Birth expectations – ‘expect the unexpected!’

When I was pregnant with my first baby 11 years ago (wow where did that time go!!) I had all kinds of expectations of how the birth would be. This was before One Born Every Minute had been on TV so I only had Hollywood or Soap Opera birth experiences to go by which I...

Ain’t no party like Birthday Party in Lockdown

Birthday Plans for Charlie As Charlie’s 3rd Birthday approached, the whole family and his friends were extremely excited.  We had a party with a bit of a difference planned.  We had an outdoor adventure scheduled for the 28th of March, (Charlie’s actual Birthday) on...

Twins you say?

Picture the scene, I’m 8 weeks (ish) pregnant, over the initial shock (not planned, but very wanted!) and starting to get used to this whole carrying another living being inside of me.   I’m just doing a quick run to Tesco when bang, someone crashes into the back...

Children’s Yoga to help build resilience and immunity

Keep Kalma and yoga on!  Did you know a single yoga posture can boost your immunity to common illnesses these days? It’s not just a tool used for stress and anxiety it offers so much more for our children. Kalma Childrens Yoga can be such a powerful tool to help over...

Festive cheer with Christmas Yoga!

Festive cheer with Christmas Yoga!

The festive season is well and truly here! So it’s time to introduce Christmas yoga! If you have been to any of our Kalma children’s yoga classes over December then you will have undoubtedly notice the festive-ness yoga postures and sensory additions inside classes! ...

Top stress busters for the crazy Christmas period

Top stress busters for the crazy Christmas period

This time of year can be a busy time for most and we often feel over whelmed with all the hustle and bustle of the festive period, forgetting to take a minute to relax! Follow these top ten tips to help de stress during the Christmas season; Eat more chocolate, but...

Loosing Power

Loosing Power

Before we become parents, we hear endlessly how amazing having children is. Difficult, but amazing. There’s some power about parenthood that is incredible. Becoming a parent makes you strong in ways you didn’t know were possible. You become immune to all kinds of...

13 Gifts of Wellness this Christmas

Give the gift of health and wellness this Christmas This December we are starting the health kick a month early! Why not already be in the calming frame of mind with all that zen, chilling and eating well before January arrives? Hey, you never know the gloom of...

The struggle to juggle

The struggle to juggle

Working VS school holidays There aren’t many parents I meet these days this time of year-summer who don’t mention in passing the constant trials and tribulations of juggling the work and family life balance throughout the summer holidays. Many parents struggle to...

When  three became four…Lisa Kalma Baby Gateshead

When three became four…Lisa Kalma Baby Gateshead

We were sat in the car on my in laws drive when the tears came. With them rolling down my face I turned to my husband and said 'Are we doing the right thing??' He just laughed and replied 'well it's a bit late now!' We'd just dropped our nearly 6 year old off and we...

Maternal Mental Health-The Village

Maternal Mental Health-The Village

Maternal Mental Health Week- The Village. They say it takes a village to raise a child… and anyone who has had one will agree wholeheartedly. The impossible task of balancing being a mother, being your own woman, being a partner or wife, being a friend, having a...

School teacher to Yoga teacher with Laura Dixon

School teacher to Yoga teacher with Laura Dixon

Becoming a Kalma Baby Franchisee in Spennymoor after a teaching career  Why a franchise?  Why Kalma Baby? Why not start your own business with your own idea?  Questions I've been asked numerous times throughout the last year.  Questions that in the early days, I felt...

Children’s yoga benefits for Autism

Children’s yoga benefits for Autism

Yoga and autism  Yoga is fast becoming a popular complementary therapy for children with special needs and autism.  Benefits that are typically associated with Children doing yoga include—improved strength and flexibility, and an increasing sense of peace.  What makes...