“MUM! DAD! Is that my Christmas present?” We’ve all been there. (At least, I hope we all have …) It’s five weeks before Christmas, the kids have been searching the house for 45 weeks, trying to sniff out their Christmas booty, until EUREKA! They’ve found your cunningly clever Christmas-present hiding spot (it’s always at the top of a cupboard, isn’t it?). Sigh. And that’s just ONE annoying bit about Christmas-present buying. There’s also: Battling the shopping centre crowds. Being forced to listen to the same Christmas jingles in each shop. DECIDING what to buy (ugh!). Wasting heaps of money on … Read More
Another school holidays have come to an end. How was yours? Busy? School holidays for this generation of kids are a very busy time. Whether it be pre-planned family holidays or scheduled outings and commitments, it seems each day is filled to the brim with activity. The need and the pressure to keep the kids “entertained” is high. Think back to your own childhood. What were your school holidays like? I remember a few weeks of just hanging around. We relaxed, played with our few toys, our siblings and our friends. We read books, went on walks, off on our … Read More
It was such a wonderful dream … we’d start our own business selling children’s cubby houses, and I’d be able to stay at home with the kids. I’d play games with the kids, clean, have wonderful long walks with our dog, have a lovely meal on the table each night AND provide superb customer service for our customers. Yup, that was a great dream … In reality it’s more like I was a clown juggling in a circus … the kids getting louder and louder wanting my attention, the house never had that “just been cleaned” shine, dinner was whatever I could … Read More
Now that we are well and truly back into the school year and daily grind, it’s easy for parental guilt to sink in.We’re so busy with work, life and endless to-do lists, we’re exhausted, and playing with our kids is not always our top priority. And it shouldn’t always be,
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