News flash: New Year’s resolutions don’t work! I don’t know about you, but I’ve set them for myself in the past and failed every time. In fact, research says that less than 10% of New Year’s resolutions are actually achieved. So, what am I doing writing about New Year’s resolutions if they don’t work? Well, as a parent, I’m wonderful at guilt tripping myself and questioning everything I do with my six-year-old mini cyclone. So, this year, I thought I’d talk about some different kinds of resolutions. Forget the January 1 promises of losing weight, exercising more and swearing less … Read More
We are full swing into spring, but where I live in Queensland, it feels like summer already! This means my daughter (AKA the human heat bead) will FINALLY be dressed appropriately for the next six months – and I will stop getting tut-tutted whenever I take her anywhere (she refuses to wear a jumper or anything remotely warm, even when everyone else is wearing five layers of clothing and clutching hot water bottles). It also means we parents need to keep a few things in mind as our littlies play outside. Children’s bodies don’t cool down as quickly as adults. … Read More
This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. The smells of summer plunge me right back into childhood. Hot asphalt, jasmine, cut grass, chlorine … BAM! There I am playing handball on the road, and cricket in the neighbour’s yard. We were barely inside. To be fair, mum didn’t really want us inside – she was a night-shifter, our noise was much better for her when it was bothering the neighbours instead of her sleep. Still, those aromas stir up the feelings of joy, freedom and summer happiness that come from … Read More
We always look forward to Spring and Summer seasons and being outside in the beautiful warm Australian weather. It is the ultimate outside play time of the year! Getting outside and playing is important for the kids all year round, but there are steps parents need to take to ensure a safe and happy experience for their children during outside play in summer. 1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. We all know this by now, but still so many Australians young and old still get sunburnt every summer. We know it’s easier to wrestle an adult crocodile than it is to put sunscreen … 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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