Twins in pram

Used and Hand-Me-Down Children’s Equipment

Ideas for parents wishing to save money on children’s equipment by borrowing or purchasing used items. Includes cautions about safety and recommends organising swap sessions with other parents.

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The real job description of a mother

The job description of a mother sounds so simple, boring and unchallenging. However, mother’s know differently. Take a look at the real job description of a mother…

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Solving Baby Sleep Problems

Getting enough sleep may seem like an impossible task to the parents of babies. This articles offers advice on establishing a sleep routine that will help you all sleep like a baby…

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Warning Signs for Nightmares

A look at nightmares in children — causes, typical scenarios, and how to help your child to feel safe and secure…

Child minder sat with child by lake

Hiring an Au Pair

Hiring an au pair is a big decision. This article discusses the role of an au pair in the home, what employers should provide for au pairs, conducting an au pair search and what to expect while living with an au pair…

Holding a baby

All You Need To Know About Hiring a Nanny

Hiring a nanny need not be a hard task, though it does require careful consideration. This article offers some basic answers to frequently asked questions about hiring a nanny…

Toddler tantrum

Toddler Tantrums

A few ways to deal with a young child when they decide to throw a tantrum…

Child attempting to climb a set of drawers

Keeping Them Safe

There are lots of things to consider when creating a space for your child, but there is also one big thing to consider and that is safety…

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Parenting Three Children

Two’s company, three’s a crowd. We’ve all heard the saying. Is this true with children? Here’s my take on parenting three children…

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Mum Keeping Fit

Keeping fit as a mum can be a struggle, here is how I found my way to fitness…

Busy mum

Always Busy!

I am a stay at home mum and my children are now at school, but I still don’t have enough time in the day for everything! How does that happen?

Kids playing together

Siblings Can Inspire Each Other

I have previously written about inspiring my children, however lately I have noticed how my twin girls are inspired by their big brother.

Siblings walking together

Siblings Together

There is something special about watching siblings grow together, interact and learn alongside each other. The uniqueness of their relationship as a young child is awesome.

Child listening through headphones

Why won’t kids listen?

This is a question most parents seem to ask themselves on a regular basis…why won’t kids listen?

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After school activities – how many?

There is an abundance of wonderful opportunities for after school clubs and activities these days but there needs to be some time for kids to play and relax – so are there too many organised activities for kids?

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Parenting is a Balancing Act

We balance the housework, playtime, free-time and activities. We have to balance guiding children with providing them with the freedom to learn and explore. The list is endless.

Young girl talking

Kids say the funniest things

I love listening to children experiment with language. They make such innocent mistakes that can also be hilarious…

3 boys

Family Time

The other week, we found time for a visit and family time. The kids had a great time playing with their twin cousins.

Kids playing

Bring Back Childhood

Do kids get more fun from playing outdoors or indoors sat in front of a computer screen? I know what I think, what about you?

Child in paddling pool

It Takes 10 Times Longer to Clean-up Than to Play

We spend ages preparing for an activity, whether it’s a craft, a game, or even a trip out. We research ideas, gather equipment, set it up and pack bags for trips out. It all takes time and effort.


A Twins Identity

For most of us, we develop our own identity, personality and style easily, but what about identical twins? A twins identity is much more difficult.

Kids using a laptop

Kids OnLine

At what age do kids start to go ‘online’ and how young is too young?