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Sometimes I find my myself wondering what it would be like if he was here now.  I’d like to make a place for him at our table for Christmas lunch like I do for Mum and other family and friends.  I’d like to serve him and make up the spare room in our home.  I’d …

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5 Quality Time Tips for Busy Mums

For a couple of weeks, I’ve handed in my title as ‘work-from-home-mum’ and replaced it with ‘working mum.’ Yep, I’m workin’ 9-5, or 8.30am-5.30pm, to be exact. In a city office.
It’s been more than 3 years since I sat in a proper office environment, with a receptionist and everything. And… no babies.

Is Your Family Like Mine?

It’s the United Nations International Day of Families and the start of National Families Week. A time to pause and reflect on what your family means to you.

To celebrate what makes your family unique.

Wife and Mother

You know, so often we look at men and there’s something about their physical size and brute strength, their ability to go out and crash through problems. It’s easy to make the mistake and think that it’s the man who’s the strongest force in marriage and in a family. Well maybe that’s true. But you …

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My Son’s Anger Frightens Me – Part 2

Parents and teenagers live in different worlds and their challenge is finding common ground.  Common ground is a place where the arguing stops, even if only for a moment.  Finding common ground can be as simple as a well-timed look, an in-house joke, a quick hug, a catch up about sport or a trip to the shops via a milkshake bar.  Finding common ground confirms, “I can still find something I like about you even when you are totally annoying me!”

My Son’s Anger Frightens Me – Part 1

I am frightened by my son’s temper.  He flies off the handle, swearing, punching things.  He can erupt over the smallest things.  I don’t know why he is so angry.  He’s not a child anymore and it does frighten me when he’s out of control.  He is much bigger than I am and he’s getting so strong.

Life Lessons at the Bike Park

Sometimes, being a parent means denying your deepest instincts to protect and shelter your little ones, knowing that to fly, they must first fall out of the nest. I know that one day, they’ll conquer mountains but for now, I’m happy watching them take on the ramp.