This time last year I was pregnant with our little girl, our third baby, and planning where her place of birth was to be. With it being Home Birth Awareness Week this week I thought I would share her birth story. I had many conversations with other parents about home birth in the lead up… Read More A Home Birth Story – part one: preparation.
I’m a huge fan of podcasts over here. I first discovered them a couple of years ago, when a friend of mine put me onto them. At the time, she said to me something along the lines of “sometimes it can get lonely when you’re at home with kids“. She was a bit further down… Read More Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.
Things have been a bit quiet over here in blog-land… we had a family holiday and I took a little break from all things social media related. There’s a few posts that I’m working on but one thing that’s been mulling over in my mind is about the reason why I started to blog. And… Read More What do Occupational Therapists Actually DO? (and why I blog…)
OK readers, this is actually my last tip in my Winter Survival Series. I did wonder whether to bother posting this, seeing as Winter is almost over (hooray!) but then I remembered that I live almost at the bottom of the world, and often the cold rainy days can streeeeetch their fingers into Spring as well.… Read More Five Active Indoor Play Ideas
I’ve been wanting to discuss audio resources on the blog for a while now. We listen to audio stories a lot in our house, especially over winter. I’ve been trying to reduce screen time lately, and I find audio stories a great alternative. I was first motivated to look for audio stories for kids a… Read More Winter Survival Tip Four: Relax and Listen: audio stories for kids
The benefits of shoving some of your excess toys into a cupboard. … Read More Winter Survival Tip 3: Toy Rotation
Most people who know me know that I’m pretty passionate about my local toy library… to the point where I’ve been a committee member for about 3 years (including holding the Secretary and President roles). Why do I love my toy library so much? Well…. let me count the ways: Fortnightly ‘New Toy Day’: first… Read More For the love of Toy Libraries