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Creative writing ideas for kids - prompts to take older kids writing in a new direction

30 cool creative writing ideas for kids and teens

Most kids and teens love listening to stories and as they get older the urge to tell their own stories grows too. For some kids (often those we call ‘born writers’) this…

Holding kids back at school - good idea

High-school is when not holding kids back really bites

I’ve popped up on Babyology’s The Parent Panel podcast talking about holding kids back at school, mothers-in-law, doing your kids’ homework and what I do when the kids yell. Yeah, just hanging…

3 strategies to help kids develop critical thinking skills

Critical thinking skills for kids are considered crucial for problem solving and effective decision making. In fact, critical thinking may be the most important skill our kids can develop. It’s not enough…

Kids, turn off phone notifications and take back your time

Our #1 rule for our kids’ mobile use

This is a really simple phone rule for kids, but it surprises me how many families don’t make it mandatory. Let me tell you, it’s non-negotiable at our place. If my kids…

School photos are nothing to smile about

It’s school photos time! Prepare to draw your wallets at dawn, people. They’ll shoot first and stab you later. The ‘Basic’ package of school photos at our primary school costs the equivalent…

Mumlyfe shares useful stories to help you raise nice kids and feel good about yourself too.

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