Cheap Things to do at Home with the Kids

pebble painting Cheap Things to do at Home with the KidsAs a child I remember waiting for what felt like forever for the school holidays to arrive. My mum used to tell me that they will come around soon enough, but it always seemed to drag. Now that I’m a mum I hear myself saying the exact same thing to my children, and now it really does feel that as soon as one holiday is over with the next one is right upon us! [Read more…]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

getting kids to eat healthy e1426718568354 How to Get Your Kids to Eat HealthyHaving children is a real blessing, nothing can compare to being a parent and the love that you feel for your family. However, this doesn’t mean that having children doesn’t come with a bit of stress too, and meal times can play a big part in that. [Read more…]

Teaching Children the Joy of Giving

child giving gift flowers Teaching Children the Joy of GivingWho doesn’t love getting a present? It’s only natural isn’t it, when somebody has put the time and effort into giving you a gift, you feel great!

Since having children though, I have been shocked by how much I prefer my boys to be bought gifts than myself (I think this is one of the selfless things I just couldn’t wrap my head around until I had children of my own). It is wonderful to see the look of sheer joy when they rip open the wrapping paper and reveal the toy that they have been waiting for. icon smile Teaching Children the Joy of Giving [Read more…]

Trying to Balance Working and Being a Mother

balancing work family e1419943628163 Trying to Balance Working and Being a MotherBeing a mother throws up a lot of different challenges. One of the most difficult to get right however is work! We can easily start to get overwhelmed thinking “Do I need to work?” and “How can I find a job that will work around my family?”. These are just a couple of the questions that we face once we have started a family. [Read more…]

Why we decided against Home Schooling – At least for now

kid bored home schooling Why we decided against Home Schooling – At least for nowWhen the time came to send our eldest son to school we seriously considered home schooling. As it stands, we have decided not to home school our children yet but we also haven’t ruled it out completely for the future either. Here are a few of the reasons we thought about home schooling our kids and also the reasons why we decided against it – for now anyway. [Read more…]