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Why Do We Get Frustrated With Our Children?

Today’s guest blogger is Tanya du Plooy, a mom, stepmom and a experienced counselor. Tanya discusses why we get angry, irritated and frustrated with our children as well as what to do about it. [wc_divider style=”image” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=””][/wc_divider] Losing Your Cool My first two years of motherhood felt like bliss, until something happened that I wasn’t prepared for. When my daughter turned two, she entered the difficult mischief and tantrum stage. I would get so frustrated that I would have outbursts of anger with my little girl. This made me feel like a failure and a fraud. I considered

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Travelling with Kids: Flying with a Toddler

Ben is back with a second installment of our travelling with kids series, flying with a toddler. Ben Wolfson has a lot of experience travelling with his young children and, as a result, has a lot of travel wisdom to impart to other parents. [wc_divider style=”image” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=””][/wc_divider] Flying with a Toddler Flying with a toddler is a very different experience than flying with a baby. On the plus side, there’s no more milk or formula to worry about, and toddlers are also a bit better at letting you know what the problem is rather than screaming the plane

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Travelling with Kids: Flying with a Baby

Today’s guest blogger is Ben Wolfson and he has a lot of experience travelling with his young children. Today he shares some great ideas to make your airplane travel with a baby easier. Take it away, Ben! [wc_divider style=”image” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=””][/wc_divider] I’m from the UK, my wife is from New Hampshire and we have a 5 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. We have flown back and forth across the Atlantic multiple times with the kids, so the following post represents our personal experiences and what we’ve learned from them. Flying with a Baby Flying

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Is There Value in Exposing Children to Differing Parenting Styles?

Today’s guest blogger, Jim Sullivan, shares his views on the value of exposing our children to two distinct parenting styles. [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=””] “Rather than being a point of conflict in our marriage, my wife and I view our very different approaches with our children as a blessing that more realistically prepares them for the diversity of management styles they’ll encounter in authority figures throughout their lives” ~ Jim Sullivan [/wc_box] Which Parenting Style Do You Use? There are as many parenting styles as there are parents. There are well-intentioned parents who emphasize the importance of allowing

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Guest Post: Make Favourite Baby Clothes Into Art

Today’s Guest blogger is Jennifer from A Splendidly Messy Life. We met online but, fun fact, we physically live within an hour from each other! Welcome, Jennifer. * * * * * My name is Jennifer Bairos, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my husband, our 3 year old son, and our cat. I’m a teacher by day and blogger by night over at A Splendid Messy Life (http://www.asplendidmessylife.com/). I was really inspired to do this DIY because I wanted to somehow save a few of the cute onesies that our son, Seb, was growing out of so

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First Week of Summer Break

First of all, HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my Canadians out there!!! This is the first week home with the children since school let out. Last week I was rushing about like a mad-woman decluttering the basement so that we would have a nice area to escape the heat and for movie time where I could get a little bit of a break and catch up on what I need to do. I barely got it done but it’s definitely in good condition for them to play with lots of space! On Sunday night I had a brainstorm on some

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#TBT Learning Themes for Children

It’s so much fun to go back through the blog posts to see what I was doing with the children developmentally. Today’s Throwback Thursday is from March 2009 when Ava was 2 and Travis was 1 years old. It’s always been important to me to have a flexible schedule but also to have some structure to our day. I also enjoy regular themes to get the children excited about learning. I was so organized I had themes set for most of 2009. Have a peek and maybe you will get inspired if you have little ones or a home daycare

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Elf on the Shelf Mischief & Idea Calendar

My daughter (8 years old) was teasing her brother by pretending to touch our Elf on the Shelf, Carol, yesterday. I didn’t witness it but our 6 year old son was very upset about it – she loses her Christmas magic if you touch her, after all! It’s hard to come up with new locations for Carol to visit, so this was the perfect inspiration to inform the children that maybe Carol didn’t want to be touched and this was the best way to protect herself. The look on her face was priceless when she put it together that since

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Adventures in Falling Asleep

Bedtime has been an adventure for us since I was pregnant with my first child. Many nights when I was trying to get comfortable in the later stages of my pregnancy, my daughter decided she did not like the position I was in and would bang about inside me so hard that the mattress shook until I changed sides. She is now well into being 8 years old and it is still an experience to calm her down for bedtime. We have tried to do the “bath, book and bed” routine but baths seem to wind her (and her 6

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