In my family, I am known as the Book Aunty. Whatever the occasion, the gift will be books. Fortunately for my extended family tribe, aged 2-14, I am also in a terrific position to find the perfect book for every kid.
Growing up I remember that chores were not my favorite thing to do. My boys are still a little young to do be expected to do too many chores but now that my eldest has started school I am trying to get him in the habit of at least making his bed in the morning! I also try and get him and his brother into the habit of doing small tasks such as bringing their dinner plate out to the kitchen once they are finished, putting dirty clothes in the wash basket instead of the floor and being responsible for carrying their own school/ daycare bags. I do believe chores are an important part of growing up and here are 5 reasons why…
Know that doing your regular 9 to 5 isn’t the only way you can contribute to your family budget. Optimizing our daily or monthly spendings and knowing how to do that can go a long way when it comes to the amount of money you are putting on the side.
I have three young sons and at least once a week people, usually strangers, will say to me “Wow three boys! No girls? You must have your hands full!” or something to that extent.
Decided to go bathers shopping today. I remember a time when I could walk in, buy off the shelf and look good!
Anywho three children, 30+kg and zero workouts later I walked into Bras n Things where I was greeted by an Amazonian 19-year-old.
We all know how hard it is to eat healthy when we are juggling #worklife, #mumlife, #wifelife, #supermumlife – sometimes it almost seems that it would be SOOOO much easier to quickly shove that very inviting packet of Tim Tams down your throat every chance you get rather than taking time out of your busy day to make yourself some ‘healthy’ snacks.
With a 2yo and 3yo at home, I’m finding every reason I can (cue incessant toddler tantrums) to venture to the supermarket less.
So any product that means I can DIY-it at home instead of another trip to Woolies… is my kind of thing!
After being professionally wrapped by the seasoned midwives in special care for two weeks, my home wrapping was just not cutting it for bubba Elliot. It seems I have the ability to “freestyle” wrap in two ways.
A photo popped up on my news feed that made my heart skip a beat recently. It was a friend’s son in his booster with a sweatshirt’s sleeves tied in front of his head to keep it from flopping forward as he slept. What was scarier to me was the number of people who unknowingly endorsed what was an incredibly dangerous idea. Lots of “Yeah great idea”, “Good job mate” etc.
What is sanity when you have a child on the spectrum?
I ask because these special children can be very difficult to manage, especially if/when you haven’t yet been able to translate their individual language and implement effective strategies. You live your life on high alert as you work hard to meet their needs and cope with frequent meltdowns. By necessity, your definition of sanity needs to be an ever-changing, flexible thing that moves according to what is happening on any given day. On some days, you can feel like you’ll explode if it continues for a second longer, and on other days it’s positively blissful by comparison, even when everything seems to be going wrong!