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5 Things to Consider when Thinking of Getting a Family Pet?

2020-04-08T16:01:56+00:00LifeStyle, Parenting|

Are you thinking of getting a family pet?  One of the most exciting additions you could add to your growing family is a family pet. You can have many happy memories with them throughout the years...but are you ready for what is about to come?  This question is one of the first things that [...]

Growing Up With Nature: How to Teach Kids about the Natural World

2020-03-14T14:39:45+00:00Parenting|

Children have a lot to learn as they grow up, which we can often forget as adults. Nature is something that is often passed over when parents think about what they need to teach their children. We may not remember all of the specifics so well. However, everything you know now, you mostly had [...]

Three Basic Things You Will Need For A Growing Family

2020-03-12T18:20:52+00:00Parenting|

When you are a parent, slowly watching your children grow, it can be a very exciting time indeed. For many people it is really what they live for. If you are in this position and you want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to make the situation as positive [...]

Why Organisation Is The Key To Being A Healthy And Happy Parent: Piecing The Parenting Jigsaw Together

2020-01-31T11:32:55+00:00Parenting|

We all know the feeling of everything balancing on a knife's edge. As parents, we can spend so long trying to raise these quizzical and perfect little creatures that we can bring ourselves to the edge of insanity and back without figuring out how to be a happy parent ourselves. As our children grow [...]

When to Transition to a Toddler Bed: 7 Critical Things to Consider when Moving from Crib to Bed

2020-01-30T21:18:05+00:00Parenting|

Is my toddler ready to transition into a toddler bed? The thought of moving your toddler into their own "big girl/big boy bed" either delights or terrifies most parents! Knowing when to transition to a toddler bed can be one of the hardest decisions you can make when it comes to your own and [...]

Financial Independence and your Teenager (Guest Post)

2019-08-28T17:34:44+00:00LifeStyle, Parenting|

Is your child going to be a freshman soon? If yes, it is very important to make them aware of their finances right from this age! In today’s world, the concept of financial independence has gained immense importance. You might have already tried, but failed due to a lack of proper planning and awareness. [...]

How to Calm an Angry Child: 9 Easy Anger Management Techniques for Kids

2019-02-27T13:33:35+00:00Parenting|

Why is my child acting so angry? Believe it or not, toddler and child aggression is actually completely normal! Especially around the "terrible two's", when they are craving independence and control and around the age of 4-5 when they are developing more independence. Knowing how to control a tantrum is one thing, but managing an [...]

Changing Bag Checklist: The Must-Have Essentials for your Diaper Bag!

2019-02-06T14:47:02+00:00Parenting|

There are a few things you should look for when buying a changing bag and think about when packing it. A waterproof cover Multiple compartments and pockets (helps keep things organised). There are many diaper bags like this one which are great for organisation. Pack things in "groups". Put everything in neatly for easy access. [...]

How to Stop your Toddler Grabbing Everything in Sight: 8 Strategies to Keep Your Sanity!

2019-02-27T16:08:46+00:00Parenting|

There are so many parents asking themselves how to stop a toddler grabbing everything! It is a common complaint from parents of 1-3 year olds. Their little bundles of energy just want to explore, but in doing so, they are on a mission to grab, keep, take and say, "MINE!" Don't worry though, toddlers are [...]

The Essential Newborn Baby Shopping List: What To Buy For A New Baby

2019-02-06T14:34:52+00:00Parenting|

Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby!! Sorry...I just get overly happy for pregnant women these days (thats motherhood for ya!) If you have seen my post What Not to Buy for a Newborn, you will know that there are a ton of things that new parents spend...sorry, waste money on because we are told we NEED [...]

Mental Illness and Your Child: It’s Not Your Fault (Guest Post)

2019-02-06T14:19:41+00:00Parenting, Personal Growth|

Statistically, 1 in 5 young people struggle with mental illness. That’s about 20% of our population. Mental illness is a not a choice or a sign of weakness. It occurs all over the world in different cultures, races, and socio-economic groups. Being diagnosed with a mental illness is no one’s “fault” and there is no [...]

16 of the Best Educational Toys for Toddlers: Birthday Presents 2020

2020-01-30T21:19:46+00:00Parenting|

For this post, I spent hours researching to find you the absolute BEST and AFFORDABLE educational toys for toddlers in 2019. I have actually bought many of the toys in this post for my own daughter! There are literally millions of toys on the market for children. However, when it comes to buying educational toys for toddlers...thats when [...]

The Adventures of Frank and Diesel – Frank’s first Christmas

2019-01-24T22:21:07+00:00Parenting|

The awesome sisters, Melanie Slack and Katie Green asked me to write a review of their special illustrated Christmas book for kids. The Adventures of Frank and Diesel: Frank's First Christmas is the most recent book of the series published by the sisters. The other books in this series include: Who's That? A day at [...]

12 Ways to Deal with a Toddler Tantrum and How to Avoid Them in the First Place

2020-01-30T21:21:48+00:00Parenting|

Even if you have never had any children, I can almost guarantee that you have, at some point, seen a child throwing the biggest toddler tantrum ever!   Why Do Toddlers Have Tantrums? Most toddler tantrums are known to begin at around 18 months, although they can start before and after this time. The [...]

How to Deal with Difficult Teenagers: 11 Proven Techniques to Handle Difficult Teenage Behavior

2020-01-30T21:28:38+00:00Parenting|

Most of my career has involved working with teenagers and dealing with teenage behavior and attitude problems. During this time, I have had extensive behavior management training and over 10 years of experience dealing with difficult teenagers. Many of the young people I have worked with have had mental health problems and/or a diagnosis [...]

Preparing for High School: A Teacher’s Survival Guide for Parents!

2019-07-04T23:29:08+00:00Parenting|

I have helped children manage through their transitions between year groups and stages of education for over ten years.   This has led to my understanding of exactly what the common fears and misconceptions are about starting High School / Secondary School. In this post, I will teach you what we as educators - and you [...]

Get the Daily Dose of “Me Time” You Deserve (Guest Post)

2018-11-28T17:06:53+00:00LifeStyle, Parenting|

Guest Post by Marlee from 'Dishes By Hand' It is my pleasure to publish Marlee on Life It Or Not. Marlee is a funny, witty and genuine mum blogger who has two of her own little Squidge's and somehow also finds the time to work full time as a nurse (all while still washing her [...]

What NOT to Buy for a Newborn Baby: Tips for the Pregnant Mum

2019-02-28T02:39:13+00:00Parenting|

Everyone has a million-and-one tips for what expecting parents NEED to buy before their bundle of joy newborn baby joins us in "real-people World". They hardly ever tell you what you DON'T need. And if they do, we tend to not listen and think we know better - we don't! If you want to know [...]