So, we are just about to start week three of our home learning and what a rollercoaster it has been so far. The age gap between my kids hasn’t really helped at all– having an eager 2-year-old and not so eager 6-year-old has had its challenges!– but I have slowly been working through this and trying my best to find the best balance I can in this very strange situation. So, what I have learnt? Other than that Pluto is no longer a planet?! I have learnt this about attempting to be a home learning parent… Continue reading “5 Things I Have Learnt From Attempting To Be a Home Learning Parent”
Whether your child is five days or fifteen years old, self-care is incredibly important. Everyone’s heard the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup,” and never is that more true when you’re a mum. Life with children be as hectic as it is wonderful, so taking the time to make yourself feel a bit more like, well, yourself, is key to enjoying the journey. The bottom line is: taking care of yourself will help you take better care of your family. Continue reading “A Step-by-Step Guide to Self-Care for Busy Mums”
Nappy rash is always a worry, it can crop up for many different reasons and some babies will suffer more than others but we all dread that teething nappy rash, don’t we? Here are my simple tips for helping your baby through this. Continue reading “How to Help Your Baby Through Teething Nappy Rash”
I think I mention ‘me time‘ around 10 times a year and am always focussing on how to find the time, trying to arrange a babysitter or working out how to balance it all but what if you could have ‘me time’ around the kids? What if you found that time during the daily routine and without having the stress of feeling guilty for it? Well, you can! Yep, I have learnt that life cannot always be organised, that illnesses crop up and ruin plans and that trying to plan in that time solely for me usually never actually happens so I have had to come up with other ways of taking care of myself whilst taking care of my boys. Here are my 7 parenting hacks for squeezing in some ‘me time’. Continue reading “7 Parenting Hacks For Squeezing in Some ‘Me Time’”
Teaching and parenting are both hard jobs, and many teachers juggle both their own children and the kids in their classroom. You may even feel torn between the needs of your own children and those you’re there to teach. And you can easily spend hours supporting either group in your effort to give them your best, cutting into much-needed sleep and downtime. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are five essential work/life balance tips for teachers. Continue reading “5 Essential Life/Work Balance Tips for Teachers”
Parenting can be a hard task. Not only do you have to provide the basics shelter, food and water (likely the easy part all things considered), but you also have to help your child learn about life and all that comes with it. This is tough because odds are, you are not quite sure what life is all about anyway, and it can all feel quite crazy to you as well. However, to your child, you are quite literally a fountain of knowledge and experience, and despite your worry, you absolutely have plenty of careful insights and lessons to teach them. Continue reading “How To Help Your Child Understand A Relative’s Passing”
Relocating to a new home can be a big deal for families, especially if you’re moving long-distance. You need to pack all your belongings, keep up with the chaos, and more importantly, take care of your kids. For children of all ages, leaving familiar habits and the family home can be a great source of anxiety and stress.
If you want to help your child with this significant change, here are a few parenting tips for assisting them to cope with moving. Continue reading “Parenting 101: Tips For Helping Your Child Cope With Moving”