There are currently around 7.6 billion people in the world and I’m pretty certain they’ve all had a mother. These mothers are all different shapes, colours, sizes and have all had different life experiences. They mostly all adore the child that they get to call their own and that love is mostly returned fiercely. Some are loud and hilarious and others are quiet and kind, while others are adventurous and others nurturing. Very few are all of these things. Continue reading “Free to lead”
The worst conversation about money is the one you never have.
Now, they tell us that couples will always argue about money. It’s understandable, too. We need it to survive, and it often has roots in the way that we were raised- the same fears, habits, and attitudes. We were all taught in different ways by our parents and, as we grow families of our own, the task then becomes ours to manage the household. Continue reading “Money Matters “
I see it in every personality test I’ve ever done over the years. That one word that makes it easy to identify which box or column or group of letters I belong to best – Perfectionist! Continue reading “Letting go of Perfect”
What comes to mind when I say “be gutsy”? Maybe you think of skydiving, karaoke, mountain climbing or public speaking. Maybe you think of letting your child go on a tall climbing frame, pulling out the glitter or splashing in muddy puddles. Maybe just getting out of bed in the morning and facing a new day takes guts. Continue reading “Be Gutsy!”
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”
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”
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. Continue reading “Feeding your family frugally (and with love)”
I found something I wrote last year when one of my sons was attending an Annual Leadership Conference day with his year 7 school class. It got me thinking about leadership.
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”