Today’s post is a wrap up of some great Australian posts on parenting. A very wide range of topics covered, from what is the right age to start school to travel tips to kids saving. Grab a cuppa tea (or your preferred beverage) and enjoy!
1. Is There a Best Age to Start School? It all depends.
I have linked to Literacy, families and learning a number of times and I think Trevor writes such important posts on kids literacy and education. This post “Is There a Best Age to Start School? It all depends.” is definitely worth reading if you are pondering when to send your child to school.
Trevor lists some questions you can use to check if your child is physically, emotionally and intellectually ready for school, as well as a more general list of other things worth considering.
2. I love you, no matter what.
This is a beautiful post from Kate at Picklebums. Kate contemplates the enormity of the love you have for your kids and how that love is still there even if they do things like cut their own hair!
3. 25 Tips for Travel with Kids.
Caz and Craig from Y Travel Blog seem to travel constantly with their gorgeous two little girls. In this post 25 Tips for Travel with Kids, they share what they do to make it as much fun (and economical) for everyone.
4. Pregnancy things you’ll love to death…and the ones you’ll want to burn.
The very stylish Andrea from Fox in Flats shares not only her must haves for pregnancy, but the collective wisdom from her facebook page too.
5. How to make a princess tiara birthday cake in two hours.
Kellie from Three Li’l Princesses shares how she made a princess tiara birthday cake in two hours, including the baking of the cake too!
6. Purposefully practicing the seemingly lost art of hard work, patience and saving for something.
This post from Rachel from Sesame Ellis as all of her posts do, contain gorgeous photos. These photos are of how she helped her daughter set up a wish jar. A very cute idea and a great one to keep kids enthused and encouraged to work towards their savings goal.
7. Revamped School Bag Nook.
Kat from the Organised Housewife show before and after photos of how she revamped the kids’ schoolbag nook. I would love some more space where our kids hang their school bags to create something like this.
8. Encouraging Independent Play.
In the lead up to the arrival of their new baby, Christie from Childhood 101 shared ways she encourages independent play in her four year old daughter.
9. On Bad Days With A Newborn.
Corrie from Retromummy is another blogging mum who has recently had another baby – her fifth to be precise. In this post, Corrie reflects on how when you have a new baby “good it’s really good and when it’s bad it’s really bad.”
10. Mother Love Printable.
And lastly a very sweet print you can download for free from Maddie at Colour Me There. The print reads – “Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a short while, their hearts forever.” and has a gorgeous illustration.
Maddie made this back at Mother’s Day, but I only came across it recently – it applies anytime. There is also a link where you can download a mum and son version too.
EDIT: I write my posts on the weekends generally and schedule them to be published through out the week. Today (Tuesday) I read a fantastic post that I felt really needed to be including in this list, so the heading should now really read 10 Parenting Posts To Ponder + 1!
+1. More than Facebook: Helping our kids stay safe online
Martine from The Modern Parent is also a mum to five and an expert in kids and technology. I really love the focus of this post on Helping our kids stay safe online.
As I do have presence on a number of social media platforms, I too have my kids’ friends following me on networks like Instagram and I know their parents have no idea their kids are on there, let alone what information they are putting out about themselves. Educating kids about social media is definitely more than just facebook.
If you are looking for more parenting type posts from Aussie bloggers, you might like to check out the new collaborative pinterest board Blogging Aussie Mums. (A collaborative board is where multiple people can pin content to the board and I am one of the contributors to this board!)
Have you read a great parenting post recently? Feel free to share a link in the comments below.