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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

By: Susan Benjamin Feingold, Psy.D.
While childbirth is normal, it's a life-changing event fraught with cascading effects that require enormous adjustment for the woman, her spouse and the couple together. Even in the best of circumstances, it's accompanied by a great deal of stress and new parents-to-be are often unprepared for the full impact and all the changes that go along with childbirth.

However for thousands of women worldwide, the struggles go deeper than adjusting to a new member of


Taking Care of the Environment

Taking Care of the Environment

By: Sadaf Taimur
Smart schooling can be a best possible hope in learning to live a sustainable and environmental friendly life for children. Although the environmental education is, nowadays, imparted in most of the academic curricula of the schools but parents, especially mothers, are the personalities, who can nurture the skills, values and knowledge of sustainable living and environmental protection, in their kids. Various kinds of activities and strategies can be adopted, based on the sui


Women's Health in Different Stages of Life

Women's Health in Different Stages of Life

By: Dr. Trisha Macnair
As a woman's life unfolds, her body changes and she inevitably faces challenges to her health. Every woman is different and it’s impossible to predict exactly what health problems you will have to deal with at any particular age. But an understanding of how your body develops, as well as the demands made by family life, career or the environment you live in, will help you to anticipate what may lie ahead and what you should be doing to look after yourself. Women are


Motherhood introduces the new arrival in Meher Bokhari's life

Motherhood introduces the new arrival in Meher Bokhari's life

By: Shahneez Haseeb
Lahore born Meher Bokhari talks about her student days with great zest.
“Ah! Beautiful and carefree, full of mischief and naughtiness! I was always an A grade student but don’t remember ever being in the classroom. The chowkidaar. Ahmad Khan, was given special instructions by my principal to keep a look out for me, owing to my love for loitering out and about! I was always getting into trouble for one thing or another in school and for always having to photo


Pets and Children

Pets and Children

By: Dr. Kim Bloomer
"A house is not a home without a pet." ~Anonymous

When I was growing up, we always had a wide variety of pets that included dogs, cats, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish and birds. We were also fortunate to be around farm animals on my father’s side of the family. It was very normal for families to have at the very least a dog or a cat. In other words, most families had pets when I was growing up and the pets were very much a part of the fam


Load Shedding

Load Shedding

By: Anjum Wasim Dar
She suggests to parents to play, share and enjoy life with their children. Kids learn in many different ways other than school and schoolbooks and they learn with love and understanding.

Electricity load shedding means no electric current for frequent and sometimes long intervals. What happens during this time? Is life returning to the cave age? Well we, the resilient Pakistanis have to derive something positive out of it, and family re-bonding tops the list.



A Mom's World

A Mom's World

By: Iram Moazzam
As the leaves of the walnut tree outside my bedroom's window start turning hues of orange and yellow, I start waiting anxiously for winters to arrive. Everyone has his or her own way of enjoying winters. Some take pleasure in going out for a brisk walk early in the morning insulated with big warm coats, gloves, mufflers, caps (Brrrr…definitely not my type!), while others wish to spend it lazily, cuddled in a blanket, munching peanuts or savoring chicken corn soup i


Parenting Gone Wired

Parenting Gone Wired

By: Farrukh Jabeen
"No one tells you how hard this is all gonna be.

Which part?

All of it- marriage, being a parent. It’s the hardest job in the world and nobody prepares you for that. Nobody tells you how much you have to give up.

I feel like they do tell you, but you don’t listen… or you think, ‘Ah, they’re just miserable.’”

Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson spoke those words in the movie, “Marley and


Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

By: Captain Tom Bunn
Though the onset of fear of flying often seems to be caused by a bad flight, there is another cause: becoming a parent. According to Captain Tom Bunn, airline pilot and licensed therapist, fear of flying often begins during pregnancy. It is not just the responsibility for another life. Shortly before delivery, the brain of the expectant mothers is flooded with hormones that cause her to become obsessed with safety. Everything that even remotely seems to be a risk has to be


Surviving Cancer

Surviving Cancer

By: Suzanne Fernando
I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer when I was pregnant - and almost died before I got a chance to hold my newborn baby girl. The nightmare began when doctors discovered a tumor the size of a tennis ball blocking little Aaron's arrival. They immediately delivered Aaron by C-sect; but I hemorrhaged. My bed sheets were soaked in blood and doctors couldn't get the bleeding to stop. As my life slipped away, docs warned my partner, to expect the worst, as he stood help


Pink Ribbon Pakistan

Pink Ribbon Pakistan

By: Omer Aftab
Pakistan has the highest rate of Breast Cancer in the whole of Asia. One out of nine women in Pakistan are at the risk of Breast Cancer. Prevalence of Breast Cancer is the highest amongst all the cancers in Pakistan with 38.5 percent cases of breast cancer as a percentage of all cases of cancer. Every year 40,000 women are killed with Breast Cancer in Pakistan.

Fortunately, Breast Cancer can be detected and cured at a very early stage. Therefore, it is imp


The Juggler

The Juggler

By: Rumana Nabeel
As women enter the new phase of marriage in their lives, many decisions have to be made. For working women, the most important decision is that of their commitment with their work. These women need to prioritize between their work and new family life. They also often face a crossroad where they have to choose between one and the other. These women still manage to somehow create a balance between work and family life. But the true juggle begins when they are blessed with mo


Post-Traumatic Stress

Post-Traumatic Stress

By: Michele Rosenthal
Liz was an American journalist on assignment to Mexico. She was smart. She knew where to go and how to move through Mexico City with a degree of alert consciousness for her safety. After interviewing a source in a populated restaurant she emerged onto the street and began the short, purposeful walk back to her hotel. One block from her destination she felt a hand grip her arm. She she was surrounded by three men who jostled her into an alley, then into a building, then int


Get Up, Get Out

Get Up, Get Out

By: Julie Mountain
Think back to your own childhood: what’s your clearest memory of playing as a child?  The chances are, your mind has transported you back to sunny days, fondly remembered friends and… playing outdoors?  Perhaps you recall grazed knees, leafy dens, lively cricket games and the sound of your own mother calling you home at suppertime.

Many parents recall a childhood that encompassed freedom to play outdoors, independently of adults, and