World Preemie Day 2016

“I may be tiny but my heart is immeasurable” Julia Toivonen   With 1 in 8 babies born early (before 37 weeks), World Preemie Day is significant for a rising number of families. For some – the experience is real to them today, and for others it is a...

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World Maths Day!

World Maths Day is for little Groovy Adventurers as much as it is for older children. The foundation for basic maths concepts starts well before your child goes to school! If we think of development as a tree (having roots, a trunk, branches and fruits), with the roots being...

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To TV or not TV – that is the question

We all know that TV should be limited, but in today’s rushed society, sometimes TV is the only option when working moms need a moment to just catch up on dinner or chores or admin! We are all guilty of using the television to our advantage…plonk the kids in...

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Dealing with sad goodbyes

*How to Deal with Separation Anxiety when Dropping off Little Ones!* After all the excitement of the first days – I am sure there are quite a few of our Groovy Adventurers who may be struggling with the big transition to school! Sometimes the first few days are easy...

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Back 2 School is cool!

I don’t know about your household but mine is in the back-to-school tailspin! Mommy is frantically labeling and sewing and prepping, dad doesn’t know what all the fuss is about because let’s face it, he went to school in the snow and didn’t even have a text book…and seems...

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“Is my child ready for Grade 1?”

My daughter’s school did a school readiness screening or mini assessment on all the Grade R children ahead of the big change over to Grade 1 next year. Interested parents have been attending regular information evenings with the school Psychologist to discuss how their child did and what it...

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to…

*Planning your little one’s birthday celebration can be fun!* Some parents look forward to and love planning birthday parties, while others dread it and try to get by with the bare minimum! Carly and I are the Party Loving type! We look forward to this special day with great...

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Who knew… was Granny right about Epsom Salts?

*The Magnesium Sulphate debate* I have been approached by quite a few mommies in the last few weeks for advice about Magnesium Sulphate supplements for their family. It seems like a “magic” solution to all your children’s ailments from tantrums to concentration to asthma has hit the market in...

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