• The burn and how I learnt to love it.

    26 June 2017

    What had sounded like a fun date together during our blossoming romance ended in tears (mine) and bewilderment (his).
    “I never want to do that again!” I said, with more drama than a room full of five-year-olds in Elsa costumes.

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  • Transitional Parents : 4 steps to overcoming generational family patterns

    19 June 2017

    No-one comes from a perfect family background but, for some, the words ‘dysfunctional home” is an all too accurate description of their past. Their parents and grandparents may not have been terrible people, but were likely ‘broken’ people.

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  • The Happy ‘Housewife’

    12 June 2017

    I was at the Sate Library in Sydney only recently and I spotted a greeting card that was shaped and styled like an old hard cover book with a plain red cover, and the title “The Happy Housewife” in simple text.

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  • Feeding your family frugally (and with love)

    05 June 2017

    A little while ago I stumbled across an article via social media as you do. It was about feeding a large family and unfortunately it was all the bad news with no mention of any hints, tips, solutions – or reasonable healthy limits – a bit of an attention seeking piece.

    So…I decided to share with you about how we try to do things in our home.

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  • Ripples of kindness

    29 May 2017

    Have you ever watched a mother encouraging her child to be kind? She might be encouraging her child to use kind words, show good manners, or be considerate in their actions, such as sharing or taking turns.

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  • Gone to tea

    22 May 2017

    One day, as I was going about the business of family laundry, my niece rang to tell me that she had won a 5 day, all-expenses paid, trip for two to a health retreat – and that she was taking me.  *insert flabbergastation here* (that IS so a word and you know it).

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  • A princess nonetheless – reflections of a single mother

    14 May 2017


    Mothers’ Day, Sunday May 9th, 2004

    I had this expectation that today had to be something special. The very same wish I had last year on my birthday, a frantic feeling of needing something desperately but being unable to reach it. I wanted to feel special. Maybe a gift that says, “Pamper yourself, you deserve it” would do it for me.

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  • The One Thing I Wish for Mums

    14 May 2017

    I know quite a few mums.

    One, in particular, I love with all my heart. She’s known me for precisely all of my life.

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  • Starlight – memoirs of an ASD Mum

    08 May 2017

    I’ll be completely honest- it’s been a rough week. There are times when I feel as if I’m raising my family on the edge of a cliff, constantly terrified that the whole household is only inches away from complete disaster. We’ve had phone calls from the school, unexpected appliance trouble and a dog who is mysteriously lame, for no reason we or the vet can determine.

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  • 3 keys to a stronger family

    01 May 2017

    Family is where your heart is…….

    What do you think when you hear the word “family”? Family can envisage many different experiences and emotions. Some pleasant, but for some, it is the opposite.

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