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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

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Resources and 18 tips for safe screen usage for tweens and teens

Resources and 18 tips for safe screen usage for tweens and teens The good, the bad and the downright uuuugleee… Are you concerned about your teens and tweens screen usage or know where to find the right resources for their online safety? Most of the battles with our kids are… Read More »Resources and 18 tips for safe screen usage for tweens and teens

I Just Don’t Know

“Mummy?” “Yes?” “How many places does the River Slaney pass through?” “?” I have one eye on the rear-view mirror watching an oncoming truck as it thunders down the hill towards me while the other eye, deranged chameleon-like, is looking for a gap in the oncoming traffic so that I… Read More »I Just Don’t Know