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But Mommy, little girls DO exist!

It was without any planning that our most recent trip to the library resulted in reading bedtime stories that assume the wonderful imaginations of our children are based more in reality that those of  their parents.  My eldest is definitely at the age where he is constantly at war within himself, trying to figure out.

Railroads and helicopters: the vehicles of bad parenting

There’s a quote up on the wall in my therapy room: “Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child”.  It’s an old folk wisdom saying.  Yes be your child’s advocate, but to what extent will they be able to cope when you’re not around? Here’s some interesting reading for those of.

Don’t tell me to decrease screen time!

If there’s one thing that causes heated debate on social media, gets defenses up and brings out the worst side of already over-tired moms, it’s another blog post that tells us we’re doing it wrong.  Specifically, that your kids should be exposed to less screen time. From what I’ve seen, whether it’s a celebrity influencer,.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Moluk’s new toys

This past weekend saw the world’s biggest toy fair take place in Nuremburg, Germany, and in keeping with their development rate of the last few years, Moluk once again impressed with their designs, showcasing two new products and this time branching into the arena of baby products. Baby teethers Meet Nigi, Nagi, and Nogi!  A.

Tidy up time

I can just hear my littlest singing “Tidy up time, tidy up time” as I write this.  The kids know that post-birthdays we have to do a big clear out to make space for any new toys.  Some birthday and Christmas presents are “consumable” and, after bringing a fair amount of joy into our home,.

A reminder for all of us as to what really matters

A while back a friend’s FB status went something along the lines of “Ah open-ended toys. So beautiful. So multifarious. So very expensive.” This made me sad.  While I was able to share some ideas with her about “loose parts play“, I had to admit that the most beautiful open-ended toys are generally quite expensive. .

More STUFF – for you and your kids!

We can all admit the silly season prep has hit us hard.  It’s as though Halloween comes and goes but with it goes any idea that there “might still be time to get it done this year”, whatever your it might be.  Suddenly the assault of Christmas decor in shopping centres is no longer subtle and every.