Enjoying the Teenage Years Tip 2

Our children are fabulous incubators. They watch and listen and then often surprise us with an awkward moment, repeating our words and behaviour. This can work both ways. If we sow great thoughts, powerful speech, and loving behaviour, we can see amazing results in our children. Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Teenage Years part 2

Late at night, snuggled up warm in bed, desiring to sleep, and our teenagers arrive home bursting to share with me their evening. I have a choice. Listen or tell them to wait until the morning. In reality, there isn’t a choice as I realize that in the morning, our kids will not share to the same level. If I sacrifice my desire at that moment, they will share all the stuff that has happened and allow me a further glimpse into their life. I hear their genuine feelings. Continue Reading →

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

A mum of teenage boys was recently sharing with my daughter and me how her son had turned up at home with a mullet. During the holidays, him and his 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 →

My 2017 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 →