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Beating Depression as a Stay at Home Mum

Beating Depression as a Stay at Home Mum

Before becoming a mum, most of us had an exciting working and social life. Smart offices, ambitious careers, stylish clothes, packed social lives and a disposable income. Your aim was always to get married and start a family but you had no idea how much it […]

Inspiration from Lime Tree Kids founder Shelley Mason

Inspiration from Lime Tree Kids founder Shelley Mason

  Lime Tree Kids was formed by Shelley Mason in 2011 to bring together a collection of carefully selected toys and products for babies, kids and mums. We find out more about what inspires this mum of two to create a shop filled with unique, stylish and fun toys that every […]

Going shopping with a toddler

Going shopping with a toddler

I once received advice from another mum to go out as much as you can while your baby is still in the pram. I thought she was crazy because there was so much to pack for a baby, but as every mum will discover, shopping with a […]

Have your Baby Nappy Bag Ready to Go

Have your Baby Nappy Bag Ready to Go

If you’ve had a baby you’ll probably be familiar with this scenario. My little boy was 2 months old and my hair was in desperate need of attention, so my mum offered to babysit while I go to the salon. As I was breastfeeding and […]

The Importance of Play for Children

The Importance of Play for Children

Education is the most important building block for a child’s future and all parents dream of giving their children a better life and career. We all want our children to achieve the best they can in their lives. However too many parents place too much pressure on […]

Mum’s and the Race Against Time

Mum’s and the Race Against Time

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~Annie Dillard Over the last few days, I’ve spent some time with women entrepreneurs who are all having the same challenge—the race against time or “time management.” Whether you are an attorney, […]

The Secret To Raising Independent Kids

The Secret To Raising Independent Kids

This past year, I had a back injury and was in bed for a week. I had to rely on others, i.e. my kind husband, kids and in-laws to take care of my most basic needs. It was not a pleasant experience. It was tough […]

Show Them You Understand – Empathy For Children

Show Them You Understand – Empathy For Children

Empathy is one of the best techniques that you can use when communicating with your children. In my classes I encourage parents and caretakers to learn how to deliver empathy to their children. Why? Because being empathetic with your children helps them see you really […]

You Can’t Make Everything Fair For Your Children

You Can’t Make Everything Fair For Your Children

“It’s not fair she got more ice-cream than I did!” “It’s not fair he got more play time then me. ” “It’s not fair he always gets to go to to the movies and I don’t” Does this sound familiar? There are some things that children say that […]

How to brush a toddlers teeth

How to brush a toddlers teeth

1. Spend 10 minutes in the shopping aisle staring at oddly shaped baby toothbrushes and try to decide which is the best/safest for your precious blue eyed bubba. When baby starts cracking it in pram grab the closest one and hope for the best before […]