Parenting

10 Tips to help your child get back into their school morning routine
The new term starts in less than two weeks, and this thought can be a little daunting for some, especially for those who have children going to school for the first time or starting a new school. It can be a tough adjustment after having such a long summer break. But with a little organisation […]
Supporting Your Child's Mental Health Using Books
By Isabell Fisher, co-founder, Little Hands Learning  Books offer a great way to support our children’s mental health. In 2008, the National Literacy Trust found that children who enjoy reading and writing are three times more likely to have better mental health than children who do not enjoy literacy. Stories can transport us to magical […]
Rainy day activities that don’t involve a screen I By Isabell Fisher, co-founder of Little Hands Learning
Although it’s important that children are tech-savvy, there is little evidence that screentime contributes to a child’s cognitive ability. So, the next time they’re stuck indoors because of rain, don’t reach for the TV remote or hand over a tablet. Playing and doing activities with your children supports their emotional and cognitive development. It creates […]
From The Heart | A Different Way To Celebrate Mother's Day
Mother's day is very different for me this year, and it's the first without my mum, who passed away after a very short battle with cancer in December. I miss her more than words can say, so this Mother's Day will be tough. I know I'm not alone in feeling this way, as I know […]
An Open Letter To My Teenage Daughters
​​Dear Teenage Daughters, As you enter into this challenging but exciting time in your lives, I want you to know that I will always be there for you. No matter what happens or how far apart we may be, I will always love you and be proud of you. You are amazing young women with […]
Lets talk about mum guilt and why it's important to be getle on yourself!
Mum guilt is a term coined to describe the feeling of being inadequate or undeserving as a mum. It's a feeling that many women have, and it can be debilitating, but there are ways to alleviate mum guilt. For starters, try not to compare yourself with other mothers who may seem more capable than you, […]
Parenting Teenagers | 4 Helpful tips on how NOT to lose your mind
Let's talk about parenting Teenagers, they're a tough crowd. They're moody, unpredictable, and don't always know what they want in life-all while trying to figure out who they are. Raising teenagers is never easy, but it's not impossible if you approach them with humour and patience. While it's unlikely that teenagers are going to change […]
Parenting Advice | 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
Hi, I'm Katie a mum of 3 girls, aged 18, 17 and 12, and I want to share some parenting advice that I wish someone had given me.  There's no shortage of opinions on the internet about what you should do as a parent. But my goal isn't to convince you of anything or tell […]
Awesome Parenting Advice for surviving parenthood without going crazy in 2021!
Parents are always looking for advice on how to survive parenthood without going crazy! This is one of the hardest things to navigate. But, it's also one of the most important and rewarding things you will do in this life. This article will walk you through how to survive parenthood without going crazy, including helpful […]
10 Minute Self-care | Why self-care is important for busy mums
As mums, we are always busy, and self-care is a vital part of maintaining our mental health, but it can be hard to find the time. Self-care doesn't have to be about a luxurious spa day or buying expensive clothes. It can be as simple as making sure you're getting enough sleep, eating well, and […]
COVID-19 | How to keep a Daily Routine and Activity Ideas
Covid-19  these are some very uncertain times which we are all facing at the moment with the Coronavirus pandemic, including the current social distancing measures in place, which have been forcing schools and businesses around the world to close. It is now down to us the parents to keep our children entertained and provide some […]
Holiday Activities | Summer Ice Cream Activities
Ice Cream Parlour At Home Are you looking for some summer holiday activities and boredom busters? Create your own ice cream or ice cream sundae this is a perfect summer holiday activity that your children will be sure to love! Decorate your table with a colourful table cloth and bunting you can use an empty cereal […]
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