Why is it STILL so hard? (How to effectively manage those tearful drop-offs)

I've spoken about Little Man's tearful drop-offs when he started nursery almost two years ago. As with most children, the settling-in period was tough. Very tough. For him and for me. To see those tears every morning as I tried … Continued

5 Simple Ways to Make Learning Fun

When Little Man was little(r), life was all about song and dance and games and laughter. The focus was on developing his sensory and physical abilities, then his speech, emotions, independence. Now that he's almost three-and-a-half, and has mastered the above essentials, … Continued

5 'Superhero' Rules for Toddlers

Little Man is completely into superheroes (super eeros as he pronounces them) these days. Not just the Original Three (Superman, Spiderman, Batman) but the whole lot. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, Flash. Even the rather obnoxious Deadpool!!! Plus … Continued

Six things every first-time mum-to-be must do…

All you pregnant-for-the-first-time mums-to-be, here's some heart-to-heart advice from one rookie mum to a rookie-mum-to-be. Don't take these for granted, EVER, because once you're a mum, you will long for… 1. Sleep This is THE number one thing a new mum … Continued

Adventures in Potty Training – Part III (Useful Tips)

Welcome back to my Adventures in Potty Training. Part III is a collection of things I learned/ am learning along the way. Useful tips and tricks to get the job done, that I've either invented or stolen borrowed from other … Continued

The Mummy Cheat-Sheet

Mums always need more than 24 hours in a day. To take care of baby/toddler – feed them, change them, feed them again, change them again, clean up the mess from the previous feeds, entertain them, discipline them, entertain them … Continued