Posts in Parenting

DEAR SANTA CLAUS

DEAR SANTA CLAUS I asked my mom to type this for me, because I am still learning to write and read. So mom and I were talking about Christmas, and I had more than just a Christmas wish list that I wanted to share and chat to you about… So, my mommy has typed this letter up, and she said she will put some big words in it – so you can understand it better because you’re like really old. She’s kinda like my little PA, and I’m like her… Read More

BREASTFEEDING FAIL

Did I envision whilst being pregnant with my son nearly four going on five years ago that I would exclusively breastfeed? YES. Was I able to exclusively breastfeed him like I envisioned? NO. Did this break my heart? YES. Does it still break my heart a little bit after all these years? Yes and no. Last week women were celebrating breastfeeding via social media platforms. Therefore, every time I opened up my Instagram account I would see very beautiful and intimate moments shared between mom and baby whilst breastfeeding. Those… Read More

Dear every mom

The “every mom” is our sister, a friend, an acquaintance, or the mom that we still need to meet. The every mom is unique in her own right, and has to face her own battles (privately or publicly). Her heart is soft, yet burdened as she carries the weight of the world inside of her. She tries her best to lovingly carry and nurture her family, even when she may feel lost, afraid, or overwhelmed. The every mom rises up each day determined to give her best for her family, despite what the world throws at… Read More

The importance of role playing for children | CHAPTER 1

This post started off with the idea of it being “just one quick little post.” When I first started drafting the outline for this post – I soon realized that there is quite a bit that I wanted to share with you, and that my “one quick little post” would need to be turned into a series of separate posts. Where I will share stories of how creative role play and drama impacted various children that I’ve taught over the years, through to sharing simple ideas that you can try… Read More

Long hair – don’t care

We all love having awkward conversations with strangers, especially when strangers feel the need to share their opinions on how we need to raise our kids. Or a personal new favourite of mine: when a stranger insists on me cutting my sons hair as a means of not letting him feel confused – gender wise. “YAY – so fun”, said no mom ever. I’ve been mulling over this topic of kid gender stereotypes for some time now,  and I wanted to share some of my personal views with you on… Read More