Tag: parenting

4 Nursery Rhymes You Should Know But Really Don’t

4 Nursery Rhymes You Should Know But Really Don’t

Nursery rhymes are vital for the development of young minds. They are silly, funny and sometimes down right bizarre! However, they provide a great opportunity for parents to interact with their baby. But can you remember any of them? Why are Nursery Rhymes Important? Nursery […]

Children’s Favourite Things are Free – So why do we Have Such Difficulties Providing Them?

Children’s Favourite Things are Free – So why do we Have Such Difficulties Providing Them?

We hear all the time in the news that the mental health of our children is worse than ever, that they have too much pressure on them and sadly that more than ever are committing suicide. We live in a comfy bubble in which we […]

6 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Behave – How Many Have You Tried?

6 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Behave – How Many Have You Tried?

We all know that children are there own little people and very quickly they start exerting their independence. Unfortunately, the way they show this independence is often through saying no, tantrums and shouting. Children can also become frustrated quickly and this can lead to them […]

Parenting: 6 Things I Said I Would Never Do

Parenting: 6 Things I Said I Would Never Do

I once heard that you are the best parent you will ever be before you have a baby,  and since having two children of my own I really believe this. All those ideals that you imagine yourself doing as parent I certainly had. I imagined […]

Teaching Your Toddler About Money: The Savvy Way

Teaching Your Toddler About Money: The Savvy Way

Money seems to be stretched more and more these days and the earlier we can get our children thinking about the value of money the easier they will find saving. There are two important parts to saving, having an idea of the value of money […]

9 Reasons to go Away for the Weekend Without Your Children!

9 Reasons to go Away for the Weekend Without Your Children!

This weekend I had the rare chance to go away for the night to a hotel with a few good girlfriends, leaving behind a toddler, a baby and a husband. Apart from the usual making sure all would be ok (enough bottles, milk, nappies, clean […]

Old McDonald had Some Sounds – Teaching Your Toddler Phonics

Old McDonald had Some Sounds – Teaching Your Toddler Phonics

Being a teacher by trade I seem constantly to have in the back of my mind trying to help develop my toddler’s reading, writing and maths skills. I am not for one second wanting to create the next child genius, but I do want to […]

Sleep is for the Weak! Coping with Sleep Deprivation with a Baby.

Sleep is for the Weak! Coping with Sleep Deprivation with a Baby.

It is well known that babies don’t sleep. All new parents know this, but we all seem to tell ourselves the same thing – my baby will be different. The awful thing is that there are just enough stories of these magical babies to make […]

Outdoors With Your Kids

Outdoors With Your Kids

Christmas is over, the decorations are looking tired, toys are crammed into already jam-packed rooms and everyone’s jeans are a little tighter! I, like thousands of other mums, know that I should be at the gym or doing any number of different ways to keep […]