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Parenting Digital Natives: Tweens and Technology

Parenting Digital Natives: Tips for Navigating Your Tweens' Use of Technology

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort level using it. … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Brush! How To Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

It's time to brush! Tips for caring for your child's teeth

This post is sponsored by Colgate. With Halloween, end of school year parties and Christmas just around the corner, this time of year can feel like heaven for kids who love sweet treats and sugary drinks, and while the majority of parents I know are pretty mindful when it comes to their kids and … [Read more...]

7 Things I Want Our Children to Always Feel About Our Home

7 Things I Want Our Children to Always Remember About Our Home | Childhood 101

This post is sponsored by Bupa Home & Contents Insurance. When I look around our home too often I see only the problems – things that need fixing, floors that need mopping, lawn that needs mowing and bills to pay, urgh! But I recently had a bit of an Aha! moment and I wondered, what if I … [Read more...]

Dear Mama, Follow Your Heart

DearMama

Today I am excited to welcome our newest contributor, Sara of Happiness is Here, to share her thoughts on growing into parenthood. I remember the feeling of having my first daughter. The excitement we felt of welcoming this new little person into our family. I also remember the anxious … [Read more...]

Sleep is (Clearly) for the Weak

Toddler sleep

"Lay down. It’s time to be sleeping!" I say in a too gruff, overtired voice. I am just so very tired. Tired in the morning, the afternoon, the evening and all through night. Tired on the school run, during our time at home, as I work, as I rest. Always tired. I can honestly count the number … [Read more...]

Don’t We All Share Responsibility For Keeping Our Kids Safe?

Keeping Our Kids Safe: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness

This is an Alphapharm sponsored post. Recently AJ and I were visiting a quiet, local playground with friends. Before too long another mum with two small children arrived. One of the children was eating a sandwich as he walked along; he started playing on the playground equipment, still carrying his … [Read more...]

If Childhood Today Is Over Too Soon, What Can We Do About It?

Children Don't Have to Grow Up Too Soon. 8 suggestions for making the most of childhood.

This is a sponsored post. As I watch Immy dance around the dining room with the unabashed abandon of childhood I want to bottle this moment and hold it tight as I know this time in our lives called ‘childhood’ will be over all too soon. I just know that one day I will look back with longing for the … [Read more...]

Planning an Outdoor Play Date With Your Child

Outdoor Play Date Ideas

In this post regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature shares ideas for enjoying an outdoor play date with your kids. My kids are always up for a good play date. Granted, most of these dates involve other kids. But some are reserved just for mom, dad or even grandma. And more often … [Read more...]