Saying yes to no

Saying yes to no - Ever-changing Life of a MumNo. It’s such a simple word. A word parents so often tell their children with ease, however when it comes to others it’s somehow not so simple to utter.

But it’s time. It’s time for me to start saying yes to no.

For the sake of myself and my family, saying no has become an important tool of self-care and protection from overwhelm lately.

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How to sew a baby or toddler bib: a beginner’s tutorial

How to sew a baby or toddler bib- a beginner's tutorial - Ever-changing Life of a MumThis is my very first sewing tutorial on the blog!

From one beginner to another, I hope you find it useful and shows you that it really is a project that can be mastered by a complete novice.

A baby bib was the very first project I ever tried to sew after purchasing my sewing machine a little over a year ago.

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time now and thought I’d finally do so after recently sewing one of these bibs for my daughter’s teacher whose wife gave birth to their second baby a couple of weeks ago. My daughter really wanted to give her teacher something to say congratulations, so she picked out some material from my stash and away we went.

Since sewing my first baby bib, I have made a few adjustments along the way, but feel that I now have my own ‘go to’ sewing pattern that I really like and can easily whip up when needed.

This bib is more suitable for a toddler, however it can easily be adapted to make any sized bib you like by making it shorter or adding another snap fastener to make the neckline smaller.

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More book reviews for different reading stages and ages

More book reviews for different reading stages and ages - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I’m back today with a few more book reviews for children of different reading stages and ages.

I am reviewing three books covering toddlers, young children and tweens … with a little help from my three daughters. I hope that by offering opinions from my own children, it essentially gives other parents a really insight into what kids really think of some of the books that are available to them – these are essentially book reviews by kids for kids.

Previously on the blog, I have covered the topics of how to encourage young people to read throughout their school years, even during the school holidays – I learned a great deal from these guest posts by Dymocks Literacy Expert Ryan Spencer.

At my request, Dymocks also provided a list of book recommendations for different age groups in these posts and I recently received a book for each of my girls, who are aged one, seven and 11, to review.

You can also read my past book reviews for different reading stages here.

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