Christmas Movies for the Family

Throughout December, our family love sitting down of an evening and watching a movie together. We try and choose Christmas themed movies for this time of year. Four movies in Continue Reading →

Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Every Christmas Season, our family has an advent calendar that we open each day in the lead up to Christmas. We started it when the kids were small to help Continue Reading →

My Christmas Sanity Survival Checklist

Every year I find late November & early December can be extremely busy and stressful if I let it be. Not only is there the end of year dance concerts, Continue Reading →

Favourite Christmas Books

Christmas is a favourite time of the year for our family. We purposefully try to slow down our activities and make deliberate choices about what we do and don’t do Continue Reading →

Entering the Christmas Season

As we enter into this Christmas season, how are you feeling? What is your reaction at the moment to the thought of Christmas? This may give you some sense of Continue Reading →

Seven Steps for Coping with Sudden Unexpected Change as a Family

When sudden, unexpected, personal traumatic events occur, they can place extra stress on the family as a whole as well as on individual family members. How your family responds to Continue Reading →

Kids wanting your attention

On holidays recently, my gaze was drawn to a family nearby. Mum, standing, was on the phone, cradling her newborn. Dad was sitting over the other side of the restaurant Continue Reading →

Your Teenager and their first paid job

One of our roles as a parent is to help our children develop the necessary skills so that they can function well as an adult in today’s society. In raising Continue Reading →