Should Children Do Chores?
Sep28

Should Children Do Chores?

Having three children means there is always some or other household chore that needs doing. Five people in one house means there is always laundry, always vacuuming, always dishes that need sorting. Always beds that are needing to be made and bathrooms that need cleaning. I am a believer in getting children to help maintain the family home. Of course, the bulk of this falls to me as I am a work at home mom. I almost said SAHM just...

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Babysitter Survival Kit
Jun01

Babysitter Survival Kit

Leaving your little one at home with a babysitter can be a very scary and anxiety causing event.  I know it took me a long time  before I was comfortable leaving my children with anyone other than a friend or family member. I always felt that no one would look after my children as well and with as much care as I would.I fretted over what would happen if they needed me at bedtime, would they be inconsolable, would they feel...

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Why Being an Organised Mum Can Make Your Life Easier
May30

Why Being an Organised Mum Can Make Your Life Easier

Being an Organised Mum When you’re pregnant, people excuse you those many lapses of memory and cognitive function. They call it ‘baby brain’. When you still can’t figure out which way to turn a tap on when you’re nursing your newborn, they still call it ‘baby brain’. When you have three kids in tow, and you can’t remember which bag you put your keys in, then you may still be suffering from the phenomenon! This ‘baby brain’ thing they...

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16 Sanity Saving Toddler Activities at Home
Feb27

16 Sanity Saving Toddler Activities at Home

With the cold wet weather encouraging us to stay warm and indoors it is no wonder the youngest among us complain of being bored. Now usually I don’t allow that word in my home  as can be seen in this post from the past, but when you have just given birth, are still recovering and stuck home alone in inclement weather, what can you do to save your sanity? I joined in a discussion on social media recently about just this...

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Celebration Ideas for New Year Children’s activities
Dec31

Celebration Ideas for New Year Children’s activities

As a child I always thought staying up late and going out on New Year was so exciting and cool. Then as a child-free young adult I got to go to all those parties and celebrations and they were as fabulous as I imagined. Then along came the kids… Have you tried to find babysitters for New Years? have you seen how much it costs? Have you tried dragging along tired children  to a New Years party? One word..HORRENDOUS! I have 3...

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How to have a Positive School Experience
Nov06

How to have a Positive School Experience

Positive School experience Sometimes it is difficult to know how to make school and going to school a more positive experience for your child. Having a positive experience of school is important for children. Important because they are in school for such a large amount of their days. Important because it affects their attitude to their work, the people at the school and the level of enjoyment. Studies find that having a positive...

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