Is there really such a thing as a good work/life balance? Can we have it all as mums? Do we have a right to be happy? Should mums stay at home? We constantly battle with these questions and more but I have only one answer for all of them DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU!!!! I… Continue reading IS THERE SUCH A THING AS WORK/LIFE BALANCE
I caught up with Jason Vale a couple of weeks ago and he shared a couple of great tips about juicing. If any of you are fans of my Facebook page www.facebook.com/alisoncanavanofficial you will know that I’m a huge fan of both juicing and blending. I kept getting mails asking about the difference between juicing… Continue reading WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUICING AND BLENDING?
AS PRINTED IN THE DAILY MAIL One of the most frequently asked questions I get is whether I read to James every night. I recently spent the night at my cousin’s and this topic came again. There were three mums there and we all had very different opinions and experiences. However we agreed, fundamentally, that reading… Continue reading WHY I THINK READING TO OUR KIDS IS IMPORTANT
My mum recently sold the house and one day when we were clearing out 36 years of hoarding she handed me a newspaper article from 2012. “I want to go there one day,” she said and just like that she left the room. I looked up the website details and it looked like heaven. It’s… Continue reading ARE SPIRITUAL RETREATS REALLY ANY GOOD?
Being a model let me run away from my problems. Alison Canavan on hanging out with Christy Turlington, why we need to talk more about mental health and how having her son finally brought her home.
AS PRINTED IN THE DAILY MAIL Q: Has James asked about his dad? My child’s father doesn’t see her, I don’t know how I’ll explain this when she asks It’s probably the most heartbreaking and difficult question that I’ve had to deal with. I remember when James was a tiny baby, looking into his blue eyes… Continue reading PARENTING ALONE
AS PRINTED IN THE DAILY MAIL: Q: Have you any tips on taking mum time when there’s so little time to spare? “Mum time”, the mere words make us shudder and shake with guilt. I always hear Mums talking about never having a second to spare and being completely exhausted and that… Continue reading TOP 4 MEDITATION TIPS FOR A LITTLE MUM TIME
In last week’s Femail two angry mums revealed how they were led to believe breastfeeding would help them lose weight, when in fact they piled on the pounds. Both admitted that their diets had been poor, blaming the ‘myth’ constantly pedalled to new mums by health professionals and breastfeeding advocates that the babyweight would melt… Continue reading BREASTFEEDING Breast v’s Bulge no ones a winner
This is a question I had myself when I was a new mum and recently I was able to get the answer from the lovely Siobhan Matthews, who is the owner of a children’s shoe shop called Little Piggy’s Shoes For Kids in Trim, Co. Meath. As a qualified nurse and mother of three… Continue reading 3 top tips for fitting kids shoes correctly- DAILY MAIL PARENTING
My daughter is doing her Leaving Cert and feeling really stressed. To be honest I am too. Can you help? Oh, I REMEMBER my exams like it was yesterday — snapping the head off everyone and cramming three years’ work into one night. People also forget how stressed and helpless parents can feel… Continue reading 4 TOP TIPS FOR EXAM STRESS – DAILY MAIL