How I’ve Stopped My 5 Year Olds Bedtime Tantrums.

These last few weeks Flinn (5) has been having absolute raging bedtime tantrums.
It’s those kinds of meltdowns when I actually don’t know what to do next or how to resolve it. When Flinn sees red there is no stopping him. It’s upsetting as a parent, for his 2 brothers and of course for him too.

20 Of The Best Ways To Store Lego.

This week I have been trying to find the best ways to store Lego. When we moved back to the UK from Australia last year,…

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17 Amazing Valentines Gifts For Kids.

In a recent Etsy buyer survey, 35% of shoppers said they specifically plan to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for kids. I remember, one year, when I was about 10 years old my Dad bought home a single red rose each for me and my Sister and I loved it!

How Alder Hey Children’s Charity Saved A 3 Year Old’…

This is a sponsored post with Alder Hey’s Children’s Charity. This month I was given the honour of being able to help raise awareness for…

Educational Activities for Toddlers That Don’t Require Prep Work

Toddlers learn in more ways than we know. They gain knowledge about the world around them through everything they touch, move, break or even put in their mouth. As parents, it’s essential that we allow them to explore and play since that’s how they learn best. So, if you’re in search of educational activities for toddlers which don’t require you to make any special preparations, other than giving your little ones enough time and space, you should probably rely on types of play which can develop their motor skills, creativity and intelligence. Here are some ideas.

The Best Books On Child Behaviour Management

In the lead up to Flinn starting school this month I bought him a couple of children’s books that help with the fear and uncertainty of starting school as well as behaviour in general. I have always questioned if or how these kinds of books help but after a particularly bad tantrum one day thought they were definitely worth giving a go.

How My Kids Benefit From Time Apart From Me

Let me start by saying I love my children and I love spending time with them. But do you know what – I also love spending time away from them. Not so much for me, it is not so that I can go and get my nails done or so I can drink a coffee whilst it is still hot (oh how I miss hot coffee) but it is more for them.

Make Chores More Fun For Your Kids.

Are you getting tired of asking your kids, “Did you do your chores yet?” all the time? Well, one thing is for sure – you’re not alone. Every parent out there can relate.
The thing about chores is that they’re often viewed as something negative – tiring, tedious, not fun. However, research also found out that chores help set children up for success in life. So you see, you’ve got one more good reason to encourage your kids to help around the house.

Preparing Your Child For Primary School

With Flinn due to start primary school in just a few weeks I have been searching the internet for tips on preparing your child for primary school. Flinn can be hard to read; he says he is not worried about starting and is looking forward to it but he has also been acting out a lot lately and I wonder if deep down he is really quite anxious.

As well as putting together some tips I have found myself I thought I would also ask some other blogger Mum’s and see what their top tips were.

The Art of Simplifying: How to Enjoy Life With Less.

There’s no denying that we live in a fast-paced, whirlwind society. We want everything immediately; from food to friends to entertainment, we want the latest and the greatest, and we want it now. But rather than making us happier, all to often this lifestyle can make us feel like we’re running on a treadmill that is getting progressively faster. Just like the cladding fire disasters in the building industry, we take short-cuts, looking for a cheap alternative that creates the image we are wanting to present to the world and it could cost us big time. Life is rushing past us at such a fast rate that we barely remember each day, let alone take time to enjoy it! But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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