Alternatives to chocolate

As much as I don’t mind the children having some chocolate and as much as I love Easter, I have to admit to having a stomach churning feeling having seen some photos on Facebook over the weekend of all the chocolate some children have had. Honestly, some photos looked like a chocolate shop. When did […]

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Toddler tactics

You might have read my post recently on avoiding the after school ‘low’ – in this post I talked about my strategies for avoiding grumpy children after school and discussed the part I feel that hunger plays in this. I have noticed that toddlers also have these low spots but that these just differ in terms […]

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The most hated parental tasks

I was thinking the other day about what the worst job of parenting (so far) has been for me. There really was no contest. Hands down, the worst job so far has been the 3 times a day process of cleaning a highchair. Now with four children this has so far consumed approximately four years of my life […]

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The conveyor belt vs the tandem change

When you have more than one child in nappies at any one time how do you manage? I have tried out two different methods.The first is what i call “The Conveyor Belt” and the other I refer to as “The Tandum Change”. Each have their time and place and it is trial and error as […]

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Parenting realities

It has occurred to me over the years that there are a number of harsh realities about parenting: The later you stay up, the earlier your children will wake If one child sleeps well, one or more of the others will not – it is a conspiracy Toys expand to fill any space available LEGO […]

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