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How to create an alliance with your kids

How to create an alliance with your kids

We’d all love for parenting to be easy. But, eventually, conflict enters the picture and every day can be a struggle. As parents, we’d love for our kids to pull their weight. But, unfortunately they can get into bad habits. And that’s what leads to arguments. Creating an alliance with your kids is a tough one to master, but it is the solution. VIEW the POST

Social Media Use Amongst Kids – Is It Healthy?

Social Media Use Amongst Kids – Is It Healthy?

Over the past few years, the world has been swept away with social media. As we become knowledge rich but time poor I think it’s evident that the vast majority of us are guilty of allowing it to play a key part in our day-to-day lives. This story is also becoming true for our children but is this healthy or should we start to be concerned? Do we need to protect our children or should we allow them to explore the world through their devices? Read on for a helpful guide that will help you gain a better understanding of the pros, cons and risks associated with social media use amongst children. VIEW the POST

It doesn't get better, it gets different

Now I don’t mean for this blog post to come across in a negative way! All I mean is that as the days progress, the children grow and life moves on – it gets different. Things were hard become easy. But new things crop up. I am so looking forward to September as Noah starts school and Isla gets her government funded free time, so my bank balance will look a lot better but with it comes more juggling and I am sure it is going to be hectic. So I took the plunge… I reduced my hours!

It doesn’t get better, it gets different

It doesn’t get better, it gets different

Now I don't mean for this blog post to come across in a negative way! All I mean is that as the days progress, the children grow and life moves on - it gets different. Things were hard become easy. But new things crop up. I am so looking forward to September as Noah starts school and Isla gets her government funded free time, so my bank balance will look a lot better but with it comes more juggling and I am sure it is going to be hectic. So I took the plunge... I reduced my hours! VIEW the POST

Working Mothers: The Essential Guide – Book Review

Working Mothers: The Essential Guide – Book Review

Being a working mother I found this book very informative, its a great relief to know that I am simply not EXPECTED to have everything done and be that perfect! I am lucky that I come from a household where hubby helps out as much as me, I rarely cook and in turn I do the other things, like clean!!! I am also lucky because I have family to help me with childcare and was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to go back to work part time (instead of full time), so I can raise our son for the majority of the week. I know I am because most of my antenatal friends and friends with young children had to go back to work full-time, but this book explores lots of options for mothers and tonnes of legal information. A whole section on "childcare", what it costs, the different options ...