The house was finally quiet as I walked into the bathroom to deal with the aftermath of three children all vying to look in the tiny mirror while they brush their teeth. And as I wiped the toothpaste off the basin, the wall and finally the shower screen I saw something that made me laugh. […]
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.
Add a little extra love to your child’s lunchbox with these fun, free printable, lunch box notes. These cute little notecards are sure to put a smile on your child’s face when they find one in their school lunch! I don’t like making school lunches. I mean really, really, don’t like making school lunches, but […]
As I picked my girls up from last weekend’s birthday party, the birthday girl’s Mum stopped to say how well behaved and polite my girls had been, always remembering their ‘pleases and thank yous’. I must confess I was quite delighted to hear that my children had ‘remembered their manners’ despite the fact that we […]
I saw Zoe’s brain today… well on a screen anyway. The last time I saw my girls’ brains, on a screen, they were 11 weeks old, or ‘term’ if you are working on corrected age. The time before that, was the day I heard the words “they need to be born now, regardless of the […]
Please note – in case you hadn’t figured it out from the title, this post is about vomit. If you are eating, or get queasy at the mere thought of vomit, you may just want to click away now. It started in the wee small hours of Saturday morning. First the baby, then one of […]
Won’t they fall behind if they don’t do gymbaroo, or learn to use a computer by three years of age? Won’t they miss out if they don’t learn a language, or an instrument at age five? Won’t they miss their chance to be a pro if they don’t start swimming, or gymnastics, or drama, or […]
Recently I blogged about some ideas I’ve been using to try to reduce the amount of yelling I do. Despite the past week being full of out of the ordinary stressful events and situations, despite being super busy and stretched, I am proud to say I managed to keep my yelling in check this week. […]
Despite the fact that I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and years of experience working with children, when it comes to this parenting gig I still struggle with things, just like everyone else. One of my biggest battles is with yelling. I yell. I yell way too often. I loose it and I […]