What would you say is the most common error parents make when disciplining their kids?
Someone posed that question to an expert and they said it is disciplining out of anger. They went on to explain why emotion is one of the most ineffective methods we use. Continue reading “How Not To Discipline”
In January this year we holidayed in New Zealand. And as we travelled the country roads of the North Island, I read a book called ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ by Marie Kondo. Her book describes what has become known as the Kon-Mari method of de-cluttering and organising. Continue reading “Principles for de-cluttering your house”
Hubby and I were driving the other day. It was a long drive. The girls were listening to music, so hubby took advantage of the opportunity to ask how I was feeling about our sex life at the moment. Continue reading “Let’s talk about sex (baby).”
It’s hard to feel romantic when you have kids trying to gain your attention when you are busy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find time for romance. Continue reading “Creating Time for Romance”
One of the catch cries of MOPS is that you can come, “just as you are”, and you will find warmth and acceptance.
This means you can turn up at MOPS without your makeup or perfectly straightened hair. You can share that your kids had weetbix for tea last night because you didn’t have the energy to cook and that your three and half year old is still not toilet trained and you are at your wits end. Continue reading “Come ‘Just as You Are’”
I found myself in an unfamiliar place the other day. I looked around me, feeling completely lost. I didn’t know which way to turn- and a voice whispered to me, this shouldn’t be me– I shouldn’t be doing this. I was absolutely terrified, and I had no choice.
I was in Aisle 1 of the supermarket. Continue reading “Spheres”
Looking for a “one-size-fits-all” guide to parenting? Well, trust me, it doesn’t exist. Continue reading “Knowing Your Child Takes Time”
Every family is known for something. Some for their academic achievements, some for their sporting prowess, others for their creativity, compassion, generosity etc. My family were known for being hardworking and self-sufficient. Continue reading “The Art of Delegation”
Mother, cleaner, teacher, psychologist, chef, nurse, artist, police negotiator, dietician, rescue worker, party planner, accountant and counsellor. These are roles that we all play in our every day job as a mum.
Continue reading “Stretchmarks”
When do you feel truly alive? What are those occasions when you feel like you are doing exactly what you were created to do? Continue reading “The Message in the Mundane”