This year has seen our children spend extended time at home and us parents’ battle with everything from Pythagoras theorem and long division, to book reports, graphs, charts and science experiments. Home-schooling is no mean feat and many of us have a renewed respect for teachers and those in the educational sector!
The Autumn months can mean wonderful outdoor adventures with the children. The air is fresh, the colours are stunning and there is mud galore. What else do you need?
Child-proofing your home is no easy task. I’ve met parents over the years who have refused to even entertain the notion of child-proofing anything, with the attitude that they were there first and the child will just have to learn to fit in and adapt.
Although originally made for those with specific needs in mind, everyone benefits from a sensory garden. By designing your garden to appeal to each of your five senses, you can create a relaxing atmosphere for you and, particularly, your children to enjoy. Here are 6 Tips for creating a sensory garden for your kids.
It’s no secret to any mum ever that mealtimes with kids can be hectic. The frustration of everyone eating different meals, dealing with the mess that toddlers create as soon as your back is turned for a few seconds, and of course, the complete nightmare of trying to drag the children away from whatever they are doing for a few minutes just to eat something is a daily problem for many.
Whilst Christmas might be a bit different for lots of people this year, it really isn’t cancelled. If your children normally love a good get together and a Christmas party, read on to find out about a wonderful 2020 alternative.
Do you worry that your teenager lacks important life skills? Personally, I think that one of the positives to come out of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown period, has been a chance to build on a range of life skills with children of all ages.
Something I realised very quickly when I became a mama was that the role comes with worry and stress. Like, constant. There are tons of stressful situations I’ve been in over the years with the children, but by far the most stressful is if one of them has needed to go to hospital, or generally just been unwell. I hate it and I hate not being able to instantly fix it.