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How to start night time toilet training

Are you thinking now is the time to start – but what do I do next?   Read on and get on the road to nappy freedom. Make sure your child avoid drinks 2 hours before bedtime.  Ensure they drink… Continue Reading >

Hygiene in the home with a baby

Having a baby means a lot of changes to your lifestyle. From not going out as much to discovering a new found love for children’s stories, you’ll be surprised by how different your life gets overall. One important change is… Continue Reading >

Active vs Passive Participation in Play

Is your child learning or simply mesmerised by the flashing lights? Active vs Passive Participation in Play How does your child play with their toys? Here is an activity for the parents: Make a cup of tea or coffee, sit… Continue Reading >

The Magic of Mothers Group

So, you have just stumbled into your very first Mothers Group session with a less than ideal night of sleep, baby bags busting at the seams and packed with things you don’t even know how to use yet! And despite… Continue Reading >

Too early to walk?

Crawling is a hugely important milestone in a baby’s life as it indicates that your baby is developing well and that both sides of the brain are working and communicating together properly. Research shows that is it imperative that babies… Continue Reading >

Exercise Motivation Tips for Busy Mums

Exercise Motivation Tips for Busy Mums Let’s face it. Sometimes motivation can be hard to find. While we all want to embrace a healthy, happy and active lifestyle, our busy day-to-day schedules can make it hard to find time for exercise (understatement… Continue Reading >

You Might be Surprised What Your Kids are Eating!

It’s easy to avoid harmful food additives once you learn the basics. Take some time to educate yourself and familiarise yourself with what additives are not good to provide your children with the best nutrition possible. You might think that… Continue Reading >

Let them be little

As parents we are always told not to compare our children with others, that every child is different and they all do things in their own time. This, my friends is a very hard task. Every book, website and other… Continue Reading >

If it takes a village…

If it takes a village, how do you find your tribe? There is an old African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. But I think it also takes a village to raise a mother. Given… Continue Reading >

Too many books? I think what you mean is not enough bookshelves.

“You can’t possibly buy any more books, we have no room!” -my husband, circa, 2015. I have a problem, it’s a children’s book collection problem. As a teacher, I had a little stash of books that I had collected along the… Continue Reading >

Talking to Kids about the Hard Stuff

Talking to kids about the hard stuff can be, well, really hard. As a parent it is our job to guide our children through life, and topics such as death, divorce and sex will inevitably come up and can be… Continue Reading >

Playtime Rules

Child: “I’m bored! Can I watch something?” Mum: “No, you’ve seen enough tv.” Child: “Muuuuuuum, there’s nothing to doooooo…” Mum: (suggests one thousand different ideas that are not the tv or an electronic device and then says) “Well… you’ll think… Continue Reading >

Pearls for Motherhood

Prior to having my babies, I was a craft enthusiast.  You name the craft supply, I had it.  I dedicated hours of spare time each week creating all sorts of beautiful pieces.  Many I kept to admire and many I… Continue Reading >

How to Raise Boys to be Gentlemen

By definition, a gentleman is a man with very good manners. It means that he is respectful and courteous to others. He is also polite and honest and considers other people’s needs. A child needs to be guided on good… Continue Reading >

How to Stop Children from being Materialistic

Nowadays, children tend to be fond of gadgets (tablets and smartphones) and sophisticated toys that are mostly advertised on the internet, from social media to the web ads. Or simply, children want things because others have them. They notice that… Continue Reading >

Organic Baby Essentials

One of the most exciting times in your life is when a new baby arrives. It is a wonderful and special occasion and it can create all new fun in your life. We always want to have the best for… Continue Reading >

How to teach your kids the gift of giving

    Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a time of joy, of love, of togetherness. It’s also a time of giving, compassion and kindness.   Here’s how you can teach your kids the warm, fuzzy side of Christmas this year…. Continue Reading >

Healing Nappy Rash Naturally

What is nappy rash? Nappy rash describes a variety of skin conditions that can appear in the nappy area. The discomfort level for baby can range from mild to severe.   How to recognize Nappy Rash A nappy rash appears… Continue Reading >

Why I wrote a ‘birth preference’ list instead of a birth plan

  Like many pregnant women with a looming due date, I’m starting to put pen to paper about my wishes for bub’s birth. Commonly known as a birth plan, it’s typical for birthing couples to list out a page or… Continue Reading >

Favorite Parenting Advice

When we become parents, the world seems to bombard us with advice on just about everything. It can be very overwhelming but I have found that it is a great idea to listen to it all but only take on… Continue Reading >

How to Teach Children Manners

Behaving and treating others with politeness and respect is how one show good manners. Children will not know how to behave properly unless they have been treated the same. Parents will also need to teach and guide them on how… Continue Reading >

5 lullabies to put your baby to sleep that you will love too

Putting our little ones to bed can sometimes be an uphill battle. For some of us, we follow a strict routine, for others, it’s a case of winging it each and every night. One thing many parents can agree on… Continue Reading >

Is being kind to our partners really a feminist issue?

This month is my husband’s birthday month so I felt it only appropriate to write on the subject of husbands and fathers. As a whole, we as women have spent such a long time trying to fight for gender equality…. Continue Reading >

Gluten Free Christmas Donuts

  Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, can be egg free   Ingredients: ⅓ cup (35g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (140g) sorghum flour (or rice flour) ⅓ cup (60g) potato starch (or arrowroot – potato starch… Continue Reading >

DIY Backyard Fun! 15 Fun Ideas to Entertain your Kids!

  It won’t be long until school’s out for the year. While of course this means hours of warm, fuzzy family quality time together, you also don’t want boredom to creep in for the kids (need we say more). But… Continue Reading >

 

 

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