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…

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…

3 boys

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…

Mum jogging with child riding bike

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?

Learning photography

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?

Child walking on rocks

Should Children Take Risks?

We have begun to wrap our children up in cotton wool in order to keep them safe. Is this the right thing to do or should we be letting them get out there and experience some risks and dangers?

Childhood friends

True Friends

True friends are hard to come by. When you move house and relocate, it can be difficult to leave friends behind and build new ones. This is just what happened to me…

Game controller

Peer Pressure and Computer Games

We believe in basic childhood fun and allowing children to play and explore away from the computer, and tv as much as possible. However, we realise that technology has its place, it’s part of society and has a lot to offer children.

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Preparing for a Birthday Party

When it comes to parties and takes preparation. It is my three children’s birthdays next week much preparation has been required.

Child watching TV

Kids TV Time

How much time do your kids spend in front of the TV and do you think it’s too much?

Young boy and teddy bear

Understanding Boys

Recently we have been having a few issues with my son and I have no idea how to solve them. What do you do when you struggle with a parenting issue?