How Financial Stability is Key for Our Children’s Development & Happiness

How Financial Stability is Key for Our Children’s Development & Happiness

Everyone knows that having money is useful, and not having money is very hard. Duh! Yet do we (as parents) fully understand how money plays a part in our children’s lives beyond just being able to buy them toys? Financial stability sounds like a boring topic, yet we as parents should care DEEPLY about the end result; having a happy, healthy and well-adjusted child. However, we may not always equate money with these traits. If you are looking for a nudge to get your finances in order then this is it, because financial stability is a critical component in your child’s development! Read More

Conquering Back to School Blues

Conquering Back to School Blues

The end of summer and beginning of another academic year can leave us parents feeling frazzled and stressed. I know I’m not alone in the feeling that we find our family schedules so full of “extras” that it can sometimes seem downright impossible to find the time to eat dinner together at the dining room table, let alone have meaningful conversations about our days. Read More

Top Tips To Feed Your Family Healthy Meals On A Low Budget

Feeding your family healthy meals doesn’t have to be expensive. Yes, you can spend a fortune on organic ingredients and foods from upmarket health stores but it is also very possible to buy inexpensive ingredients from your supermarket or local shops to make healthy, hearty meals that will taste fantastic and feed ravenous families. Read More

Laughter is the Glue That Holds My Family Together

family laughter

It’s a universal language. Even at a very young age, for our kids to see mom and dad laughing, just like they laugh, is important. We want them to know that not only are we married, are we a family, but we like each other. Laughter is not just for the young. Read More

Let Go and Let Her Wear Shoes (Even When They’re Hideous)

let go

Those shoes broke me that day, truly. At some point, at many points in our parenting journeys, we need to let go. It happens gradually, but I am learning how to just let be a truth that I not only already know, but am thrilled about: that my daughter is her own person. In all of the instructing and guiding I am charged with as her mother, there is no actual part of me that wants to turn her into someone she’s not. Read More