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The Activity Funbook printable

Activity Funbook printable

We’re all hungry, so the tension is rising. My husband is not great when it comes to preventing empty stomach from interfering with his mood, so how can I expect any “hanger” control from a 3 year old? The colouring pages are usually too boring, too complex, or too expensive to keep her happily occupied….
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Tracing alphabet printable

Letter tracing printable

How did it come to me doing a tracing alphabet printable? Well, I have recently run out of ideas what to draw, paint, craft, and do with Z. We’ve been recently spending time outside a lot skiing, skating, playing, and exploring, so once we got stuck at home due to weather conditions and car problems,…
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Stop the yelling, raise a badass

I haven’t met a parent who’d say she doesn’t mind yelling at her kids. I have never met a parent who could say he had never raised his voice. And while I don’t believe childhood is only about positive experiences, I know that as a parent I feel like utter crap after each yelling episode.

Stop the yelling, raise a badass

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To limit my lost-self-control episodes I taught my daughter something, that additionally turned out to be a great confidence boost for her, teaches her about self-respect, and healthy relationships.

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Giving birth in Geneva

Giving birth in Geneva

Giving birth in Geneva. First, let me explain to you why I wrote about birth experience in one city, rather than in the country. Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons, and they are all different: each with different laws and (high) standards, 4 languages, and rough terrain – it makes (for example) Zurich a completely…
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A simple way to make kids nap

A simple way to make kids nap

If you chuckle upon hearing the word “nap time”, this one’s for you. The solution I’m going to share with you initially causes my friends to smile with empathy, or giggle with uncertainty (“she must be joking, right?”). I was called crazy, and desperate. And you know what? I don’t care, because it works. Continue reading

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Potty training in winter

No matter if you’re the “potty train in one weekend” or “follow your child” kind of parent, potty training is something we all think about, or even talk about from time to time. You probably heard a lot about only potty training in summer. I’m thinking the opposite, and here’s why you should consider potty training in winter.

potty training in winter

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A mom’s trick to learn French

A mom's trick to learn French

I listen to kids’ songs while driving. A lot. There, I said it. It’s not always good music, and yes I could totally use a break from childishness, and yes kids will be happy listening to adults’ music, too. But here’s the truth: nothing gets my French on, like the comptines enfantines. Continue reading

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I need you to be a bad girl

Raising girls - be a bad girl
On raising girls – I need you to be a bad girl.

I have never had to yell, or use time-outs. She has never run away, or crossed a street alone. She has always listened and followed instructions, while being able to speak up her mind. She has known what she wants since she was born. I didn’t teach her to be like that by threatening her with a whip. This is just who she is: happy when everything is in order and by the rules. Continue reading

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Christmas tree scavenger hunt

This is a game my mom, and my sister made for my daughter, when she was 2 years old. It’s super simple.  It’s a win-win, you’ll be there to protect the tree, and your kiddo will finally feed his need of exploring the most important Christmas decoration. For 1-5 year olds.

Christmas tree scavenger hunt

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What not to do around Christmas

Dear parents, karma is a bitch

December, for many, is an important month. Especially for those who have to (want to) travel for holidays, be it Chanukah or Christmas, because it is the time of the year when family is more important than in any other month of the year. Yet, it can easily become a stressful, or even an impossible journey only because some people forget how important December is, and go out happily spreading the germs around.

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