Screen time dilemmas: ‘I made my family disappear’

I’ve always been a bit cagey about letting the kids play with my phone. Mainly because I want it (!), but also because I didn’t want my iPhone7 which has a tendency to shatter all too easily, being used as a football or weapon by my three year old. more “Screen time dilemmas: ‘I made my family disappear’”

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Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?

Over the past few weeks, something’s been niggling. A passing comment, a throwaway conversation between two strangers have left a sense of self doubt and worry about our family set up. more “Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?”

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Learning the things that all Mums need to know

Becoming a new Mum is a magical time in our lives. Feeling a living being, which you created, growing inside you fills you with so many emotions it is hard to keep a handle on them. One of those feelings is most certainly worry. If you are an expecting mother who isn’t worrying over every little detail, you should truly be in the running for Mum of the year. more “Learning the things that all Mums need to know”

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How to teach kids about recycling

We create a lot of waste, that much is obvious. What many people don’t know is that the majority of that waste is being improperly stored away. In fact, the waste problem is so big, that the landfills seem to be no longer sustainable. more “How to teach kids about recycling”

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GUEST POST: The new dads survival guide

For new mums muddling through, there is plenty of online help and support. Since the early noughties, mums have taken to the blogosphere to share their tales of terror and triumph. But what about dads muddling through? There are a few decent dad blogs, but overall, the trials and tribulations facing first-time fathers is something of a secret. more “GUEST POST: The new dads survival guide”

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Christmas Stocking Fillers + Hawkins Bazaar pre-filled stocking #GIVEAWAY

It is, undoubtedly, the nostalgia of Christmas past that makes parenting at Christmas so special. The process of taking your own childhood traditions, perhaps blending them with those of the family you co-parent with, adding into the mix some elements of your own and creating a new generation of memories and habits. more “Christmas Stocking Fillers + Hawkins Bazaar pre-filled stocking #GIVEAWAY”

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Where to turn when parenting gets a bit shit

There always seems to be some parenting drama or another going on when you have small children…or older children… or teenagers…(End in sight? Ever?). more “Where to turn when parenting gets a bit shit”

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How to raise a highly sensitive child

People without children underestimate the formidable task of child-rising, especially the role Moms play in raising happy, healthy, and emotionally-balanced kids. This is because they rarely catch a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes drama that most Moms have to deal with as a matter of course. They see Moms as counselors, advisors, teachers, and coaches, but rarely see them diligently working on keeping the bathroom a safe place from slips and falls and burns from scalding water, regulating meal-times and bedtimes, and patiently explaining to curious little minds how life works. more “How to raise a highly sensitive child”

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Kids being mobile safe at school: how parents can help and other practical advice

As we have just started a new school year, perhaps it’s the time for you to have allowed your child to take a mobile phone or tablet to school. There are plenty of reasons this make sense – the ability to call you, for pick up purposes, to access homework, to keep up with their friends or even because they’ve been pleading with you for years.
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“I want to do it myself Mummy”

“Three is definitely harder than two”. The words you really don’t want to hear when your ‘spirited’ child is approaching her third birthday and you’re counting down the days until the terrible twos are over. more ““I want to do it myself Mummy””

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