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WHAT B-U-S-Y REALLY MEANS

Busy has become the new norm. Especially for mums. 

I appreciate our mothers were busy as were theirs before them. But don't you agree there's a heightened level of expectation placed on women in 2020? Regardless of work roles, family structure, pandemic or no pandemic, mothers are 'on' from sun up to sun down.

This culture of 'busy-ness'...

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WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO FOCUS ON YOU

Time to focus on me? Impossible, you might say. Ask me again in 20 years.

I remember feeling this way. Being a mum, wife and working full-time, my mind was always 'on'. Either on with a million urgent tasks that needed my attention, such as school or emotional needs of my children, tasks around the home and being a leader in a work...

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DON'T KNOW WHERE TO PUT YOUR TIME, ENERGY & FOCUS? ANSWER THIS ONE QUESTION

Do you feel you're juggling too many balls or you're being pulled in different directions? Perhaps your mind is going a million miles an hour and you can't switch off?

If you're a mum, your daily to-do list never seems to be clear.

If you're a teacher or leading a team, you're similiar. You're needed by children, colleagues and families and...

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SEARCHING FOR A SILVER LINING

I was searching for an adapter but couldn't find it anywhere! It wasn't in the basket where it belonged, nor in other 'logical' places. Perhaps I was missing something, so I called on a colleague for assistance. As I stepped back from the cupboard to provide her space, I imediately saw the missing adapter. 'I just needed a different perspective'...

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5 MANTRAS TO TAKE YOU FROM MEH TO MOTIVATED

Do you ever just feel meh?

You know, life's got you down. You've got an edge to your tone you don't like and your energy's low. Heck, you may want to throw in the towel, shout (or wimper) "I QUIT!" and accept defeat.

I hear you. Being human can do this to us, can't it? Luckily there's an abundance of strategies and research about human...

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OVERWHELMED & OUT OF CONTROL? RESET IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES

Welcome to our corner of the world - our Dream Land as I like to call it. I'm not sure how you found us or what bought you here. Perhaps you were feeling sad, frustrated, alone or overwhelmed. Or maybe you felt out of control, like everything's coming down on you and there's not enough time to do it all? Do you ever feel like that? I know I...

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GOOD NEWS - YOU'RE NORMAL!

Here's a little love & acknowledgement from us that what you feel is normal.
 
It's also ok and it's needed. Those nights you cry yourself to sleep or days you hold back the lump in your throat because, well, you have no option but to soldier on, do you?
 
The times you berate yourself because it seems so long since you've...
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Live The Life Of Your Dreams ... In 3 Simple Steps

She cancelled her girls weekend away for her birthday and joined me to look at a preschool for sale. I've never asked her what it was that made her do this, but I'm sure glad she did.

Seven years ago, on the 23rd February, Kristine and I spent her 33rd birthday viewing the Centre we now own, followed by immediate discussions of 'the dream'....

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MOTHERING THE NEWLY BORN THAT'S NOT THE BABY ... BUT YOU.

You may or may not know I co-own a humble preschool located on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. One room. One yard. And a whole lot of love and connection among children, educators and families.

As I drove home today I had a thought about mothering I'd like to share with you. 

The world's full of millions of mums and millions of babies....

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MY AWKWARD MOMENT WITH A BOY ... WHO BECAME SO MUCH MORE

It was November 1989 as a group of peers and I walked from school sport to a friends house. She was a fan of Bon Jovi and so was my-unknown-to-me-at-the-time-but-later-to-be-husband, so Bon Jovi it was that played that afternoon. The after school adventure became a significant moment in time because it was the first day my husband...

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