Tips for saying no without guilt

Tips for saying no without guilt

This is my response to this reader question from last year's annual survey. How do you say no to things without having guilt - requests for play dates, extra curricular activities etc? There were also many other comments and questions around fitting everything in, how many activities should kids … [Read more...]

3 of the best educational iPad apps for primary school kids

3 of the best educational iPad apps for primary school kids

Apps can be a great tool to use to support and reinforce kids learning. As noted in my post Homework help – managing it with multiple kids, I regularly use educational apps to allow me to work one on one with a child. I can set one child up on an educational app and then move on, sit down and … [Read more...]

Monthly review – tips for being a patient parent

tips for being a patient parent

So we are now two months into 2015 and I am still loving having the one goal, a single focus for me. As there is only one thing to think of, I think about it every single day. This is a change from previous years. When I have set multiple goals sometimes making a decision on what to do with my … [Read more...]

Balancing the needs of the kids

Balancing the needs of the kids

As with a number of posts recently, this topic today is inspired by feedback from the blog annual survey. In the section of the survey where I asked readers if they had a question for me, there were a number of questions around the theme of balancing the kids' needs, like this: How do you … [Read more...]

Monthly review November – 3 family life hacks for greater harmony

3 family life hacks for greater harmony

Each month I review my progress (or lack of!) towards my personal goals for 2014. You can see my full goal list in this post here - Goal Setting For 2014 And Creating My Decision Making Framework. The monthly review will look at my key learnings for the month and each quarter I write a full review … [Read more...]