A Trick to Help Make Resolutions That You Can Stick To 

I always say that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I definitely use the time off over Christmas to re-evaluate things. It’s the same as the “back-to-school” resolution, or the “back from holidays” ones. Plans to improve myself, my health, my home and my work life balance. My non-resolutions…

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The Great Expectations Caused by Parenting Books

  When my first child was a small baby I collected parenting books, convinced that one of them contained the secret to a full night’s sleep and a miracle cure for colic. They mostly lay unread as I was too tired to read them, but occasionally my husband or I…

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1-800 How’s My Parenting?

I know that by writing this post I’m in danger of being labelled “one of those” parents. I’m not sure exactly what that means, which colour coded bin that I’ll be fitted neatly into, but it seems to me that as a parent every interaction that I have with my children…

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Tantrums: Two tales and a little advice to onlookers

“It’s hard having tantrums” a wise two year old consoled my three year old lately, when he was mid tantrum. “Yeah” he sobbed and nodded in agreement, tears rolling down his cheeks.  And I realised that she was speaking more sense than most adults when confronted with a tantrumming child.…

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