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Nikki Stevenson

Nikki is a parenting writer and a mom to three wild boys who keep her on her toes (and occasionally make her question her sanity). With over 15 years of experience in the parenting industry, she has more tips and tricks than Mary Poppins on speed dial. When she's not typing away at her keyboard, you can find her sipping on coffee, hiding in the bathroom for five minutes of peace, and dreaming of a world where the kitchen cleans itself.

Articles written by Nikki
Health & Wellness
Well firstly, we're not sure why it's called morning sickness, because as most pregnant women who’ve suffered from it can attest – it doesn’t just strike in the morning.
Food & Nutrition
Let’s set the scene, shall we? Parent: “Just try it.” Child: *shakes head emphatically Parent: “You don’t even know what it tastes like – you could love it more than chocolate!’. Child: *rolls eyes in toddler or tween Parent: “I’ll let you (insert bribe here) if you just LICK it.” If your mealtimes reflect some version of the above, let’s talk about the...
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders. But they have never failed to imitate them”. James Baldwin.
Health and Wellness
Have you recently wondered why your tween or teen doesn’t seem to have the same social etiquette as an older sibling, or even you, had at their age? Are most of their hangouts with friends happening online or via a phone – even though the lockdown is long gone?
Mental & Physical Health
When your child was younger, you heard other parents talking about this in hushed whispers and hands on their hearts. You probably pushed it to the back of your mind, knowing it was a long time until you had to face it yourself. And now it’s here – the dreaded first breakup and heartbreak. If your tween is not the only one walking around with a broken heart and tissues, we feel you....
Communication & Relationships
The saying “Small children, small problems. Big children, big problems” – really starts to ring true when your child enters their tween years. Between the pushing of boundaries, emerging hormones and struggle for independence, it can be difficult to distinguish between age-appropriate difficulties and a tween struggling outside the norm.
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