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Why We Shouldn’t Teach Kids To Not See Colour and What to Say Instead.

Why We Shouldn’t Teach Kids To Not See Colour and What to Say Instead.

Let’s get honest for a second. It can be a bit uncomfortable talking to children about race at times. Or anyone for that matter. We don’t always know what to say, we don’t want to feel guilty and we generally tend to shy away from awkward conversations as a human race. At least I do. But in my heart, I feel that this is such an important thing to talk about...
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To That Rude Woman On the Train With Her Unwelcome Opinions

To That Rude Woman On the Train With Her Unwelcome Opinions

Picture the scene. It's 8pm on a Friday. A hot, sweaty tube carriage on the hottest day of the year. A 16-month-old sitting in his buggy, quietly eating some raisins. A three-year-old, kneeling on one of the seats playing with his toy car. Kids, who are normally bouncing off the walls, sitting still for a moment because they have...
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Why Brothers Are The Best and Only a Teeny Tiny Bit Annoying

Why Brothers Are The Best and Only a Teeny Tiny Bit Annoying

Ok, let's be real, brothers can be seriously annoying, whether they are getting you in trouble, fighting with you over ridiculous things, or sitting on the remote again. But, they can also be the best fun. So I’ve pulled together some funny parenting stories to explain why brothers are the best. This list is compiled of entirely true things about my kids as well as from some lovely...
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*Actually* Enjoy Planting Seeds With Kids with A Lovely Starter Kit

*Actually* Enjoy Planting Seeds With Kids with A Lovely Starter Kit

Plant seeds with the kids they said. It'll be great fun they said. They will learn so much from it and love seeing their seeds sprout. There are so many benefits of gardening with kids and you'll feel like a total earth mother and superwoman all rolled into one.  Hah.  IF you can finally manage to get your act together and buy everything you need - seed pots, seeds, compost, seed markers and anything else you...
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What My Three-Year-Old Taught Me About Gender Equality

What My Three-Year-Old Taught Me About Gender Equality

It was an unremarkable weekday afternoon when Zach, my three-year-old, started crying frustratedly. ‘What’s the matter, buddy?’ I asked, keeping my voice super cool and casual. Frustrated crying is commonplace in our house (whether mine or the kids) so I was giving him my best, ‘it’s probably nothing, but if it’s something I’m here for you,’ vibes. ‘My spaceship is broken,’ Zach says holding up the door to the spaceship which he’s...
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11 Simple Activities To Make The Most of the 30 Mins Before Bedtime

11 Simple Activities To Make The Most of the 30 Mins Before Bedtime

You get home from work, you’re late. Again. You feel awful, that working mum guilt hits you hard, it’s almost bedtime, and you want to play with the kids before they sleep, but when you do, they get so overexcited that bedtime takes twice as long, and someone ends up in tears (probably you.) I know how it is, I've been there. So how do you make the most of that short,...
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