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. :)

It killed me but we bought “teething mixture”

Even writing out this title gives me a sense of shame. We bought teething mixture. I had heard a lot about teething mixture before we had bought it. Good things from moms who had used it previously and some scary things from moms who would just never do that to their child! It was this conflict, that had made me so embarrassed to even consider this mixture. There is so much information out there, so much judgement, so many people guilt tripping you on how you should be raising your children.

teething mixture

Related post: My thoughts on the ever present, mom judgement

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The wonders of a Time-Out corner!

Some time ago, I got a note in Daniel’s diary to say he had scratched a friend at school. I was absolutely horrified. Yes, I am dramatic. Also I am mildly aware that children around this age do these things. I would just hate to be the parent, the parent of that kid, the one that you feel the need to protect your child from. I guess that fear is probably what’s been driving my “over-sensitivity” to the topic. That was until we started implementing a Time-Out corner!

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Make meal times fun with JJ’s animal snackers!

Meal times can be so trying with toddlers, if they aren’t not eating what they absolutely adored the day before, they are throwing food at you. Feeding the dogs their food, or messing up their beautiful change of clothes with their lunch. After all of this, the amount of food they actually consume is very rarely what you would have liked them to have. What if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? What if I told you – you didn’t have to play choo choo train whilst waving a spoon in the air and opening your own mouth wide in the hopes they mimic this?

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Emily Windsnap and the Falls of the Forgotten Island {Book Review}

Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? I don’t mean from watching Ariel when you were little. I mean really thought of what life could be like with a tail, being able to breathe under water. Being part of something magical? When you are in primary school, these kinds of ideas are so much more real than we could ever imagine. “Emily Windsnap and the Falls of the Forgotten Island” came to live with us a few weeks ago. Up until that point, I knew she loved mermaids, but I never realised how much!

Emily Windsnap

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Mom on a mission, a successful VBAC story!

Vaginal birth after c-section or VBAC, is a topic that has been discussed at great length. Mostly by mother’s who couldn’t give natural birth themselves, and would like to try natural birth thereafter. My own births were first vaginal and then c-section. My good friend Janine, has however successfully had a VBAC with an amazing story. It moved me. She has graciously allowed me to share her story to encourage or motivate any mom who might be considering this too.

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