My worst nightmare as a mother finally became a reality. No I didn’t miss an incredible sale at Baby Bunting, I was first in line.
As a parent, you never stop moving. You’re either driving your kids to footy practice whilst simultaneously helping your other child with their homework, packing lunches, cleaning the house or trying to get little Timmy to stay still, as you cut gum out of his hair.
Social media is everywhere – most of us use it for at least ten minutes a day, if not more. What’s even more terrifying is that my 5 year old has a better understanding of social media than I do.
Having a challenging child is draining to say the least. You hide the permanent markers and instruct your little one to refrain from writing on the walls, and no more than 5 minutes later they’ve drawn their interpretation of the Mona Lisa
After an extremely busy week of work, driving my kids from piano lessons to haircuts, and a quick trip to the hospital- don’t ask, I have a very rambunctious 4 year old- I finally had some time to sit on the couch, put my feet up, and bury my nose in my favourite book
I remember my childhood so vividly because I was such an anxious child. Back then there wasn’t much literature on anxiety with children. I was told to “suck it up”, “get over it” and stop being such a baby.
When you’re a parent, everybody has an opinion on your parenting style. You’re too harsh, you’re too lenient, you shouldn’t let them do this or that.
I reluctantly returned to work shortly after having my first child. Although I lost a large portion of my salary to childcare and transit fees, it was quite clear that returning to work was the best move financially for me and my family.
Is family dinner a thing of the past? “May I please be excused from the table” is a term that almost seems archaic to me. One of my fondest memories as a child is my mother yelling “DINNNEERR!”
It’s important to examine the benefits and repercussions of sitting them in front of a screen. How much is too much screen time? Is there a certain age where screen time is okay?