There aren't many parents who haven't had to face the bedtime blues at some point in their lives. If you have kids, you will know what we mean. Not only is it hard enough getting our kids into bed in the first place; it's also difficult trying to get them to sleep once they are finally tucked up under the blankets. With a range of hilarious bedtime excuses to counter our best efforts, we end up losing as much sleep as they do!
When you’ve spent the best part of the last five years raising babies and having more babies to raise, you kind of lose yourself. The job that you were doing once, the one you stepped back from to be a stay at home Mom has lost its appeal and the thought of what to do next can be particularly overwhelming. The children are now in school full time, which has just earned you the greatest gift you could ever get: time.
Becoming a parent is meant to be one of the simplest things in the world, and yet a far greater number of couples struggle to conceive than you could possibly imagine. Did you know that one out of every ten couples struggles with fertility? Did you know that the number increases when you include all of the couples who struggle to stay pregnant due to fertility-related issues?
As a parent, there’s nothing more important than protecting your kids. As soon as you hold that precious bundle in your arms for the first time, you assume responsibility for taking care of them and shielding them from danger. When you have children, you never really switch off, and you’re always looking for ways to make sure your child is safe. If you drive on a regular basis or you love a road trip, it’s essential to bear safety in mind. Here are some top tips to help keep your kids stay safe on the roads.
If you’re a music loving family, then taking your kids to music festivals may have crossed your mind. If you’ve been to festivals in the past, you will have saw families having a great time, kids on the shoulders of their parents waving their arms to the music - but they can be the opposite of wholesome, too. There are usually groups of rowdy teenagers and young adults drinking until they’re sick, and with so many different types of people at a festival, it’s crucial to be careful. Should you really take your kids to a music festival? It doesn’t have to be a problem or dangerous providing you plan in advance. Read on for more!
When you become a parent, you know that you accept to be responsible for a life, until this life is old enough to look after itself. Needless to say, if your home was a place of hazards before you had a child, things could change dramatically from the moment the magical words appear on the pregnancy test. There are, naturally, plenty of parental duties that are new and that you must learn, starting with changing nappies – and let’s be clear on that one; you are going to have a few accidents before your master this skill – to understanding the needs of your baby – crying being their only form of communication, it’s expected you may not get them immediately. But one factor remains constant in your parenting life, and this is SAFETY. Indeed, you want the very best for your child. Consequently, you want to ensure that they can go through life without having to worry about health hazards, debilitating illnesses or even predators in the outside world.
When you have a newborn, sleepless nights are par for the course. What people don’t tell you is that it’s virtually impossible to recapture those blissful, sleep-filled nights you used to enjoy before parenthood. There may be nights when you get a good night’s sleep, but parents tend to experience sleep problems on a regular basis, even when their kids are older, and they’re sleeping through. If you find it hard to get enough rest, hopefully, this guide will prove helpful.
Being a parent is one of the biggest tasks most people will undertake throughout their lives. You will have to spend the next few years looking after someone else, making sure that their needs are met and that they can grow up healthily, and all of this work will take up a huge amount of your time. With all of the effort you have to sink into it, it can often feel like this is the only role you’ll ever know. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, and this post is here to help you to make a difference in your own life. To give you an idea of what can be done to be more than a mom, it will be exploring the work which you will need to do.
Every new parent tries to get themselves mentally prepared for the sleepless nights. You expect to be woken up every 23 minutes, you know you’ll have to get your rocking routine down and learn how to perform the half-asleep-breastfeeding act. You know you’ll get woken up by the ear-piercing sound of baby crying. You’ve also seen just how much this sh*t can mess with your mind because you’ve watched your babified friends get ground down to mortals on the edge.