Like most parents, I get nightmares about my kids over-using technology and being hooked onto their digital devices all the time. New terms like “technology addiction” or “internet use disorder” don’t help either. By the way, I might just mention here that both these terms do not exist in DSM 5 (the diagnostic manual used by most mental health professionals around the world). However, “Internet gaming disorder” does exist but a child must have some very serious symptoms to fall into that category.
As parents, one of thing things that can be hard to get your head around is car seat safety. There are laws, there are recommendations and then there are mums in your mother’s group turning their children forward facing at six months, while others are still rear facing at three- years-old. We look at the laws, recommendations and why Type G car seats is the safest on the market.
Summer is well and truly here! It’s the best time of year and we are so excited! There’s lots of lying by the pool relaxing and swimming and lots of ice creams and cold drinks. How can anyone ever say anything bad about summer?!!! Anyway, to celebrate summer we wanted to share some of our very fave finds that you all just have to have. Seriously! Check out our summer essentials below:
This post is sponsored by Steggles
With two teenagers and a four-year-old in the house it can be hard to get quality time with the teenagers because the four-year-old rules the roost. But with one off to uni this year and the other starting year 11 we are very aware that their time at home is limited and we want to make the most of it.
Let’s just say in my early teens I wasn’t the saint my parents would have liked to have claimed as their daughter. Growing up in a Christian household, I was shall we say rather sheltered from the ‘naughtiness’ of this world. That is until I decided to run away from home and explore all there was on offer. From winning jelly wrestling completions at the pub on Airlie beach to partying til sunrise in the city… I’ve done my fair share of giving my poor parents heart attack after heart attack.
We are so excited for Ballerina! We’ve been waiting for ages to see it. We know you are waiting too so we have some very special packs for you.
It’s that time of the year again when a lot of little kids prepare for starting school. Along with the excitement of new school uniform, bags and water bottles comes the nervousness and anxiety. Many children are already used to being separated from parents for some time due to perhaps being in daycare or preschool. But big school is different.
One of my favourite things about Summer is Wind in the Willows at the Botanical Gardens. It’s a magical time of year in Sydney and I love getting about in the evening. We used to go along and see it as children and I took my teenagers as well so it’s great to take Tully and Mylo as well.
Baking is one of my favourite parts of Christmas. I love making things with the kids and making old favourites together. However, it’s important to be age appropriate with the baking so your little one doesn’t get too bored. These Christmas Brownies are so easy to make.
This post is sponsored by ALDI
It’s been a few years since I have had a kid in nappies but when I did, the ALDI Mamia nappies and wipes were my go-to choice. They were affordable and effective for Tully, with minimal leaking issues and no skin irritations. However, having three kids, I’m well aware that what works for one kid may not work for another. With this in mind, when we were asked to road test the Mamia range I sent out nappies to five different families with different aged children, different requirements and different skin.