I have been overwhelmed by ‘Mom Guilt’ with Mila (my second born – 1 years old). Not the odd bad day where you feel like you could have done better… proper full on –bringing you to the brink of tears- guilty feelings. I have had more guilt in the past year than I have had … More Just take a minute to roll the ball.
I really don’t enjoy clutter. A big hurdle for me, since having kids, has been to overcome my need to have everything neat and tidy and uncluttered. Don’t get me wrong, I love arts and craft and making a mess… but come the end of the day I would really prefer it if everything made … More Out with the old, in with the new.
The first time I saw this picture it really resonated with me. My mind raced back to times in my childhood when I felt betrayed, misunderstood or deeply devastated. What would I have needed, what type of person or actions would I have appreciated. I had a little daydream of how wonderful it would be … More Be who you needed when you were younger.
All day every day for a while now (varied amounts of time depending on where you live) we have all been reading real and fake news about COVID-19/corona virus. We have shared memes and health tips and all felt the full range of emotions.
We all have such important roles to play in the family unit. How we play our role determines the overall feeling and dynamics of the family. It is so easy for children (of any age) to feel as though their role is less important as the adults in the house. This may stem from certain … More Thank you for teaching me …
Over the years, as a teacher, when parents have asked me what the one thing they can do to help their child is… it primarily comes down to love. Yes, there are most definitely therapies and interventions needed for many children, as well as the basic day to day physical needs of each person, but … More One of the most important things we can give our children is love.
The more you get to know my family and I the more you will see that health, food and diet are a big part of our lives. I love food, trying new restaurants, baking, cooking etc. and have evolved over the past decade to become a person who really cares about healthy eating (largely influenced … More Why we chose to attempt a sugar free/reduced sugar diet for our children
For those who have young children and celebrate Christmas, this can be a magical time of year. I am having some serious thoughts on how much to spin this tale in our household. I absolutely want to create a magical atmosphere, filled with wonderment and fun. However, how would you handle it if your child … More How to get a personalised message emailed to your child from Father Christmas