Because I was going to be home with our baby boy anyway, we decided not to send our twin girls to Kindergarten. So in the months leading up to their first day of school we did our best to get them prepared for the journey of learning that lay ahead of them. But in a way, it was me who needed the training!
I mean, we are expected to provide them with a packed lunch… everyday!
Continue reading “Preparing for the Next Stage (the best you can)”
We all want to trust our children, but what do we do when they lie? Continue reading “Raising Truthful Kids”
About a month ago as I stepped boldly off the deck of our house and I landed on the edge of a concrete block that was hidden by long grass. My foot twisted under me and I was suddenly lying on the cold grass in pain. Continue reading “Comfort To Pass On”
Probably the hand that rocks the cradle is also the hand with strong wrists. Not to mention biceps – and let’s face it mums, we do a lot of weight lifting. Maybe it’s all about strength. Maybe that’s why we rule the world. Sheer muscles equals leadership.
Yeah, right. Continue reading “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World.”
It’s not possible. Sorry.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk damage control.
You will need stickers. You will need chocolate. And it helps to have something to reward your child with too. Continue reading “How to Toilet Train Your Child Without Losing Your Mind”
It is very common to hear nowadays “Oh, I’ve always wanted to (insert adventure or place)” or “That’s on my bucket list” but it is becoming more rare to hear someone fulfil that wish or check mark that bucket list adventure. My husband and I decided we didn’t want to be those people. Continue reading “Being Brave – and visiting Australia!”
Some people see the glass as half empty; others see it as half full. Well, kids are no different. Continue reading ““Glass Half Empty” Kids”
You want your kids to do more than just get along with each other. You want them to be best friends.
Continue reading “Rules for Siblings”
Kids love traditions, and Easter is a great time to build childhood memories – in fact the whole holiday seems geared towards children. After surveying a pack of other mums (and, I confess, Google), I discovered a range of fun ideas to help children focus on the real meaning of Easter. Continue reading “Five Tips for Easter Fun”
So you’ve bought your Group Experience Kit and are busy working together as a team to plan your MOPS year. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Fun/Think/Talk/Do (FTTD) cards… Continue reading “Unpacking the Fun/Think/Talk/Do cards”