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Posts from the category: Parenthood

9 Ways To Prepare Your Child for Starting Child Care, Preschool or Kindy

9 tips to help your child settle into childcare or preschool

This post is sponsored by Starting Blocks. The first time your little one leaves you to spend time being cared for by someone else is a big day for everyone. And the when, how and why will be different for each of us. However, whatever age or stage your child is in, preparing for this transition is … [Read more...]

What are you failing at right now?

What do you feel like you are completely failing at right now? How do you plan to overcome the obstacles in your way? Join the conversation.

And what are you going to do about it? I am pretty sure that most of us have other mothers that we are totally jealous of look in amazement at because they so totally have their act together in a way that we just don't. It might be the mum with the totally clean house or the one who throws … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Practical Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe & Responsible Online

Today I am excited to welcome Martine of The Modern Parent - a mum, speaker, writer, educator and family counsellor, to share practical strategies for keeping our kids safe and responsible online. Kids today are really no different to how we were as children. They want to play and create and … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Find More Time For The Things You WANT To Do…With Kids in Tow!

Ever feel like you just don't have time to get the things you want to do done? The 'have tos' piling up? Here are 9 ideas for find more time for the things you WANT to do

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my goals for my family, the things that I want to get done and the positive changes I want to make BUT I am fast realising that I cannot do everything at once. There is no more time in the day. There are just 24 hours in each and every one of them! But … [Read more...]

Our Art Room Rules Printable Poster

Art Room Rules Printable Poster

We've always had some really simple rules surrounding art making in our home art space and my girls have been pretty good with respecting where and how they are allowed to use art materials. That's not to say we haven't had drawing on the walls - they both gave that one a go! - or secret glitter … [Read more...]

Heart hurts.

The Heartache of Hand Me Downs

The heartbreak of hand-me-downs. I know, it's silly, right? The feels, all the feels, they overwhelm me for just a moment. The what-ifs sweep through my mind. Followed closely by, "Just stop already, slow down!" My eyes well. As much as I know my days as the mama of newborn babies are over, I … [Read more...]

8 Fun Books About Sibling Relationships

8 Fun Picture Books About Sibling Relationships

In today's post Jodie of Growing Book by Book is sharing some fabulous book suggestions that are just perfect for talking with your children about having siblings. Sibling relationships provide some of the deepest bonds we share. Each relationship is unique, but you will often find common themes … [Read more...]

No Rain, No Rainbows: Lessons Learnt Through Tough Times

No Rain No Rainbows: Lessons Learnt Through Tough Times

This post is sponsored by the Commonwealth Government and ASIC. Some blog posts are much harder to write than others. This is one of those on the difficult end of the spectrum but as a wise woman shared recently, “The stories that hurt the most are the ones that need to be told the most.” You see, … [Read more...]