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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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GUIDE ME TO THE PLACE WHERE GUILT FALLS AWAY

I sat in the carpark waiting for the doors of the supermarket to open. After perusing the isles for fresh fruit and breakfast delights, I continued on my way to an early morning meeting. One by one the guests arrived. We made our beverages of choice and gathered in our allocated room. I was joined by professionals ranging in roles and...

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TONIGHT I'M FEELING SAD ... AND THAT'S OK

Tonight I’m feeling sad. There’s a sense of melancholy hovering over my chest. My eyes are tired and my face feels weary.

 

And that’s ok.

 

If you’re waiting for a listing of my sorrows and sufferings, I have none to offer. My life is blessed beyond my comprehension, but tonight I’m feeling sad. And...

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SCARED YOU’RE RUINING YOUR CHILDREN? THREE HEART-CENTRED QUESTIONS TO RECLAIM YOUR CONFIDENCE

I see you. I see your smile, though sometimes it’s a show, not indicative of the true way you feel. I see the love in your eyes, but the tiredness behind them. I see your open arms ready to hold your child tight, offering connection and a safe space to run to. I see the meals you prepare. The clothes you wash and the toys you tidy day...

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT … THAT YOU CAN KEEP FOREVER

When I think of Christmas as a child in Australia, I recall playing on the grass on a summer’s night, fresh from an evening bath and dressed in cotton pyjamas. I hear the crickets chirping and the neighbourhood children playing and squealing in delight. Santa was on his way! Indoors, the sound of Christmas carols played, encouraging...

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