Category Archives: toddler

Shared bedroom makeover for a boy and girl

As I mentioned in my last post, we spent eight months of last year living in a caravan, which was great fun but very cosy.  When we finally moved into a house in mid August, my two youngest, Conor (3) and Selene (18 months) went into a bedroom together. We are strong believers in the …

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Our home made Advent calendar and other stuff…

OMG How did it get to 1st of December and I missed a month of posting? Life just gets so busy this time of year.  In our house it is total chaos as only a house with 4 kids can be…. We are busy getting ready for a big move & lifestyle change, moving to …

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Why I DON’T vaccinate my kids

There is a lot of stuff out there about vaccinations and as parents we often worry…should we, shouldn’t we?  We all want the best for our children.  Having had children 10 years apart I really noticed the increase in the number of immunisations scheduled for children under two. Just had to share this from A …

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Licensed Kindermusik Educator – finally – Woohoo!

Great news – this week I completed the teaching section of my Kindermusik course and I am now officially a Licensed Kindermusik Educator!  I will commencing teaching the Family Time curriculum next week for a local business owner.  I find I am really excited, even though I have been a Kindergarten teacher for over 15 …

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Conor is two today!

It continues to amaze me how quickly children grow up.  I can hardly believe… that the little baby who spent his first days in a humidicrib being monitored for breathing and heart rate is now two years old and into everything, that I spent three weeks in hospital after my waters broke waiting for it …

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Coughs, sniffles and ‘orrible snotty noses (and my thoughts on the Immunisation schedule!)

That’s the name of the game in our house this week…my two little ones have come down with  really AWFUL colds!  So once again it is no sleep for mummy – don’t you love it!  I foolishly said to Johan last week that I was getting really tired and starting to feel seriously sleep deprived.  …

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Children and chores…

There’s no two ways about it,  kids = lots of mess…and when you have FOUR kids the mess multiplies! Now I am generally fairly laid back when it comes to cleaning, I mean I’d rather cuddle the baby or play with the kids any time, but there’s only so much even I can deal with.  …

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And the little one said “Roll over” – Practicalities of Co-sleeping

Sleep! We take it for granted until we aren’t getting any.  When I was pregnant with Darling Son Number 1, friends told me to sleep while I could (but I didn’t)…..if only I’d known he wouldn’t sleep through the night ’til he was seven!!!!!!! I really agonised over the whole sleep thing with him…I wanted …

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Managing Mr Mischief – dealing with 2 children under 2

It seemed like such a good idea at the time – have two kids close together. “We don’t want Conor to be lonely”, we said.  “We have already raised two only children(one each)”, we said.  “And besides we grew up that way!”, we said. And while deep down I believe having two children close together …

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