Are you a parent who needs help to relax?

As a mother, daughter, sister, friend and wife together with being a teacher for over 30 years, you could say maintaining a balance is a juggling act. You could probably join my club! So, what of my life balance between… Continue Reading >

Fun Ways to Keep Children Learning During School Holidays

Understandably, it can be difficult for children to remain motivated and engaged with their learning while on holidays. After all, they’ve just spent the past two or three months reading, writing, counting and problem-solving, so it’s only fair that they’re… Continue Reading >

Outdoor physical play – why it’s important to your child’s development?

Most kids love being outdoors and playing outdoors, especially when they are little.  But why is playing outside so important for children?   Here are some key ways children will benefit from playing outdoors: Gross motor skill development: An outdoor… Continue Reading >

The 10 Step Guide to Empowering & Protecting Your Kids

  Understand the reality of abuse Before you begin to empower and protect your children, it is important that you understand the reality of childhood sexual abuse. The key points to understand are: Childhood sexual abuse cuts across all demographics… Continue Reading >

Your First Parent-Teacher progress Interview?

It is your child’s first year of ‘big school’ and parent-teacher meetings are fast approaching.  You might not have the faintest idea, except to ask, ‘So, how is Sam going at school?’ It’s been ages since you’ve set foot in… Continue Reading >

Can I eat cheese while pregnant?

You’ve been invited to a cheese and wine night with your girlfriends. Now that you are pregnant, although you clearly know that you’ll be opting for a water over a wine, you’re not sure about which cheese, if any, is… Continue Reading >

Parenting – starts with communication 

Parenting is often formed by what we were shown in our childhood, how we were parented. Sometimes this changes dependent on the consciousness of that person to either stay in that paradigm or to completely change the course. Either way,… Continue Reading >

Do you need to cut the caffeine during pregnancy?

If you are reading this, I am going to guess that you are a coffee drinker. Am I right? Perhaps it’s a creamy latte to wake you up in the morning. Or maybe your kryptonite is a strong black to… Continue Reading >

The top five things to consider when purchasing your baby’s cot

When selecting furniture to purchase for a nursery, elements such as space, colour, theme and functionality all have to be taken into consideration. Every nursery is unique in its own way, however, one thing that they all have in common is the inclusion of… Continue Reading >

How To Sleep Train Your Baby

When your baby arrives in the world, we think of how cute and tiny they are. With their adorable faces and innocent smiles. It is hard to not marvel at the miracle of life. But many parents are not prepared… Continue Reading >