Anyone who has a toddler will know how impossible it is to get almost anything done without it being undone right behind you, or having to stop what you are doing because you notice said toddler dancing on the dining room table and you have to rescue him (not that I know for experience…) Continue reading
There are plenty of adults that dread going to the dentist- myself included. I’m not sure what it is that started my dentist anxiety (maybe how much it costs!?), but I know I don’t want my kids to feel the same. We have been taking the boys to the dentist for a few years- ever since H (at the tender age of 3) broke his front tooth and had to have it removed. I quickly realized that having a stress free dentist visit would come largely down to what I did and how I acted- these are a few of the things I did to help the boys feel comfortable at the dentist. Continue reading
It is a fact universally acknowledged that a child who can talk is always either hungry or bored… well maybe not always, but it seems to be a common theme for my kids. So to beat the hangry mood swings I’ve got a list of a few snacks my kids love.
Valentines Day is on it a way, and I’ve got to be honest I’ve never really placed any importance on it. It’s not some extravagant gift that wins my heart- it’s the small things that make up everyday life. Regardless, there are probably a few partners looking for a last minute gift so I thought I’d give you a few ideas….
For many parents (myself included) the school morning rush always involves some degree of shouting or stress. There are lunches, bags, water bottles, sports gear, homework, gosh the list goes on and that’s just the stuff they need in their hands on the way out the door, let alone actually getting them ready to leave the house. I am by no means an expert, but I’ve done a few things that have reduced the stress for everyone and made life run a bit easier, hopefully it gives you an idea or two as well!
Parents all over the country are alternately sobbing and cheering as school is about to start for another year. For those sending their kids off for the first time it’s a bittersweet moment of letting them grow and wanting to hold onto them, for others its a time that you can take a huge sigh of relief and start cleaning up after the chaos of school holidays (I’m definitely the latter).
Across Australia parents are either recovering from or in the midst of school holidays (and in New Zealand preparing themselves for the oncoming school break). Any primary caregiver knows how trying the school holidays can be. Suddenly kids are out of routine and stuck in the house 24/7 and often both parents and kids can go a little loopy!