Zofishan Umair

Zofishan is a journalist, humour columnist, and a mum who has survived nappy explosions mid-air. She has over a decade of experience writing for print and online publications and is currently working on her first book.

Articles written by Zofishan

Mental & Physical Health
The sleep needs of teenagers: How much is enough?
You can't recall the exact day it happened. But one morning, you found that your chirpy tween had metamorphosed into a grumpy teen—or, for lack of a better word, a sleep-deprived zombie.
The pros and cons of gentle parenting
Are you even a parent if you haven't tossed and turned nightly, wondering if you're getting any of this right? Is your parenting approach the right one for your child? How do you know if you are being too strict or too lenient?    
The quest for the perfect nanny - or manny
Are you considering hiring a nanny but don't have enough information to start the process? Do you find the quest for the perfect nanny for your family—or manny—a bit daunting?
Health & Wellbeing
What is ‘parental burnout’ and what can you do about it?
Ever felt like parenting should come with its job description—and maybe a coffee on the side? From the day you bring the baby home to the day they leave for college, the days are packed with errands, meal preps, and a long list of tasks to tackle.
Entertainment and Technology
30 great movies for tweens (9-12 year olds) and the whole family
I remember the late nights cuddled in a large duvet with one parent on each side and endless snacks on the bed. This was our monthly family movie night.
When do babies start talking?
Although your baby won't be having a conversation with you at 3 months of age (that'd be crazy), they are certainly taking in everything you are saying to them. This is one of the reasons why it is important to talk to them as if they are a talker.