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How to Organise, Back Up & Bring Your Digital Family Photos to Life

How to Organise, Back Up and Bring Your Family Photos to Life

This post is part of Microsoft’s #WorkWonders program. I am embarrassed to admit that I have photos stored digitally in literally dozens of different places - on my phone (plus the ones still on my old phone), on my tablet, on SD cards (I don’t like to delete my photos, just in case, so I just buy … [Read more...]

Tantrums Aren’t Just For Two Year Olds

Helping Children Learn to Manage Intense Emotions: Without a Tantrum

We regularly hear about the terrible twos and the troublesome threes but it's not uncommon to hear that even older children have tantrums.  How can this be when the experts tell us these angry outbursts are most typically a result of the frustration of young children as yet unable to verbally … [Read more...]

Why I Am Not Striving To Be A Perfect Parent

Why I Am Not Striving To Be A Perfect Parent But I Will Be A Better One

I want to be more patient with my kids. I need to lose weight. I have to get more organised. As much as this time of year is about good intentions and setting goals for the journey into the new year, it can also feel  just a wee bit discouraging to focus on all of those areas where we feel … [Read more...]

Best of 2014: Sharing Our Most Popular Parenting Posts

Sharing Our 10 Most Popular Parenting Posts of 2014

This week I am counting down the most popular Childhood 101 posts of 2014! So far we've revisited your favourite family home & organisation ideas and recipes & meal ideas, and today I am sharing the 10 most popular parenting posts of the year. 1. This post in Jo's Easy Green frugal … [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...]

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...]