How to give your kids an unforgettable summer

The summer holidays are upon us and the pressure is on to give the kids the best summer ever, right? Trips here there and everywhere, craft supplies up to your armpits, days full to the brim – because that is what they want… Except they don’t, do they? They don’t want or need those things. They couldn’t care less whether you plan …

Why we love Reading Eggs and know you will too!

Reading is a passion of mine. I have always loved books, delving into Enid Blyton and other tales of adventures from an early age. Being able to transport yourself to another place is so magical, isn’t it? As a teacher and a parent, I have carried my passion for reading through life and passed it onto the children I have …

Are you making time for family nights in?

Inside: Ways to spend more time together as a family.  The other week I put the children to bed after a particularly busy day and realised that I hadn’t really seen them at all. I mean, I’d been with them the whole time, but I’d been busy making calls, running errands in town, taking them to various clubs – the usual …

Choosing To Swaddle With ergoPouch

I have learned that every baby is different, each liking different things and having different needs. Gracie never liked to be swaddled yet Lils couldn’t sleep without it until she was around 8 months old. When Wills came along we were open to whatever he needed but it seemed he was fine without anything at all, just like Gracie. However, …

How To Potty Train A Stubborn Toddler

I thought I had potty training sussed, I thought I was a potty training expert, I’m wasn’t. You see, Gracie was potty trained at 2 and a half and it only took a week for her to grasp it. Easy! Except it had nothing to do with my abilities as a parent and everything to do with the fact that …

5 Tips To Help A Teething Baby

Teething has well and truly hit and it is causing quite a bit of distress. I have no idea when the first tooth will actually appear (I am quite afraid of breastfeeding beyond that point!) but for now we have red cheeks, sucking fists and so much dribble it is ridiculous! Despite having gone through it twice before, I don’t actually remember …

Helping Baby Sleep & Our Motorola Video Monitor

Wills is now a little over 4 months old and as of the new year he has been sleeping in his own room. I know the advice is to have them in with you until they are 6 months to a year but honestly I just can’t do it. He keeps me awake and I keep him awake and the …