When they are little so many of the things they need we find easy to give, as they grow older don't stop, here's a few simple essential steps I try and take every day: 1) STOP Everything 2) Close your computer 3) Turn your phone upside-down 4) Mute the TV … Continue reading Keep it Simple
Before you are ready, your kids are ready to talk about SEX! Talking about sex to children is not straightforward! Each child is different. All 3 of mine became curious around 8. Sadly we never got the text-book 'I rocked explaining sex to my children' moment, but we did have a laugh trying... 1st time … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex
Have I ever told you that my middle son was very shy? To be honest, I quite liked it. Whenever we would meet new people he would bury his head into me and whisper in my ear, BUT one day I felt a nudge, I had a choice - I could hold him close and … Continue reading We want our kids to be confident & here’s how to build it!
Children get angry from time to time. Little people express themselves in very loud, untidy, demonstrative & creative ways - and often at the most inappropriate times! But remember We are raising humans not robots, NOT every book/blog/method works on every child, and I believe parents need to think outside the box on discipline and … Continue reading It’s MY party and I WILL cry if I want to!
Have you little people in your life & do you find some days you are at the end of your rope? Do you regularly worry you might lose your voice because you shouted so loud? Have you lost count of the number of times you had to say the same thing and it's driving you … Continue reading I’m a Mum get me Outta HERE!
We ALL have days when we would rather press the snooze button, or go the long way home, or disappear on a device, but as parents WE have the chance to fill everyday with purpose OR let everyday pass us by. So, here's a few simple thoughts that help me enjoy my family life. … Continue reading Enjoying Family Life?
Did you know YOU are the best idea God had for your children? He didn't get it wrong by putting you all together as a family; it wasn't a mix up in heaven or a substitute in your family's home delivery shop. Families were God's original plan. You have nothing to fear! “God is … Continue reading Faith Vs Fear Parenting
Computers, devices, smartphones and consoles are amazing and I am very grateful for them, but I am even more passionate about my children learning from authentic human interaction, communication & touch that can never be replicated in technology. We are not trying to build a control based, fear & rule keeping family, but instead a culture … Continue reading Top 10 Device Tips – for under 10’s
I would like to say parenting came naturally to me, but there have been many times that I felt out of my depth, incompetent, ill equipped and just some how ‘incomplete'. There have been times when I felt like breaking open a bottle of champagne (& I don't even like the stuff) because woohoo I … Continue reading Parenting 101
I will always be grateful for modern conveniences and the advancement of technology. I often wonder if I might have done better in my arts degree with access to Google images (Who remembers the old school library and photocopier days?!). The internet is no longer new, but I am still so often surprised when I … Continue reading Top 10 Teen Tips for Devices