Be the Best You Can Be: Parenting

The Robot, The Superhero & The Person

July 23, 2014

I had an enlightening conversation with my eldest child. It gave me a small insight into the parent/child relationship through the different stages. I’ve talked about parenting stages before, because it’s important for me to know where I’m at in the journey so I can adjust my expectations accordingly. It was a Friday night and [...]

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I Don’t Think the School Holidays Went Well…

July 16, 2014

In the main, I enjoy the school holidays with the kids, but I’m relieved school is back. The holidays didn’t go as I planned.  I like to organise a lot of day trips and outings; I like to make the time intentional, even if we don’t go away for a proper family holiday. Now that [...]

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A Conversation in a Cafe

July 2, 2014

In the last week of school before the June holidays, I took my eldest daughter out of school for a day. She had a few appointments in the morning and I kept her home for the rest of the day.  We relish the times when it’s just the two of us.  I love this age, [...]

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Disney and Pixar are Raising my Kids!

June 17, 2014

Guest Post by Occupational Therapist, Nicole Grant Disney and Pixar are raising my kids, and I’m OK with that. My two children are pretty big fans of animated movies. Like most 5 and 6 year olds, they’ve more recently been waving their arms dramatically in the air, conjuring castles and sun-loving snowmen. There’s been a [...]

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Teaching Road Safety to Kids (from a Mum’s perspective)

June 11, 2014

I distinctly remember bringing my firstborn baby home from hospital for the first time.  My husband drove slow (too slow) that day. The heavy burden to care for this new life was overwhelming. Fast-forward 13 years and that little bub is now a teen and the bulk of our work educating her on road safety [...]

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10 Ways I Encourage My Kids to Eat Veges (and other good food)

May 22, 2014

Good food is important to me but it’s a challenge making sure my children get all the essentials they need.  There’s the cost of food, time to prepare it and getting kids to eat it!   Many people ask me how I get my kids to eat vegetables and there’s no concrete answer but if [...]

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