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 post regular pics of dead squashed frogs that end up in my bed, . . .
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”? The approach we’ve taken is to be 100% open with our kids, without . . .
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 can 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 . . .
If your child or toddler won't sleep, try some of these 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 tips to help make bedtime a more peaceful, calm and happy experience for all . . .
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 . . .
An Open Letter to Parents Wanting An Adventure. A letter inspired by messages from parents I get most days, asking how we made the leap and often saying they don't think they could do it. Dear Parent, You’re thinking of adventure. You have been adult-ing pretty well, even if most of it is an . . .
Gentle parenting: How to create a life that provides gentle spiritual guidance to kids Hello friends! A while ago I posted a little about our faith and how we find churches and maintain our spiritual lives while travelling. We are very conscious of providing spiritual guidance for our kids, and . . .