Parenting, Toddler and Preschool Activities

Toddler Activities: Play Beach

The beach

Miss A loves the beach so a popular activity in our household is to create a fake beach in our living room. We use bedsheets and quilt covers to do this – a yellow one for the sand and a blue one for the water. She has lots of shells that she has collected from previous trips to real beaches and we…

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Parenting

Is It Possible To Stay Friends After Babies?

Lego

Life ain’t a Lego movie yo… If you’re one of those people who think you can still have a decent conversation with another adult after having babies, you’re in for a shock. Thanks to TV shows depicting mothers with their babies sleeping in prams and quietly sitting in high chairs while they blissfully lunch and have coffee with their girlfriends,…

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Food/Recipes

Hide Cauliflower in Mac and Cheese for Fussy Eaters

Cauliflower mac and cheese

If you have a kid (or adult?) who is "allergic" to vegetables, you may want to try this tasty dish which is very popular with my husband and toddler. I also use the exact same sauce with spaghetti to make spaghetti carbonara so you can also do that if you prefer. My policy is to try to present both hidden and visible…

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Parenting

Organic Parenting: Following your instincts

Painting

Who needs a paintbrush when you have hands? What is organic parenting? I would call my style of parenting "organic". I don't mean organic as in organic food and products, I mean parenting with your natural instincts. Parenting as if you had never read a single parenting book in your life. Raising a child the way you feel is right…

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Parenting

Why The Twos Are Terrible (And What We Are Doing To Survive)

beach

Bub sticking “birthday candles” into the sand 1. They are still learning how the world works Miss A has just turned two. They don’t call it terrible twos for nothing. It’s not that they suddenly turn two and go crazy but it’s just that they are at this particular developmental stage where they are learning to communicate and figuring out how…

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