Are you a leader?
Before you quickly answer ‘no’ and move onto read something else, let me suggest to you that as an adult who chooses to get out of bed in the morning, you are a leader! How do I know? Because each one of us is being watched by at least one other person. What we do and say influences that other person. If we are an influencer, we are in fact a leader. Maybe not the leader of an army, maybe not from the platform, from the head of a department, or even the one people see as a leader, but when you choose to put your feet to the floor in the morning, you put yourself in a position of influence. You are immediately available to lead. Continue reading “MOPS Australia Awards 2015”
Tired of always saying “no” to your kids? Why not look for ways to say “yes”? Continue reading “Saying “Yes””
The power of music can transform your home.
Continue reading “The Joy of Music”
Because I was going to be home with our baby boy anyway, we decided not to send our twin girls to Kindergarten. So in the months leading up to their first day of school we did our best to get them prepared for the journey of learning that lay ahead of them. But in a way, it was me who needed the training!
I mean, we are expected to provide them with a packed lunch… everyday!
Continue reading “Preparing for the Next Stage (the best you can)”
You know that you’re a leader, don’t you? I suggest that you read Donna’s post from July if you don’t think you are. You can find it here (Me? A Leader? I Don’t Think so …. )
Continue reading “Your Unique Style of Leading”
The thought came sometime between settling my youngest child for bed and clearing up the dinner dishes in the kitchen.
Intoxicated with the warmth of the summer evening and all the promise of the new year, I decided I wanted to go somewhere. And not just wherever my feet wandered, I wanted to go somewhere on purpose. Continue reading “Setting Personal Goals”
We all want to trust our children, but what do we do when they lie? Continue reading “Raising Truthful Kids”
About a month ago as I stepped boldly off the deck of our house and I landed on the edge of a concrete block that was hidden by long grass. My foot twisted under me and I was suddenly lying on the cold grass in pain. Continue reading “Comfort To Pass On”
What do you think when you hear the word “leader”? I confess to being quite resistant – I have always struggled being called a leader. It wasn’t until I was on the MOPS National Management Team that I realised I may be in denial about being a leader. But if I’m honest? I STILL struggle with the label “leader”. In fact, most women I know struggle with it. Don’t believe me? Invite someone to join a “leadership” team, and watch the look of fear in their eyes and the glances for a way of retreat! Continue reading “Me? A Leader? I Don’t Think so ….”
A lot of couples have a “good cop, bad cop” approach to parenting and it’s often dad who plays the “good cop” role.
The trouble with playing good cop, bad cop when it comes to raising kids is that it puts one parent on the spot. They always end up being the bad guy. That’s not fair to the kids — or to the other spouse. Continue reading “Good Cop, Bad Cop”