Navigating gender expectations
Children try on various roles with no regard for gender and parents need to accept and accommodate them.
A good reminder to me of how lucky I am to have two other parents in the house.
Kids are messy
As a parent, you tend to resign yourself to having a bit of a mess in your house. Okay, maybe more than a bit.
As a parent do you ever just feel like this?
Just one big Mumsy Mess! Yes folks sometimes I feel like I am hamster spinning my wheel. Cooking, cleaning, driving, work, birthday presents, special days, events, cottage, cleaning the cottage, cooking at the cottage, looking for my kid who has
Let it Grow
Early this Spring my family spent a few several days planning out what were going to plant and grow in our garden this year.
The mystery of the Wooly Bear
Wooly Bear was now on the loose and even this great detective can't find the runaway caterpillar. It's another Mumsy Mess!
Life lessons from a yard sale
What if a yard sale could be much more than an opportunity to find new homes for unwanted toys
Parenting with Pooh
In simple text and nearly childlike expressions, Pooh and Milne distill the raising of children in to easy, manageable tasks. Following are some tips based on the wisdom of a pudgy, hungry bear.
3D Ultrasound – Part 2
Part 2 of 2 of videos discovering 3D ultrasounds.
Use encouragement, not praise
As parents, we want our children to feel confident and have a sense of self-worth
10 parenting tips just for dads
Let’s face it, sometimes fathers feel a bit left out
Parenting With Reiki
Reiki is an energy healing practice that’s a complementary and supportive holistic therapy
The rewards of fostering a special needs child
It was a typical day for teacher and foster mother, Lo Davis. The elementary school teacher said goodbye to her class at the sound of the bell, tided up her classroom, and reviewed her lesson plan for the next day,
Make housework child’s play with helping hands
Get the kids involved with helping out around the house
Tips to teach empathy
Most parents admit they want their kids to be empathetic and thankful. Not only are these virtues cornerstones of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) but they are critical for conflict resolution, effective communication and overall leadership.
Incredients of Tough Love
A think-tank study reveals the secret: tough love is made of three ingredients – confident parents, warmth, and consistent discipline. But how do you mix these three ingredients in the right way? Start by understanding warmth, using co
Consider age when disciplining children
Children need a certain level of discipline. But what is the best method of teaching them right from wrong? Depending on your child's age, there are some strategies you can employ.
Tips for dealing with defiant children
There can be nothing more aggravating than a defiant child. However, when a child is seeking to gain power or control over a situation, arguing with him usually only escalates the tension. This also often leads to things being said
Sibling Rivalry: Ideas on how to navigate this common problem
There is almost nothing more annoying to a parent than listening to your own kids bicker and fight. It often seems to start over almost nothing and then can quickly escalate into a screaming match. At best, it disturbs the
TWINS: How parents with ‘double the fun’ cope
A new mother may find that sleep is the thing she most desires after her child is born. However, the mother of multiples may be looking for something entirely different: lots of information and help. Multiples bring many things to