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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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MY CHILD OR ME?

There are SO many challenges & triggers as a parent:

- bedtime
- meals
- tantrums
- not listening
- mess in every room
- answering back, screaming and hitting

The list goes on.

Unfortunately, these behaviours are not isolated to your child alone. This acknowledgment is comforting but also a quiet reminder your parenting challenges are likely...

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EMPATHS - THE WEARY & THE WONDERFUL

Do you ever feel so much care, love or compassion for another it hurts?

Do you ever wonder why you feel frustrated by others, when in reality, you just want to help them? You want to spend time with those you care about, support them and make them happy, yet at the same time, you're internally screaming to be left alone?

You feel exhausted,...

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FROM FRUSTRATION TO CALM ... AND EVEN A LITTLE JOY!

How can this be? You’ve been awake less than an hour and the house is a mess, the children are already screaming, breakfast leftovers are hardening in bowls ... well what’s not been thrown on the floor, table and who knows where else, that you’re sure to come across sometime you least expect it. You look to the day ahead of you...

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5 WAYS YOU'RE SABOTAGING YOUR JOY

In my many years as a director in early childhood settings, I have been privileged to build meaningful and trusting relationships with hundreds, if not thousands of mothers. Several years ago, there was a particular week that stood out to me. In 5 days, four mothers – different in every way – each shared one thing in common; feelings...

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2020: PERFECT VISION OR SITTING ON THE LEDGE OF SHAME?

How would you describe your entry to the decade and view for your future? My hope is it’s bright for you and your family. That your days are filled with feelings and experiences that make your heart come alive and your soul sing. Where peace and enthusiasm co-exist and an excitement for what’s to come palpitates through your body.

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FOUR STEPS TO CREATING CALM IN A WORLD OF CHAOS

One of the few certainties in life is the uncertainty of life itself. We may begin each morning the same way, implementing our routines day after day – attending to bleary-eyed children staggering from their room, or are yours the opposite, ready for the running of the bulls before their shining eyes have fully opened? More breakfast...

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