Author: Beth

Pram Jam with Beth – More of the SSS Sillies

SSSssssSSSSS! This is a bit of an oopsie carry on from last week’s Storytime with Karen – Silly blog from last week, because silly is as silly does (and someone didn’t check the blog history before she started composing this last minute replacement post… doh)! Dear Pram Jam parents, are you feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Need to find a way to unwind? That’s where I am at today… just a bit overwhelmed by deadlines, dates and disappointments. First of all I am gonna try my little SSS trick:  Swinging, Singing, and Socialising Swinging at the park I mean! South Beach...

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Pram Jam with Beth – Co-Parenting

Hello all, and welcome to yet another blog post from me! This one is a bit of a tough topic, discussing the transition from parenting as a couple to single parenting. I was reminded during our Father’s Day Pram Jam last week that not all families are happily co-habiting, and it made me really conscious of the language that I was using during the session and in my chats with the toddlers at the end of the bubble blowing. I didn’t want to dwell on things or upset anyone who was already feeling sensitive during a difficult time, so...

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Pram Jams with Beth – Routines

Toilet, Teeth and Bed! Toilet, Teeth and Bed! Or… Teeth, Toilet, Bed! But not… Bed, Toilet, Teeth, or you’ll be a silly head! We’ve used this silly refrain as a part of our bed time routine most nights for the last 2 + years – since my middle two began to show that they needed more predictability in their lives (an early school start time was a stark wake up call!). It has worked so stupidly well. My 9 year old told me yesterday that he’s so stuck on the whole Toilet-Teeth-Bed thing that one day he brushed his...

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Pram Jam with Beth – Travelling with baby

Hello all!  Well, how can it have swung around to my blog *again*?  It seems trite, but the year really does seem to be buzzing past way too quickly – sigh. Today I wanted to touch on the topic of travelling with young children, the highs, the lows, the joys and the blows. I have fabulous recollections of my travels as a child with my parents… climbing mountains while carried in a backpack carrier and being blustered about by the wind on top of Bluff Knoll, freezing my toes in the ocean of the Great Australian Bite, hiking through bushland...

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Pram Jams with Beth – ABC, 1 2 3

A B C It’s easy as, 1 2 3 As simple as, do re mi A B C, 1 2 3 Baby, you and me girl! Doesn’t it just inspire visions of The Jackson 5, dancing and singing their little hearts out? Come on, let’s go on that little trip down memory lane! Ahem. Back to the seriousness of the Pram Jam with Beth post… but ahh, ermm, actually, it’s nice to take a break from the seriousness of my last blog, Little Emotions. We’ve been on quite a journey these past few months here in Coolbellup and in...

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Home Grown Fruit & Veg Swap

Monthly event: First Saturday of the month, 10am to 11.00am at Coolbellup Hub. Next swap:  Saturday 2nd December 2017 Check the Events Calendar for exact dates and times. If you have an oversupply of home-grown fruit or veggies (or home-made produce), bring them along to the Fruit & Veg Swap at the Coolbellup Hub (the building where the Coolbellup Library is located) on the first Saturday of each month. A monthly event, held first Saturday of the month. Bring your fruit and vegetables from 10am – 10.30am Select fruit and vegetables from 10.30am The Fruit & Veg Swap is a process of sharing rather...

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