Tag: Hacks

Managing extracurricular activities and family life

5 tips to manage the chaos of extracurricular activities

After every school day there’s a sprint to the school gate as kids race to attend extracurricular activities. Most kids, most families, are committed to some kind of after school activity on…

Back to school tips

9 really brilliant and really useful Back to School tips

I’m not sure why we call them ‘back to school‘ tips. Kids go ‘back to school’ a small number of times, but they are ‘at school’ for thousands, and thousands of days.…

A quick guide to connecting with adolescents

A quick guide to connecting with teens and tweens

It’s like kids put on roller skates the minute they turn seven. One minute they’re calling us Mummy and telling us long-winded stories while we snuggle; next we blink and they’re calling…

vParenting older kids: daily kid check in

Parenting older kids: The daily kid check-in

There are lots of things that don’t change when parenting older kids. The basic tenets of parenting little kids will still stand you in good stead: boundaries; consistency; consequences; and love, love,…

Family conversation dinners can help you connect

When the kids get older (and busier and surlier), it becomes harder and harder to sit down for a family dinner together. I get that, I do. But I also get that…

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