Being a Mother of Four

This is where I pour out all my motherhood woes and joys. I have four kids and my eldest is eighteen so I reckon that means I have about 72 years of parenting experience?…

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Parenting on the Seesaw of Sound

There are days when I feel like my kids and I are sliding from one end to another on a giant seesaw of sound, trying to stop somewhere in that middle part, just above the fulcrum, where the balance is – the ever present fulcrum of yet another parenting conundrum.… Read More »Parenting on the Seesaw of Sound

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool, girls swimming

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool We have had a framed pop-up pool in our garden for 7 years, and taking care of it isn’t a chore as we follow a few basic guidelines. Whether you already have a small to medium swimming pool or are considering buying one, I… Read More »Taking care of a Pop-up Pool

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Messages you don’t need to send other Mums on WhatsApp right now

Messages you don’t need to send other Mums on WhatsApp right now Undoubtedly times are different right now during the Covid-19 pandemic and we no longer are able to do what we used to do freely. Hopefully all that will change soon. In the meantime, you might identify with this… Read More »Messages you don’t need to send other Mums on WhatsApp right now

Two Fun and Educational Apps for Children – review of Fuze4 and DiaryZapp

Fun and Educational Apps for Children – review of Fuze4 and DiaryZapp

Fun and Educational Apps for Children – review of Fuze4 and DiaryZapp [ad|gifted] This is an ideal time for children to learn new skills, or keep exisiting talents alive, by using apps that are both fun AND educational while we are stuck at home. Not being able to get out… Read More »Fun and Educational Apps for Children – review of Fuze4 and DiaryZapp

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30 Brilliant Board Games for Tweens and Teenagers

30 Board Games that my Teenagers and Tweens Highly Recommend Here is a list of 30 of our favourite board games that we enjoy as a family with tweens and teenagers. These are all games that are suitable for children over the age of 10, and a few of them… Read More »30 Brilliant Board Games for Tweens and Teenagers