There is a constant tug-of-war between doing what you think is right, and doing what you think other parents believe is right.
We are living in a fast-paced society. As humans, we want things now and we want everything to be convenient.
Brand new dog safety programme being offered at local schools
I swear, it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing flip flops, high heels or running shoes when your kid runs towards danger, you run like the wind is chasing you.
Eczema affects so much more than just the skin.
How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them?

Dyscalculia: ‘maths dyslexia’ or why so many children struggle with numbers

Finger counting and struggling to tell the time or use a calendar are all typical signs of dyscalculia – sometimes called ‘maths dyslexia’.

Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests higher levels of screen time at two and three years of age predict poorer child outcomes at three and five years, respectively.

Five ways that reading with children helps their education

Sharing a book together doesn’t stop being important once a child learns to read.

School 101 for the busy mom

School is a nightmare for a busy mom, Claudi Potter, tells us her top 10 tips for surviving the admin and bustle of school.

The Milky Way is huge. But just how huge?

Curious Kids is a series for children in which we ask experts to answer questions from kids.

How children can express creativity when boredom strikes

Encourage your child’s creative juices to flow when they become bored. Kids today hardly ever have the opportunity to get bored, they are always surrounded by a buffet of entertainment, but creativity comes from learning how to create your own entertainment.

Why I love these 5 kids TV shows in 2019

Where is the goofiness, the fantasy of the kid’s TV shows of old? Where is the type of crazy that we grew up with in the 80s and 90s?

5 reasons why I don’t agree with the anti-vax movement

As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”

Geocaching – an outdoor family activity

In this day and age, while technology rules the roost, getting our kids outdoors can be difficult. Surfing the Web on Ipads, “connecting” with friends through social media apps on smartphones, or (if you’re old-school) playing games on Xbox or PlayStation, often takes preference over getting out, running around, rolling on the grass and jumping in the pool.

When our kids are not safe with their carers

How can a parent KNOW their child is safe with the people we employ to care for them when we are not there to do it ourselves?

Do moms get the back to school blues?

Looking at the face of this nervous, anxious child doing their best to be brave. There might even be a tear shed, from all parties involved. You force yourself to ignore that gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach, to go give one more hug, and you turn around and leave them at school.

6 ways to host a stress free party

Wow, what a busy couple of months we have had. As nature would have it our kids are born in November, January, 2 in March and one in May. Sometimes it feels like I’m planning parties non-stop for 6 months of the year!

My mothering style is lazy AF

I will always be is lazy – I will always lean back and let my child explore, experiment, fail, succeed, grow her imagination and discover her own boundaries.

Were the good old days really that good?

There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?




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