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November 1, 2017
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Kids Missing Out As Survey Finds Six In Ten Don’t Do Chores

Just one-third of parents get their children to help out around the house. A new poll reveals that despite 83% of parents helping out around the house when they were growing up, most don’t have the same expectations of their own children. Two thirds (67%) of parents do all of […]
October 31, 2017
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Hey, Hallow’een! You’re Not, And Never Will Be, Christmas, Ok?

As a parent of three small boys, I couldn’t survive without a calendar; not a digital one but an old school one that hangs on the wall. Every hospital appointment, birthday party and extra curricular activity is written on there as I cannot trust my mammy-brain. Looming large is Halloween […]
October 29, 2017
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How To Survive…Present Shopping

So it’s one of Murphy’s Laws that at least once a year a billion birthdays will fall into the same month – mother’s, father’s, sister’s, brother’s, children’s, niece’s, nephew’s and a friend or two thrown in for good measure. The national debt of a small country is accrued as you […]
October 29, 2017
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How To Get Them Ready For Hallowe’en Without MAJOR Fuss

Its that spooky time of year when all things dark and grisly are floating around neighbourhoods. Certainly my 3 kids have finished a week in school full of homemade decorations, cake sales and of course costumes. Here’s a quick look at how you can get them ready for Hollowe’en without […]
October 28, 2017
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These Videos Teach Kids About Consent

The debate around sexual assault and consent has heated up again following the recent Weinstein revelations. But how do you explain consent to your kids? These videos illustrate in simple, age-appropriate language what consent means. And they’re entertaining as well. Blue Seat Studios is a video design agency which aims […]
October 25, 2017
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10 Ways To Handle A Three-Year-Old (And Stay Sane)

1) Buy a really good coffee machine if you can afford it because sometimes a decent cup of coffee will get you through a day of tantrums and hysteria. 2) Install a padded room in your house so when your toddler is throwing a hissy fit, there is a room […]

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