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Mums, dads & kids

We don't know how to be parents, we learn it everyday as we go. This is my way of motherhood, the small victories and the bitter defeats, my inconvenient truths and the endless life lessons. And also all the baby products and toys we love the most.

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The problem with punishments
Punishments don't teach anything positive.
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Making your children feel worse doesn't make them behave better
Threatening, yelling and punishing doesn't educate long term
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Screaming at your kids is a response to your past
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The 5-4-3-2-1 game to control emotions
When I feel that anxiety takes over, I breathe and play the 5-4-3-2-1 game.
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Small revolutions in everyday language about gender stereotypes
Ideas to avoid stereotypes in our everyday language
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The peace compass
I hope that more parents and educators will choose to offer it to children
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A note about sleep deprivation (now that I'm sleeping 😉)
The other day I found this photo and I stared at it for the longest time. It all came back to me.
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Kids shouldn't listen to us
“Oliver, you know we sometimes tell you don’t do this, don’t do that? Well, if you think it’s ok, you do it. Or you ask why not, you question us. Think with your head. Don’t listen to us. We want you to be yourself. You do you, ok?”.
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Don't leave them at school without saying bye: saying goodbye is a sign of love
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A simple calendar to show children how many days are left to an event
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10 thoughts to help a 2 year old
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Long-term education starts from the person behind the parent!
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8 sentences for when we argue in front of the kids
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Story of a burnout
I decided to write down how burnout feels to me and how I get over it.
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Happy 6th birthday, Oliver!
My letter for your 6th birthday
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My kid doesn't want to apologise
How to react when our children don't want to apologise
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How to leave the playground without power struggles
Often you can avoid a crisis when leaving the playground. Have you already tried these methods?
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This is life
A metaphor for parenthood. A sweet story by an unknown author.
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Audiobooks of real-life stories for kids
A collection of children stories that they can listen on their non-screen devices
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Let's not project our insecurities onto our kids
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Question authorities
A title doesn't make anybody a professional, we must always be critical and inquisitive.
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Parents need to be constructively selfish
Taking care of ourselves as parents is the new guilt.
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One more step towards self-acceptance
I'm deciding that a photo where I don't like myself doesn't define me.
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When you think your marriage is over after kids.