This is officially blog post number 50 and I am super proud that I have reached this milestone! It has not always been an easy time juggling real life and trying to stay on track (and frankly there were weeks at a time when I fell off the tracks), but I do the best I… Continue reading Number 50!
I have always been a stickler when it comes to my son's bedtime routine and I don't plan to let up anytime soon. You see, he has always had what I see as an 'early' bedtime from since birth. Of course, taking into account the fact that newborns sleep when they want, I took the… Continue reading Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)
Well now that we are well into the first term of the school year, we have gotten into a groove of sorts when it comes to learning. We have surmounted that learning curve and got to a new normal that works for all of us. Our new normal now consist of the following: Introducing work… Continue reading The Schoolwork hurdle-Our new normal (Part 3)
In the last post I spoke about the homework hurdle that we encountered and in this post, I will tell you how I actually have been working through the resistance. Every single time we presented work to L he groaned and whined and it was always a fight to get him to do anything. Honestly,… Continue reading The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)
This is the sixth week of school and wow, have there been a lot of adjustments! For one, L had to navigate his way through the longer day and the fact that while some things stayed the same, a lot of things changed. One of the main things was the workload. In preschool, things were… Continue reading The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)
So if you are a parent you have either read or heard what the experts have to say when it comes to small children and screen time. Most experts say a big fat NO to screen time for children under 2 because the research shows that an early introduction to electronic devices is linked to… Continue reading An ode to screen time
Well, it started off with a sniffle and a bit of tears the moment L slipped on his school shirt and realised...oh boy, this is it. His potty face met me as I came down the staircase for the possibly fifth time because I had forgotten something else. (Somehow even with my meticulous planning I… Continue reading The first week of Primary school: recap