As a normal-ish human being(or so I hope to think), I often doubt my parenting style and habits. Why do we always tend to zoom in on the negative, especially when it comes to parenting?
Recently, however, I had a sort of “positive” revelation that I, or should I say we (Kurt and I) must be doing at least one thing well.
Alyssa’s school had arranged for dieticians to chat to parents about overall nutrition for toddlers and pre-schoolers. I found the talk extremely useful and from listening to their presentation and questions from other parents it sounded like a lot of kids in this age group are either picky eaters or on the other extreme – over-eaters which could result in obesity.
Then, after listening to the advice given by the dieticians to get kids on a good eating path and as I looked at my notes, I realised we may just be doing a lot of this already.
Over the last few months, the Smart Toy Club has been sending us some toys.
At the beginning of each month, we received a bag containing some toys suited to Alyssa and Aidan’s age – and at the end of the month we gave it back and received a new bag!
Kids get bored very easily and while most of them have boxes filled with toys, they really only play with a few during a given period before they lose interest. They do need some variety too, and that’s what’s so perfect about the Smart Toy Club!
Schools out and you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to keep the kids entertained for close to a month!
Although the weather is perfect to stay indoors, cabin fever will soon kick in when you tramp on yet another painful piece of lego. You will then find yourself looking for some exciting places to visit to keep everyone sane! Don’t stress… I’ve got a few ideas for that perfect family outing this school holiday.
Dove has launched Baby Dove in South Africa and I’m very excited to share the gorgeous new product range with you.
Along with the products, comes a strong message for Moms. Dove believes that there’s no such thing as a perfect Mom!
Dove is supporting Moms by reminding them that no one knows their baby better than they do. And Dove believes that this positive reinforcement is just what moms need to hear, to be able to close out the noise and criticism, and listen in, and trust themselves to look after their baby just the right way.
I couldn’t agree more!