Nothing will have you reevaluating your home quite like a baby on the verge of crawling. Suddenly every room layout, plug, cord, and innocuous decorating choice will look like a potential danger to your precious little mover (whose crazy idea was it to have books on the bottom shelf of your bookshelves, anyway?).

While it is inevitable that small children are going to get into things they shouldn’t, there are certain steps you can take to make your home and property safer. Here are 11 ways to childproof your home, to help you stop worrying about safety and start worrying about how to keep up with your tiny speed racer!… View Post

Motherhood teaching me to multitask

Motherhood teaching me to multitask

In my life before children, I would kid myself into thinking that I was able to multitask with the best of them.  Working in an administration environment it was common practice to be taking a phone call, typing something up on the computer, whilst calling another patient through to clinic etc.  Heading into motherhood I knew that there would new skills that I would have to learn but hey I had multitasking down to a fine art.

Or so I thought.… View Post

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Responsibility

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Responsibility

Being a parent can feel like the ultimate responsibility – raising children to be polite, well-mannered, functioning members of society who understand how and what to do is a daunting task. It’s not impossible, though. There are some wonderful ways to teach children responsibility, and you never know, you might learn something yourself along the way.… View Post

Making Time For Play // Weekends Are Family Time

Making Time For Play // Weekends Are Family Time

Long before I was married and had children, I worked with a lady who would talk about her daughter and granddaughter.  With great affection, she would talk about what adventures they had been up to at the weekend.  You see, her daughter worked full time during the week, with her granddaughter attending nursery whilst she was at work.  The weekends, however, were theirs.  A time to dedicate two full days to fun, adventures and everything else.  Cramming in as much as possible into the time they had together. … View Post

Why Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher Is …

Why Communicating With Your Child’s Teacher Is Important

When a child attends kindergarten for the first time, it is a big stage in their development, but it can also be an emotional time for them, as well as the parents. You will want to prepare your child for their first attendance in advance, altering their routine to fit in with their new kindergarten so that it is less of a shock to them on their first day. You will also want to keep a good relationship with your child’s teacher or carer and maintain the lines of communication between you, which can have excellent benefits for everyone.… View Post

Top tips to baby-proof your home from Safety 1…

Top tips to baby-proof your home from Safety 1st

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) ‘Over 76,000 children under the age of 14 are admitted for treatment of which over 40% are under 5 years of age’. As a parent, you will take every precaution needed to ensure that your little one is safe. The great thing is Safety 1st have all bases covered to make your home safe for little wanderers. Here are their top tips for safety around the house.… View Post

Sarah’s story – the importance of family support

Sarah’s story – the importance of family support

Making the decision to have children was an easy one for Mr. Boo and I.  Throughout our dating years we had often chatted about having children, how many we would like and roughly what age we would like to be when they arrived.  Whilst on our honeymoon we decided that now would be a good time to start trying for children.… View Post