15 Simple Self Care Tips For Parents This is a post I've wanted to write for a long time, but honestly I have never been good at establishing a self care routine. I think this is very common among parents, particularly those who are primarily responsible for childcare- our days rush by in a blur of . . .
Esmae's Birth Story: Eight Years Later I can't believe it has been eight whole years since Patrick and I became parents for the first time. I blinked, and my tiny bundle of warm scrunchy baby has turned into an eight year old and I just don't know where the time has gone. I mean, I do of course- . . .
Avoid Social Networking Dangers & Equip Your Child Online Hi friends. A while ago I asked on an Instagram poll if you guys would like me to do a parents' guide to social media safety or a post about ways to help kids cope with peer pressure. (If you aren't following me on Insta do it now, I . . .
Impromptu Sex Education With My Five Year Old Daughter It’s a tricky one, knowing how and when to address sex in a conversation with kids. Do we wait til it comes up? Casually ask what they know? Sit them down for “the chat”? In this post I'll recount the conversation I had with my 5 year old . . .
Sex Education For Kids: Condoms So it happened. I was balancing on the kids’ Lightning McQueen car bed by the window in their room, because it’s the only mirror with decent lighting. I was carefully applying some brow powder, and using the same brow kit to do eyeshadow, because I’m classy like . . .
Peer Pressure In Childhood: What Can Parents Do To Help? Most people will face peer pressure at some stage in their life - the expectation put on them to behave in a certain way or else face negative consequences (teasing, exclusion or worse). I think it’s fair to say that most people who . . .
When Your Toddler Won't Sleep: 10 Positive Parenting Bedtime Tips Bedtime- it can strike relief or dread (sometimes both!) into the hearts of parents. If your child or toddler won't sleep, try these 10 easy positive parenting tips to help make bedtime a more peaceful, calm and happy experience for . . .
Should we talk about 'milestones' for kids? I saw a blog post the other day about someone recording one of their kids’ first days at preschool and their other child walking for the first time. Fair enough; it is of course something to remember and record, but the title of the post was “Celebrating . . .
10 ways for parents to win at life, before 6am Hi everyone. I’ve been fiddling about with Pinterest recently, the most aesthetically pleasing time-vacuum that has ever existed, and I’ve stumbled over several efficiency-boosting and general goddess-home-maker resources for Mums. There are 20 ways . . .
An Open Letter to Those Who Ask me Why I’m Still Breastfeeding "Dear person who 'asked' me about breastfeeding, I’m disappointed with myself, again. Again, the subject came up- breastfeeding. You might be a mum, or you might not, but 99% of the time, you’re a woman. I don’t know how the . . .