Parenting

See my featured articles about parenting to help you manage life with big and little kids. Topics range from toilet training and behaviour to life as a mum. I share my tips, the tips of others, my personal stories and experiences and sometimes the stories of others. Parenting is hard and sharing the struggles along with clever and simple solutions can help mums cope with this roller coaster of a life.

  1. Preparing for a newborn when you have a disability

    Preparing for a newborn when you have a disability

    Written by Ashley Taylor

    There are always new things to learn and ideas to consider when you’re thinking about how to best raise your children and be a parent. When you have a disability, however, there’s so much more you have to contemplate and examine to make a smoother transition into parenthood. If you find yourself needing some extra assistance in getting there, here are a few helpful ways to prepare your life and home for your new, little bundle of joy. 

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  2. Ultimate guide to kids doing chores

    Ultimate guide to kids doing chores

    It's time to share with you some important information about kids doing chores. The biggest question my customers ask me is "what chores should my kids be doing?" The answer is not as simple as you might think because the best way to teach your kids to do chores is to help them do big chores in little ways. Let me explain how this can work for children of different ages.

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  3. Where parental pressure really comes from

    Where parental pressure really comes from

    The amount of parental pressure these days is exhausting. "Do this, don't do that" "More of this, less of that." It seems like you're always ruining your kids in one way or another, but the key to parental success is actually really simple.

     

    The nature of our society today leads us to feel like there’s so much pressure on us to be kick ass mums and parents. We feel like everyone wants or expects us to try and give our children a 'perfect' upbringing. It feels like this parental pressure comes from every corner of the globe. Continue reading

  4. Evening routine chart - Product of the Month

    Evening routine chart - Product of the Month

    Dinner and bed time can be stressful for all parents. An evening routine chart can help your children prepare for bed and settle better.
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  5. Dealing with misbehaviour from kids in a way that actually works.

    Dealing with misbehaviour from kids in a way that actually works.

    All kids respond differently when they get told off for misbehaviour but there is something very simple you can do to teach them to listen instead of having a meltdown, answering back, or simply not listening at all.

    It might not work every single time for every child and may take a little while for kids to break old habits and adapt with the new strategy, but you will see improvement in how they behave and respond to being told off.

     

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  6. Easter egg crayons - Craft and gift ideas

    Easter egg crayons - Craft and gift ideas

    These Easter egg crayons are super easy and they're made by recycling those old and yucky crayons. Find out how >>

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  7. The keys to toilet training

    The keys to toilet training

    Toilet training is hard work. Some children will just get it but other children will struggle throughout the entire process. Here are a few little tips to help make it easier for you and your little one, regardless of how difficult or easy it is for them it's always important to remember these points.

    1. Always keep it positive

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  8. Please don't scoff at my perfect pictures

    Please don't scoff at my perfect pictures

    We've all seen it. Those overly perfect pictures of the perfect decor, furniture, food, children... and we've all thought 'my life doesn't look like that'.

    Well, I have news for you... No one's life actually looks like that 100% of the time.

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  9. The TRUTH about online gaming and what you need to do to protect your kids

    The TRUTH about online gaming and what you need to do to protect your kids

    Online gaming is the way of the future and your kids are going to want to engage. They see it as a way for them to play a game they love with their friends and perhaps even make new friends. Parents see it as an opportunity for predators to lure their children. I'm going to share my experiences with you and tell you how to keep your kids safe. Continue reading

  10. Sibling conflict in kids - Tricks to resolving minor issues

    Sibling conflict in kids - Tricks to resolving minor issues

    Sometimes resolving sibling conflict is as simple as encouraging love instead of trying to fight off conflict with more conflict.

    Kids fight. Actually, all people fight. Siblings fight even more-so. They have different personalities, different interests, and they need to compete with each other for pretty much everything. So how do you deal with it? How do you facilitate in resolving these issues? Most of which are as basic as 'he said this to me and he's wrong.' I have some ideas that might just work for you. Continue reading

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