Caring for toddler

Caring for toddler



I'm not a toddler person

OPINION: I enjoy about a quarter of my time with them, and even that estimate may be high.

Parenting and teamwork

If teamwork is important to marriage, it's crucial to parenting.

Parenting lessons not learnt

Kiran has learnt a lot since becoming a mother, but there is a long list of lessons she hasn't.

Becoming a working mum

I'm only in my first week back at work and I've realised how important it is to be organised.

Kids and weddings

Kiran took the kids to a wedding and it got her thinking about little ones and big social events.


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boys toys

How comforters help

Transitioning to daycare can cause anxiety for toddlers, but a comforter can help.

Kiran family

Letting go of the little things

It can be the smallest things that can really get to me.

jasmin chug

The perfect party

Kiran survived Jasmin's first birthday party and even says it was a success.

Toddler bedtime

End bedtime battles

The sleepless toddler is every parent's nightmare. Now researchers are offering a new way to treat it.

toddler playing

Guilt and childcare

A week before my son was due to start childcare, I found myself arguing about it with a friend.

Child sleeping

Moving to a big bed

Transitioning from the cot to a "big kid" bed is a rite of passage for toddlers and their parents. It can also become a battleground.

Kiran Chug

I want my kids to fail

Failure is part of life. And as far as I can see, the younger you are when you experience it, the better you will handle it later on.

Miss K fashion

Marriage obsession

She hasn't even had her fifth birthday and Miss K's starting to ponder the big stuff in life, like trying to find a husband.

harried mother

'Just you wait'

When you think things are bad, rest assured that someone will be quickly on hand to tell you that things can, indeed, be worse.

Kiran Chug

Bad days and depression

To ignore the bad days would be dishonest. To pretend that all of this motherhood stuff isn't hard sometimes would be unfair.


This too shall pass

As I scooped another helping of peanut butter straight from the jar into my mouth, I found myself silently chanting, "This too shall pass."

kiran chug

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.

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.

Little inspirations

Power kids

Eunique Gibson's photo series of little girls portraying female role models through history is an inspiration for young and old alike.

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