The rise of Messy Play

Messy Play: two words that strike fear into any parent’s heart. Think back 20 years. I don’t know how old y’all are but let’s just pretend we’re 25. What were you doing when you were 5 years old? I’m guessing you ran around eating dirt, playing with leaves, poking murky water with sticks. Maybe found…

Raising a resilient child

Recently Mums & Co invited me to a local event they were hosting – a talk by Dr Justin Coulson on ways to raise a resilient child. First up: Google Dr Justin Coulson. Ok…so far, so good. He looks legit, doesn’t sound preachy or judgemental and has six (SIX) daughters. Tick. He also has a…

“Only” one child?

Almost immediately after Everly was born, it began. As soon as she popped out; after the obligatory “Oh, she’s so cute,” (she was.) “Who do you think she looks like?” (me) and “Are you OKAY?!” (not really!) the inevitable question loomed large. I cringed in anticipation (and pain from you know, a caesarian, hospital food…

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