Our eldest daughter has always had an unbelievable appetite. Thankfully, for all sorts of foods – she’s just as happy munching on a raw carrot as a bar of chocolate, and from a really young age we had to hide the fruit bowl as she devoured it like a fruit bat. more “A five year old vegetarian?”
Bath time…possibly one of the best parts of the day right? Especially in the summer, when the days suncream, ground in dirt and mud fades away to reveal the clean and sweet smelling babies again; all wrapped up in a snuggly towel, is there anything more lovely? more “Good Bubble childrens bath range review”
I once swore to myself I would never write a post about potty training. After all, who wants to read about someone else’s wee and poo?
Other Mums of two year olds, that’s who. more “Potty training; a different approach second time around”
A few weeks back I published a post featuring some insightful lessons on positive parenting that I was desperately clinging to after a tough few weeks with our two year olds behaviour. Our five year old also had developed a new found attitude at school that was making me feel like the child, not the parent. more “Managing Child Behaviour; well, trying to anyway”
When it comes to swimming lessons, we have been rolling with the punches for a while now. I can’t lie, it’s not my highlight of the week for sure…BUT I’m sticking with it for the clear benefits I’ve seen in just one school year of regular swimming lessons. more “Swimming lesson hacks for parents of small people”
Towards the end of 2016 we made a decision to put our two year old daughter into a private day nursery for one morning a week. The reasons for doing this were agonised over; the pro’s and cons drawn out in my mind over many a sleepless night and the questioning if it was the right thing for her, for me, for us as a family. more “Nursery; When things don’t go to plan”
Over the school holidays it’s a given that whilst the sun shines, we will be outdoors and free. Even if it isn’t sunny to be honest – a bit of fresh air does wonders for everyone’s mood and stops us going stir crazy. After all, there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Garden, park, even a walk to the shops or to post a letter – it all counts.
Just last week I published a post about my struggles with my lively two year old. In a stroke of luck, or fate, today I attended a government run course targeted for parents on child behaviour. Sadly, it was heavily unsubscribed, so I had managed to wangle a last minute space and whether it was the idea of the creche, the adult company or the educational environment, I have to say I had high hopes for a fine afternoon. more “Child behaviour; Whose fault is it anyway?”
There’s something so inspiring about seeing a Mum take an everyday challenge, spin an idea and make it happen. That’s why I’m supporting Dora – a Mum on a mission, hoping to make a real go of her ingenious product and see it change lives. I’ve had my own battles with administering medicine to my kids – pondering over whether I even need to give it is the start of the battle! I’m handing over, Dragons Den style to Dora, and hoping that she gets the break she deserves… more “Mum on a mission: Dorota Dyk’s Medapti”
I doubt there are many parents who have dodged the bullet of a contagious stomach bug at some point. Thanks to playgroups, nurseries and schools, these little pests can turn up when least expected and spread like wildfire through the family. Hurrah. more “An uninvited house guest; surviving a stomach bug”