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Parenting is Just Plain Messy

Family Life is Just Plain Messy!

This post is sponsored by Sard Wonder. I was unexpectedly admitted to hospital recently, requiring an ambulance ride, two operations in the space of three days and seven days away from our family. And while being in the hospital was far from fun and games, there was one day between my two … [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: 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: Anxiety, Tantrums, Homework, Only Children & More

7 On Sunday: Power through your parenting week with these inspired reads - kids and anxiety, only children, homework and more.

How do you take your coffee? Or are you a tea drinker? Or maybe you're like one of my good friends and don't drink hot drinks at all? (that one I cannot understand! ;) )  In an attempt to be healthier in 2016, I have upped my water intake and cut out sugar, and so I am drinking very little tea now … [Read more...]

7 On Sunday: Social Confidence, Praise, Disappointment & More

Great Parenting Tips: Developing Social Confidence, Preschoolers and Praise, Helping Children Deal With Disappointment & More

How was your week? Ours was one of firsts - first swimming carnival, first time on roller skates, first full day of four year old kindy and the first time I have really lost a child! The last one is a story for another day but I can tell you those few minutes of panic will stay with me for a long … [Read more...]

7 On Sunday: Parenting Posts We Love

Great Parenting Reads featured at Childhood 101

How has your week been? I'm not so sure I got the quiet week that I wished for last week! It was insanely hot here in Western Australia and I was solo parenting for most of the week, which is something I personally struggle with. I take my hats off to those parents who solo parent regularly - you … [Read more...]

7 on Sunday: Great Parenting Reads

7 on Sunday: Great Parenting Reads

How has your week been? It's been a big one here - heading back to school after a nearly two month long Summer break (hello, morning routine!), our littlest munchkin heading off to 4 year old kindergarten (cue mama's heart breaking), my work computer deciding it was time to have a little tantie and … [Read more...]