Author: Alicia

Wiping Bums to Writing Mums

Even though EVERYTHING changes after having children, we still feel the pressure to slot back into the same routine as before. For some this might be possible, but for those who, like me, had irregular working hours before having kids, this is quite a big ask. Going back to working evenings and weekends just wasn’t going to work in the long term, so how did I find a solution? Talking of ‘family life’ in this instance doesn’t just refer to my kids – my partner’s working hours were also just as erratic as mine (and still are). Finding a...

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Why Stereotyping is Such as Dangerous Game to Play

I suppose I would be forgiven to some extent for having held different views by now, given that I’ve perhaps had more than my fair share of stereotyping, but I personally believe it would be a very dangerous game to play. One simply should not engage in stereotyping because nine out of ten times it turns out not to be the case anyway. Sure, there are indeed some general behavioural patterns which are associated with people of specific cultures, geographic locations and many more of these variables, but I can almost guarantee that every single individual who is associated...

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4 Ways To Deal With Temper Tantrums

When it comes to the toddler years, there is no shortage of tantrums that a parent has to deal with.  During this period of time, they aren’t able to communicate what they need with language just yet, so they are left with only their tantrums to communicate their frustration. Unfortunately, tantrums don’t always end after the toddler years.  It can continue on well into the elementary school years.  When they’re older your tactics will have to change.  As long as you’re prepared and know the best steps to take then you can ensure that you make it through these...

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Who Makes the Rules?

“Said, hey old man how can you stand/ To think that way/ Did you really think about it/ Before you made the rules?” That’s a line from one of my favourite songs of yesteryear, “The Way it is” by Bruce Hornsby. The line resonates with me because there have been so many instances in my life when that was exactly how I felt – asking myself if the people who make certain rules really thought about them before actually making them. This consideration of whether or not any real thought went into making the rules, wherever it is they...

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Planning on Moving with Your Family Soon? Some Tips To Prepare

If you’re planning on upgrading your home situation and purchasing a new house soon, then you should get started with your preparations now as opposed to later. In other words, the sooner you start preparing to move, the more relaxed the actual process will be. And that counts with financial concerns as well as physical ones. Some questions to ask yourself would be regarding home loans and financing options. And then it’s always a good idea to have your whole family learn how to pack ahead of time, so you aren’t rushing later. You can also think about how...

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