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. :)

Easter surprise ideas for the kids {+WIN with Prima Toys}

Easter is looming and it’s one of my favourite holidays next to Christmas! Remembering that our Saviour paid the ultimate sacrifice for us, and because of it we can be free! It means time for pickled fish, hot cross buns, and tons of Easter chocolates. I haven’t always loved giving the kids too many chocolate treats over the period though, mostly because I’m the one who has to deal with overstimulated kids after – and we all know how that plays out. We usually group our Easter treats with a little something longer lasting. This year Prima Toys has some really awesome ideas for just that!

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My toddler has started hitting me! Is this normal?

Daniel and I are playing on the couch, innocently and I think we are having fun, when out of nowhere he slaps me. Flat hand across the face. *the horror* I wasn’t really sure how to deal with it at the time, I think purely out of shock. Daniel is a very loving, social child who to my knowledge is not aggressive at all. Is it normal for toddlers to be hitting? What am I doing wrong? Why would he do that? What should I be doing?

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My child wanted to be Barbie and now she can be!

A few years ago, when my preteen was in the thick of her “Barbie craze”, she wanted not just to have as many Barbie’s as we could afford. She also wanted to be Barbie. Retrospectively this is really funny, because obviously she couldn’t change her appearance but.. At 5 – the imagination is not limited. Emilie believed if she wished hard enough, was good enough, and did enough chores (or whatever I told her) she could have blonde hair and blue eyes like her role model – Barbie.

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