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The Minutiae of Motherhood

The Minutiae of Motherhood | Childhood 101

I jolt awake in the middle of the night with the realisation that we have run out of honey. Tomorrow is a school day and a honey sandwich is currently the only thing in her lunchbox that she'll actually eat. This I know. There are so many of these things I know. I know that one child lives for … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions Through Movement

Calm Down Yoga Routine for kids - help children manage big emotions

Given the popularity of the first two Managing Big Emotions Printable Posters (you can find poster one here and poster two here), today I have teamed up with the author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, to bring you a simple yoga series to use as a calm down activity with your child. Be sure … [Read more...]

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids

Last week I shared the 5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions Poster as a tool to help parents and children navigate those times when children are struggling to express their feelings in socially acceptable ways (you can find out more about the 5 steps and print a copy of the poster here). The final step … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions: Printable Poster

5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions Printable Poster

Whenever I ask parents what their biggest parenting struggle is, patience is always right there at the top of the list. We struggle to keep our cool in all sorts of situations - when we are rushing to get everyone out the door, when we have asked our child 272 times to do something, when they whine … [Read more...]

The Thing About Parenting

The Thing About Parenting

I remember talking with a friend who had just had her third baby about this bizarre journey of parenting that we're both on. We were mulling over the realities of life as a parent, and indeed how much our lives had changed, as we sipped on McCoffees and made use of the free playground... as you do. … [Read more...]

The Other Woman

The Other Woman: How Starting School Changes Family Life Forever

She is lovely. Softly spoken. Patient. Kind. Fun. Interesting. She is everything you struggle to be. You used to be the one person your child looked up to more than anyone else in the entire world. And in return, you knew their every thing - every precious smile, word, action, milestone and … [Read more...]

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...]