The Importance of Imaginative Play

If you’ve got children, you’ll be well versed in the concept of role play and I’m sure you would have heard of Vygotsky’s theory (even if you haven’t heard of Vygotsky himself) that imaginative play is essential for children to develop; essentially they learn through play. Imaginative play helps children to make sense of the world around them, acquire language and learn thinking skills. When taking part in role play, children have to have a dialogue with themselves or with {Read More}

Keeping the house tidy with kids!

As a busy parent who works part time, I’m always on the lookout for products that make cleaning up and tidying the house quick and effortless. I never seem to quite manage to keep on top of the house work; washing always needs doing, I hoover almost constantly and there’s always something on the floor, whether it be toys, slippers, socks, a sippy cup. No matter how much I pick up during the day, it never stays tidy for long. {Read More}

Why I won’t cherish every moment with my children

I am truly thankful for my children; they have brought so much to our family that we are grateful for. I love them more than I realised I ever could – unconditionally. They make me a better person (most days) and I know they are a blessing but please, please stop reproaching me to cherish EVERY moment! These admonishments aren’t helpful for any parent who is in the middle of a ‘toddler wobble’, the kind advice you offer without invitation {Read More}

Review: Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Image Projection

With the wintery weather well and truly upon us, there are more coughs and colds than ever going around and there’s nothing worse than having a little one with a cold they can’t shift. It means there will be sleepless nights for all concerned making things that little bit worse. It’s really infuriating that there really is little that you can do to help your little ones through these coughs and colds and some of them seem to last for {Read More}

The Tale of two (the not so glossy side…)

Now that I’m nearly 6 months in to parenting two, I thought it was about time I sat down and wrote about my adventures so far but instead of writing about all the fantastic parts, the great part, the parts I will remember always, I wanted to write about the less glossy side of parenting, the less glossy side of me. Well, I think I have to start by writing WHERE HAVE THESE 6 MONTHS GONE?! It really has just {Read More}