I can remember the day that Lizzie refused to nap in her moses basket, she was exactly two weeks old, she went down for a nap in the morning and after that absolute refusal. For the next six months her preferred place to nap was on me with my nipple in her mouth. She would… Continue reading Getting your Baby to Nap in their Cot the Gentle Way
Shape sorter toys have been around for generations and are great fun. They help toddlers to develop their problem solving, shape identification and fine motor skills. Lizzie has had 4 shape sorter toys and here is my thoughts on each of them. Green Toys Shape Sorter This was the first shape sorter that Lizzie had,… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays #3: Review of Shape Sorters
This should be the third post in this series but due to last week's illness it is the second. In this post I would like to look at how we can help our toddlers to develop their counting skills. There are two types of counting: rote counting and rational counting. Rote counting is where you… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays #2
It has been quite a tricky week in the tendertiger household. Mr Michael and Lizzie both came down with my cold and I haven't quite shaken it off yet. The virus hit Lizzie particularly hard, she had a soaring temperature and then she completely refused to take calpol, she even developed this move with her… Continue reading Frugal Fridays #3
Hello! Today I thought I would talk about the hot topic of conversation in my household and also among my mummy friends, respectful discipline or boundary setting with toddlers. As Michael and I still spend a lot of time talking about how we can appropriately set boundaries for Lizzie we obviously haven't cracked it, but… Continue reading Our Take on Respectful Toddler Discipline a.k.a Boundary Setting
Confessions of a shopaholic trying to fabulously raise a toddler on a budget. What have I bought for Lizzie this week? I think I have been quite good this week, for me. I bought Lizzie a Frozen magazine. I mainly bought it because it came with a wand and Lizzie has recently lost the only… Continue reading Frugal Friday #2
This title may put a lot of people off, sounds boring huh? Well I love maths, I love how it allows us to make sense of the world around us, to communicate ideas and concepts concisely and elegantly and I love the creativity needed to solve mathematical problems. My motivation behind this series of posts… Continue reading Mathematical Mondays
One of my many New Year's Resolutions was to become more frugal. We have gone from two salaries providing for two people to one salary providing for three people, looking at our depleted savings this doesn't seem to have fully registered with us, until now. My biggest weakness is buying for Lizzie. I convince myself… Continue reading Frugal Fridays
This is the phrase most often heard in our household, along with: "Mummy make my breakfast", "Mummy pick me up", "Mummy read my book", basically I am my daughter Lizzie's personal assistant. My Hubby, Michael, finds this hard, he is very sensitive so has taken this as a massive rejection. It also means I get… Continue reading Mummy do it!
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