With the COVID-19 lockdown rolling straight into the long school summer holidays, many parents, and in particular many mums are struggling with meeting the consistent demands of their multiple roles.
I love seeing talent pass from one generation to another. When I see my children’s art work or listen to my daughter play guitar I am reminded of my dad. When I read my children’s creative writing pieces, I am reminded of my mum, and when I watch my little gymnasts I am reminded of the incredible gymnastic ability of my grandfather. What skills and talents do your family members have that you see in younger generations?
Mothers are highly resilient and multi-talented. Once you become a mum you realise that everything you have learned until that moment will never equal the stress, and the skills that are required for taking care of a baby. Despite the odd pre-natal class perhaps, the bulk of us are totally unprepared for this new role. […]
At home I am always trying to make the regular things in life or normal conversations into learning opportunities and fun activities. 5 minute fun really fits in with my approach to parenting so I’ve decided to take their 7 day challenge with the children and will be sharing the activities we try. So – what […]
Apparently children do not usually have the required motor skills to use scissors until around the age of six. However, when your children spend lots of time in the kitchen with you, or lots of time engaging in craft activities, six seems rather old to just be teaching them how to use scissors. I use […]
I often think that parents underestimate the opportunities that can come from something as simple as going to the park. I love watching how the children develop and change over time with regards to what they are capable of. It’s amazing to see how one week they will need to hold your hand on something […]
When I learnt to ride a bike over 30 years ago now, things were a little different to how they are these days. My dad taught me to ride my bike down the side of our house. It was a hill, OK a slope, down to a busy corner, maybe it just felt like a hill […]
We love snacks that are multi purpose. Snacks that come in a range of shapes are great for learning about all the different shapes and can be great discussion points with toddlers. I will often cut bread or wraps or fruit into different shapes for the little boys, and then ask them to tell me […]