This post is sponsored by Westpac, who is proud to offer Mathspace Essentials free to all Australians. “I suck at maths.” “I just can’t do it.” “I hate maths so much!” Some kids love maths, but for many kids, maths is a chore they have to struggle through. And for some kids maths is the […]
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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.
This post is sponsored by Westpac, who is proud to offer Mathspace Essentials free for all Australians Apart from reading, an occasional project or quick task, for the most part we haven’t had to deal with nightly homework in primary school. But high school is a whole different story! I admit, I was a bit […]
This post is sponsored by PlayStation Australia We got our first game console years ago when our kids were little. We bought it for us adults, not for the kids, and for years my husband and I were the only ones who played it. But as the kids got older, as they learned to read, […]
Yesterday I picked up 3 pairs of shoes, 2 books, and a gazillion pokemon cards. Today I lost it and threatened to throw away all the Lego. But one day all the toys will be packed away. Yesterday one child refused to eat anything for dinner. Today three kids moaned and complained about the meal […]
Coins cascaded out of his piggy bank and rolled across the floor. “I’m going to count my money” Noah announced. This is his favourite thing to do. I think he enjoys counting his money way more than spending it. As he began tallying up the neat stacks of coins and piles of notes, my eyes […]
“Too much screen time will rot our kids’ minds!” “Social media will ruin our kids’ lives!” Social media, the internet, devices, screen time… There is a lot of fear and distrust of computers, devices, social media and the internet when it comes to our kids, and I get it, really I do. I’m a parent […]
It was stupid, and thoughtless, and I thought he knew better. I yell at him. I tell him how angry I am, how disappointed I am. I tell him he is old enough to understand how wrong it is. He screeches back at me and storms off slamming the door. I yell through the door […]
He was lying on the floor howling like someone had stuck bamboo skewers under his fingernails in some medieval torture chamber. But it wasn’t the Spanish Inquisition, it was the library and my three year old was being anything but quiet. He was chucking a mega wobbly and I was standing above him, juggling a […]