Pondering Parenthood Category

Dirt is Grounding

I was recently asked by Kirsteen of ‘The Forever Years’ blog to write a post about dirt. Specifically, the topic of our kids getting outside, dirty, muddy and barefoot. As I write this, the kids are in the garden with the neighbourhood kids, making mud pies, and loving it! As there is research for everything […]

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Ring Slings and Things: The Beauty and Benefits of Baby Wearing

My husband defines babywearing as ‘wearing your baby before they wear you out.’. It’s quite a good definition really! October the 5th kicked off International Babywearing Week around the globe. When I had my first child seven and a half years ago, I had never heard of ‘baby wearing’. I was the mother who used to complain of […]

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Two Too Little?: Is Early Childhood Education Becoming Even Earlier?

Recently my two year old has been desperate to go to kindergarten. When we dropped her older sister off last week she said ‘Bye Mum’ and had a large tantrum when we tried to leave. Everyday last week she insisted that she have a packed lunch and a packed bag, just like her older sister. […]

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Just a Spoonful of Sugar: Aren’t Our Children Sweet Enough?

My children are sweet….well, most of the time that is. And I’m sure your children are too. But if your children are anything like mine, they sure do have a sweet tooth. And one thing I have observed about my children after they have consumed a significant amount of sugar, is that their behaviour is often […]

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Outnumbered: When the Duet Becomes a Trio

This is a blog post that I wrote for the Blog ‘The Forever Years’. See http://www.theforeveryears.wordpress.com Have you ever seen the BBC comedy series ‘Outnumbered’? It is one of my favourite TV shows, and it is my husband’s also. It documents the everyday life of a couple bringing up their three lively children. Those children […]

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From Stuffluenza to Simplicity: On Overcoming the Overwhelming Overload

Stuff. We just seem to have so much of it these days. Are you or someone you know suffering from ‘Stuffluenza?‘ I thought that I had made up this term, but no, a google search confirms that someone has already thought of this term. Stuffluenza refers to someone who has an abundant supply of material […]

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COME WHINE WITH ME

Keep Calm & Cook On: Reflections on Mealtimes with Small People. I’m not really a big fan of all the cooking shows on the telly (and there as so many of them!) but last night I was thinking that there really should be a program called ‘Come Whine with Me’. Contestants would have to cook […]

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