Peek A Boo! 8 Toddler Surprises this Year

Peek-A-Boo 8 Toddler Surprises this Year l mum-bo-jumbo.com

Toddler surprises have become an every day part of my life. With a two and a half year old son, he never ceases to amaze me. In fact he surprises me every single day. Unfortunately for him, not all of his surprises have been as well received by me as what he may have hoped. […]

Before I was a Mother, I was just like a Toddler

Before I was a Mother, I was just like a Toddler l mum-bo-jumbo.com

Shaking my head at yet another toddler meltdown, I was almost at the end of my tether with my son. His attitude towards me because he didn’t want or need my help was beginning to wear thin. Sighing, I resigned myself to watching him struggle as he tried to put on his shoe. Backwards. What […]

Why I Suck as a Step Parent – An Open Letter

Why I Suck as a Step Parent: An Open Letter l mum-bo-jumbo.com

Dear World, I have a confession to make. I really suck as a step parent. Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t always sucked and have done a relatively good job on the most part however a recent pivotal event made me realise just how much I have sucked at being a step parent lately. […]

Now that I am a Mother, I Don’t Miss…

Now That I am a Mother, I Don't Miss... mum-bo-jumbo.com

Now that I am a mother, I often read about the things mother’s miss from their pre-motherhood days. You know, the things like sleep ins, the freedom to do what you want when you want, going shopping without having to deal with a tantrum or simply being able to have a long hot bath. You […]

The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Teenagers

The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Teenagers mum-bo-jumbo.com

Setting boundaries with my 16 year old step daughter has been instrumental to our relationship and more importantly, to her as she develops into a young woman. My step daughter came to live with us permanently a little over three years ago. This was before I had biological children of my own. Little did I […]

Marion Donovan Changed Parenting Forever

Marion Donovan

  Marion Donovan is a name not many people would have heard of before but given how this woman changed the face of parenting forever, she should be a household name. Born in Indiana USA in 1917, Marion Donovan was the daughter of a man who managed a local manufacturing plant with her uncle. The […]

Celebrating “Lazy Mom’s Day”

Lazy Mom's Day 2014

Well, who knew? Not only do we have Mother’s Day but apparently mothers also have a day specifically allocated to being lazy. Lazy Mom’s Day falls on the first Friday of September. That does sound rather appealing, doesn’t it? Lazy Mom’s Day. A day of doing nothing. Absolutely nothing. I would love to spend the […]

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