Helpful Parenting Resources

Being a parent can sometimes be a tough gig! Just as we think we have a handle on where our kids are at, there is a new development to get used to and new parenting skills required. While friends can often be a great source of encouragement and help, there are many helpful parenting resources that can provide information, guidance and encouragement.

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Do kids really learn by doing?

I parented in an era when letting kids ‘learn by doing’ ruled. When I measure my parenting by this mantra, I failed. I had one child, and she liked doing things with me. She liked me to show her how to do things, so I did. Continue reading “Do kids really learn by doing?”

Problem or opportunity for growth?

Life presents us with challenge after challenge. Some days I feel strong and resilient in the face of these challenges. Other days knock me down. I’m guessing you have experienced the same. The draw is to give up, stay in a negative mindset and play the victim. I am working on a shift in my language. I recognise that growth opportunities are embedded in every challenge in life. Problem or opportunity for growth. Which holds more hope? Continue reading “Problem or opportunity for growth?”

Surviving the tough stuff of love

We often go through different seasons as we grow and get older. Along with those seasons comes surviving the tough stuff of love. This can be hard when for some of us we are doing just that, surviving. Continue reading “Surviving the tough stuff of love”

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be awesome

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be awesome. It’s one saying that I’ve come across and love. Sometimes, in the imperfect moments of motherhood, there is still so much fun and joy to be found. Continue reading “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be awesome”

Raising a Child with a Disability

Firstly, I want to acknowledge that this is my own personal reflection and experience of raising a child with a disability. I know that this experience is as different for everyone, as our children’s abilities and challenges are different.

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Appreciating ‘Mum’

How special do you feel as a Mum when your kids choose to tell you how much they love you? It’s usually on Mother’s Day, when someone gives our kids an opportunity to produce a card or gift. We receive cards with loving verses expounding our virtues. Truth be told though, it can often be another 12 months before anyone even thinks about it again, let alone puts pen to paper to express it. But appreciating ‘Mum’ is something we can do anytime.  Continue reading “Appreciating ‘Mum’”

A HAPPY New Year

In mothering, we can be overwhelmed by many things – the weight of responsibility, uncertainties, our perceived failures, the ‘aloneness’, and frustrations. We may be angered by the way our kids speak to us; and we may regret how we speak to our kids. We can easily lose our happy selves. And if it’s not the kids, it can be something else, like Covid! So thus year I have decided to have a HAPPY New year. Continue reading “A HAPPY New Year”