Autumn is nearly upon us, and this heralds a time of cosy nights in, beautiful walks, and warming culinary concoctions. Whilst the nights are drawing in, and the days are getting much colder, soon we can look forward to the magical feel of frosted leaves under foot on the walk to school.
It can be hard to find time to spend with our family in this busy modern world, but the weekend is the perfect opportunity to stop what we’re doing and make the most of the precious time we have with your kids. Of course, our little ones might be more than content watching films for hours on end or
trashing the house playing around the house , but we don’t want them to do that all weekend. There’s a chance they’d get bored of sitting in front of a screen all day anyway (it’s probably unlikely). That isn’t to say we can’t all cuddle together and watch a film on Netflix as a family, for example. Sometimes that’s nice. But the point is that it’s nice to go on adventures together as a family. It can be tough to find an activity that’ll keep everybody happy, so here are some ideas for things you could do on the weekend that even the kids will enjoy.
Any parent knows that putting the kids to bed can be a nightmare. Most families have at least one child who tries to avoid sleep. Most have cunning ploys to stop us sending them to the land of Nod. It can make life tough for everyone, not least the child who’s fighting sleep. If they succeed in their goal often enough, their health and schoolwork could start to suffer for it. After all, sleep is essential if we want to function on a daily basis. Your child may not have grasped that concept, but you’re old enough to know better.
It’s easy to believe that there are two types of mothers in this world. The ones that are super concerned with progress, milestones and making sure their kids are head and shoulders above the rest. Then there are the other types, the happy go lucky hippy mums that are totally capable of being in the present and allowing the kids to get to their milestones there in their own sweet time. They are the one that it seems like nothing can phase! Of course, in real life, it’s a bit more complicated than that as we need to have the ability to do both. To help with this follow the advice below.
The other morning as we were rushing around getting ready to go to school my son had a complete meltdown. He was choosing a toy to take to take with him to school and after more than 10 minutes rummaging around his endless toys he still couldn’t choose one.
It was an afternoon just like any other. We went to the beach – like we do most days. The kids were excited and impatient to dip their feet in the sea and splash about so my husband took them while I unpacked the toys.
- Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
- List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.
- Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
- Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.
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As much as we don’t like to admit it and feel bad about even thinking it: Parenting is hard and quite frankly not as much fun as I expected it to be. Don’t get me wrong, I was never expecting it to be a breeze but somehow I just thought I would be able to cope with certain situations better.
I have been wanting to write a post like this for quite a while and now, thanks to Emma from Island Living 365 I have an amazing excuse to do so. Thank you Emma for tagging me in the #LittleOnes tag.
Growing up I don’t remember having a strict bedtime routine and never thought I would want my children to have one. In fact I didn’t think about it at all! Then my son was born and it all changed. I became a parent that liked routines and my son became a child of routine.