I have a 16 year old son who is learning to drive. He has only just this week sat for his Learner’s licence, and so it has begun with the basic foundational principles, like the importance of checking your mirrors before you move off.
Coming to the end of another calendar year, I thought we could take a quick look in the rear vision mirror before we move off into a New Year. Continue reading “A glance in the rear vision mirror before we proceed”
What do you think of when you hear the date December 26th? Perhaps it’s Boxing Day and you’re out hitting the sales. Or maybe you think of it as recovery day. You know, that day when you know you’ve survived Christmas and now it’s time to stay in bed, preferably with the covers pulled over your head. It’s the day you eat the Christmas leftovers and wonder how your children are already bored with their new toys. Magical may not be the word that comes to mind. Continue reading “The 12 day birthday party”
We’re all familiar with Christmas card images of Mary on a donkey, travelling to Bethlehem with Joseph at her side.
Continue reading “Journey to Bethlehem”
Christmas has long been a special time of the year, a time for families to be together and share special traditions, eat yummy food and enjoy each other. Children are at the centre of all of this. We see the wonder in their eyes and it kindles our hearts and warms our souls.
Continue reading “Christmas crafting with kids”
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”
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”