Christmas! – the most wonderful time of the year. The presents, the tinsel, the lights and the food! As children we spend all year waiting for it! As adults we spend all year saving for it 😉. Continue reading “8 ways to get the most out of this Christmas.”
Earlier this year, I saw “Wonder Woman” at the cinema. I had never read the comics or seen any of the earlier TV shows or movies, so I had nothing with which to compare it. I was inspired … to be wonderful! Continue reading “Wonder Women”
MOPS is about encouraging and equipping mums of young kids to be the best mums they can be and helping women realise their potential as leaders. Each year the Board of MOPS Australia counts it a privilege to honour MOPS leaders across the country who give generously in time and energy to serve mums in their communities. Continue reading “MOPS leaders honoured – 2017”
Two years ago when I was a MOPS Mentor I gave a talk at my MOPS group on the over-done topic of self care, but it had a little bit of a twist to it. Continue reading “You’ve got this, Mum!”
Every now and then a mum will receive feedback that they have done something right!
One of these moments came for me when my daughter was in high school. She showed me one of her essays and in this paragraph I found confirmation of much that I had hoped for and anticipated as a parent. Continue reading “Preparing for the teenage years starts here”
All parents want to raise well-disciplined children, but not all forms of discipline work for all kids. Continue reading “Evaluating Your Disciplinary Methods”
Kids love a great story. But the way you read is just as important as what you read. Continue reading “The Skill of Reading Aloud”
This week controversial headlines have flashed across my newsfeed on more than one occasion announcing that a study at Melbourne University has found that children born via caesarean section perform worse than those born via vaginal birth (1). Continue reading “Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study”
There’s a difference between a power struggle and childish disobedience. Continue reading “Understanding Power Struggles”
“I don’t know. She might have been a bit overstimulated? Or maybe she is teething? I’m not sure.”
As I heard these words spoken by a mum of many children, oh so long ago, I sat suddenly changed. As a new Mum I had been trying so hard! I had thought if I just did everything *right* then my baby would sleep, and play, and do all-the-right-things. And this would mean I was a ‘good’ parent.