Author: tovaleigh1


I had never heard of the term ‘husband stitch’ until last week. Someone sent me an article about it and at first I thought it was some kind of disgusting joke, but as I read up about it I discovered that sadly, it wasn’t. The husband’s stitch is a surgical procedure in which one or more stitches than needed are used to repair the area between the anus and the vulva (perineum) of a woman after childbirth. As you know, many women who have vaginal births suffer from tears in the area and may in some cases need to be cut and...

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If your house is anything like mine then you know what ‘the iPad war is, right? Always fighting over it (I usually say “no” btw) and trying to get their hands on it… I am actually so proud of my little bunch who came up with the concept for this video and did such a great job acting it out! Show them some love...

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I have to be honest with you – two out of my three kids really struggled whilst the third just got the hang of it without any issues. This, by the way, never ever worried me because I knew that eventually they would learn how to read and the last thing I wanted to do was to make it into something frustrating for them, but at the same time I didn’t really know how to help and motivate them to give it a try despite the difficulties.  My eldest is six years old and every single night since I...

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Holly Butcher, a 27 year old woman from Australia, recently died of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones. Before she passed away, she wrote an open letter on her Facebook page to her friends, family and anyone who would listen, about her insights as to what really matters in life as she approached her own death. Her incredible letter has been shared nearly 150,000 times and it has resonated with so many people around the world for very good reason. As I read her letter a few days ago I couldn’t help but cry. Not just for...

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