• Children,  happy,  health,  healthy,  love,  parenting

    Technology in Child Development – Good or Bad?

        Raising kids is not an easy task, and with full-time jobs, parents have their work cut out for them. But advice comes from all sides, and it’s hard to know whom to trust. Ultimately, each parent has to decide which way they want to raise their kids, and they can use all the help they can get – including technology. But kids have been raised without technology for thousands of years, so is that really necessary for successful parenthood? Let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of using technology as a tool to raise our kids: Technology in education     Photo by luciano de…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  Children,  happy,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    5 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Kids

    Your life is always one big rush. You’re running to prepare breakfast, you’re running to ship your kids off to school, you’re running to work, then you’re doing the chores, then there’s that appointment you have to get to, and then there are a million more errands in the day that you have to finish! There’s never enough time for anything, and before you realize it, your child’s birthday is coming up and you wonder – when did they get to grow up so much? It’s a big modern age problem, that stressful, hectic rush that often makes us forget about the important things in life. So, how do we…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  Children,  Depression,  father,  feeling low,  happy,  love,  parenting

    When The Going Gets Tough, Turn To Your Family

    Family isn’t defined by who you’re related to by blood, it’s who is there for you when you need it the most. I’m not frightened of admitting that over the last six years of my life that I have needed a lot of help and support to keep me going. Sometimes it’s emotionally, sometimes it’s encouragement, and it has even been financially too. Life is in a nutshell, difficult. Things happen all of the time to many different people that you simply cannot predict. I have been so lucky to have such a wonderful family to help me through my entire life, and in my case it actually is my…

  • Blogger,  Blogging,  Children,  Finance,  love,  Self Improvement

    5 Things You Should Do Before You’re 30

    Everyone has a bucket list of some sort compiled in their minds, and very little of us actually complete those items on our lists. For those of us that aren’t the type to go skydiving, there are often more reasonable things that we place on our to do lists, things that some people might not even consider a challenge. Nevertheless, we’ve compiled a short list of things that you should do before you reach the age of thirty. Do you agree with them? Buy a home One thing that many people aspire to do in their lifetime is to buy their own home and give themselves some sort of financial…

  • Bad parenting advice,  Blogger,  Children,  father,  jabs,  Made Up Mummies

    Could You Be Inadvertently Ruining Your Children?

    With many people around the world now using social media daily, it’s almost impossible to go a single day without seeing different opinions on parenting. However, there are some that I’ve come across in the past which seem just straight up stupid. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I’m a big believer in fighting for what you believe in, but when it comes to children there are many people who seem like they are asking for social to be knocking at their door. I’m not a perfect parent, in fact no one is (although many like to believe they are) and social media has been the home to many…

  • Children,  parenting

    Dear Son, You Make Me.

    You make me laugh, You make me cry, You make me teach, When constantly asking “why?”.   You make me better, You make me proud, You remind me of me, Especially when you’re being loud.     You’re so honest, You’re so loved, Sometimes I honestly think You were sent down from above.     You love your family, You love your friends, You’ve touched so many people’s hearts, Especially when they need a mend.     You’re so understanding, You’re so mature, Even though you’re only five, You always want to know more.   You make me clean, You make me pure, And I can honestly say, I’ve never…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Children,  happy,  love,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    How To Deal With A Frightened Child

    Today I had to deal with one of the worst things a parent can see their child go through; fear. Dinky had an ophthalmology appointment today and although this isn’t the first time he has been to have his eyes checked, he was not happy during the whole car journey there. My Dad took us, and normally when he’s around all he can do is talk and blabber on about nothing. But today he was silent, with the odd sigh and whimper. He told us that he was bored, so we kept chatting to him to keep him occupied. Fast forward thirty minutes into the car journey and he lets…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Children,  happy

    Birthday Gift Wishlist For A Soon To Be 6 Year Old

    This post contains affiliate links. If you follow my links and purchase anything, I will receive a small commission for the sale ♥   I can’t believe my Dinky is not so small anymore! With his sixth birthday approaching, I have started to think about what to get him for his birthday. It’s not until December, but with Christmas to think about then too, I like to get his birthday gifts in nice and early so I’m not rushing around. Being a Mum of one, I always struggle to find gifts for Dinky because I’m never sure on what to get for boys, so some of these ideas might be out…

  • Children,  Made Up Mummies,  School

    Getting Your Children Back Into Their Routine For School

    It’s easy to slip out of routines in the summer holidays because it’s likely you don’t have to get the children up really early like you do with school. Now that the new school term is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids back to their school routine. Bedtime That’s the first routine that comes to mind. I know for a fact that my little one has been staying up later since the summer holidays has begun. As of today, he will be going back to his stricter bedtime routine, and if you’ve got a week or so until your kids return to school, it might be…

  • Beauty,  Children,  Made Up Mummies

    When Should Children Be Allowed To Wear Make Up?

    A question that’s as old as the tale of time, when should children be allowed to wear make up? I’ve got to be honest, I originally wrote “when should girls be allowed to wear make up” and then changed my mind because I didn’t want anyone being offended that only girls should wear it. Anyway, back to my point. What age do you think children should be allowed to wear make up? It’s a difficult question because it poses so many follow up questions like: What is considered a ‘child’ in your mind? How much make up? What kind of make up?     So how do we make the…