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Exciting virtual tours to take your kids in 2021

Exciting virtual tours to take your kids in 2021

The covid-19 pandemic has been hard on parents, especially mums with young kids. During lockdowns, we were forced to teach, babysit, and work at the same time. While the government is gradually easing restrictions, it’s still not safe to venture out with young kids. Many parents are still struggling to keep their pre-schoolers occupied. Virtual tours have been one of the most popular lockdown pastimes. If you are looking for a break from board games and hide-and-seek, consider exploring the world from the comfort of your home. Here are the most exciting virtual tours and online experiences for kids in 2021.  VIEW the POST

How to make family mealtimes simple

How to make family mealtimes simple

In many homes, dinner is the one time of the day where the whole family comes together and spends time in each other’s company. Family mealtimes are the ideal time for everyone to share their news and chat about their day. However, sometimes the reality of family mealtimes fails to match this expectation. For many parents, dinner can be a source of stress. When you have a hectic schedule and have had a difficult day at work, finding the enthusiasm to decide what to cook can be challenging. If your kids decide that they don’t want to eat the dinner that you have just spent time preparing, mealtimes can become even more stressful. But, mealtimes do not need to be this way; these tips should give you some ideas on how to make family meals simple and far less stressful for everyone: VIEW the POST

Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

This book, by Judy Bartkowiak, is just a perfect reflective book for 2020. During the first lockdown families had to contend with homeschooling, working full time and juggling day to day things on top. It was a very testing time for a lot of families. This book, Understanding children and teens, is a coaching tool to help you understand your children and encourage positive behaviour, despite all the stresses going on around us.

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Although we are now technically out of lockdown, the tier system is in full swing and there is still a lot of chatter about another lockdown at the beginning of 2021. With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some simple ideas to encourage everyone to get outdoors and make the most of family adventures. It doesn’t have to be a thoroughly organised affair, a quick dash out to get some well-earned fresh air.  VIEW the POST

How to prepare your existing child for a new baby

How to prepare your existing child for a new baby

Deciding to expand your family is a significant step. Looking after one child is vastly different from looking after two. Likewise, two kids seem a breeze compared to three - and so on (apparently). There are loads of things to consider before rushing into a decision like this. It's something you should think long and hard about, to be sure you're making the best decision for your family. I remember being pregnant with Isla and carrying a toddler around, it was hard work. I still cannot believe there is only 18 months between them. VIEW the POST

A new parent’s guide to taking family pictures

Since starting up the #MummyPhotoADay challenge, Noah and Isla have mostly gotten used to having our camera with us when we go out and about. Taking photographs has become an established part of our lives, and I’m so grateful for it. Taking family pictures feels the same as keeping a personal journal, except that albums have memories from everyone’s perspective. Every photograph captures not just a moment, but a prompt for your mind to uncover a rich memory.