054 – DRAFT _ Family Connection Tips

1. Focus on the moment The buzz-word for this is ‘mindfulness’. What it really means is that you’re emotionally and mentally present, and not just physically present. While your child is talking to you, let go of the ‘to-do’ list, forget about what you’re going to cook for dinner, ditch Candy Crush or your Facebook…

049 -Dust Your Bunnies, with Style.

A really simple one today… In part, because sweet baby girl is cutting her front teeth and has no interest whatsoever in Mummy getting any work done / sleep / into a sitting position. And in other part, because OMG, what did I find lurking in my house this afternoon?

045 – Dastardly Disney: Why Walt has Ruined My Wedding Day

My daughter is just edging into the bizarre world of Disney Princesses. I think it must be by social osmosis, but she seems to know all their names and corresponding Prince Charmings, having only seen a couple of selected films. I’ve deliberately attempted to delay the onslaught of ridiculously catchy showtunes for several reasons; primarily because…

044 – Ma versus Pa! Why parenting huddles save lots of troubles

No one cuddles like your Mum does. No one dances like your Dad. But what happens when Mum and Dad just aren’t on the same page about whether little Johnny gets sweets before (as) dinner? What happens when little Johnny learns which parent is more likely to capitulate to glucose centered scheming? What happens when he knows one parent is…

042 – Giving a Little Hand to the Little Ones

  We found one of these today. In fact, we found three. Three tiny little lost doodlebugs, all in a line on our windowsill. “Look Mummy, armadillos!” “Not quite, sweetie. Woodlice” “Woodlice… Oh yes, I remember. Why are they on the window?” “I don’t know. Why do you think?” “Because it’s too cold out in…

040 – Little Letters of Love

Today, my 5 year old wrote me a love letter. It made my heart burst with adoration. Until I realised it wasn’t for me.