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Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Helping parents of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers use parenthood as a springboard into the best possible life for themselves and their children.

Raspberry and Banana smoothie

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  This is a great way to get toddlers to eat more fruit.  Or you can also give it to weaning babies.  It is so quick and simple to make and tastes amazing. 3 frozen very ripe bananas, cut into chunks, 1/2 cup raspberries sugared ready to eat 250 ml milk 2 tablespoons yogurt 5 [...]

Toddler potty training – 8 things you need to know and 4 things toddlers need to learn. thumbnail

I find little in parenting more controversial and competitive than potty training.  After baby sleep, there are more websites and web pages devoted to telling parents how to potty train their toddler than any other subject.  If it is not websites telling you how to potty train your toddler, it is older relatives and complete [...]

Top 10 most controversial and competitive topics in Pregnancy & Early parenting. thumbnail

In no particular order here are my top ten most controversial or competitive topics in early parenting. My intention is not to be contentious, competitive and I’m not here to instruct. But rather to highlight the importance of developing a strong sense of your personal strategy for navigating these phases or situations.  If you don’t [...]

toddler recipe – Wholewheat cheese Straws

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Whole wheat cheese straws are a great handy and healthy snack for toddlers.  They are quick and easy to make and are a great healthy homemade alternative to crisps and biscuits. Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 15 mins Makes about 20 Ingredients 30g butter 100g Grated mature cheddar Cheese  75g Wholewheat flour A pinch [...]

3 golden time management rules for parents

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What parent doesn’t have issues with time?  Are there enough hours in the day to do everything and still be a good mother? Here are 3 golden rules of Time management for parents. Set goals – If you fail to plan you plan to fail. Goal setting can be as simple as a list of tasks [...]

Sugar free Banana and Oat Loaf for babies led weaning and toddlers thumbnail

Feeding your baby or toddler can be a minefield especially if you choose baby led weaning, it is a challenge to find a large variety of finger food.  This Banana and Oat Loaf is a great healthy and sugar-free treat which can add fruit to a toddler who has started to resist eating fruit. Banana [...]

Parents of toddlers: 4 tips for putting away your helicopter arms while parenting at the playground. thumbnail

I totally passed a parenting milestone at the weekend. My son is still quite young at 2 1/2 years old, so I still help him at the playground, but I realised at the weekend that if I don’t just let him play, I am in danger of becoming a playground helicopter parent. We were on holiday [...]

New parents: 3 steps to develop a secure attachment with your child. thumbnail

As a new parent you want to do the best for your new infant, but they do not come with a manual. It would be impossible to read every parenting book ever written currently on Amazon under, raising children there are 45,649 possible options. Not only as a parent but as a researcher of the [...]

Koan for Positive Parenting- On Teaching Kahlil Gibran thumbnail

This passage by Kahlil Gibran On Teaching expresses metaphorically what it means to promote curiosity, 1 of the 24 Character strength, known to promote flourishing which we work with in my Bubs Hubs.  Kahlil Gibran On Teaching No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. [...]

Koan for parenting – Self-Knowledge by Kahlil Gibran thumbnail

 For a little inspiration from art for the for parenting! And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge. And he answered saying: Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words that which you have [...]