{Raising Little People} Surviving your tween daughter

I know a lot of nesters are walking the tightrope balacing between having children and teenagers and I think this article from Barbie Bieber and Beyond will really help give you some hints and tips on suriving your tween daughter. tween

You can find the link here -> How to Survive Your Tween Daughter

What do you think? Do you have any tips?

Happy reading nesters x

{The Nest Loves} Swing with Vines of the Wild

My latest love is  Vines of the Wild, an innovate and quality driven producer of eclectic and whimsical products for the little humans in your life.

Vines of the Wild source products from local artists from across the country, the soul purpose of their products is to enliven the gift of nature and awaken your bohemian soul.

They are constantly aware of the environment and so utilise mediums such as wood, non-toxic paint and natural fabrics and recycled materials to minimise their ecological footprint.

I love that Vines of the Wild is not only a source of mindful products but also will cloak our little adventurers in style.


We love:

| Knit Overalls $85 | Knit Faux Fur Bonnett $69 | Heirloom Wings $159 | Australian Map Print $79 |

Find Vines of the Wild on Instagram @vinesofthewild

Happy shopping Nesters x


{Raising Little People} How to Raise a Well Rounded Boy

Being a parent is without a doubt the most important job you will ever have, you are responsible for raising strong, respectful, independent little humans who will make the world a better place.

Here are some great tips from the team at BabyCenter on How To Raise A Well Rounded Boyboy

I particularly love the idea of encouraging his interests, even if they aren’t traditional ‘boy’ interests.

Happy reading Nesters x

{The Nest Loves} Letters to your child

It goes SO quickly.

The time between each birthday just seems to slip more quickly all the time.

I love this idea from the wonderful people at Two Little Ducklings. They have put together a beautiful stationary set called Letters to Your Child letters

Basically it is a stationery pack that allows you to write a letter to your child from birth to age 12. It also comes with interview questions and a page to put your wishes for your little birdie.

This is quite possibly the most beautiful gift you could give a new parent.baby

Happy shopping Nesters x

{Raising Little People} Precious Firstborn Syndrome

Precious Firstborn Syndrome. Totally a thing. Like should have a support group with coloured ribbons or something.

If you have had a child, you have experienced at least a smidgeon of this syndrome.

I swear a girl I know may as well have been the founding partner of the syndrome. No shit, she used to sterilise her baby’s toys after every use. Gawd, I was lucky to shower once a day and somehow she managed to sterilise a zebra chew toy 4 times a day. Plus one time she rang maternity to ask if there was a particular sanitiser to use on her nipples before allowing her bambini to suckle..

Anyway, this article by Shauna Anderson ‘Precious Firstborn Syndrome‘ is an absolute riot. baby

Grab a coffee, read this and immediately feel better about yourself and your own parenting style.

Enjoy Nesters x

{Raising Little People} Is your little-birdie ready for school?

Making the decision to send your little-birdie to school is so tough. How do you know when they are ready? What will be expected of them? Is 5 old enough? Or should we wait until he is 6?

I started school when I was 4, my friend started at 6. We both survived. So what’s the right answer?kid-ready-school-jpg

Ivillage have put together a list of indicators that may help you make that decision. You can find it here -> ‘Is my child ready for school?’

While not an absolute checklist, it does assist the decision making.

Did you send your little-birdie early? Or hold them back?

Patience is a virtue

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Sometimes being a parent is holding your breath while deeply breathing in, telling yourself it is okay to stop and smell the roses, and the daffodils and the pine trees and the neighbours dog all while running 10 minutes late for a doctor’s appointment.

Breathe. Deeply. Often.

You will not get this day back and they will not be this young again.

So guilty. So very guilty of doing this. ‘Hurry up’ and read this!

I am so guilty of this. So incredibly guilty. It as if this is describing my own toddler-bird. How many times have I hurried away our time together? How many times should I have slowed down our lives? Are schedules and appointments and obligations more important than the in-between times?

This story is important. It should be read by every parent.

Rachel Macy Stafford ‘The day I stopped saying hurry up’ <- click link here

This was originally posted on Hands Free Mama.

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