A baby’s cry

I wonder what you think when I say ‘crying babies’. Do you get annoyed at the sound? Do you cringe when it’s your baby. A baby’s first cry is the best sound to hear when a child is born. But I think it stops being the best sound pretty quickly! A new mother can quickly become frustrated by cries, especially when she can’t meet the needs, or she doesn’t know the cause.

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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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How Do We Show Children They Are Enough?

My one word for this year is ‘enough’. As I was writing the post about my one word for the year, I pondered how it’s a great word for children as well.  Children need to know that they are enough, just as they are. That nothing they can do, or not do, could make you love them any more or any less than you love them already.  We need to show children they are enough just as they are. Continue reading “How Do We Show Children They Are Enough?”

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?”

What’s Your Fragrance?

When it comes to perfume I’m a floral girl, and for many years ‘Paris’ by Yves St Laurent or ‘Beautiful’ by Estee Lauder have been my go to fragrances. I didn’t realise how significant fragrance was until I smelled ‘Devon Violets’ one day and was instantly drawn to memories of my late grandmother. When one of my daughters was away from home for a while, she took with her something she had sprayed with my fragrance to give her comfort during the separation. To her, my fragrance meant warmth and love. What’s your ‘fragrance’?

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Your opportunity to make a difference- Friends of MOPS Australia

What does MOPS mean to you? What difference has it made in your life? I think over my own involvement with MOPS since my daughter was born in 2011. MOPS was a place of refuge where I built long-lasting friendships. Then it became a place where I could bring the unique parts of myself to make a difference for others and grow as a leader. Maybe you can relate and love being a part of your local MOPS group. Perhaps your days of being actively involved with MOPS are over but you still cherish those memories and relationships. We have created the Friends of MOPS Australia program for you. Continue reading “Your opportunity to make a difference- Friends of MOPS Australia”