Happy Confident Children

Child completing the happy confident me journal

We were gifted the journal for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Most of us worry about how happy or confident children are at one time or another. Being a homeschool family I probably worry a bit more than most as I want to make sure that Faith’s mental health and wellbeing is well cared for. Right now, the world is experiencing the shared worries and devastation from the Coronavirus (Covid-19). With the recent[Read more]

How much screen time is too much?

Two young boys sitting on some steps both staring at their mobile phones. Young girl in background also staring at her mobile phone

How much screen time is too much, is something that has been on my mind a lot lately in regards to my daughter and also for myself too! We are now coming up to a year of homeschooling. Over that year Faith has had many more opportunities to spend time on her phone or watch TV than before and it really started to worry me. Then in the lead up to Christmas, an advert came on TV which said ‘if[Read more]

Helping your children to stay safe at school

Children at school writing in their text books

One of the most overwhelming times of a child’s life is the years that they spend at school. Even if you choose to homeschool, it’s still a scary time! The first years are scary. It’s time away from their parents, their familiar surroundings and even their own toys. Children need reassurance that you will be there for them for all of the scary bits. Kids have to navigate classes with new friends and new teachers telling them what to do.[Read more]

4 Ways To Ensure A Great Future For Your Child

children lined up on a cliff jumping for joy

If you ask any parent what they want for their children most of all, it is usually to have a great future and great prospects, and plenty to look forward to. Basically, you are thinking about your child’s future, and everything you do is an attempt to make sure that that future is going to be as bright as possible. In this article, we are going to take a look at a few of the most important ways in which[Read more]

Teaching Kids To Be Calm Around Animals

Little girl sitting in a field with two goats. She is keeping calm around the animals and has her arm stretched out feeding one of the goats

It can be very easy to upset a child with an animal. Dogs are often boisterous and loud, and cats can be very independent and scratchy. Hamsters are small and might not retain a child’s attention. Snakes can be exotic animals for most ages, children and adults alike! Of course, not every kid is going to cry or scream when confronted with an animal that wants their attention (or doesn’t, in some cases), but it is often a common worry[Read more]

Prepare For College Or University

Large group of people in black gowns throwing their caps in the air after graduating at university

When it comes to our children, we really only want what is best for them. Often this means that you may want them to continue their education after high school, and study for diplomas and degrees in college or university. However, there may be a few things that you need to think about when it comes to preparing yourself and your child for the next phase in their lives. With that in mind, here are some of the things to[Read more]

Parents guide to cosplay

Girl in cosplay wearing a green short wig and holding a painting of anime characters

What is cosplay? Simply put, cosplay is when you dress up in a costume of a character from a TV show, film, book or game and act like the character. I personally think of it as an extension of acting or performing arts. Dressing up and roleplay has been a hobby for many different people for many years. However, access to the internet and mobile phones has made it much more accessible and therefore more popular over the last two[Read more]

Being a birth partner for my daughter

New born baby boy in a white sleep suit

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby and having a discussion with my mother about ladies who have their mums in the birthing room with them when they are giving birth. At that time, I thought that it was absolutely terrible to have your mother as a birth partner, as did my mother as well. I guess it depends on the kind of relationship that you have with your children and also if your children have birthing[Read more]

Introducing Your Little Ones To Mother Nature

Lake surrounded by fields and mountains in the background

Starting a family is such a beautiful experience. Being a parent means that you get to introduce your little ones to so many amazing things and get to see their smiles grow as they learn each day. In today’s society, one of the most important skipped introductions in youngsters is to mother nature, as from an ever-smaller age children are grasping onto smartphones and spending an extraordinary amount of time indoors. If you want to ensure that your little ones[Read more]

Three Alternatives For When You Can’t Conceive.

Baby boy in his bouncy chair with a smile on his face

Trying to conceive? Deciding to start a family can be one of the happiest, most exciting times in you and your partner’s lives. It’s the start of a long road filled with some hard work, a lot of joy and no shortage of laughter. Which can make it that much more distressing when you find yourselves having trouble conceiving. The first and most important thing to do is not to blame yourselves. There are dozens of reasons that a couple[Read more]