Articles by Penny Flanagan

  1. 11 things I miss about parenting small children

    It’s easy to be stupidly nostalgic about toddlers once your kids are grown, but as my children move into teen-hood I find myself wistfully eyeing off those harried young mums herding toddlers. Worse still, I find myself wanting to say that MOST ANNOYING of sentences:

  2. 10 commandments for all new dads to live by

    Religious or not, you cannot deny that the 10 Commandments are a great idea: a definitive list of rules chiseled into stone to let us all know where the boundaries of reasonable behaviour lie. Well, here’s the thing: having a baby can really turn the

  3. Paper Christmas baubles

    These pretty paper baubles make a lovely homemade gift for friends and relatives at Christmas time. Add one to the top of each gift for a nice homey touch to your Christmas giving.

  4. Paper plate Santa craft

    When it comes to toddler crafts, paper plates are the craft material that keeps on giving. Who knew you could even make a Santa face out of a paper plate? Cut out all the pieces and let your toddler put Santa together.

  5. Paddle pop stick Christmas tree

    This is a cute Christmas project for a crafternoon with your toddler. Just cut the sticks to size and let your little one colour, assemble and decorate their own tree!  When it’s finished, you’ve also got a homemade Christmas tree decoration. Win/win.

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