April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

— Mark Twain

Sewing the seeds of confidence with DryNites

Getting crafty and boosting confidence at bedtime. There are so many milestones when it comes to raising children; from weaning and crawling to walking, talking and starting school. One of the most major milestones has to be toilet training. Graduating from a nappy to a potty or toilet is a very big deal: a rite of passage. All of sudden your baby is not an actual baby any more.  (more…)

How Ocean Florida saved the day and made it awesome

The tale of one company - Ocean Florida - going above and beyond the call of duty. A little over one month ago, my husband and I awoke one morning, our bodies caressed by warm fingers of bright, yellow light creeping into our room through the gaps in the window blinds. It was the fourth day of our Florida holiday and the fourth day of blue skies and pleasant sunshine. (more…)

Planning a child’s birthday party? Five tips to save your sanity

Ideas to make your party planning a little less stressful. My daughter Sophia recently celebrated her sixth birthday - sixth! In some ways it feels like she's been with us forever - I honestly can't remember what my life was like before she arrived - yet I'm still amazed at how old she now is. This year also brought a small birthday milestone with it: we decided it was time to give Sophia her first proper birthday party. (more…)

Getting messy: how to make your own gunge

Homemade gunge: the ultimate messy play activity. My children and I enjoy a spot of messy play every now and again. It's something that I have learned to relax about and enjoy as my children have gotten older. After all, the messier the fun the better it is, right? We love baking, enjoy painting and never let a rainy day or muddy puddles spoil our outdoor adventures. And now I can add something else to our list of our messy play activities - homemade gunge! (more…)