Our toddler has started a wonderful phase that I call Jekyll and Hyde syndrome. He can be full of smiles and laughter one moment, and the next, he hates everything and just runs around the house yelling. Delightful, really. Continue reading
Here is when I need to be a superhero mum. My seven year old’s toy bear has gone on an extended holiday when we returned from our recent family holiday. In other words, the bear has gone missing, and the seven year old is beside himself with grief.
I read stories all the time about families who lose a toy when they’re travelling, and how airlines locate the lost toy and everyone is reunited. I need this to be one of those times. I need to make this situation better. Continue reading
I’m going to be honest. Parenting has felt difficult recently. The kids just don’t listen, everyone seems tired, and some days, I think I might as well be invisible. I was talking to my seven year old the other day, when while he was looking at me, he said, “pardon, are you talking to me?”
At least he didn’t say, “what?”
I felt like banging my head against the wall. Continue reading
Nude food. Apparently it is so popular these days, it is referred to as the ‘nude food movement’! Before you start wondering why on earth food is getting nude and strutting around and getting confused as to what I’m talking about, ‘nude food’ is food without packaging or reusable packaging, to minimise waste.
Our seven year old’s school is part of the whole ‘nude food movement’ and since following this approach, the school has drastically reduced the amount of waste around the school. The school has requested that children use either a bento style lunch box (with divided sections to separate foods), or use reusable wrappings.
Cue Sinchies reusable pouches. We were recently able to test out Sinchies reusable pouches for both our seven year old and toddler – these little pouches are fantastic! Continue reading
Parents are always busy. Always. It doesn’t matter if you have one child or five, there are always things to do. If you’re a working parent, it just goes up to another level of busyness. So how do you get
shit stuff done? I see it as you have two options.
1. You lower your standards and expectations.
2. You outsource.
Our family loves books. Books have been a feature in our kids’ daily lives and routines since they were born. Our boys have some firm favourites when it comes to story time, so here’s a round up of them – perfect if you’re looking for ideas for a birthday present or a new book to look for at your local library (and you’ll enjoy reading them too!) Continue reading