also, when practising sequences that involve (open) twisting, do not lie on your back or belly so that you can avoid putting pressure on your abdomen. Use cushions, blankets, and belts to provide extra support and comfort for mum.
  • Be Careful. Do not push your body during pregnancy. You should encourage your pregnant students to be attentive and sensitive to how their body feels. Take small and slow steps. Avoid painful or uncomfortable positions and keep within your stretching limits.

Decreased fetal movement and vaginal bleeding are red flags, and when experienced, you are required to stop your pregnancy yoga class and see your health care provider immediately.

Choosing a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

Pregnancy yoga teacher training programmes are available globally, both online and offline. Before enrolling for one, here is a quick checklist to be considered before making your final choice.  

  • Observe a class or training session before you start. Observing a yoga training session before you start lets you have a first-hand view of what to expect. You will be able to see which activities that you are comfortable with and others you are not.
  • Instructor Training and Accreditation. Ensure that the Yoga Teacher Trainer is a certified pregnancy yoga trainer from a reputable accrediting body such as Yoga Alliance International.
  • The instructor’s style. The instructor’s teaching and group leadership style will help you get the best result and experience from your training. Always ensure you are comfortable with the training methods and techniques used by the lead instructor before choosing a yoga teacher training. You should resonate with the lead teacher’s methods and message.
  • Class size and the environment. The class size and environment (online or offline) will play a massive role in the results obtained from the yoga teacher training. Selecting a training program with an appropriate class size and lots of 1-2-1 interaction will benefit your learning and create a welcoming environment for the best possible results.

When Can Your Students Start Pregnancy Yoga?

One of the reasons your students are advised to contact their health provider before commencing your pregnancy yoga class is so you can decide the best time for them, to start your yoga class. Their gynaecologist can approve their start from later in the first semester (10-12 weeks) if there aren’t signs of exhaustion or anything else that would stop them from attending class. Starting your Yoga from the first semester can help reduce pregnancy symptoms such as backache and nausea, although the practice should be gentle and focused on breathing and meditation at this stage.

Following the safety guidelines highlighted in this article with proper care and practice throughout your pregnancy will help your pregnant students prepare for Childbirth and help them and their baby be healthy.

What Kinds of Gifts Are Best Suited for Housewarming Parties?

vase of flowers, champagne bottle, 2 champagne glasses and some tea light candles in heart shaped tea light holders on a table
Image by Terri Cnudde from Pixabay
This is a collaborative post

How exciting is it to move into a new home? It doesn’t matter if it’s just a rented flat or a home that’s been bought after working so hard to save for the down payment, it is going to be a place to find comfort from the outside world. It is going to be a place to find shelter when everything outside seems to be spinning out of control and it is going to be a place to enjoy the company of family and friends.

Maybe you are throwing a housewarming party for a friend who is about to take possession of a new home, but everyone is wondering what they should bring as a gift. In fact, some are even asking if gifts are really traditional and if so, how much should they spend? What kinds of items make the perfect gifts and then, where to find them? It can be confusing, but there are simple solutions.

You Could Always Ask Them What They Need

Although it may sound a bit tacky, you really could ask them if there is anything they need. Most people know that they will receive gifts at a housewarming party so that they won’t be taken aback if asked about their needs. If you’d rather not approach them directly, you could ask the host or hostess if they know what is needed or perhaps about wants.

Gifts With Special Meaning

lady dressed in white and holding a gift wrapped in gold paper with a gold ribbon - special gifts for housewarming parties
Image by yuyun fan from Pixabay

Sometimes there are friends or family members who have special interests or religious leanings. When it comes to a Catholic household, any statue or sacred icon or artwork would make a fantastic housewarming gift. You could choose one with special significance for blessing the home. Check out a site like that specialises in Catholic and Orthodox religious items. Any item that speaks to their faith and your sincere effort to support them in their move and their religious affiliation will show them that you care. Housewarming blessings of this kind will be remembered for years to come.

Choosing Between Useful vs. Décor

While they may need a few useful items unless you ask you may not know. However, you do know that they like things like candles, scented wax melts, and other little items they buy sparingly because of cost. You could put together a little basket of those kinds of items so that they will have an assortment of those smell-good, feel-good trinkets.

Wine and Cheese Basket

When all else fails, you could put together a DIY wine and cheese basket that comes with a variety of meats, sausages, cheese, and perhaps a few biscuits. A bottle of sparkling wine or champagne would be nice as well. Just be advised that they might not open it at the housewarming party but that’s alright as well. It is for them, after all!

Sometimes it’s not how much you spend or even what you buy as much as it is the thought that you are happy for them in their new home. Just the fact that you care enough to wish them well speaks of a special friendship that is often hard to find. In the end, it’s up to you to choose which direction to take when buying housewarming gifts. Just know that whatever you buy from a religious blessing to a basket of goodies, it will be forever remembered as a gift from the heart.

%d bloggers like this:
Verified by MonsterInsights