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Category Archives: Relationships

 

Getting along with the in-laws

For some reason, in-laws seem to get a bad wrap in life. Mother-in-laws in particular are often the subject of unwanted jokes about ‘monster-in-laws’ and the ‘mother-in-law from hell’ and there have been several films made over the years which …

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Maintaining a life after children

Something Nat and I are often asked about is how you can maintain a life after children. We’ve done many talks about it at The Parenting Place and other venues so I thought it about time we shared our 5

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Tips for Running a Business while Raising a Family

I have this phrase that I’ve been using a lot lately… I call it ‘Juggling the Motherload’ which to me is the on-going challenge of juggling motherhood with paid work.  Trying to look after everyone and everything without losing ourselves …

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How a Cup of Tea fixed my Marriage

We’re thrilled to have Leigh-Anne from Dorothy Nada doing a Guest blog for us about ‘How a Cup of Tea fixed my Marriage’.

Leigh-Anne is a mum of pre-schooers who while she’s not busy with the kids, is busy on …

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Plunket Support

Here at If Only They’d Told Me, we LOVE Plunket. Plunket have been amazing through our babies and I’m sure we are not alone in how much they have done for us. As a thank you we would like to …

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Making shopping with children easier

When you have children your ability to ‘pop’ to the shops goes out the window. You realise you have run out of milk and yet you can’t just pop down the road as you have a baby sleeping. You have …

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How To Be A Happy Stay-at-home Mum

Being a stay-at-home mum can be a fun but demanding job – note the ‘job’ bit ladies, as it is. It’s not a walk-in-the-park by any means. Some women thrive at being stay-at-home mums whereas others lose themselves and struggle …

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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry starts as early as before the second child is even born. The anxiety and jealousy a first-born feels before their brother or sister is born can lead to rivalry starting from an extremely young age – without them …

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Parenting tips for Teenagers

Thanks to If Only They’d Told Me follower Robyn McIver for offering to share some tips and insight on what to expect in the teenage years.  I sent her 5 Questions and here’s what she had to say…

1) Tell

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To have or have not, the third child

I looked at my 3 year old the other day and thought to myself  “I can’t believe we almost didn’t have you”.  I can’t believe we took 8 months to DECIDE whether or not to have a third child.  And  …

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Tips to stop your child hitting

Nobody wants to be the parent with the ‘violent’ child. You know…the children who kick, bite and hit. But unfortunately the truth is that for the majority of us, we will encounter violence in our own child at one time …

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