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It’s time to stop the Yes/No questions

For the rest of the day, listen to yourself when you talk to your kids. I did this recently and was struck by how many times I asked my kids a Yes/No question, when instead I meant to be giving instruction. 438 more words

Parenting

Mom versus mascara in the battle of the make-up

Mascara.  It’s a simple word, but somehow it has become the bane of my existence. Really and truly.

I’ve never had any hard-and-fast rules when it comes to make-up use and my four daughters. 585 more words

Parenting

What is true happiness? Have you found it?

Be happy. It sounds so simple, but is it really that easy? When you ask parents what they want for their kids when they grow up, many will often include the word “happy” in their descriptors. 299 more words

Parenting

Keep calm and carry on...planning for the holidays together

For many parents, the “most wonderful time of the year” is really not so wonderful.

In fact, it’s the time of year when we often… 601 more words

Parenting

Teens and screens: tips to help your teen reduce screen time.

Teens are connected all the time. Aren’t we all? I don’t think my son is any different than other teens when it comes to being on his phone, watching Netflix or even playing video games. 430 more words

Parenting

The benefits of music for Early Year's children.

Music is a part of our everyday lives, Mothers sing to their newborn babies to soothe and interact.

Music can:

  • Improve social skills via interaction within the group, for example, by using equipment such as the ‘Lycra’ together.
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Babies

I'm going to tell you a Mitzi

It’s short and sweet and goes like this:

Once there was a girl named Mitzi, and she had a little brother named Jacob. They slept in the same room and in the same big bed, each sprawled on her or his own side. 204 more words

Milestones