Simple Tips on How to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Simple Tips on How to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s nearly here- Thanksgiving Day. It doesn’t have to be stressful with just a little planning. We all have busy lives and schedules and if you’re not careful before you know it it will be Thanksgiving Day! By planning ahead you can ensure that your big day will be as stressfree as possible and you […]

Important Rules for Potty Training

Important Rules for Potty Training

Even  though you may be eager to start potty training your child, if your child is too young you may find that it can often leave you (the parent) frustrated and the child confused. So how can you tell if your child is ready?  It is important to pick up on the following signs from your child: […]

Simple Ways to Teach Kids About Money

Simple Ways to Teach Kids About Money

An important life skill to teach your children that will set them on the right path towards personal and financial independence is the value of money.  It will take time and patience! From an early age it is important to provide financial lessons whenever your child receives money – Christmas, Birthday, Graduations etc.   Children should learn […]

Should I volunteer at my kids school?

Should I volunteer at my kids school?

All parents are extremely busy with the day to day running of a family, holding down a job, shopping, cleaning and much more – our to-do lists are endless. Do we really want to add another commitment to our overloaded schedules? One area that we should not cut corners or make an excuse is volunteering […]

Turn Clocks Back – End of Daylight Saving Time – Sunday November 4

Turn Clocks Back – End of Daylight Saving Time – Sunday November 4

Before becoming a parent the thought of “falling back” was welcomed as you got an extra hour of sleep, but that you are a parent now dread because your little ones are most likely to wake even earlier than usual! We would like to share with you our guest post by Rebecca Earl of The […]

Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween is coming soon and we have a few fun activities on our website for kids to do. These include: Halloween: lunch box laughs Halloween: Scary spider pumpkin template Halloween: word search Halloween Pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins To download a copy of the word search click Halloween word search Description: Each word on the […]

How To Speak to Your Child About Divorce

How To Speak to Your Child About Divorce

This is not easy  to discuss with anyone, but with your kids it is extremely difficult. We found these tips that we think will help. Create a peaceful atmosphere Offer practical reassurance Allow them to grieve Resist the urge to throw your partner under a bus! Stay strong To read this article in more detail […]

Making Time For Children to Play

Making Time For Children to Play

Play is important – it builds your child’s creativity and imagination as well as other skills. Play consist of anything from throwing a ball to playing dress up with your siblings or friends.  Important social skills are being learned – turn taking, getting along with others, trust and more. Click here to read about the […]

Playing Board Games with Children

Playing Board Games with Children

Technology has been entangling with our lives recently so much that we sometimes sacrifice parenting for convenience.  An example of this is when parents text their kids to let them know dinner is ready and for them to come to the dinner table. This is of course quite extreme, but it happens.  Then once dinner […]

Four Reasons Why Social Skills Are Key to Learning

Four Reasons Why Social Skills Are Key to Learning

When starting preschool you maybe wishing that your child learns to read and write in the first few months. However, there are more important things for a preschooler to learn initially. These are the four basic social skills. Confidence: One of the first skills teachers focus on is the development of your child’s sense of […]