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Potty Training: The Ultimate Test of Patience

Mummy Confession: Even though this is my second time around the toilet training ring, it’s still just as painful as the first time. “Mummy!! I need to poop!” She screams as she runs to the toilet. I’m, of course, in the middle of trying to eat my first meal of the day. Yes, it’s 1:00 PM, but its the first chance I’ve had to sit down. Among the treachery of a teething child and another who has decided today would be the day she would begin using the toilet, it’s a bit hard to get anything done. It seems to be Read More

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Life of an Ex-Pat Mother: Help Me Cope

Mummy Confession: I miss my American friends and family all the time. And occasionally a few other things about my “home” country. I was a teenager when I first visited what I now call home. I had no clue that the metric system would be an integral part of my future. I scoffed at science and math problems that had me calculate train collisions using meters per second speeds. Though, let me be honest, no one actually thinks in metres (yes, spelling!) per second here (or no one I have met thus far). My story of how I came to Read More

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I Bribe My Kids

Mummy Confession: I bribe my kids. All the time. Before I was a parent, I vowed I would never be, “one of those parents who bribes their kids.” My children would learn to behave. Little did I know, thinking like a future mum and actually being a mum are two different things. Plus the fact that bribing the children doesn’t mean they aren’t behaving. Let me tell you my tale of how I discovered the blessing of bribery. Some may call it “incentives ” or “rewards” or even a tool for positive parenting. But for me personally it falls under Read More

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How to Help Baby STAY asleep

Mummy Confession: For a portion of their tiny lives, my babies were belly-sleeping bed-sharers. Disclosure: This post is no sponsored, affiliated, or otherwise in collaboration with any of the following companies or products and the opinions and experiences are my own. This post however may contain affiliate links which means qualifying purchases earn me a commission. See my disclosure policy for details. I know I will probably get some negative feedback for this, because I already know it goes against SIDS safe sleeping guidelines,. I do not recommend it, and urge parents to exercise safe sleeping in every way possible. So, settling baby Read More

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Fun (And FREE) Activities With Kids At Home

Mummy Confession: I’m not rich. So sometimes, I use things around the house to keep my kids entertained. For this post, I have collaborated with fellow Mummy-Blogger Nicola from MummytoDex.com . Feel free to check out her Blog and the great things she has going there from Baby Food Recipes to Everyday Life Posts. Here are 10 activities to keep babies and toddlers entertained with things you can find around the house! Free and fun! You can get as creative or simple as you wish with these – the sky is the limit! Some of these activities require close monitoring, so Read More