A Mother's Voice

Excessive use of internet Puberty Part10

The way we interact with each other has affected teenage lifestyles the most. Problems: Your teen may seem to spend hours on phone, texting, talking or simply playing. Adolescents addicted to the internet tend to have fewer friends and a less active social life. They lead solitary lives and are happy browsing the internet for...

We will survive the crazy days

I just had one of THOSE #supermarket trips you know where you leave feeling like you have ages 10 years and pretty sure everyone in the supermarket thinks you have zero control of your children. Some days you think oh yeah I’m all over this parenting gig and some days you are like how the heck...

The power of curiosity

The power of curiosity Preschoolers naturally tend to radiate curiosity and continuously question the world. Sadly this quality sometimes starts to disappear as they get older. Sometime the 5000 questions in a day can drive us a little bit loco BUT this curiosity can be a powerful life attribute that we all want to keep ignited in our...

How Can You Can Overcome Family Issues?

Personality clashes
While family issues are often the source of comedies and dramas, in real life, we can tackle tricky issues and keep the peace. 1. Getting the Family Organized It's hard enough getting yourself organized. Through a partner and possibly kids into the mix and chaos can quickly ensue. Several apps can help you set up a routine, share...

#SchoolHolidays used to be fun!!!

The #schoolholiday juggling act.... #School holidays used to be a blast (before we bought a business and had to learn how to adult real quick)… before school holidays were a blissful array of waking up late lounging in our PJs for the morning before a quick team talk on what adventure we shall go on...

REALITY OF PARENTING

PARENTING...WELL all good in theory much harder in real life when you are holding down a Self Employed business, have school pickup drop offs, kindergarten pick up drop offs, a husband that study’s full time, dabbling in home businesses, not to mention the VERY neglected house and the biggest mount washmore that you ever...

Using teachable moments

The power of using teachable moments in your daily life You can help your child sharpen their observation and thinking and reasoning skills skills as you go about your normal day. For example instead of driving by the construction site by our house and saying "look it's a crane"  you could say something along...

Why Kids Refuse To Eat?

Motivate Your Child
Most kids will do this occasionally, but for some it is a way of life.  Reasons Why Children Won’t Eat Medical Although this may seem like the most obvious reason kids don’t eat, it is often the most overlooked.  Well, at least it isn’t always explored deeply enough. When kids have a well documented medical condition...

The power of reading

Books are open a whole new world of imagination, vocabulary and understanding. “Reading stimulates the brain to make connections and builds background knowledge about the world,” says Kim Davenport, chief program officer at Jumpstart, a national early-literacy organization. “Reading is the foundation of all learning and will enable a child to absorb and apply...

The Real Fiji Exposed…

We went to Fiji, It was a super duper culture shock to little old country bumpkin safe NZ me… The real Fiji is not what I envisioned, it defiantly wasn’t the post card perfect views we all know and see. Seeing the way they live over there (real Fiji not the resorts, the Fiji if...

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