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Dividing my time

I crave time with just Milin and just Jasmin. And I think they love getting their one-on-one time with mummy too.


Talking to toddlers

What I say and what my toddler hears seem to be completely different things. Here's my attempt to decode the language barrier.

ipad with kids

Fussy kids plonked in front of TV

You've got a squalling baby, a long to-do list and a DVD on hand. Presto. A child crying at the top of his lungs is suddenly calm.

Easter egg

Easter fun with little ones

Milin is allergic to eggs, so Kiran has found some inventive and fun ways to celebrate easter with the kids.


Breaking up with dummy

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience. Here are some tips to help you through.


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Toddler milestones

It is important to realise that a child’s developmental progress does vary greatly, and is not a race.


Toddlers: 13 to 15 months

It's all happening now... your little baby is becoming a toddler. Read on for some helpful advice on some of the changes you can expect in the next three months. What an exciting year you have ahead.

Caring for toddler Miss K and Miss A

Happy Easter

Whatever you celebrate about Easter, be it secular or religious, I hope you enjoy the special time with your families and your little ones.

Kiran family

Not the world's toughest job

The fake job listing which went viral on the internet this week made motherhood sound like hell. I can't work out what it was meant to achieve.

Health & nutrition Rylee Taylor

Facebook saves sight

Tara Taylor had no idea posting a photo of her toddler on Facebook would lead to the diagnosis of a serious disease.

Toddler eating

Searching for a diagnosis

The only way to diagnose our gluten-intolerant son was to 'torture' him for two months.

Education & play mum and toddler

Preserving memories

Do you remember much from your early childhood? Do you want your kids to be able to remember more when they are older?

BMX twins

BMX twins video goes viral

Identical twins Jake and Theo Riddle have become pint-sized international sensations after their parents posted a video of their BMX skills on YouTube.

Products child playing with puzzle

Building blocks of success

Blocks, puzzles and other hands-on toys teach kids skills that set them up for success later in life, according to research.


The ultimate travel stroller

If, like me, you've just gone with a cheapie umbrella stroller as your default, you'll be amazed by this reasonably priced travel stroller.

Behaviour Milin

Pushing the boundaries

As much as I try to understand why Milin's suddenly pushing the boundaries, I'm struggling.


Your parenting toolbox

You and your partner need to make sure you're on the same page when it comes to discipline.

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