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.

Preparing for a newborn when you have a disability

Written by Ashley Taylor

preparing for a newbornThere 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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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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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. (more…)

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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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