Fairytales – The Blog

At my weekly playgroup, on my online mums group and in my home I hear all the time "I would never speak to an adult the way kids do today, I don't remember being taught the RIGHT way to speak to an adult when I was a kid but I just did it!".

I totally agree with this sentiment.  I don't remember how this was taught to me, so I don't know how to teach this to my children.  As a parent this is a concern to me.  It is a concern I have also heard raised by grandparents.201503 Reading writing and arithmetic the other 3 rs

Late last year there was a blog post titled Dear Mom on the iPhone doing the rounds and causing quite the stir and some of the responses Dear Mom Judging Me For My iPhone and  Dear Mom on the iPhone:  You're Doing Fine generated lots of passionate comment and discussions.  At the time I was AMEN sistas, tell that to all those seemingly 'perfect mums' to quit judging THEN I saw this and it got me thinking. 20150302 Whale of a time

School is back! Cue HAPPY DANCE! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mLAcg8HfJA[/embed] ed:  I have just read this back and realised that this post could be a drinking game (so I changed the title to get your attention, did it work?):  one sip every time I say routine! (please drink responsibly) Here are...

20150105 old way1 See this load of notebooks, this mess? That was how I was planning my days and maintaining my works-in-progress.  I had a month to view Kikki K planner, a week to view Kikki K planner, an A4 workbook and I was still using my Cozi app.  I knew I needed to practice what I preach and ensure that there was a place for everything so that everything can be in its place, so I decided to go back to paper.  My shopping list was for something that I could use for:
  • Appointments
  • To do lists (work AND family)
  • Ideas lists (blog, marketing, joint ventures, gift ideas)
  • Tracking (exercise, water consumption)