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3 Ways To Support Your Kids Return to School

No one could have predicted the roller coaster that 2020 would present. After an horrendous start with fires and floods, a world pandemic smacked us in the face. For many of our little people, this meant settling into a new school year, only to have the rugged pulled from under their feet. Just when we [...]

2020-05-17T16:06:55+10:00May, 17th 2020|

Don’t want to teach your kids? Then don’t.

You didn’t sign up for this. I heard the collective sighs of ‘WTF’ upon hearing the news that education is to take place at home.  I am a qualified teacher and I was one of those people!  I want to be my kids' mum – not their teacher. Regardless of government objectives and instructions, I [...]

2020-04-17T09:40:58+10:00April, 17th 2020|

5 Ways To Keep Structure At Home During Isolation

If you’re like me your eyes are glued to the media, learning how the latest updates of this crazy pandemic will impact on our lives.  It started a while ago as something ‘other people’ have to worry about, but quickly nudged its way into our every day living… so much so that our busy lives [...]

2020-04-05T14:47:42+10:00April, 5th 2020|

3 Ways To React When Your Kids Are Trying To Kill Each Other

It starts from a very early age.  The yells and screams from the next room, shortly followed by tears and ‘MUUUUUMMMMMM!’ You guessed it, siblings at war. Why are our kids so determined to win the battle against the person who they supposedly love?  It can be over the smallest thing but neither will budge [...]

2020-02-02T14:33:44+10:00January, 31st 2020|

5 Podcasts For Busy Parents

In the past couple of years I started listening to podcasts.  The odd friend would ask if I’d listened to this one or that one and I began to think perhaps I should give them a go. Originally, my ‘saved’ library was filled with self-help, mindfulness and parenting.  I would set my ironing board up [...]

2020-01-02T14:55:05+10:00January, 2nd 2020|

4 Ways To Manage ‘The Mental Load’

I’ve just come back from 6 glorious days of holidays, and I’ve even had the opportunity to rest without my children.  This is definitely one of the perks of having a separated life from the father of my children – I don’t feel guilty because they need and want time with their dad. Having said [...]

2019-10-03T15:31:50+10:00October, 3rd 2019|

4 Reasons why your relationship is key to good parenting

Nothing puts strain on a relationship like children.  For many couples, we dream of the day we start our own family and when it finally happens, we dream of the time when we had time, space and sleep! While our kids bring love and often meaning to our lives, they also take up most of [...]

2019-09-03T13:50:32+10:00August, 26th 2019|

I love my children, but do I have to like them?

Sometimes our kids push us to the absolute edge.  There’s no end to our job as parents and at times it can seem unrewarding and relentless. When we are feeling run down and stressed out, we often lash out at our kids and yell, put down or even smack our children in retaliation to their [...]

2019-07-29T14:13:38+10:00July, 29th 2019|

5 Things Every Parent Must Know Before Their Child Starts School

It’s the time of year when I start to share information with families and kindies about their children getting ready for school.  Every year I start my presentation with a picture of my own two preppies, with knobbly knees and much-too-long shorts ready to embark on a whole new adventure. It blows me away each [...]

2019-07-19T11:22:29+10:00July, 19th 2019|

Surviving the move: Parenting through huge life changes

This month’s feature blog comes to you from a shamble of a house.  I’ve just moved in and have boxes everywhere.  I can think of a million things I could be doing to get my life in order, but stopping and reflecting on the week that’s passed is more important right now. If you have [...]

2019-05-24T10:17:14+10:00May, 24th 2019|