Parenting is NEVER Boring Blog Post - Sleeping Child

Parenting is NEVER Boring

  The Three D’s I love it when my children are tucked up in bed fast asleep. They look so peaceful, so beautiful, so scrumptiously soft and warm. And there is added bonus that in their current state they are unlikely to climb up the pantry shelves to the cookies, inexplicably demand breakfast in another bowl or get dressed in

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Three Realizations About Mama Worry

Typical Mama When I was going through my pregnancies, I worried about tons of things including ending up with an emergency C-section and stretch marks. Then when my kids were little babies I worried another stack of things like reading to them enough and their sleep routine falling apart. I am huge worrier from way back and that coupled with my

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Does Parenting Ever Get Easier?

Tools Down I would really like to know: does parenting ever get easier? I skimmed through a couple of my favorite parenting books again this month trying to glean some nuggets of wisdom. This was due to some poor behavior exhibited, mainly from my kids, and occasionally from me. I don’t know what has brought the poor behavior on or

Tough Questions Blog Post - Dylan and Santa

Tough Questions at Christmas

Pants on Fire “I think you are lying, Mummy”. My five year old, Dylan, looks me straight in the eye and waits for me to deny his accusation. I go politician on him and ask a sideways question: “Oh, what exactly am I lying about?” “You don’t really know Santa’s phone number do you?” Oh Dylan, you don’t know the

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Should We Stop Sibling Comparisonitis?

Sibling Comparisonitis – The Cuteness For the first year or so of Eloise’s life I put side by side photos on Facebook comparing Dylan and Eloise when they were babies – in the same Halloween costume, at the zoo with the elephant, even in the same pretty dress (another 21st photo for poor Dylan). Oh the cuteness! Last week, I

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What Does Being 40 Mean?

Milestone Birthday Last November I had a milestone birthday – I turned 40. This is so momentous it needs emphasizing with some emojis. After almost a year of being 40, it is not at all like I thought it would be. When I was a teenager and in my early twenties, I thought 40 was old. Old with capital letters.

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How to Talk to Kids About Death

Dylan Asks About Death “When will you die, Mummy?” Whaaaaat? Before I can splutter out an answer, I am pelted with more questions about death: “When will I die? What does dying feel like? Why do people die?” And, to finish: “When is the world going to end?” I am able to squeak out a ridiculous answer to the last

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How Playing Zombies is Great for Kids

Kindy Zombie The teacher at our local kindergarten sometimes turns into a zombie. At first, I was a little wary of her transforming into the undead on occasion. But after she reverted to her normal self and explained what the zombie game was all about, I thought it was too brilliant not to share. Not only did she explain how

Spectacularly Bad Parenting Advice Blog Post - Buffet

Spectacularly Bad Parenting Advice

Buffet Parenting The amount of spectacularly bad parenting advice out there is astonishing. When I was pregnant with my first child and then a mother of a tiny baby, I would carefully gobble up any morsel of parenting advice. A lot of the time, I would greedily devour most of what I read or was told as I was mostly