This is a guest post by Kirsty Russell from Positive Special Needs Parenting and Autism Family Travel. These days, it feels as if we are continually bombarded with all the things that are wrong or need to be fixed in our lives. As parents, we seem to be guided more by fear of what our […]
Parenting and Family.
Being a parent is wonderful, but sometimes it’s also just plain hard!
These parenting tips and ideas can help you find ways to make life with kids a little easier, and the real life stories from parents just like you might make you feel a little less alone.
I’ve been pregnant five times, given birth three times and I have four kids. (Can you work out how that is possible?) I’ve had ‘morning sickness’ that lasted the entire pregnancy, and I’ve felt amazing and loved being pregnant. I’ve had a c-section and two VBACS. I’ve given birth to very premature babies, been 2+ […]
The big kids were climbing a tree, the middle ones kicking a ball around, and the little ones were playing on the play ground. It was one of those rare moments when none of our kids needed us, or wanted us, and we had a moment to have a Mum chat. You know what a […]
“I didnt get a thing done today” I told my friend as we sat watching our kids dance. She nodded. “I’ve had a day like that too. I just don’t feel like I have achieved anything!” “At least we got our kids to ballet on time” I told her, and we laughed. I felt like […]
It’s hard being a parent sometimes. Apart from the sleepless nights, and the endless laundry, it can be especially hard to make decisions about how to best guide our children. What should I do in this situation? How should I react when this happens? Is this the right approach to the problem? How can I […]
I’ve just emerged after five weeks of lazy summer holidays. I didn’t intend to ignore my blog, and my work, and my ‘to do list’ for the entire five weeks, but that’s what happened. For the past month or so I’ve hung out with my kids, read some books, gone swimming, pottered in the garden, […]
I am done. I am so done. I am crispy brown on both sides, stick a fork in me, done. I’m done with dragging kids out of bed to get to school on time, and done with making lunches. I’m done with trying to come up with the perfect present for everyone, and not blow […]
There is a lot of pressure for everything to be ‘perfect’ during the holiday season. Perfect decorations, perfect food, perfect presents, and perfect kids, dressed in perfect outfits. The thing is, this time of the year can be kind of stressful. It can be stressful for us adults, and stressful for our kids. There are […]