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Dealing with your children’s temper tantrums

Temper tantrums are a natural part of children’s development. But that does not lessen the frustration that a parent feels when a child is throwing one! Learning how to deal with your children’s tantrums in the right way can be very tough on parents – and believe me, I should know.  When my son Tom and […]

The dos and don’ts of dealing with sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry has existed as long as families have, and handling it requires good parenting skills. I should know – my children Tom and Mary have been sparring partners since they were toddlers! Of course, there are some families in which brothers and sisters are not rivals, and instead like and enjoy one another, but I […]

Coping with sleep deprivation as a new parent

As a first-time parent, your life has changed significantly. You are now charged with the care of a precious little infant who, among other things, doesn’t yet have a sleep schedule in sync with yours. Sleep deprivation as a new parent can be tough – it’s fairly common to average only four consecutive hours of sleep a […]

How to make after-school activities fun

Learning shouldn’t stop once children come home from school, so it is important to plan after-school activities that entertain and educate! Since Tom and Mary started school, I have juggled my work timetable so that I can be at home when they arrive. Even though they normally have a good deal of homework to do, I encourage them […]

How to soothe your teething baby

Teething can be a very uncomfortable time not only for baby, but also for first-time parents. Parents want to do all they can to help their baby, but because little ones cannot communicate exactly where and how they are hurting, it can be difficult to know what to do. Teeth usually begin to emerge in […]

Quick and easy packed lunches for kids

As a working mum, it’s sometimes tempting to save time and energy by sending my children off to school with a store-bought packed lunch or with a few pounds of pocket money so they can buy lunch. But those meals are usually high in the bad stuff and low in the good, so I try […]

Coping with your children’s fussy eating

Most families have fussy eaters. You know the one – the child who eats jam sandwiches every day for every meal and turns their nose up at vegetables! When Tom and Mary were toddlers, they were fussy eaters. In part, being picky about food was a way for them to explore their independence. But being a […]

The importance of a working mum’s me time

Wake up, get ready, get the children ready, make breakfast, eat breakfast, and make packed lunches. Take the kids to school, work, pick the kids up from school, take the kids to extracurricular activities, cook a healthy dinner, eat, shower, and sleep. Repeat five days a week. My day-to-day routine is quite hectic, leaving very […]

Top and tail: Bathing your newborn

A new baby can be overwhelming for first-time parents. Between feeding, soothing and spending time with your newborn, there is a lot to do! But for the first month or so until a baby’s umbilical cord drops off, new parents don’t have to worry about giving baby a bath. However, just because your newborn isn’t ready […]

How to manage the homework battle

With my children Tom and Mary back at school, the battle over homework has become part of our evening routine. Mary normally does her work quickly and without complaints, but Tom can make a mountain out of a molehill of a few pages of algebra. Things have improved in the last couple of years, but only […]

Parenting no-nos: Comparing your child to others

A common mistake that first-time parents make is comparing their child to others, whether positively or negatively. Even seasoned parents do this! For some, it’s the worry that something is wrong because their child is learning to do new things later than other children. For others, it’s the excessive pride they feel for their child that turns […]

Stress management tips for working mums

Stress is an inevitable part of being a working mum. Balancing work and family is no easy feat! But just because stress is inevitable doesn’t mean there is nothing you can or should do about it. Because stress can have negative effects on your body and behaviour, including headache, stomach upset, chest pain, insomnia, irritability and […]

Letting your baby cry it out

First-time parents often cannot resist rushing to their baby’s side when he or she starts to cry. This is good! After all, crying is a baby’s first form of communication. A child’s tears tell mummy and daddy that “I’m hungry”, “I need a new nappy” or “I feel ill” in place of speech. But when […]

Children’s pocket money: Getting it right

The new school year is under way, bringing with it new teachers, new subjects, new extracurricular activities and the yearly pocket money negotiations – yes, I do mean negotiations! I think my children Tom and Mary gang up on me every autumn before we discuss pocket money for the next school year.  They always have plausible […]

They can’t be twins – they don’t look the same!

Most twins are fraternal, which means two eggs, two separate sacs – a little like ordinary siblings who happened to be conceived and born at the same time.  Yet, because identical twins are the ones that people notice, those folk who are slightly clueless about twins find it very hard to believe that somebody can […]