PARENTING

How to teach toddlers to read | 7 must-do activities!

How to teach toddlers to read | 7 must-do activities!

How to teach toddlers to read… I’ve said a few times that there’s no need to ‘teach’ a child to read. That they’ll learn naturally, when they’re ready. However, that’s not entirely true. We ‘teach’ our toddlers every second of every day…that’s why toddlers are […]

Things to teach toddlers and things NOT to teach toddlers

Things to teach toddlers and things NOT to teach toddlers

What should we be teaching toddlers? In this post I wanted to talk a little about things to teach toddlers. The toddler years are an amazing time of growth both physically and intellectually. As parents or early years educators we need to nurture our toddlers […]

Kids Pocket Money | don’t make these pocket money mistakes!

Kids Pocket Money | don’t make these pocket money mistakes!

Do you give your kids pocket money? Right around age three our eldest started asking constantly (literally!) for toys. He would ask in the car, at dinner,  at bath time, bed time…the conversation would even come up when he was engrossed in an activity. He […]

How to teach toddlers | 11 tips that will encourage a love of learning…

How to teach toddlers | 11 tips that will encourage a love of learning…

If you want to know how to teach toddlers and build a positive environment where they can learn and thrive then read on… When we talk about ‘teaching’ we tend to think of more formal activities. However, there are many organically occurring experiences that provide […]

How to make apple cider vinegar drink that’s actually drinkable!

How to make apple cider vinegar drink that’s actually drinkable!

You may have heard that apple cider vinegar has some amazing health but is it palatable!? We’ve put together our favourite recipes in this “how to make apple cider vinegar drink guide”. Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apples. Not only is it awesome […]

Preschool near me | how to find one that doesn’t suck!

Preschool near me | how to find one that doesn’t suck!

Finding the best preschool near me… I’ll be honest with you from the start…my kids have never gone to preschool. I’m an ex-preschool teacher turned teacher trainer turned home schooling parent and I’m here to tell you what makes a great preschool. I have to […]

Got Green Guilt? | how to cope as a parent.

Got Green Guilt? | how to cope as a parent.

Climate change. Most of us grew up with these two words being cited as the reason for freak storms, heat waves and sea level change. I think for most of my life I never really got it. Global warming was just one those worries that […]

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe + babies version

Homemade Eczema Cream Recipe + babies version

How To Make Your Own DIY Eczema Cream Read to find out why this homemade eczema cream for babies (and adults) works so well. Making your own cream is so simple that you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Having been born with eczema […]