Watching our flower girl bloom

There’s plenty written about raising confident kids. And it’s no surprise. Our attitude towards life, our happiness and our wellbeing are dependent on our confidence and self-esteem. So helping our children to develop confidence is one of the biggest responsibilities we have as a parent. On the weekend Elsie was a flower girl in our … Continue reading Watching our flower girl bloom

School holiday highs and lows

Now I get it when parents say how excited they are about school holidays arriving and then how excited they are about school going back. This two-week break since Easter has been the first of the school holidays that we’ve had (since Elsie only started school this year). And I loved the first week. It flew … Continue reading School holiday highs and lows

Is my toddler lonely if she has an imaginary friend?

Sometimes your child says or does something really good (like winning an award at school for always using her manners) and you can’t help but credit your parenting. Like when the Goal Attack tries not to smile as she jogs back to her position after shooting a goal. But for every action there is an … Continue reading Is my toddler lonely if she has an imaginary friend?

When your 2yo can think on the spot better than you

Maeve has given herself permission to have one dummy in her mouth and one in her hand during the day. ‘We’re playing babies,’ she tells me when I remind her that dummies are (strictly) for bed. She quickly crawls across the lounge room floor towards Elsie and says, ‘Wah, wah.’ ‘You’re a big girl, Maeve,’ … Continue reading When your 2yo can think on the spot better than you

Advent calendar or not, the countdown is on

Is anyone else ticking things off their calendar like it’s a relief? ‘Oh thank goodness, we can tick that one off.’ Is that how I want to teach our girls to live their lives? Everyone’s talking about it. December is crazy when it comes to functions, break ups, Christmas parties, Christmas drinks, as well as … Continue reading Advent calendar or not, the countdown is on