I love mamas that speak the truth, they say what I am thinking but sometimes can’t quite find the words for. This article by Littles Love and Sunshine articulates perfectly the moment I am in.
Happy reading nesters x
This TED TALK is the most important thing you will watch today. Hell, it is possibly the most important thing you will watch all year.
If you know one single little girl then you need to talk to the time to watch this talk by Reshma Saujani. In such a brilliant way, she shows just how we are shaping our little girls to expect themselves be perfect, rather than brave.
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We need to teach our girls bravery, not perfection.
My oldest child started big school this year and while she is loving it and fitting in well, no one told me just how much I would miss her.
I think I spent so much time getting ready for the big milestone, buying uniforms, arranging a lunch box and preparing for the first day that I didn’t really stop to think about what my new life without her by my side would be like.
I miss our lunches together. I miss the endless questions. I miss the random declarations of love. I miss chasing the dog and going to the park. I miss taking her to the pool or grabbing a milkshake. I miss the freedom to do a day trip.
What I have realised is that now she belongs to someone else. Between 9 and 3 every day she has to be with someone else and that is really strange.
For five years we spent each and every day exploring the world together. Some days were great adventures, other days were nothing more than snuggles on the couch and cartoons, but they were often the best days.
I know its not just me, her sister misses her madly. She has not known a world without her sister in it every day. She is lost and bored trying to learn how to entertain herself.
I miss hearing her ‘play’ voice, her bossy voice, her laugh.
I have to be honest, I also miss the extra set of hands to help with the baby.
I miss baking together, visiting daddy at work or drawing. I miss our long walks, our trampoline battles and random dance-offs.
Each afternoon she comes home filled with information and stories about what she has learnt that day and what new adventures she has completed. Without me. She is out exploring this big world without her mummy.
I just wish I had known how much I would miss her.
So while I say go forth my little girl into the world for all to see, just remember mummy will always be here at home waiting for you.
A local preschool in Parkes is utilising an app that teaches little birdies French.
The children learn via interactive apps that encourage them to listen, view and repeat French words and this software has been rolled out to 41 child care centres around Australia.
You can read more about it here -> ABC From The Mouths of Babes
So what do you think of the $9.8million investment from the government?
Happy learning Nesters
Parenting truly is wonderful and special and lovely. You are moulding the future generations, you are caring for those that are unable to exist without you. It truly is a privilege to shape the future.
Having said that, sometimes it’s shit.
Your tired and grumpy and cranky.
It is funny and honest.
Make sure you share it with the mamas and papas around you.
P.S Thanks to the wonderful Nester Simone for sharing this with us!
You may have seen this floating around your friends’ newsfeeds on Facey and here at the nest we reckon it is worth your time to do.
Basically the idea is that there are 23 questions that you ask your little birdies, without prompting and you record their answers exactly.
It is the perfect mix of heart warming and heartbreaking (hello, I am not 87 hundred years old, thank you kid-bird).
Make sure you write it down and put it somewhere safe.
One day you will be glad you did and hey, like me you might just have another 87-hundred years or so to appreciate it.
Here it is:
1. What is something Mummy always says to you?
2. What makes Mummy happy?
3. What makes Mummy sad?
4. How does Mummy make you laugh?
5. What was Mummy like as a child?
6. How old is Mummy?
7. How tall is Mummy?
8. What is Mummy’s favourite thing to do?
9. What does Mummy do when you’re not here?
10. If Mummy becomes famous what will it be for?
11. What is Mummy really good at?
12. What is Mummy not very good at?
13. What is Mummy’s job?
14. What makes you proud of Mummy?
15. What is Mummy’s favourite food?
16. What do you & Mummy do together?
17. How are you & Mummy the same?
18. If your Mummy was a cartoon character who would she be?
19. How are you & Mummy different?
20. How do you know Mummy loves you?
21. What does Mummy like best about Daddy?
22. Where is Mummy’s favourite place to go?
While it is completely horrible to even contemplate, there are some truly horrendous monsters that we share our world with.
I stumbled across this article and it made perfect sense. It is a completely simple concept that really could save the life of your little one.
You can find the full article here -> Do you have a family password?
Basically this article suggests that each family should have a private password that only they know. This could be any word that allows your child to know that the person collecting them is safe and trustworthy.
Jump over and read the article, it can’t hurt to have another level of protection for the bambinos can it?
Do you have a family password?