Parenting Tips, Tricks & Advice By Parents for Parents

A Blog by My Kids Village

Fitting together the jigsaw

The pieces of the jigsaw for working parents can often seem like an impossible puzzle that just won't fit together.   Firstly, there's meeting the cost of childcare.  This is on the rise from high demand, now that more parents are in paid work and for longer hours. ...

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Slow Parenting Tips

  I’m a working mum with two girls, aged seven and three.  I hate structure and routine. I really hate it!  My husband’s the same. We both love spontaneity and when it’s not there we quickly feel trapped, like we have become passive passengers on life’s journey...

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The kids just keep moving on!

I was talking to some parents recently about the challenges of childcare.  The thing that struck me most was that, just when we think we’ve got it sorted, our kids move on and need something new!   It reminded me of those really early days with a new-born.  You...

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Argh! I don’t know what I’m doing!

When I started My Kids Village it was that nervous, excited feeling.  I was totally out of my depth.  I wanted to get going, but had no idea about how to make it happen.  A few good people around me gently pushed and encouraged me to take the leap.  I had no...

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Making parents’ lives easier

So, which one of these is you?Stay-at-home parent.  You’re loving the time with your child.  You’re always on the look-out for activities that meet the needs and interests of your ever-growing little one.  It’s great for you when you meet a like-minded, local parent...

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Being versus doing parenting

I had one of those moments, one of those aha moments.I was reading an article about ‘being versus doing’ and realised that I was one of those ‘goal focused’ doing people. You know, those people who are always striving for something and thinking about where to next. It...

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