Category Archives: Parenting

Why I’m investigating my son’s quirks


Mr 6 has had a rocky relationship with sleep since he was 2 years old.  Before that he was the perfect sleeper.  I was that smug Mum who thought that because I was following the rules, my baby was sleeping.  In my quest, I wanted to know why, not just sit back and accept that he just had trouble with sleep. read more

6 tips to reduce school anxiety


Mr 6 is off to start a new year of school tomorrow.  There is a myriad of articles and blog posts to help parents reduce anxiety for their kids starting school.  However there doesn’t seem to a whole lot of tips for the parents.

It’s a pretty big deal when our babies head off to big school.  I thought with Mr 6 having been at daycare that I wouldn’t be emotional about him starting school.  How wrong I was. read more

The good, bad and ugly of parenting advice

parenting advice

Every parent on the face of the earth has received parenting advice from a well meaning loved one or a nosy stranger.  There is always someone who has been there and done that.  Sometimes that is a blessing and sometimes it makes you want to scream.  Today I am sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of parenting advice that I have heard, read or been told directly. read more