Caring for toddler

Caring for toddler

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Guilt and childcare

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

End bedtime battles

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

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.

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.

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.

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'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.

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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."

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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.

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.

Milin and Jasmin

Reflexology and children

Kiran hadn't considered alternative treatments for her kids before, but her mind changed after giving reflexology a go.

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Mummy sick days?

With a nose full of mucous and a body full of aches, I called the three-year-old boss to inform her I was sick...

Milin and Jasmin

Birthday bashes

Isn't that just what motherhood is I wondered? Always feeling guilty about something? Even at your birthday lunch?

Milin

Hand-me-down toys

In a dark corner of my parent's loft, we recently found a forgotten cardboard box that had probably been untouched for about 20 years.

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Rock that nap

When Kate Oliver started taking creative snaps of her three boys naps, she had no idea her Instagram feed would become so popular.

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What Kiwi summer?

Perhaps it is a case of the grass being greener, but now that I'm so far away from it, I can appreciate just how beautiful New Zealand is.

Kiran Chug

In praise of mothers

To the mother who hasn't slept in what feels like weeks, whose body aches with a fatigue you never knew before your child was born...

miss K and miss A

Swimming lessons

We would have started Miss A a couple of months ago if the school holidays hadn't gotten in the way, she loved her first lesson and is happy in the water.

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