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11 Tips For A New Mum

Becoming a parent has been the most life changing experience I have been through. I had a superficial kind of head knowledge that things would change. I knew there would be some lost sleep. That there would be a little human requiring constant care. That my lifestyle would change somewhat. To be honest though, all those adjustments aside, I thought …

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Why I Let My 5 Year Old Use A Sharp Knife

My five year old loves to help. REALLY help. Not in the ‘here’s bowl for you to pour some flour into’ kind of way. She wants to be a part of the real work we do. We run a business and when she comes to the shop with us she sweeps and mops the floors, she washes walls and cleans …

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Rejecting The Pinterest Perfect Party

It’s your child’s birthday tomorrow. You’ve been prepping for weeks. You’ve spent a small fortune on gifts, the cake, the decorations, the activities; maybe even the venue and entertainment. As soon as this party has finished, you’ll begin pinning extravagant ideas on Pinterest for next year’s party. You only have 364 days to prepare, after all. As much as I …

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Sometimes I Just Want to Get Out of the F’ing Bed!

Attachment Parents, you know what I’m talking about, right? I’m talking about the epic bedtime nights, the nights where you nurse your 17 month old to sleep and then your 5 year old comes up and flops around for an hour while you tell stories and sing to her, trying to get her to just relax and stop moving long …

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7 Ways to Respond to Someone Offended by Breastfeeding in Public

Have you ever encountered a person that gives you the side eye when you “whip out” your boobs to feed your baby? Or that person that actually dares speak to you about it? We are here to help you with some quick and easy responses to these ignoramus people. 1. Blink. Give a few exaggerated blinks and then continue on …

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How to Communicate and Get Through to Your Kids

How do you respond when your child hurts you? Is loud? Is messy? Is destructive? Is shouting your go to response when you can’t get a child to do what you want? When you shout, it is the result of not feeling heard (hence why you get louder). This holds true for children too. Do you feel like your child …

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I teach at a university and I unschool my kids

I’ve been in school almost my entire life. I started preschool shortly before turning 3. I started elementary school at age 6. I followed the standard path through middle school and high school and then went directly to college. After college I earned two Master’s degrees and then a PhD. Even after that I didn’t want to leave. I now …