Problem Solving Activities for Kids

Once upon a time, many years ago, when I was immersed in the magniloquence of parenting advice and recommendations, I seriously entertained the idea of crafting activities (and doing craft activities) designed to increase the intelligence of my children. In some cases, I actually did follow up on the entertained…

The Chocolategate

When certain children completely deplete the stocks of a particular pantry item, well … they just have to suck it up. Even when they try to make a big deal out of it, being all dramatic and stuff, and alluding to some sort of conspiracy, they simply just have to…

Superfoods and Green Smoothies: Energy For Mums

I stand corrected. It seems I neglected a couple of items on the list of Superfoods I recently presented, and there are, indeed, some green smoothies particularly helpful to mums. Parenting is a somewhat energy draining business that requires regular sustenance throughout each and every day. Mornings pose a particularly…

The Power of the (TV) word

A wide eyed Godzilla approached me today. “I want some of your chock,” he every so kindly informs me. “What chocolate?” “No, not chocolate! Chock!” “Chocolate?” “No. Chock!” “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I say (and think to myself, how the hell does he know about my…

Oh, hahaha, very funny!

Book fair at school this week, where a the school has a whole heap of books for sale, and we parents get sucked into buying them, and money is raised for the school. Much better than a chocolate drive. But only because, with a chocolate drive there is a) no…