The Importance of Teaching Your Child That Sometimes it’s Okay to Not Be Okay

asking your child children if they are okay r u ok

Another early morning. Another pair of grey-socked feet slipped into polished shoes. Another packed lunch tossed into the waiting backpack. Another normal school day. My son took up his post in the window to watch for the bus while I finished tying up my daughter’s hair. She was right there with me, but somehow, that morning, I felt that she […]

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How to Manage Your Toddler’s Temper Tantrums Without Giving In

how to cope with a toddler child having a meltdown tantrum

The temper tantrums of childhood are a lot of things. They are noisy. They are unsightly. They take up a lot of time (usually when you’re already on a tight schedule). They can lead to injuries. They can be embarrassing. They can make you feel so many awful emotions, and think all sorts of terrible thoughts. They can even push a parent to the […]

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How to Help Your Baby Stop Catnapping and Sleep Longer

get your baby to sleep longer for babies who wakes early from nap sleep

When I became a mother for the first time, I naively had a plan in mind. I had visions of me patiently settling my new baby for her day naps, before putting a tiny load of even tinier baby clothes into the washer, taking all the minutes I needed under a steaming shower, and then sitting down in my tidy […]

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This ONE Simple Tip Will Improve Dinner Time with Kids Forever!

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There are two little words that instil a sense of dread in almost every parent with young children. In any other scenario, these two unassuming words are often a welcomed phrase. But in a household with babies, toddlers or children, they invariably describe a daily battle ground where tantrums abound and tempers are lost. Two little words. Dinner time. It […]

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Making Memories in the Tasmanian Wilderness

Holwell Gorge Falls walking track Tasmania Australia

It was one of those special days. The kind where the people you love the most are all around, ready to spend the day together. The kind where the sun seems to be shining just for you. An idea was planted, a course was selected, and a determined group of eight set out for a day in […]

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11 Compelling Reasons to Dress Your Kids in Secondhand Clothes

why buying secondhand clothes for your children kids is a good idea

My love of secondhand everything began as soon as I moved out of home. I was eighteen and living in a new city that was bursting with funky markets and quirky charity shops. And I had a very tight budget to burn. Over time, my funds began to increase, and so too did the number […]

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40 Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of “How Was School Today?”

things to ask your child children kids to replace how was your day at school

When my eldest child began school, I fell into the same trap as every other new parent. I’d be there, eagerly waiting by the classroom door, as she struggled her way out at the end of the day, with a heavy bag nearly dragging on the ground and a weary look. But before we’d even reached […]

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