W@W - Nethu Wickramasinghe

Parenting

It takes a great deal of effort to strike a balance between work and life. But this wasn’t the case for Nethu Wickramasinghe or her h...

Uni in the time of corona

Parenting

It seemed like yesterday you were walking your five year old through the school gates to their first day of school. Carefully plaited p...

Life Lessons From Dad

Parenting

Celebrating Father’s Day over the weekend got us thinking; what’s the best advice we’ve heard from our dads?

Virtual learning for Preschool & Primary

Parenting

The pandemic has brought forward many new norms and virtual classrooms have become an essential part of social structure and have evolv...

Wiz Phonics: Making learning fun and simple

Parenting

Zahara Tharique, mom of 6-year-old twins Liyanah and Eesa, kickstarted Wiz Phonics after researching ways in which she could teach them...

Happy Toddler: Practical life activities for kids & toddlers

Parenting

Azmina Nooruddin along with her three-year-old son Rayaan Razik started a fun Instagram Page during the lockdown period in Sri Lanka as...

Education Sector: Bounce back strategies

Parenting

With COVID-19 the education sector too is at a standstill. Apart from students having to adjust to online teaching methods, school boar...

Responding To Children In A Post-Disaster Situation

Parenting

The Easter Sunday attack has put Sri Lanka into grief, so much so that some find it difficult to handle the trauma.

Books on Wheels to the rescue!

Parenting

One of the biggest tasks that come your way as a parent or a guardian is to prepare your child’s school books for the new academic ye...

Does your baby have ‘Coochy Coochy soft’ skin ?

Parenting

There’s nothing like the touch of your baby’s skin against yours – it feels so soft, so new. Baby’s skin is also delicate, and...

GAIA launches in Sri Lanka

Parenting

GAIA is Sri Lanka’s first natural, organic and safest baby care range that was created in the kitchen of a mother whose child had ecz...

Connecting With Your Child

Parenting

Mums in Colombo in conjunction with the Grassrooted Trust has organised two knowledge sharing sessions for parents of children between ...

Can you be pregnant on a vegan or vegetarian diet?

Parenting

Yes! You totally can. Many vegetarians and vegans will understand the frustration when telling the good news to family and friends that...

Fathers And The Hardships They Face

Parenting

In lieu of Father’s Day which falls on Sunday, a few fathers spoke to us about their lives and the hardships they face from time to t...

Mother’s Day Is Everyday

Parenting

In view of Mother’s Day which fell on Sunday, we spoke to a few mothers to find out the challenges they face in the present day and w...

Lankan Moms vs Technology

Parenting

Our mothers are truly amazing. They successfully gave birth to us and managed to keep us alive for so long. They taught us everything w...

Is Being A Mum Getting Tougher By The Day?

Parenting

Every mum worries about their children. Be it about falling while playing, or eating well or their entire future in general regardless ...

Taking A Day Off Vs. Receiving Gifts

Parenting

This Mother’s Day we speak to mums to find out what they really want!

The where and how of adoptions in Sri Lanka

Parenting

In order to give an insight to our readers on this process Life Online spoke to a few individuals to find out the criteria for adopting...

Connecting Yards

Parenting

Having had a passion for patchwork from her younger days, Nazra Nazimudeen wanted to take it to the next level. With the birth of her b...

Seasonal behaviour

Parenting

Obviously with the holidays around the corner and with the run up to Christmas your days and nights will be filled with parties and fam...

The Art of Failing Gracefully

Parenting

A forgotten book, an unprepared for test or even incomplete homework, it drives me to utter vexation that my children have found themse...

Parenthood is a tale of never ending drama

Parenting

From the moment someone in a lab coat said

Mistreatment Of Our Young

Parenting

Although a seven seas away from our paradise isle, parental mistreatment of children, seem to be a global phenomenon than just a domest...

The Effect Of A Heavy Backpack On Your Child

Parenting

The Backpack is indeed a better option for when worn correctly the weight of the backpack is evenly distributed on the most strongest m...

Don’t Forget Slyvia!

Parenting

Slyvia, is not the household cat or hamster, she is neither my daughter’s stuffed doll or animal, she is in fact her new imaginary fr...

Ageism Or Elder Age Syndrome

Parenting

Is it a coincidence that October 1 was declared both the International Children’s Day as well as the International Older Persons’ D...

There’s Nothing Smart About TV

Parenting

I hold my hands up with shame, I am guilty and there’s no amount of reasoning or explaining on my part to alleviate my guilty situati...