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5 Steps To Protect Your Gifted Child From Being Bullied – Guest Post

Gifted children are at greater risk for being bullied simply because they stand out from their peers. Many of the same attributes that make gifted learners so unique are also the same ones that bullies use to pick a child out of the crowd. For example, a gifted child might struggle with anxiety or enjoy a hobby that the bullies… Read more »

Not Only a Guilt Free Sanity Saver- KidloLand – Review

As a parent I often find myself overwhelmed by the amount of technology that my kids are exposed to. Seriously, when I was a kid I didn’t even know where to switch on the TV (because I hardly ever watched it), but my kids seem to know how to use “voice-activated” remote controls (who are these little tech-geniuses running around… Read more »

Why I Always Cry When Milestones Are Reached!

I sit here, on yet another monumental day, thinking to myself: how on earth do we parents process all the emotions that pump through our veins? The bewildering mix of great pride when something new is learnt, terrible fear about an uncertain future, blood-curdling anger at bad behaviour, unbridled joy when we hear our children laugh and so many other… Read more »

Friendships that have stood the test of time

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I am super excited to be travelling back home next week, not only to attend a very special friend’s wedding, but also to visit and catch up with family and friends who I haven’t seen in a year. The truth, well for me at least, about immigrating, is that there is a sense of loss. A period of “mourning” (for… Read more »

The Invisible Friend.

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This is quite a peculiar topic, I’m sure, but it seems to be an ongoing theme in our household so I figured the time is ripe for me to write about it… Our little Bum has taken to a new friend, “Angie”, whom we’ve never met or seen before (and nor has she, really, but we don’t tell her that)…. Read more »

Crafting With Wine

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The one thing I really love about my kids starting school is the fact that I get to meet other moms with similar aged children. Moving to a new country is tough enough just from a pure logistics point of view… Add the challenge of trying to find new friends (for you and your kids) to the mix, and you… Read more »

Pappa, Thank You is Not Enough

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So often, as a mother, I find myself running through my daily routine… focused like a well-trained sniper on the kids and all that needs to be done. In the hours of the day it’s all about who’s been fed, dressed, have you brushed you teeth,let’s do homework, tidy your rooms, etc… Has the house been cleaned, laundry done, appointments… Read more »

5 Ways A Mother Gets To Drink Her Coffee..

I am a self-confessed coffee addict! I have to… no wait… I NEED to have that steaming cup of coffee as soon as I crawl out of bed in the morning. Now, usually, I only manage to take 2 sips before one of the kids come to tug at my pants or tap against my leg with some or other… Read more »