How to Support A Holistic Development of Children

How to Support A Holistic Development of Children

Whole-child approaches are slowly replacing traditional approaches to raising and teaching children. This holistic development of children focuses more on the child’s well-being and their physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. This approach is oriented towards kids completely, making them active participants in their learning process. Many learning centres have incorporated this method, and their results … Read more

Fun and frolics at Fineshade Woods

Fineshade Woods

The Mummy Matters household is feeling a little jaded today, we’ve had a full-on weekend with my Sister and her beautiful family who came to stay with us for the weekend. Living a little over 3 hours away and all with busy lives we don’t get to see each other as often as we would … Read more

Moments that mattered in 2013

Moments that mattered in 2013 1

As the New Year has started I have decided to look back on the moments that mattered in 2013. Last year started with a bang for us and probably the event that will mark 2013 as a great year for us was the arrival of our cheeky little chappy Jelly Bean on 31st January. After … Read more

Do your children choose their own bedroom decor?


When we moved the children’s rooms around in preparation for the arrival of Jelly Bean we asked each of them how they would like their bedrooms decorated. We gave them as much ‘free choice’ with their rooms as we possibly could, depending on how expensive their ideas became. Our philosophy was that they need to … Read more

What ordinary family moments do you look forward to?

What ordinary family moments do you look forward to? 3

If you have children then you can pretty much guarantee your life will be far from mundane. Children have this way of livening things up, bringing joy to some of the most uneventful activities. Playing on a swing isn’t just playing on a swing, it’s a rope in the jungle getting them from branch to … Read more