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Travelling with your Children

Travelling with your Children
Image Source www.whorunsyourhouse.com The Easter holiday season is often one of the busiest travelling times we have with our families andchildren. While that time is fantastic, many parents experience stress when they need to travel for atime with younger children. How do I keep them amused, how do I stop them arguing, how do Ikeep them entertained, how often should I stop? The last…

Holiday Activity Ideas for Kids

Holiday Activity Ideas for Kids
Image Source Holiday time can be such fun with our kids or it can be a stressful time to keep them amused.Below is a list of games and activities parents can do with their children. They are easy, cheap and so much fun I can almost hear the laughter now. • Sand castle building or sand model competition• Beach Frisbee• Beach cricket• Small portable soccer net to play soccer at a park or…

5 Ways to Thrill Kids in Las Vegas

5 Ways to Thrill Kids in Las Vegas
Are you travelling to Las Vegas with your family soon and wondering if there will be enough activities to keep the kids entertained? Never fear, this is Vegas we're talking about, and "Sin City" never fails to deliver on entertainment options, even the family-friendly ones!From checking out the wonders of the human body, to learning how a detective investigates, to waving at mermaids in…

What activity is best for my child

What activity is best for my child
Everyone else's child seems to be doing advanced martial arts, speaks fluent Mandarin or is on the cusp of dancing swan Lake at the Opera House. You're worried your future gold medallist or Shirley Temple is lagging behind. So how do you pick the best activity for your child? Don't get obsessed about academic pursuits unless that's your child's passion. Kids are cooped up in classrooms for…

Teaching your children about Anzac Day

Teaching your children about Anzac Day
Growing up in Australia, it is important to know about our history. One of the most important occasions children should know about is Anzac Day. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On April 25th, 1915 the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula, which was supposed to be a mission to knock Turkey out of the war and capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey).…

No Mess Mother’s Day Kids Projects

No Mess Mother’s Day Kids Projects
This one is for the Dads: Helping your kids make super-cute Mother's Day kids projects is wonderful – as long as you don't leave behind a disaster for Mum to clean up on her special day!Mother's Day reminds us each and every year how special and lovely the Mums in our lives are. While we'd generally encourage Dads to celebrate the mother of their children more than once a year, at least there's…

Happy Mothers Day Moment

Happy Mothers Day Moment
Mothers' Day is approaching again, and thanks to years of non-verbal abuse, my husband finally gets the message that Mothers' Day lasts from the moment I wake up (naturally) to the moment he puts the children to bed! Image source I have always said no to gifts, unless they're hand-made, preferring a child's card and a day of loving care, to a pair of K-mart slippers (which is apparently on…

Children – A Proprietary Interest?

Children – A Proprietary Interest?
There is a common misconception that parents have ownership rights when it comes to their children. Few people will be able to forget that ominous day in 2009 when little, blonde-haired Darcey Freeman was thrown from Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge by her father, in what was said to be an act of vengeance against Darcey’s mother. Similarly, who could clear their mind of the tragedy that…

Motherhood in the Movies

Motherhood in the Movies
We go to the movies to escape – but if movie are supposed to reflect reality we're in serious trouble, because motherhood in the movies is always extreme and never realistic. Stop me if this has happened to you: After a struggle that dwarfs the Normandy Invasion for logistics and complexity, you have somehow secured the services of the one non-insane local teenager to babysit, hacked into your…

Judgmental Mums

Judgmental Mums
Image Source I once found myself in tears over another mother's words. But for very good reason. I was attending a 'Circle of Security' parenting group with four other mothers. The group was being run by both a social worker and psychologist. The purpose of the group was to help us uncover reasons as to why our children were struggling with their behaviour and how we could help them manage…