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5 Ways You’re Unnecessarily Adding Stress to School Day Mornings

5 Ways You're Possible Adding Unnecessary Stress to School Day Mornings - avoid school day stress by avoiding these 5 stressors!

This post is sponsored by ANZ School Ready. It’s been almost three years since I made a personal vow to take the stress out of our school morning routine and banned myself from saying (or more often, growling) the words, “Hurry up!” I cannot tell you what a difference it has made to our … [Read more...]

Everyday happiness. No big thing.

Finding your tiny moments of happy

“But Mummy doesn’t laugh.” I don't even remember the context of the conversation that my eight year old was having with her Dad when I overheard the words but they stung and they've been replaying themselves over and over in my head in the days since. It's not that I can't see her … [Read more...]

Let Them Go Barefoot and 6 Other “Rules” for Play

Let them go barefoot and 6 more 'rules' for play. Why free play is so important for children and the 7 rules parents need to let them have more of it

This post is sponsored by Omo. Climb a tree. Make mud pies. Build a fort. Invent a game that lasts for days. Play in the rain. Camp out on the trampoline. How many of these do you remember doing as a child? Now look at the list again any tell me, when was the last time your children had a … [Read more...]

When Your Child Just Doesn’t Sleep

A lesson in patience

Your big sister slept through the night at 7 weeks old. I remember waking from an exhausted slumber in the early hours of the morning in a complete panic because she hadn’t woken. We were on our first trip away from home and this just added to my anxiety, I was positive something dreadful had … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much? Learning to Let Go and Let Children Take Risks

How much is too much? Learning to let go and let children take risks

"Can I, Mum, can I?" she asks with big, round eyes. Every fibre of my being wants to scream, “No,” or, “But be careful.” The protective instinct is super strong in this mama bear but instead I just nod and say, “Give it a go, if you want to.” It’s natural, of course, our protectiveness. And … [Read more...]

7 On Sunday: Popular Parenting Picks

7 On Sunday: Popular Parenting Picks

How was your week? It's been nearly four years since I had a decent night's sleep and this week I have been feeling it. Having a child who finds it hard to sleep through the night (despite trying possibly every known sleep inducing technique known to man) is exhausting on so many levels, and some … [Read more...]

7 On Sunday: Positive Parenting Series

7 On Sunday Positive Parenting Series:

How was your week? I'm trying to finish a big project that's requiring a lot of mental push to get the last bits squared away so I am going to be brief today so that I can get back to it and squeeze in some quality family time as well...it is Sunday after all! I hope this week's parenting reads … [Read more...]

7 On Sunday: Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Questioning & More

7 on Sunday Great Parenting Reads: Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Questioning & More

How has your week been? Who can believe it's March already! Though our week was one of those flash-in-the-pan type ones, where the daily routine just seems to carry you through and the day (hey, even the week!) is over before you know it. I hope yours has been free of illness and unnecessary drama! … [Read more...]