Parenting

My take on the joys and difficulties of being a parent, here I am not pretending to know it all… at all just trying to figure it out like every other parent on the planet and have some fun doing it. :)

Oh why hello Toddler Tantrums!

We have seen the odd ugly little “tantrum” at home where it’s safe to leave your child to scream, like an abused lunatic. I’ve even gone as far as to giggle at Daniel’s dramatic scenes at home, in my safe, calm space. But wow, when it happened to me this weekend at church… Safe, calm, composed and “ignore him” were the absolute last, adjectives that came to mind. In fact, I was so overwhelmed myself, that I too, threw a little tantrum. I lost my shit i.e. an adult tantrums.

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First Stories: Pinocchio – Push, Pull, Slide {Children’s Book Review}

Reading to toddlers can be challenging. As much as Daniel loves to read, I like to think he gets this from mimicking his reader parents. Often him asking us to read his favourite books, include him starting us on his favourite pages and showing us all the interesting pictures on the page. In-between which sometimes before we can finish reading the page he’s ready to move on. Last week we received some lovely additions to our growing library, which included First Stories: Pinocchio.

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Mother’s Day with a difference!

I’m not sure what I was expecting from the Mother’s Day Connect experience exactly. I was excited and nervous. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to say, or how my journey of motherhood was going to add value to someone. That however is because all I was thinking about was me. This was about so much more than just me, it was a Mother’s Day with a difference.

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When homework pressure leads to copying

I know that I am not alone in feeling like somehow the education system is failing our children, in the way it’s been structured with homework. I mean Emilie is in grade 6, the level, the quantity and the expectation kill all of us. Not to mention that sometimes my child struggles to focus (How to not deal with a distracted child). Now add to that extra murals which are compulsory and you basically have a child going to bed at 10pm. Which is not okay for me. Logically, this creates tension, and also a lot of pressure on your child. Especially homework pressure.

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You have GOT this! Tips for New Moms from Moms!

When you become a mother, albeit well-meaning everyone has something to say, everyone has an opinion on how you should be, what you should be, and when you should be. It can sometimes get a little overwhelming. Having Daniel 10 years after Emilie (The age gap debate: My experience with a big age gap) it really felt like I was doing it all for the first time. It was terrifying!

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“As women, we are part of an unspoken sisterhood and are always there to assist one another with help or advice and inspire confidence in each other. However, as women, we also have an innate ability to be always ready for whatever comes our way.” – Casey Rousseau, Marketing Manager 1st for Women Insurance.

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