EARLY CHILDHOOD

I have a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) and 10+ years of classroom experience. Come here to learn how you can help your child in their first years of life. Plus, you’ll see the real real of my parenting journey.

25 Fun Hiding Places for The Elf on the Shelf

This is our first year of doing 'The Elf on the Shelf'. If you are looking for fun hiding places for your 'Elf on the Shelf', then you've come to the right place!   I had a quick look online to see what ideas people had in terms of hiding him and introducing him...

5 Highly Effective Tips for Parenting a Strong Willed Child

Parenting a strong willed child is no easy feat. (FYI this post contains affiliate links to make shopping for my favorite resources that I personally use and love, easy!) Parenting a strong willed child is difficult, exhausting, testing and ongoing. The good news is,...

The Kasners Kick Duchenne

Have you heard of Duchenne? Recently I was introduced to a very special family, The Kasners. The family consists of Sarah and Dan and their two little boys Caleb (4) and Duncan (3). These two little boys can run, jump and climb. But it won't always be this way. You...

Do you actually know what drowning looks like?

Have you ever seen someone drowning in real life? It's very different to what you see in the movies. If it wasn't for a friend of mine telling me a story about a man who was actually watching his child drown and didn't realize it, I might have been in the same...

The Power of Calm

Are you a yeller?    Don't worry, I'm a recovering yeller. It's something I'm working on. I always joke that I can easily handle a class of 30 four year olds and stay very calm, however, it's a different story with my own children.   I've been in situations...

Tips for Parents of Preschool-Age Twins

Raising twins is hard. It's an amazing journey but it's not easy. The newborn stage feels like a blur now. I just remember being so tired that I understood why they use sleep deprivation as a torture tool. My poor husband walked through a glass window at work as he...

Traveling with Kids-My Top 10 Tips

Let's be real. Traveling with kids is not fun. If you are about to embark on a long plane trip with toddlers then you need a survival guide. I've done it a few times so have first hand experience which I am going to share with you. After all, you want it to be as easy...

How to reduce power struggles with your child

Power struggles with your child? Do they drive you mad? Do you feel like they are doing it on purpose? If you feel like you're about to tip over the edge, don’t worry. You are NOT alone. We have all been there. Wouldn’t it be amazing if our children cooperated with...

Fussy Eating and Food Battles

Feeding toddlers can be one of the hardest things you can do. One day they’ll eat anything, the next day NOTHING! My three year old twins are going through that at the moment, and to be honest, I’ve lost my inspiration to cook a variety of healthy meals for them as...

New to Potty Training? Here is My Best Tip!

We’ve just been through potty training with the girls. Doing it x2 is no easy feat! I’m not going to give advice on potty training as every child is different. One thing I will say though is, wait until they are really ready!   Now that they are newly potty...

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